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Malayalam actress Kavya Madhavan today filed an anticipatory bail plea in the Kerala High Court apprehending arrest in the case against her husband and actor Dileep for abduction and sexual assault of a South Indian actress here in February this year.
Kavya moved the plea on a day a court in Angamaly heard a fresh bail plea moved by Dileep. The court extended the judicial remand of Dileep till September 28 and adjourned the matter to Monday.
In her plea, Kavya alleged that the investigation team in the case was being totally "biased, partisan, and ill motivated".
The actress alleged that the officers in the probe team "made open threats of arraying" her as an accused to "cover up lacunas in the unfounded allegations against her husband Dileep and intimidate" all persons associated with him.
The petition is likely to be considered on Monday.
In her petition, Kavya alleged that the investigating team, in a systematic way, is "torturing, humiliating and harassing" the petitioner in public by "selectively allowing a hard core criminal and infamous" Pulsar Suni, who is the first accused in the case, to make "preplanned, piecemeal disclosures" to media while being escorted to courts in more than a dozen pending cases.
She accused the probe team of "selectively leaking news" to the media against her to carry out "valueless but targeted media trial" on the pending case.
She also said her husband had never seen, met or talked to the prime accused in the case, Pulsar Suni.
But on the fabricated false allegation that Dileep committed criminal conspiracy with Suni, he was "arrayed" as an accused in the crime, she alleged.
Dileep, charged under various IPC sections including criminal conspiracy, has been lodged in a jail in his home town of Aluva since his arrest on July 10.
Meanwhile, a magistrate court in Angamaly today considered the fresh bail plea moved by Dileep. The court adjourned the case to Monday after hearing arguments of prosecution and Dileep.
The court then extended the judicial remand of Dileep till September 28.
Six persons, including 'Pulsar' Suni, Martin and Vigeesh, were arrested in connection with the incident.
The high court had dismissed Dileep's second bail petition on August 29, after considering the evidence against the actor produced by the prosecution in a sealed cover.
The police have claimed that the conspiracy to abduct and assault the actress in a moving car and film the act was hatched by Dileep.
The actress, who has worked in Tamil and Telugu films, was abducted and allegedly molested inside her car for two hours by the accused, who had forced their way into the vehicle on February 17 night and later escaped in a busy area in Kochi.
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