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Dileep’s police custody extended in actress abduction case

Police custody of Malayalam actor Dileep, who was arrested in connection with the abduction and rape of a popular actor, has been extended to one more day.

regional movies Updated: Jul 14, 2017 12:25 IST
Ramesh Babu
Police produce Malayalam actor Dileep in a court in Kochi on Wednesday.
Police produce Malayalam actor Dileep in a court in Kochi on Wednesday.(PTI)

A local court in Kochi on Friday extended the police custody of actor Dileep who was arrested in connection with the abduction and rape of a popular actor to one more day. His plea will come up for hearing on Saturday.

The prosecution opposed his bail application saying that since he was an influential person he may influence witnesses and others and a bail at this juncture would affect the ongoing investigation. The court accepted its contention and extended his custody for one more day.

The actor who was returning after a shooting assignment was abducted and sexually assaulted on a moving car by a criminal gang on Feb 17. They took video clippings of the assault and let her go after three-hour ordeal and threatened to release clippings if she approached the police.

The victim broke her silence saying she had no land or business deal with Dileep. (PTI)

During the attack the main accused Pulsar Suni had told the victim that he was given a quotation (like a supari crime) and he was forced to do this. However the actor complained and the police arrested all accused who were directly involved in the crime. But there were strong speculations that they carried out the ‘dirty job’ at the behest of someone. After four months the SIT had arrested Malayalam superstar Dlieep in connection with the case.

Read: Kerala actress assault: Why arrested Malayalam film star Dileep held grudge against her

Meanwhile, the victim broke her silence saying she had no land or business deal with arrested actor. “I have done several movies with him. However our friendship soured due to some personal reasons. I came across various reports claiming that I have land dealings with him. These are baseless allegations,” she said in a social media post adding that she never wanted an innocent be punished but the culprit should not escape the law of the land.

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