The crime branch officers addressed Dileep, and others for more than 11 hours in the actress assault case. In the meanwhile, director Rafi was brought to identify the audio clips given by director Balachandrakumar. Dileep is the eighth blamed in the Kerala entertainer attack case. Superstar Dileep, his sibling, brother-in-law, driver, and a friend showed up before the crime branch officials and were questioned for more than 11 hours in the actress assault case.
Rafi was engaged with director Balachandrakumar and Dileep’s proposed film. The interrogation of actor Dileep and others concluded for the second day at the Crime Branch office. An argument was enlisted against them for threatening the officers investigating the rape of an entertainer in 2017. Dileep, his sibling, brother-in-law, driver, and a friend, showed up before the crime branch at 9 am and were addressed for more than 11 hours.
The manager and other two employees of Grand productions, claimed by Dileep, were additionally called and their statement was recorded. Crime Branch sources said there were inconsistencies in the statements of the accused.
The Crime Branch had, on January 9, registered the case on a complaint filed by an investigating officer based on a purported audio clip of Dileep, which was released by a TV channel in which the actor was allegedly heard conspiring to attack the official.
The High Court, while thinking the anticipatory bail plea granted interim protection to Dileep from arrest but directed him and other accused to appear before the investigating officers. Interrogation of the blamed will be recorded as the crime branch suspect that the actor and others might approach the court alleging harassment during questioning.
The actor and five others were booked under various provisions of the IPC, including Sections 116 (abetment), 118 (concealing design to commit offense), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 34 (criminal act done by several people). The court had guided the public prosecutor to present a report on the interrogation and material proof gathered in a fixed cover on January 27, and material evidence collected in a sealed cover on January 27, when the matter would be heard again.