‘Steps taken to issue Blue Corner notice against Vijay Babu’

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KOCHI: City police have initiated the process of issuing a Blue Corner notice through Interpol against actor-producer Vijay Babu who was booked for sexual assault and revealing the name of the survivor. The actor, who is absconding, is suspected to be in Dubai. “There is a process for issuing such a notice and from our side it has begun. The process involves the state and national nodal officers and finally a notice will be issued,” said commissioner CH Nagaraju.

 Vijay Babu , Kochi , Sexual assault
Actor-producer Vijay Babu.

Police sources said that though the officers had responded to Babu’s email, in which he requested time till May 19 to appear for interrogation, by directing him to share his location, he didn’t send a reply. The actor-producer has only communicated that he was abroad for business purposes, police said. Once the Blue Corner notice is issued it will help Kochi police in tracking down the accused with the help of the UAE police. Subsequently, a team can be sent to bring him back or he can be deported back.

Meanwhile, the investigation into the case of revealing the survivor’s identity is in its last stage, police said. The issued pertains to the sexual assault case registered by Ernakulam Town South police based on a petition filed by an actor on April 22. Babu had soon left for Dubai via Bengaluru. Later, a second case was registered against him on April 27 after he revealed the survivor’s identity during a Facebook live in which he claimed innocence.

The actor-producer has moved the high court seeking anticipatory bail and the same would be taken up only on May 18 when the court resumes after summer recess.

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