Raid at Dileep's house ends after 8 hrs, sources hint probe team recovered hard disk, mobile

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Kochi: The Crime Branch officials concluded the raid at Dileep’s residence after 8 hours here on Thursday. A team of officials initiated the raid as part of the probe into the case against the actor for allegedly threatening investigation officers in the actress assault case.

It is hinted that the probe team recovered a computer hard disk and mobile phone from the house during the raids.

The team of officials reached the actor’s residence near Aluva Palace around 11.30 am. Dileep is an accused in the sexual assault case also.

A top Crime Branch official said that three teams of officials were dispatched to carry out the raids simultaneously at the three locations including the houses of Dileep and his brother and the office of his production house.

According to reports, the teams carried out a 5-hour-long raid at the house of Dileep’s brother and the office of the production house.

Bills and documents were seized during the raids to examine the financial deals of the actor and people close to him.
According to sources, the raids were carried out on the basis of court orders and the statement was given to the Crime Branch by director Balachandra Kumar.

Kumar, who met the media after appearing before the Crime Branch, had claimed discussions regarding the conspiracy to attack the investigating officers were held at many places.

Kumar had recently made some startling revelations against Dileep in the actress assault case through the media.

He has also claimed that there is evidence including digital ones to prove that Dileep had influenced the witnesses.

The crime branch registered the new case on a complaint filed by an investigating officer based on a purported audio clip of Dileep which was released by a TV channel recently in which the actor was heard conspiring to attack the officials.

On Tuesday, the high court had asked the police not to take any action against Dileep, his brother and brother-in-law till January 14 after they moved a joint plea for anticipatory bail in the new case.

(With added inputs from PTI)

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