Kochi: Ending the suspense over the conspiracy behind the abduction and sexual assault of a female actor in February, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday arrested prominent Malayalam actor Dileep on the basis of new evidence which revealed his doling out a “quotation” to key accused Pulsar Suni following a fallout with the actress over family-related issues.
The cops also took into custody his close confidant and actor-director Nadirshah after subjecting him to a detailed interrogation at a secret location for over 10 hours, the second time in a week. Finally, Dileep’s arrest was recorded at the Aluva Police Club by 6.45 pm as people started assembling outside the club in large numbers.
According to sources, Dileep was arrested after the cops succeeded in digging out clinching evidence, including the place where the conspiracy was hatched — a hotel on MG Road. The police also found that Dileep had known Suni for many years and that the latter was present at many of his film shooting venues.