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Malayalam actress sexual assault: Kerala HC refuses bail to actor Dileep

Dileep's 14-day judicial custody would end on Tuesday. He would be produced before the magistrate.
Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi July 24, 2017 14:34 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

The Kerala High Court on Monday refused to give superstar Dileep bail in the alleged abduction and molestation of a popular Malayalam actress in February.

It was on July 20 that the actor's bail plea had come up before the high court after the trial court refused him bail.

The court had then reserved the judgement after hearing the bail application and the arguments from both sides. On Monday, the court refused the bail. The prosecution argued that Dileep being a high profile celebrity with lot of influence could play spoilsport if given bail. They had presented 19 pieces of evidence, including scientific ones, before the court to nail Dileep.

Last week, the police probe team voiced confidence that it has enough evidence against Dileep. A.V. George, Superintendent of Police and one of the key officials behind the probe said they would not have arrested the actor without evidence. Dileep was presently housed at the Angamaly sub-jail near his hometown Aluva as a remand prisoner.

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He was arrested on June 10. The next day he was remanded to 14-day judicial custody for conspiring in the abduction and molestation of a popular actress in February in Kochi.

The police had earlier arrested the prime accused Pulsar Suni and his accomplices a week after the incident. Dileep's manager Appunny and actor-turned-director Nadir Shah were also questioned along with Dileep in June. Appunny is on the run. He has moved an anticipatory bail which would come up for hearing later in the week.

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(With IANS Inputs)