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Prime accused in actress’ kidp still absconding

Thiruvanthapuram/Kochi, Feb 22: Kerala Police on Wednesday were still on the lookout for Pulsar Sunil, prime accused in last week’s abduction of a popular Malayalam actress, even as former state BJP president V. Muraleedharan threatened a stir if police were uble to crack the case.

In another development, Chief Minister Pirayi Vijayan, breaking his silence on the issue, said that police were doing their best to b the culprit.

“What has happened should never happen, not just to an actress, but to any one. The police was quick to get into the act and have made few arrests. They are on the trail of the prime accused,” Vijayan told the media here.

The Chief Minister shrugged off a question on reports that the son of a top party politician may be involved in the case.

The state Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) leadership had brought up the me of the son of a leading politician and also the role of a CPI-M activist from Kannur in the kidp case.

The actress was abducted on February 17 while travelling from Thrissur to Kochi by road. She was dumped near director-turned-actor Lal’s house, from where the police were informed and her driver Martin was arrested. (IANS)

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