In what could prove to be a decisive development in the Kochi actress attack case, the police have found the memory card which purportedly contained the visuals of the assault.
The probe team recovered the memory card from lawyer Raju Joseph, a junior of Pulsar Suni's former advocate Pratheesh Chacko who is absconding. The police had questioned Raju at the Aluva police club on Sunday evening.
However, the card is currently empty, according to reports. The police believe the visuals could have been deleted following actor Dileep's arrest last week. The card has now been handed over to the forensic team to confirm whether it was the original used by prime accused Suni. If the test is positive, case could see a major breakthrough.
Suni had earlier told the police that the card was with Pratheesh, who was his advocate before BA Aloor took over. Though the card is empty it is understood that those behind the attack have made several copies of the visuals. The probe team had reportedly gotten hold of one of them during a raid two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, reports claim the mobile phone used by the perpetrators to record the visuals of the attack has been smuggled abroad recently. The phone and the memory card are crucial pieces of evidence in the case.
Dileep will move the Kerala High Court, seeking his bail later today. The police are still on the hunt for Pratheesh and Dileep's manager Appunni, who are both missing.