When Malayalam actor Dileep emerged out of the Aluva Police Club at 1:07am on Thursday, he told reporters that he had provided information to the police on the complaint he had filed in April over a blackmail threat by prime accused Pulsar Suni.
But contradicting his statement, the police on Thursday, confirmed to media persons that they had questioned him over his alleged role into the abduction and alleged sexual assault of a Malayalam actor.
Ernakulam Rural SP AV George told media persons that the investigation team will question Dileep a second time, but added that no case has been registered against him so far.
"We are still investigating the case and it is not at a point where we can register a case against Dileep. Mainly, we are looking into the conspiracy angle, but we are also looking into the complaint Dileep has raised about blackmail," the officer said.
The questioning that took place at the Aluva Police Club had gone on for about 13 hours, beginning at noon on Wednesday. Following the marathon questioning session, the actor refused to admit that he was interrogated over the abduction case and said that he had a â€śdiscussionâ€ť with the police over the complaint he had filed.
Meanwhile, the general body meeting of Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) is currently underway in Kochi. Actors including Dileep are taking part in the meeting. Before heading to the venue, Dileep told media persons that "AMMA's two children are in trouble," referring to himself and the actor who was abducted and allegedly sexually assaulted. Noting the importance of raising the issue during the meeting, Dileep said, â€śNow, it is also my need for the truth to be revealed,â€ť in reference to the police questioning.
While the abduction did come up during the AMMA meeting, a source, who had attended the meeting told TNM that Dileep told his fellow actors that â€śhe is innocentâ€ť.