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Court grants two-day police custody of Dileep

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

A magistrate today granted two-day police custody of popular actor Dileep, arrested in connection with the alleged abduction and assault of a South Indian actress here in February.

Considering the application seeking three-day custody of the actor, the at nearby Angamaly granted his police custody till Friday.

It posted the bail application moved by Dileep's counsel to that day.

Police later took the actor to the Aluva Police Club for questioning.

The 48-year-old actor, charged with criminal conspiracy in the sensational case, was brought to the amid tight security.

Hundreds of people who gathered outside the court, booed Dileep, who till now used to be hailed as a popular actor.

Police alleged that the conspiracy to abduct and assault the actress and film the dastardly act was hatched by Dileep and 'Pulsar' Suni, the prime accused in the case.

The actor has been charged under several sections of the IPC, including 120(B) (conspiracy).

Dileep's counsel and noted lawyer K Ramkumar has claimed that he had been framed in the case.

The actor, arrested on Monday evening, was remanded to 14-day judicial custody yesterday.

He was later expelled from AMMA (Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes).An emergency meeting of AMMA yesterday had removed Dileep from its primary membership.

He was treasurer of the AMMA, which also pledged its support to the actress.

Dileep was arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy in executing the abduction and assault of the actress, who has worked in Tamil and Telugu films also.

She was allegedly abducted and 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 here.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had yesterday asserted that those committing any offence, whoever they may be, would be brought to book.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 15:13 IST