Kochi: Actor-Producer Vijay Babu who is booked in a sexual assault case is said to have fled to Georgia from UAE while the state police are gearing up to deport him back to India. Earlier, the state police moved ahead and impounded his passport with the help of the external affairs ministry. It is worth noting that India does not have an agreement with Georgia that demands the extradition of criminals between the two countries.
Earlier, Vijay Babu indicated that he would appear before the state police. However, his passport was impounded after the Kochi City police moved an application to the external affairs ministry.
City Police Commissioner CH Nagaraju said that his visa could also be cancelled in the coming days. Amidst this, Vijay Babu is reported to have fled to Georgia.
The Commissioner said a notice was served on Babu asking him to appear for interrogation, but he failed to give a satisfactory reply, which was why his passport was impounded by the Regional Passport Officer.
The police intensified the investigation and the anticipatory bail plea of Babu is pending in the High Court.
Vijay Babu has been charged also for disclosing the survivor's identity, which is an offence, in a live session in the social media.
In his anticipatory bail plea, Babu said the allegations against him were an attempt to blackmail him and that he was the real victim.
The producer is also the founder of the production company Friday Film House, and the woman, who appeared in movies produced by Vijay Babu, lodged the police complaint on April 22. She gave details through the social media after the physical assault and sexual exploitation she allegedly suffered from him for the past one-and-a-half months.
(with inputs from agencies)