Kochi: Malayalam actor Dileep, accused of the 2017 actress sexual assault case, has made a collection of allegations in opposition to his former pal Balachandrakumar, whose latest revelations have put the previous in serious trouble.
Dileep, in a reply filed earlier than the Kerala Excessive Courtroom to a police assertion in opposition to him, stated Balachandrakumar has extorted Rs 10 lakh from him on numerous events.
The actor stated Balachandrakumar had a grudge in opposition to him as he refused to decide to a movie undertaking that they had mentioned.
Dileep stated Balachandrakumar had demanded cash from him claiming that it was his interventions that helped the previous get bail within the 2017 case. In a extreme allegation, Dileep stated Balachandrakumar had claimed that he had received assist from the then Neyyatinkara Bishop of the Latin Catholic Church for making Dileep’s bail doable.
The crux of the allegation is that Balachandrakumar, who used to take care of an excellent relationship with Dileep, had promised to assist Dileep by gathering the help of some outstanding folks by the Bishop. When the actor was granted bail after spending 80 days in jail, Balachandrakumar claimed credit score for it and sought cash from him.
“After the arrest of Dileep, Balachandrakumar contacted Anoop and Suraj (Dileep’s brother and brother-in-law) claiming that he would assist them by informing numerous dignitaries in regards to the innocence of Dileep. The spouse of Balachandrakumar is a Latin Catholic Christian and he claimed that he has shut relationship with the bishop of Neyyatinkara who he claimed is shut to numerous dignitaries just like the chief minister, ministers and senior cops. Balachandrakumar stated he would inform the bishop of the whole particulars of the false implication of Dileep. The bishop would in flip inform the dignitaries in regards to the true details which might lead to correct investigation and exoneration of Dileep,” the actor in his reply to the court docket states.
“Balachandrakumar is one among the many 18 guests Dileep had when he was in jail for 80 days. Balachandrakumar falsely claimed that it was resulting from his intervention by the bishop of Neyyatinkara that Dileep received bail. After a month of the discharge of Dileep on bail, Balachandrakumar demanded cash claiming that the bishop needed to be paid for the assistance supplied by him. Balachandrakumar additionally demanded cash underneath the pretext of creating funds to some others claiming that he had made commitments to pay these individuals additionally if Dileep was granted bail,” the doc reads.
When the actor refuted to pay him, Balachandrakumar threatened to name ADGP Sandhya advert make allegations in opposition to him, Dileep says within the doc.
The police have seized Dileep’s chat information with Balachadrakumar.
The actor claimed that the digital proof in opposition to him had been unreliable. The police haven’t discovered the pill stated for use for recording a dialog between Dileep and his co-accused in a contemporary case of conspiracy. This itself is a pointer to the truth that the proof had been fabricated, in accordance with the doc.
The small print of Dileep’s allegations have come out even because the Crime Department has began questioning him and his co-accused, together with Anoop and Suraj, in a case referring to alleged conspiracy to get rid of the investigation officers who arrested Dileep in 2017. The case was registered following the revelations made by Balachandrakumar.
On January 9, the Crime Department registered the case on a grievance filed by an investigating officer primarily based on a purported audio-clip of Dileep, which was telecast by a TV channel through which the actor was allegedly heard conspiring to assault the official.
The actor and 5 others had been booked underneath numerous provisions of the IPC, together with Sections 116 (abetment), 118 (concealing design to commit offence), 120B (felony conspiracy), 506 (felony intimidation), and 34 (felony act completed by a number of folks).
This apprehension is borne out of the previous conduct of the complainant officer who from the beginning has been making an attempt to falsely implicate the actor within the sexual assault case, the petition alleged.
The actress-victim who has labored in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies was kidnapped and allegedly molested in her automobile for 2 hours by a few of the accused, who had compelled their method into the car on the night time of February 17, 2017 and later escaped in a busy space. The complete act was filmed by a few of the accused to blackmail the actress.
There are 10 accused within the case and police arrested seven. Dileep was arrested subsequently and launched on bail.