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‘Masti Gudi' case – absconding actor Duniya Vijay arrested

Bengaluru: Kannada actor  Duniya Vijay has been arrested by Channammanakere Achhukattu police near Coimbatore here on June 8. 

Duniya Vijay has been arrested on charges of obstructing the police in their investigation regarding two sandalwood actor's death amid a film shoot. 

Channammanakere Achhukattu police on Thursday enrolled a criminal case against Kannada film actor Duniya Vijay for purportedly hindering police authorities from doing their duty. 

Police authorities from Taverekere station in Ramanagara had landed at the house of film producer Sundar P Gowda, and served him a non-bailable warrant from a Ramanagara court. Sundar was one of the accused for a situation where two  budding actors had drowned in Tippagondanahalli reservoir, during a movie shoot in November 2016. He had neglected to show up under the steady gaze of court amid the preliminary hearings. Considering his nonattendance seriously, the court had issued a NBW warrant, guiding cops to arrest him. 

"Duniya Vijay was with Sundar when police reached at the latter's residence. On finding out about the motivation behind their visit, Vijay wasted time chatting with the police, and misusing it, Sundar got away from the house. Vijay guaranteed police that he would produce Sundar before the jurisdictional police on Thursday morning. At the point when Sundar neglected to turn up at the station, the cops filed a complaint under sections IPC 353 (Obstructing government official from carrying out duty) and 225 (Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of another person),” police said.

Anil Kumar and Uday had drowned after jumping from a helicopter amid the shooting of 'Masti Gudi', which had Vijay in the number one spot and was produced by Sundar. The charge-sheet submitted by police lists among the accused, director Naga Shekhar, producer Sundar P Gowda, stunt director Ravi Varma, assistant director Siddharth, unit manager Bharath and helicopter pilot Prakash Biradar. Interestingly, actor Vijay’s name has been not been listed among the accused and he has been named prime witness.

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