Kerala High Court accepts actor Dileep’s bail plea in actress abduction case, hearing on July 20

The Kerala high court has posted the hearing of bail plea for Thursday as the prosecution demanded time to study the Dileep's case. The prosecution councel said they have strong evidences against Dileep and they will oppose the bail.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 17, 2017 4:41 pm
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Two days after Angamali magisterial court refused to grant him bail, Kerala actor Dileep, under arrest for alleged conspiracy in abduction and assault of Malayalam actress, approached the Kerala High Court on Monday. The high court accepted his plea and posted the hearing for Thursday with the prosecution seeking time to study the case, reported PTI. The prosecution counsel said they have strong evidence against Dileep and will oppose the bail.

Despite the counsel’s plea for urgent hearing, the high court’s single bench refused to agree. Dileep, who faces the charges of criminal conspiracy in the kidnapping and sexual assault of the actress and also destruction of evidence in the case, pleaded innocence and said he had been framed in the case. He has been remanded in Aluva Sub jail till July, 25. The police have stated that if Dileep, who is involved in a crime that “shook the public conscience”, was released on bail it would be a bad message to society.

On June 29, the actor was interrogated for 11 hours by a police team led by ADGP B Sandhya. Meanwhile, the police are looking for Dileep’s manager Appunni and the main accused in the case, Pulsar Sunni, who has been on the run since Dileep’s arrest.

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The popular Malayalam actress was abducted and allegedly molested inside her car for two hours by the accused, who had forced their way into the vehicle on February 17. Six people, including Sunni, have been arrested in connection with the incident.

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  1. M
    Jul 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm
    Let the Honorable court decide the matter, by the way the TRP of all the channels are presently in a good hype as the people of kerala has no other major issues concerned to deal except with this case.At Present only GOD knows the real truth.
    1. R
      Jul 17, 2017 at 10:03 pm
      The no 1 accused Suni is an habitual offender and he had done it to another actresses before. As I read in the news papres procecution has no concrete evidence against Dileep except suni's statement.So I think Dileep is being victimised.There lot of groups in Malayalam film industry and rivalry is there.Anyway let the court decide and let the law take its own course. But unfortrunately there is a targeted media trial against Dileep .
      1. S
        Jul 17, 2017 at 8:08 pm
        While thousands of cases in various states of urgency are penind before various courts, it is saddening to see that the Hon'ble HC allows the suspected actor's hearing in the same week. A common man has to go through Sessions Court, District Court, etc. This is not fair. He also should be in the Q with thousands ahead of him.
        1. C
          Champa Bai
          Jul 17, 2017 at 7:44 pm
          why this VIP treatment to an alleged rapist??????whats the hurry by HC in hearing his case on priority?????thousands of cases are pending in the courts but nobody has time for them????this is and political connections rule
          1. A
            A concerned citizen
            Jul 17, 2017 at 5:10 pm
            After all this hue and cry giving convincing storyline regards this case it is sad to realise a possible let off.It is not that the accused is expected to be guilty but if it is so and the judiciary becomes helpless due to lack of evidence then crimes of such format will keep on repeating at smaller and larger scales.Also those who did honest work will feel really weary..Very sad is only that can be noted..Dont make public fools..
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