Popular actor Dileep had been arrested in connection with driving the conspiracy related to the abduction and molestation of a leading actress in February this year. Right from the start, there had been considerable speculation in local media channels about the same actor being involved.
However, the Angamaly (Kochi) judicial magistrate court on Saturday turned down Malayalam superstar Dileep’s bail plea and remanded him to judicial custody till July 25.
The public prosecutor opposed the superstar’s bail application, stating that he could use his clout to influence witnesses and weaken the ongoing investigation. The prosecution also referred to an ongoing pro-Dileep social media campaign to secure his release.
However, the embattled actor’s counsel – Ram Kumar – claimed the actor has been falsely implicated in the case, and the investigation team was “busy fabricating evidence against him”. He also submitted two mobile phones used by the actor for further tests. Dileep was later taken to the Aluva sub-jail after his bail plea rejected by the court again.