KOCHI: Angamaly Judicial First Class Magistrate Court on Friday denied bail to Malayalam actor Dileep who was arrested in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a prominent actress.
The court has extended his police custody for two days until July 15. It directed the police to produce the actor again on Saturday at 5 pm. The court also posted the hearing of the actor's bail plea for July 20.
Opposing his bail plea, the prosecution said the mobile phone used to film the sexual assault was yet to be seized. Hence, further interrogation of the actor was necessary. To prove the conspiracy part, a thorough investigation has to be conducted, the prosecution said. It also claimed that Dileep was not cooperating with the investigation.
Dileep' s counsel said that the police appear to be groping in the dark and playing hide and seek after arresting a respectable and well-known person as accused without substantial evidence. The actor's counsel blamed the police for allegedly misusing the judiciary by filing for his police custody repeatedly so as to collect evidence.