Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala authorities on Monday constituted a particular investigation workforce (SIT), headed by Ernakulam rural superintendent of police (SP) Okay Karthick, to probe the assault on a movie set by a little bit recognized right-wing group, Antharashtra Hindu Parishad (AHA), a day earlier than.
The movie set, a duplicate of a church, erected close to a temple at Aluva in Kerala’s central Ernakulam district, was demolished on Sunday evening by a gaggle of individuals owing allegiance to AHA and later they posted a video of the assault on social media.
The under-production Malayalam movie, Minnal Murali, was set to be launched in August, however can be delayed due to the lockdown restrictions, which had been imposed in end-March to include the unfold of coronavirus illness (Covid-19) outbreak, and in addition due to Sunday’s assault.
The Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have condemned the assault and sought strict motion towards the perpetrators.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated motion can be taken towards these liable for the “despicable act”. Many our bodies associated to the movie business additionally condemned the assault.
The movie’s director, Basil Joseph, stated that they had obtained the permission from the panchayat, the temple physique, and the irrigation division earlier than erecting the set to shoot the concluding scenes of the film, starring actor Tovino Thomas within the lead function.
“We’ve got heard of film units being vandalised by spiritual fanatics in some elements of north India. Unhappy, now it’s occurring right here in Kerala,” Tovino wrote in a social media put up.
Locals stated some fringe outfits had expressed reservation over establishing the set, that too a duplicate of the church, close to a temple. Police stated assailants have been recognized and they’d be arrested quickly.