Kochi: Anjali Reema Dev, an accused within the Kochi POCSO case who allegedly introduced minor ladies to a resort in Fort Kochi and paved the way in which for his or her abuse, is absconding, the police mentioned on Tuesday.
A particular investigation group has been shaped beneath the management of District Crime Department ACP Biji George to trace her. An arrest too is probably going.
The event comes simply days after she had filed an anticipatory bail at Kerala Excessive Courtroom. The courtroom is but to provide its verdict on this.
Anjali, resort No 18 proprietor Roy Vayalat and his associate Saiju Thankachan had been booked beneath the punishing POCSO (Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences) Act following the grievance of a Kozhikode girl.
The girl alleged that Vayalat had molested her 17-year-old daughter throughout a DJ get together at his resort on November 20, 2021, and that Anjali paved method for this abuse.
The grievance additional states that Anjali lures younger ladies by promising them work at her advertising and marketing consultancy in Kozhikode.
Ladies working for her are preyed on usually, mentioned the complainant who labored at Anjali’s agency for 2 and a half months.
Earlier, Anjali had, in a video posted on her Fb account, dismissed allegations levelled towards her as baseless.
“These particulars have been fabricated to smash my popularity, to destroy me,” Anjali mentioned.
She categorically denied the sexual harassment fees raised by her former workers.
“The complainant had reached the resort for the DJ get together with some minor ladies on her personal. No harassment befell on the get together, the place a number of celebrities too had been current,” Anjali instructed Manorama Information.
“Furthermore, the complainant left the get together in a cheerful temper. CCTV visuals are proof of this reality,” she added.
Anjali alleged that the grievance was a complete lie. “I didn’t ask the complainant to succeed in the resort for a enterprise assembly. She got here on her personal and loved the get together. Later, she and her group left the resort fortunately,” defined Anjali, who had earlier denied the sexual abuse cost in a Fb video.
She additionally denied having acquaintance with Roy Vayalat.
The No 18 resort has been within the information ever since two fashions had been killed whereas getting back from a DJ get together there through the wee hours of November 1 final 12 months.
Based on the complainant, fashions Ansi Kabeer and Anjana Shajan had been additionally dropped at the Fort Kochi resort – on the day of the accident, and 7 days earlier than.
In the meantime, the police interrogated Saiju Thankachan, who allegedly drove younger ladies to the resort.
Roy Vayalat, the proprietor of No 18 resort in Kochi and an accused within the case, failed to seem for the questioning session on Tuesday owing to in poor health well being.