A Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the assault of a Malayalam actress has wrapped up the process and submitted a supplementary chargesheet to the Kerala High Court. Adding a fresh twist to the case, the chargesheet names Dileep as the 8th accused and Dileep’s ex-wife Manju Warrier as a key witness in the Malayalam actress assault case. The chargesheet, running into over 1452 pages, includes the names of 345 witnesses of which total 164 statements have been recorded by the magistrate. After spending close to three months in jail, the Malayalam actor is currently out now on bail. He was recently allowed to travel abroad by the court for film shooting purposes.
The chargesheet states Dileep paid a total of Rs 1,40,000 to accused No. 1 Sunil Pulsar. The agreement was to pay Pulsar Rs 1.5 crore to take nude pictures of the actress and make an objectionable video. "Dileep and first accused Pulsar Sunil conspired to attack the actress. Allegedly Dileep motivated the first accused and told him that it needs to be done immediately as the actress is planning to get married and leave the industry," reads the chargesheet.
The popular actress was abducted on February 17, 2016 when she was on her way from Ernakulam to Thrissur. She was allegedly abducted, forcibly driven around in her vehicle for about two hours and molested before being dumped.Post his release on bail, Dileep said that few people from the Malayalam industry had hatched a conspiracy against him and indirectly hinted at Manju Warrier. Recently, Dileep had also written to the Home Secretary and asked the government to start a CID probe into the Malayalam actress assault case. Dileep highlighted in his latter that he is innocent and he has been trapped by police officials. He has named the officers – ADGP Sandhya, DGP Loknath Behera and Ernakulam Rural SP George in the letter to the Home Secretary.