Kerala High Court rejects actor Dileep’s bail plea again in Malayalam actress abduction case

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Updated: August 29, 2017 11:02:30 AM

This is the second time that the Kerala High Court has rejected the actor’s bail plea.

The Kerala High Court has once again rejected the bail plea of actor Dileep. (PTI)

The Kerala High Court has once again rejected the bail plea of actor Dileep, who was arrested on July 10 and since then, he has been remanded in custody for allegedly conspiring in the Malayalam actress attack and abduction case. This is the second time that the Kerala High Court has rejected the actor’s bail plea. In his fresh plea, the actor reiterated that he has never met or been in touch with the prime accused in the case – Pulsar Suni. He also stated that he is neither the kingpin of any criminal conspiracy against the accused nor the person who plotted the abduction and attack on the Malayalam actress. The actor attributed the allegations against him as being part of a ‘large’ conspiracy by a powerful section in the Malayalam film industry and certain ‘individuals’ who have influence with the politicians, police, and media, which they are using to spread malicious and false rumors about him.

The prosecution emphasized that the charges against Dileep are serious, therefore, he cannot be let out on bail because the chances of tampering with the evidence cannot be ruled out. The charges against the actor include hatching criminal conspiracy to facilitate the abduction and sexual assault of a young Malayalam actress.

The first time when the Kerala High Court rejected the actor’s bail plea, it made an observation in the written order that the actor has considerable clout and releasing him on bail poses a clear threat to the victim, who is fighting her case for justice.

READ: Police remand report says that actor Dileep demanded original video of attacked Malayalam actress

Following the actor’s arrest, in July his real estate and land related deals had also come under the ED scanner. In Kochi alone, the actor was found to have about 35 real estate land deals, the details of which had been sought from the Registrar by the Enforcement Directorate earlier. Some of the friends who are reportedly close to the actor were also questioned by the police in connection with his real estate deals.

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