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Malyalam actress sexual assault: Actor Dileep fails to get bail again

The popular face of the South Indian film industry Dileep is currently in the custody for over seven weeks.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 29, 2017 11:49 IST ]
Malyalam actress sexual assault No bail for Dileep
Malyalam actress sexual assault No bail for Dileep

Actor Dileep, who has been arrested over sexual harassment and kidnapping of a Malyalam actress, applied bail at the Kerela High Court on August 10. However, the court has reportedly rejected the veteran actor’s plea for the third time in a row. The popular face of the South Indian film industry is currently in the custody for over seven weeks. Following his arrest on July 10, Dileep has been lodged in the Aluva sub-jail for his involvement in the abduction and molestation of a Malayalam actress in February.

The Kerala Police had found evidence against Dileep as the key conspirator behind the actress' abduction and molestion on February 17 when she was travelling from Thrissur to Kochi.

A trial court earlier denied Dileep's first bail plea. Following which the actor then approached the High Court, which also turned down his plea.

Dileep employed a new counsel, replacing his previous one, who appeared twice for his bail hearings.

The police had earlier arrested the prime accused, Pulsar Suni, and his accomplices a week after the incident. However, a conspiracy angle cropped up much later that led to Dileep's arrest.

The prosecution submitting a detailed list of fresh evidences on Tuesday argued that giving bail to Dileep could hamper the probe.


The popular South Indian actress was abducted and allegedly molested inside her car for nearly two hours on February 17 night and later escaped in a busy area in Kochi. After almost two hours, she was dumped near the house of director-turned-actor Lal, who informed the police. 

(With IANS Inputs)

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