August 29, 2017
Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday refused bail to actor Dileep accused of abduction and abuse of a South Indian actor. This is the third time he is being denied bail.
Meanwhile, the police are all set to file chargesheet in three weeks. The prosecution which told the court that there were three witnesses and 213 evidences against Dileep will file the chargesheet before completing 90 days since registering of the case.
Though the police have not been able to trace the mobile phone and the memory card, it has received legal advice to go ahead with filing of chargesheet.
The police are following the directives of the Supreme Court in handling sexual abuse cases.
The court after hearing the application observed that it was not possible to grant him bail at this stage considering the gravity of the case. It had completed hearing arguments on the bail petition a few days ago when the defence lawyer argued that the case was fabricated by the police.
He said the letter purported to have been written by prime accused Pulsar Suni was part of a script prepared earlier. The prosecution claim that the two were under same tower location was not evidence as the two towers covered an area of 3 km. Also, the media had been `hunting him’ by leveling charges including painting him a land grabber, the defence argued.
However, the prosecution submitted new evidences in a sealed cover.
It said there was evidence of a staff of Thrissur Tennis Club seeing the actor and Pulsar Suni together.
The driver of actor’s wife Kavya Madhavan had agreed to give evidence against Dileep, the prosecution added.
Dileep was arrested by police on July 10, a week after questioning him for 13 hours in connection with abduction and abuse of a popular South Indian actor.
Dileep is presently housed at Aluva sub jail in Ernakulam district.
The magistrate’s court at Angamali first rejected Dileep’s bail application, following which the actor moved Kerala High Court on July 24 which was also rejected. Both the bail applications were filed through eminent lawyer Ramkumar.
Dileep then decided to replace Ramkumar with B Raman Pillai who had filed the last bail plea.
The case relates to the abduction and abuse of a popular south Indian actor in a vehicle on February 17 near Ernakulam. Pulsar Suni and his accomplice Vigeesh went underground and were arrested on February 23 after staging an unsuccessful bid to surrender before a court in Ernakualm.
Four others, including the vehicle driver Martin, were arrested earlier.