Malayalam film actor Dileep gets bail in actress abduction case
DIleep was arrested on July 10 for his alleged role in the conspiracy behind the abduction of the actress in February this year.Updated: Oct 03, 2017 20:18 IST
Arrested Malayalam actor Dileep on Tuesday got bail from the Kerala High Court here in the actress abduction case. This was his fifth plea for bail, and the third before the high court.
He was arrested on July 10 for his alleged role in the conspiracy behind the abduction of the actress in February this year.
Justice Sunil Thomas granted bail to the actor under strict provisions. He has been directed not to influence witnesses and appear before the investigating team as and when required. The actor was also asked to surrender his passport and furnish a bail amount of Rs one lakh
The 31-year-old actress was returning from a film shoot on February 17 when she was allegedly abducted by a gang of criminals and sexually assaulted in a moving car in Kochi.
The assailants allegedly recorded the assault on their mobile phones and threatened to release the clip if she dared to approach the police. During the attack, the main accused – Pulsar Suni – allegedly hinted they were committing the crime at somebody else’s behest.
She lodged a complaint with the police, who arrested all the accused allegedly involved in the crime.
The special investigation team says Suni was allegedly involved in at least 20 criminal cases who reportedly admitted that many actors used his service to settle scores. The SIT is now looking into two similar attacks.
Another woman actor had said there was a similar attempt to abduct her by the same gang but it was foiled after her husband intervened.
First Published: Oct 03, 2017 14:15 IST