Court defers hearing on Dileep’s bail plea till Thursday

Kochi: The High Court here on Monday adjourned considering actor Dileep’s anticipatory bail plea in actress assault case for Thursday.

A single-bench of the court deferred hearing of the plea accepting the prosecution’s demand. Adv Manjery Sreedharan Nair, the Director General of Prosecution, told the court that he needed time to collect information regarding the case.

Dileep, arrested for allegedly plotting the abduction and assault of the popular Mollywood actress moved the High Court on Monday for bail.

The actor decided to seek bail from the high court after an Angamaly magisterial court refused to grant bail to him and sent him to judicial custody till July 25.

Earlier, Dileep’s counsel K Ramkumar had asserted that the actor had been framed in the case.

Earlier, opposing Dileep’s bail plea in Angamaly magisterial court, the prosecution had told that there was strong evidence against the actor.

The prosecution counsel had also expressed fears that on his release on bail, the accused might hamper investigation and tamper with evidence besides trying to influence witnesses.

It would also adversely affect the ongoing probe into the conspiracy behind the sensational case, the prosecution had said.

The police, meanwhile, have been looking for the actor’s manager Appunni and a lawyer allegedly associated with Dileep and the prime accused in the case Pulsar Suni. As per latest reports, the two are already in the police net.

The police have claimed that the phone used by the prime accused to take a video of assault of the actress reached Dileep through the lawyer.