Dileep removed as AMMA member
The actor has also been removed as member of other associations following his arrest on Tuesday
Actor Dileep, who has been arrested for the abduction and molestation of a popular actress in February, was on Tuesday removed as treasurer and member of the Association of Malayalam Movies Artistes (AMMA).
Dileep was sent to 14 days judicial custody based on 19 bits of evidence that the police were able to garner over the abduction of the young actress on February 17, when she was travelling from Thrissur to Kochi by road.
The actor, before being taken to the Aluva sub-jail, said, "I am innocent and I will prove my innocence. I was trapped."
As a result of his arrest, AMMA and some other associations have decided to remove him as their member. AMMA executives took the decision at an emergency meeting at the house of superstar Mammootty, who then told the media that the new turn in the case and Dileep's arrest in the matter led the executives to remove him.
"Very soon, the executives will meet again. We wish to state that we have always been with the victim and will continue to support her. Please don't mistake us, we are for the welfare of our members. Let the police go forward with their probe," Mammootty said.
Present alongside Mammootty was Mohanlal, who denied he had quit as AMMA vice president, as well as Prithviraj and other members of the executive committee.
The Producers Association also met and decided to remove Dileep from their body, and Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) also decided to remove him from their rolls. Meanwhile, a new body of the theatre owners, which was recently floated by Dileep, is also deciding what needs to be done.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said the law will take its course.