Amidst a shocking turn of events, a filmmaker from Kerala’s Nadakkavu was apprehended by the police over charges of sexual abuse. The accused, Jasik Ali, makes Malayalam films. He has been held under charges of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. He promised to cast a minor victim in his film against sexual assault.
The accused has been identified as Jasik Ali (36), a native of Kelambath in Kuruvangad, Kozhikode. He is now under arrest, the police nabbed him from a house in Nadakkavu, where he had been hiding for several days.
Jasik Ali is facing multiple charges, and a number of FIRs have been registered against him. The first was registered in November 2022, alleging the abduction of the minor girl.
Various reports have claimed that Ali abducted the minor and then took her to multiple places. He lured the girl by offering her roles in his film. He kept her in multiple houses, where he allegedly abused her sexually.
Following the FIR, Ali was arrested, but soon released on bail. Later, the victim’s mother lodged another complaint against him, accusing him of threatening them.
One and a half months ago, Ali was taken into custody for the case registered by the victim’s mother. But again, he was released on bail. Later, the minor’s parents lodged a complaint alleging that Ali had sexually abused her. Subsequently, he went into hiding.
He was caught after an intensified search launched under the leadership of the Circle Inspector of Koyilandy police station, MV Biju. He had been hiding at a house in Nadakkavu for the past few days. He is currently in judicial custody after being arrested under POCSO charges.
As per the victim, Jasik Ali took her to various places on the promise of offering her a role in movies and assaulting her sexually.
Notably, Jasik Ali directed the Malayalam movie ‘Binary’ which was released this year.