Popular Malayalam actor Dileep and filmmaker Nadirshah are being questioned by the Kerala police in connection with the case of abduction and sexual assault of a female star in February.
Dileep had recently claimed that the main accused in the case, Pulsar Suni, had threatened him and demanded money. According to Dileep, Pulsar Suni's friend had said that if he failed to pay Rs 1.5 crore, they would frame Dileep as the mastermind behind the abduction.
Though Dileep had said that a team lead by ADGP Sandhya was going to question him regarding the issue of blackmail, sources said it was strange that the actor was being questioned for so many hours.
Dileep, his manager Apunni and Nadirshah are being questioned at the time of filing this report.
Before going in to the Aluva police club a little after 12pm, Dileep said "I am not ready to be part of any media trial. I will make my side clear to the police and the court. I'm not willing to play by media frenzy."
Dileep's name has surfaced time and again in media speculations that insinuated that he had some connection to the crime. Though there has been no such indication from the police, the speculation was strengthened after a letter purportedly written by Pulsar Suni to Dileep was leaked.
In an interview to Reporter TV on Monday, Dileep had indulged on victim blaming, questioning the survivor. He said that the female star should have had better friends and that she had been friends with Pulsar Suni.
Following this, the female star had said that she will not hesitate from taking legal action against him for defamatory statements.
Meanwhile, a meeting of film body AMMA was held and according to sources, the issue of Dileep did not come up in the discussion. President Innocent told media persons that such issues can be discussed in the general body meeting to be held on Thursday.
Citing personal engagements, actor Manju Warrier said that she will not take part in the general body meeting.
It is learnt that the abducted woman actor's close friend and actor Ramya Nambeesan did not take part in the executive meeting held on Wednesday.