Aluva: The random shows of support to embattled actor Dileep may not be that random after all. A jeweler in Aluva orchestrated a gathering in the name of Dileep fans when the actor was brought back to the Aluva sub jail on Saturday evening, the police said. A young movie producer from Perumbavoor was also involved in the plan.
The police are looking seriously into the issue to find out who is behind the sudden outbursts in favor of the actor accused of plotting an attack on a fellow actress in February. The group in Aluva had shouted slogans against the police and cheered the actor.
Pro-Dileep campaign reaches the doorsteps of police, warns of the star's 'royal re-entry'
Dileep was arrested July 17 after months of speculation that the star was involved in the attack. He faces serious charges including criminal conspiracy and gang rape. The police said that Dileep hired a gang of goons to torment the actress and videotape the crime.
The police had arrested Sunil Kumar aka Pulsar Suni, the main accused in the case, six days after the crime. A letter Suni sent to Dileep from the jail and other desperate attempts to contact him proved invaluable leads to the police to reach Dileep.
The actor suddenly found his support base shrinking with the arrest. Angry crowds targeted his establishments across Kerala and gathered to boo him down whenever he was taken out of the jail.
He has been expelled by an actors’ association, producers’ association and an exhibitors’ association he helped to form.
Now, the police suspect that a public relations agency is at work to regain some of the lost grounds. They are investigating the sudden swell of online support caused by artificial methods. Several online news portals are also under the scanner for publishing reports targeting the police.
The police have come across attempts to take out a rally in support of Dileep in Aluva. An outfit named ‘Janakeeya Vedi’ was planned to be floated to take on the police and the media reporting on the issue.
Though the organizers tried to take out a march including young leaders of various political parties, they had to drop the move for want of supporters.
The police are on the lookout for two people in connection with the case.
A huge banner offering support to the actor has been put up bang opposite the Aluva police club where the actor was taken for questioning. The banner warned of a "royal re-entry" of the actor.