At least 50 members from the film industry are witnesses in the case, including Dileep’s ex-wife Manju Warrier, stated reports.

Chargesheet in actor abduction case soon Dileep eighth accusedPTI File photo
news Malayalam actor abduction case Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 11:07

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Malayalam actor and abduction case will submit the chargesheet at the Angamaly court at 12pm on Wednesday.

According to reports, the voluminous chargesheet runs up to 650 pages. The SIT has named 12 persons as accused in the case. Actor Dileep is the eighth accused.

Sunil Kumar alias Pulsar Suni has been named as accused number 1 while Martin Antony, who was driving the vehicle during the actor’s abduction, is the second accused.

Manorama Online reports that only Dileep and Pulsar Suni have been accused of conspiracy in the chargesheet.    

The chargesheet lists 385 witnesses, with atleast 12 confidential statements, reported Manorama Online.   

At least 50 members belonging to the film fraternity are witnesses in the case, including Dileep’s ex-wife Manju Warrier, who has reportedly agreed to be a key witness. 

Reports also suggest that two accused have turned approvers.

In February, a Malayalam actor was abducted from a moving car in Kochi and assaulted. A few days after the news broke out, the prime accused Pulsar Suni was arrested by the police. However, rumours about Dileep's alleged involvement in the case began to do rounds.

Although the actor vehemently denied that he was involved, he was arrested by the police on July 10 on charges of conspiring in the abduction and assault case.

Dileep had earlier denied that he knew Pulsar Suni. However, the police found his statements to be contradictory. The police claim that call records and other evidences show that the two of them knew each other. They also allege that the conspiracy dates back to a few years and the motive for the abduction is revenge. The woman actor is believed to have been instrumental in Dileep's ex-wife Manju Warrier divorcing him.

After 85 days in custody, Dileep was granted bail in October. His bail application had been rejected four times earlier, with the courts observing that he was capable of influencing witnesses.

On Tuesday, the Kerala High Court granted Dileep permission to visit Dubai for four days, on the condition that he submit the place of address and that he will surrender his passport in six days.   

 

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