Kochi: Ending suspense over the conspiracy behind abduction and sexual assault of a female actor last February, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday arrested prominent Malayalam actor Dileep on the basis of new evidence which revealed his doling out "quotation" to key accused Pulsar Suni following fallout with the actress over family-related issues.
The cops subjected him to a detailed interrogation at a secret location for over 10 hours, the second time in a week. Finally his arrest for conspiracy (section 120 (B) IPC) was recorded at the Aluva Police Club by 6.45 pm as people started assembling outside the Club in large numbers. His close confidant Nadirshah was also questioned but later released.
"The arrest of Mr Dillep is for facilitating further probe in the case and we may take more people in to custody based on findings unravelled in the probe," DGP Loknath Benra said in Thirurvananthapuram.
According to sources, the arrest was made after the cops succeeded in digging out clinching evidences including the place where the conspiracy was hatched - a hotel in MG Road. CCTV records from there dated over a year back reportedly showed the actor along with Suni and another person.
The police also found he had known Suni for years together and the latter was present at many of his film shooting venues. Earlier, the actor denied knowing the key accused, which made the cops suspicious and indulge in the lengthy process of questioning everyone linked with the actor in the last over a week.