It was in Feburary that Malayalam actress was allegedly molested in Kerala and Popular Malayalam actor Dileep has been arrested in the abduction and assault case of a South Indian actress. After the actor was taken to custody, the family expressed happiness over the outcome of the investigation.
Kerala Police chief Loknath Behra said that the actor was arrested on the basis of evidence gathered by police during the process of investigation.
"Dileep has been arrested. We are questioning him. Arrest is a process of investigation," he told reporters.
It has also been made clear that no other person has been taken to custody. It is also said that Dileep is likely to be produced before the magistrate court on Tuesday.
On April 20, he had alleged blackmail by a man, who claimed that he was a friend of the prime accused in the case.
Questions were asked to them about other case too. That is the reason why it took a long time to complete," Ernakulam Rural SP A V George, who is part of the investigation team headed by ADGP B Sandhya, said.
Dileep, Nadirshah and the actor's manager were allowed to go at 1.05 am today after 12 hours of questioning which began at 12.30 pm.
The actor's manager was summoned as he had received a purported threat call from the prime accused 'Pulsar Suni', police said.
Nadirshah had also claimed Vishnu had offered to give him money for helping to trap Dileep in the case.
Six persons, including 'Pulsar' Suni, Martin and Vigeesh were arrested in connection with the incident.
The actress, who has worked in Tamil and Telugu films, was abducted and allegedly molested inside her car for two hours by the accused, who had forced their way into the vehicle on February 17 night and later escaped in a busy area in Kochi.
The Rural SP said it was done for not giving a clean chit to anyone.