Kerala actor Dileep removed from ‘AMMA’, an association that once vowed to stand by him

Dileep was arrested and remanded to judicial custody for 14 days in connection with the abduction and molestation of a Kerala actress.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 11, 2017 10:06 pm
dileep, dileep AMMA, amma removes dileep, dileep arrest, dileep actor case, kerala actress abduction, dileep news, dileep arrest news Malayalam actor Dileep, who was arrested in connection with the abduction and assault case of a South Indian actress, being produced before the Magistrate court which sent him to 14 days judicial custody, in Kochi on Tuesday (PTI Photo)

For a film fraternity that promised to steadfastly stand by its ‘children’, the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists, better known as AMMA (meaning mother in Malayalam), did not take much time in pushing out Dileep, the popular actor arrested for his alleged conspiratorial role in the abduction and molestation of an actress. Another association, Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) also removed Dileep from its organisation.

A week ago, several actors such as Mukesh and KB Ganesh Kumar (a former minister) had hit out at the media during an AMMA press conference accusing journalists of misreporting facts in the case. To jubilant cheers from fellow actors, they vowed to stand by Dileep and the actress, both of whom are members of the association. Just a day after the actor was arrested and remanded to police custody for 14 days, ‘AMMA’ sought to remove its ‘son’ in a bid to placate its young actors and actresses who have sided with the victim.

The emergency meeting convened at actor Mammootty’s residence saw actors Devan, Idavela Babu, Asif Ali, Prithviraj and Remya Nambeesan urging to come out with a statement. Mammootty said that the organisation will always stand by the victim.

Police justified Dileep’s arrest claiming that it had irrefutable evidence against the actor’s role in the abduction of the actress. The actor was subjected to two rounds of intense questioning following which the move to arrest him was taken by the police.

19 pieces of evidence

It is being widely reported that the police have 19 pieces of strong evidence on the basis of which they found reason to arrest Dileep. The actor is likely to be named as second accused in the case after ‘Pulsar’ Suni who master-minded the abduction and alleged molestation of the actress on February 17 earlier this year. Dileep is alleged to have offered Suni a ‘quotation’ of Rs 1.5 crore for the same.

The actor was questioned again for the second time Monday for several hours during which time he is alleged to have even broken down at one point when the evidence was presented before him. Suni’s alleged letter to Dileep, that was leaked to media, his phone conversations that were tapped and the meetings he reportedly had with the actor were the basis for the police’s move to arrest him. Dileep had even filed a case in April complaining of harassment and blackmailing from Suni and his associates.

All this while, the actor has maintained that he is innocent and that he was being trapped in the case. He told reporters that truth would come out eventually.

Kavya Madhavan and Manju Warrier

While the police has not publicly talked about what it discovered in its interrogation of the actor, regional news channels in the state have spoken of different theories quoting sources. The TV channels have said that Dileep’s motive behind ordering the actress’s kidnapping is linked to his relationship with Kavya Madhavan, his present wife, and his divorce of Manju Warrier, his first wife. Both Manju and Kavya are leading actresses in the state. Dileep was reportedly miffed with the actress for her closeness to Manju and for creating circumstances that led to their divorce. Apparently, the actress told Manju about Dileep’s relationship with Kavya. Of course, none of this has been officially established.

That the prime accused ‘Pulsar’ Suni was seen on CCTV cameras near Kavya’s business premises has added more fuel to the fire.

Dileep had reportedly started planning the abduction sometime in 2013 after a public spat with the actress. This was the same year, the actor filed for divorce in the family court.

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    Hindu
    Jul 11, 2017 at 7:52 pm
    The whole of the desi woods , bollywood , collywood, mollywood, tollywoods .... are run by antisocial, criminal obsessed thugs . Women are depicted naked with no clothes and what not is shown on the screens . Stuffs done in these _woods by heroes and celebrated will actually be criminal if done in real life . These woods are a total corrupting influence on the country , worse than ography . Women are shown no respect in this country due to these . Men are obsessed with hundreds of rapes and ual assaults every day . The bollywood songs of today are worse than ography . These trash industry should be kicked and dumped in to the arabian sea and bay of bengal.
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      Hindu
      Jul 11, 2017 at 7:50 pm
      The whole of the desi woods , bollywood , collywood, mollywood, tollywoods .... are run by antisocial, criminal obsessed thugs . Women are depicted naked with no clothes and what not is shown on the screens . Stuffs done in these _woods by heroes and celebrated will actually be criminal if done in real life . These woods are a total corrupting influence on the country , worse than ography . Women are shown no respect in this country due to these . Men are obsessed with hundreds of rapes and ual assaults every day . The bollywood songs of today are worse than ography . THese trash industry should be kicked and dumped in to the arabian sea and bay of bengal.
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        Manipalite
        Jul 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm
        The shame is not in the punishment but in the crime ! Hats off to the Great Kerala Police Team !
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          PM Nair
          Jul 11, 2017 at 5:10 pm
          he should not get any special privileges in the jail. he is not less than a criminal.should get toughest punishment. he thought he will get away with it. Thanks to the media and police force of kerala for their good effort.
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            Dasari
            Jul 11, 2017 at 4:11 pm
            Some of the movie actors probably live in their own world as they feel just like politicians they can get away with whatever they do!! Just treat this person charged with criminal cases like any other ordinary criminal in the remand period then he will realize his freedom before was worth not doing such nasty thing with a lady actress.
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              K.S SAJIT
              Jul 11, 2017 at 3:59 pm
              Truth can never be kept concealed. Dileep and his cronies tried their level best to suppress the facts but When God decides on "Spot billing", then so will happen. Just imagine the plight of the abducted/ raped actress as your own, then we will know the pain. Very appreciative of LDF Government and and Kerala Police to nail down the culprit and bring him before the law as any other criminal. Dileep is one of the best actors we have( and that we have seen), but God has other plans in the scheme of things.. I remember the 1989 movie " LIes and Videotape" by Steven Soderbergh!
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                aravind
                Jul 11, 2017 at 3:48 pm
                There is a note that 'Dileep says he is innocent' . Going by the news the memory card containing the video shot was delivered to the shop owned by his wife. If this as the case and a case to malign and black mail him, why was this not immediately reported to the police?
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                  narayan kutty
                  Jul 11, 2017 at 3:18 pm
                  THE POOR ACTOR IS TRAPPED BY VESTED KERALA POLITICIAN'S.
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                    Jai hind
                    Jul 11, 2017 at 6:41 pm
                    Lol u are a sanghi who can't just accept the good work of Kerala police under pinarayi Vijayan sir ... Kerala police is awarded the best after Mumbai police .. So evidence will nail him down .... And y keep weeping
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