Dileep denied bail in actor sexual assault case


DGP argued that SIT probing the case had collected sufficient material evidence to prove the involvement of Dileep in the crime.

The Kerala High Court on Monday dismissed a bail petition filed by Malayalam actor Dileep, now in judicial custody in connection with the case relating to sexual assault on woman actor.

During the hearing on the bail petition, Director General of Prosecution Manjeri Sreedharan Nair had submitted that Dileep, the eleventh accused in the case, was the ‘kingpin’ in the conspiracy hatched to execute the crime of sexual assault on the actor. The criminal conspiracy with ‘Pulsar’ Suni prime accused in the case, was hatched in March-April 2013 at a hotel in Kochi.

The DGP had further argued that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case had collected sufficient material evidence to prove the involvement of Dileep in the crime. Besides, his role in the crime had been confirmed by the phone call records and statements of witnesses. In fact, the arrest of Dileep was made on the basis of solid evidence, he told the court.

Besides, the DGP had added that as the crucial witnesses in the case from the Malayalam film industry, if Dileep was released on bail, he would influence these witnesses to sabotage the investigation and trial.

Dileep in his petition contended that he has been made an accused only on the basis of an allegation that he had participated in a conspiracy allegedly hatched with the first accused, ‘Pulsar’ Suni, “a notorious criminal involved in abduction and robbery.”It was the outcome of “a deep-rooted conspiracy at high levels.”, he alleged.


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