Muvattupuzha: A day after the crew of Malayalam film Angamaly Diaries accused the cops of harassment, a senior police official on Sunday said that there was nothing wrong in Moovattupuzha DySP questioning them.
"The windows of the vehicle were covered. That is a punishable offense and the wrongdoers can be slapped with a fine," superintendent of police A.V. George told Manorama News.
The crew were on a promo tour and had stuck the film's posters all over the vehicle.
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The SP even said that he will ask an explanation from the DySP for not taking action against the film crew despite the clear violation of rules.
However, the crew pointed out to that they had taken permission to stick posters on the car. They also accused the police of passing obscene comments at them. The crew said that police even asked the men what were they doing inside the car with a girl.
A furious Lijo Jose Pellissery, director of Angamaly Diaries, took to Facebook to slam the police.
DySP K. Bijumon claimed that the police stopped the vehicle after locals complained of a covered-up car speeding through the town.
“Once it was known that the vehicle was for a film promotion and that the people were film actors, I stopped the inspection and let them go,” the officer said.
He categorically said that he did not insult or talk rudely to the passengers.