Thrissur: In more startling revelations, it has emerged that a minister had thwarted legal action against actor Dileep, an accused in actress attack case, in an alleged land grab issue. The complaint alleged that Dileep had encroached upon 1 acre of government land to build his multiplex, D-Cinemaas, in Chalakudy.
The Kerala High Court had asked the revenue commissioner to probe the complaint. However, district collector, who carried out an investigation, gave a report in favor of Dileep. Reports suggest that the collector gave a favorable report after the minister, who is part of the present cabinet, used his influence.
And in return for this 'help', Dileep reportedly gave a close relative of the minister an opportunity in the movies. Dileep also promised huge cash reward.
Dileep was arrested by the police on Monday in connection with the abduction and assault of a young actress in Kochi on February 17. The police had arrested prime accused Pulsar Suni, who had worked as a driver of many film personalities, six days after the incident. A letter which Pulsar Suni purportedly wrote to actor Dileep had caused a furore.
Dileep had undergone a marathon 13-hour grilling at the Aluva police club days ahead of his arrest. The actor had approached the police saying that the prime accused tried to blackmail him from jail. Things went awry for Dileep after the police found discrepancies in his statements.