Dileep accused of forgery: SIT claims fabricated medical certificates were used as alibi
There has been an important development in the Malayalam actress assault case. Recent police investigations have reportedly revealed that actor Dileep tried to forge medical certificates to set up an alibi.
According to reports by The Hindu, medical documents were fabricated to prove Dileep was in hospital on February 17, the day the actress was abducted and assaulted in Kochi.
Hours after this alleged attack, Dileep said to have urged a hospital in Aluva to make certificates to prove that he was hospitalised from February 14 to 21. The hospital authorities have already given their statement admitting that the actor himself asked for the forged documents, as reported by The Hindu. The police officers believe this hospital alibi is a key factor in Dileep's defence to justify his innocence, and if the police finally debunk it, the South actor could be in deep trouble.
The latest development came after several reports suggested that the Special Investigation Team (SIT), handling the actress attack case, have decided to produce Dileep as the prime accused in the case when an additional charge sheet is made.
Police arrested Dileep on charges of conspiracy in July and since then has spent 85 days in judicial remand but was released on bail on fifth attempt earlier this month. The leading actor happens to be the 11th accused in the actress attack case, as per the existing charge sheet filed before his arrest in July. Pulsar Suni, who allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted the actress in a moving car, is the prime accused so far.
However, the investigating team plans to submit that Suni and the other perpetrators had no personal enmity towards the actress, like Dileep had. According to the charge sheet, the actor allegedly hired Suni, masterminded and paid for the attack. Police sources believe this will make him the prime accused.
To make the situation worse, all charges against Suni and the others, including gang rape, are also applicable to Dileep, if SIT can prove him the main conspirator.