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Dileep's bail plea to be decided today.


By Ashraf Padanna/Thiruvananthapuram

A court in Kerala, which extended actor Dileep's police custody by a day, will decide his bail plea today. Emerging from the courtroom, the superstar's lawyer K Ramkumar said police had no evidence against his client were trying to fabricate evidence. However, special prosecutor A Sureshan said there was solid evidence against the actor. Dileep waved to a booing crowd at the Angamaly Judicial First Class Magistrate Court premises as the police took him away under heavy security to the Police Club in his hometown of Aluva nearby. Police claim Dileep hired Sunil Kumar aka Pulsar Suni, a former driver of actor and ruling party legislator Mukesh, in 2013 to molest an actress. The actor is claimed to have offer Suni Rs15mn for a video clip of the assault. Suni carried out the crime on February 17 after abducting the actress from Angamaly while she was on her way to Kochi. "The police are asking Dileep to produce incriminating evidence. It is not the defender's duty to recover the smartphone of the principal accused," Ramkumar told reporters. "They are now in search of an approver as they don't have any witnesses (to prove the conspiracy). If they had one, they wouldn't have been searching for an approver," the lawyer claimed. Suresan reportedly told the judge the police was willing to submit the case diary in a sealed cover, including the video clip. The prosecution has opposed Dileep's bail application claiming he might influence "witnesses" and others and a bail at this juncture would affect the ongoing investigation. Meanwhile, local legislator Anwar Sadat claimed the police was trying to drag his name into the case. The opposition Congress party leader said he enjoyed good relations with all his constituent members. Sadat admitted he had called Dileep a day after the actress was assaulted.

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Publication:Gulf Times (Doha, Qatar)
Date:Jul 14, 2017
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