A police official was suspended from duty on Monday for allegedly helping Pulsar Suni, the main accused in the Malayalam actor assault case, make contact with actor Dileep. Civil police officer Aneesh of the Kalamassery AR Camp was earlier arrested on Saturday, and later let off on bail.
A departmental enquiry had earlier been recommended against Aneesh, after evidence emerged that he had tried to send an audio clip by Suni to Malayalam actor Dileep and had tried calling filmmaker Nadirshah. Calls had also been made from Aneeshâ€™s phone to the offices of Laksyah, the online clothing boutique owned by Dileepâ€™s wife Kavya Madhavan, on three occasions.
Aneesh had helped Suni make calls from his phone while the accused was being taken to court on different occasions. Aneesh was also reportedly the first person to whom Suni confessed Dileepâ€™s alleged involvement with the crime. Following this, he had first tried to help Suni contact Dileep when the accused was being brought to the Aluva Police Club for questioning.
According to reports, Aneesh had confessed his involvement in the case, and given a written confession after he was interrogated by investigating officers.
Aneesh has been charged with aiding the accused and misusing his official post, as well as with destroying evidence, as he deleted the call records and message details from his phone.
In February this year, a prominent Malayalam actor was abducted and sexually assaulted by a group of men. The survivor had told the police in her statement that a video of the crime was taken with the intention of blackmailing her. The prime accused Pulsar Suni, who had once been the actor's driver, was arrested a few days after the incident. The police later arrested actor Dileep on charges of conspiring with Pulsar Suni in the crime.