Malayalam actress assault case: Dileep's manager Appunni surrenders before SIT
AS Sunilra aka Appunni, the absconding manager of Malayalam superstar Dileep, has surrendered to the Special Investigation Team (STI) conducting the probe of the Malayalam actress assault and abduction case.
The Indian Express reports that the Kerala High Court had sent a notice to Appunni asking him to appear before it after the SIT had informed the Court that Dileep's manager had to be questioned in the case to ascertain whether he was a co-conspirator or not.
The Times of India reports that Appunni, who had filed for anticipatory bail in the Court, had expressed concerns over possibilities of torture during the investigation. However, the Court rejected the bail which led to Appunni's surrender. He was absconding in a Goa resort, as per the same report.
India Today reports that Appunni is currently being questioned by the SIT at the Aluva Police Club. The same report states that the chief accused, Pulsar Suni had made calls to a few numbers that have links with Appunni. These calls were made between 23 November, 2016 and 17 February, 2017.
Last week, Suni's bail plea was rejected by the Angamaly Judicial First Class Magistrate Court. The prosecution contested his dismissal, stating that letting him out could hamper the pace of the investigation and that the accused might destroy some important evidence, such as a mobile phone and sim card, which has not been recovered yet.