A court on Monday rejected the bail plea of Malayalam actor Dileep in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a South Indian actress in February. The development came on a day when the actor’s wife and actress Kavya Madhavan filed an anticipatory bail plea in the Kerala High Court, apprehending arrest in the case against her husband. Dileep was arrested on July 10 after interrogation on the charges of conspiracy.
The plea will come up in the high court on September 25. The Angamaly magistrate court rejected Dileep's bail plea for the second time.
The high court had also rejected his bail plea twice. Dileep has been lodged in the Aluva sub-jail after being arrested in the case on July 10.
In his bail plea, Dileep had submitted that he has completed 60 days in judicial custody and hence, is entitled to a statutory bail.
The prosecution opposed his bail plea citing that the investigation into the case was still not completed. The prosecution also argued that if he is granted bail, that will adversely affect the probe.
There was sufficient material to implicate the accused in the case, it had said.
The Angamaly court has extended the judicial remand of Dileep till September 28.
Six persons, including 'Pulsar' Suni, were arrested in connection with the incident.
The high court had dismissed Dileep's second bail petition that came up on August 29, after considering the evidence against the actor, produced by the prosecution in a sealed cover.
The police have claimed that the conspiracy to abduct and assault the actress in a moving car and film the act was hatched by Dileep.
The actress, who has worked in Tamil and Telugu films, was abducted and allegedly molested inside her car for two hours by the accused, who had forced their way into the vehicle on February 17 night and later escaped in a busy area here.
In her plea, Kavya alleged that the officers in the probe team "made open threats of arraigning" her as an accused to "cover up lacunas in the unfounded allegations against her husband Dileep and intimidate" all persons associated with him.
Considering the anticipatory bail plea filed by Malayalam film director Nadirshah, a close friend of Dileep, the court today directed the police to produce the details of questioning in a sealed cover.
Nadirshah was questioned by police yesterday in connection with the actress abduction case.The police informed the court that the probe team could not get all required information from Nadirshah due to his ill-health.
The case has also been posted to September 25 for further hearing.
(With PTI Inputs)