After Malayalam actor Dileep's arrest on July 10 in connection with the abduction and alleged assault of a woman actor, a number of skeletons stumbled out from the closet.
One among them pertains to D Cinemas, the multiplex that Dileep owns, situated in Thrissur's Chalakkudy. The business establishment had come under the scanner after allegations of land encroachment and irregularities in procuring documents had surfaced.
On Thursday, the Chalakkudy Municipality's special council decided to cancel the licence and the free hold right of D Cinemas. The decision was taken unanimously by the ruling and the opposition members after an inquiry was made into the allegations of encroachment.
The decision to cancel both the documents was taken after it was found that both the documents were procured illegally.
According to reports, D Cinemas will have to be shut down until the Vigilance probe on the property is over. The council members were reportedly of the opinion that D Cinemas need not be given licence after that.
Reports say that D Cinemas will be served notice to shut down soon.
The Thrissur Vigilance Court ordered an inquiry into the allegations of land encroachment on July 19, after hearing a public interest litigation was filed at the court