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Kerala High Court grants bail to actor Dileep

The bail conditions include surrendering his passport and furnishing a bond of Rs 1 lakh


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Malayalam actor, Dileep

Dileep, arrested for his alleged involvement in the conspiracy behind kidnapping an actress, was on Tuesday granted bail by the

The bail conditions include surrendering his passport, furnishing a bond of Rs 1 lakh, and pledgig to stay away from witnesses in the case. This is the third time Dileep had approached the High Court for bail. He had also sought bail from the trial court twice earlier.

Dileep was arrested on July 10. The bail comes at a time when the police are set to file a charge sheet.

The arguments on the bail plea got over on Friday.

As news spread that the actor had received a bail, his fans started reaching the Aluva sub-jail, where he has been lodged since his arrest, in large numbers.

Actor Mahesh, who had been defending Dileep all through, expressed happiness.

"Every time a bail plea was moved, we hoped against hope that he would get bail. Finally, the prayers of his fans have been answered," he said.

The abduction took place in February when the actress was on her way from Thrissur to Kochi.

She was taken around in her vehicle forcefully for about two hours before being dumped near an actor-director's home.

The key accused -- Pulsar Suni and his accomplices involved in the actual abduction -- were arrested a week later. After detailed questioning, police unearthed a conspiracy angle in the abduction and arrested Dileep.

First Published: Tue, October 03 2017. 15:40 IST