The Malayalam film industry is a democratic one and criminals cannot wield their influence over it, says Pinarayi Vijayan.
Kannur: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today cautioned against possible presence of those with a criminal background in the film industry, a day after the prime accused in actress molestation case was held.
“Those who are active in the film industry do not have any underworld connections. But there are people other than these actors and technicians in the industry.”
“Some among them may have some sort of underworld connections and have a criminal background. There should be a strict scrutiny before permitting them in the industry,” the he said here during a function.
The Malayalam film industry is a democratic one and criminals cannot wield their influence over it, he said, if any such attempt was made by these elements, government would extend complete support to check it.
He said police successfully had nabbed the criminals who had assaulted the actress and the probe would now proceed as per their revelations and evidence got after questioning.
Vijayan also termed as “unfortunate” and “wrong” the trend of bringing out fictitious names and depicting certain people, who are no way connected to the incident, as culprits.
The popular Malayalam actress was abducted by a group of persons and assaulted in a moving car in Kochi last week.
Police arrested the prime accused in the case ‘Pulsar’ Suni and his accomplice V P Vijeesh as they entered a local court complex in Kochi yesterday to surrender.