The Kerala High Court will hear the anticipatory bail plea of South Actor Dileep in the actress kidnapping case on Tuesday. The court adjourned the matter saying they need to study the details of the latest disclosures against the actor. The state told the court that till then Dileep would not be arrested. On Thursday, the Crime Branch, which is probing the case, raided the houses of the actor, his brother and a few others in the wake of the latest revelations made through Dileep’s close friend Malayalam film director Balachandra Kumar.
Last week, the police registered a new case against Dileep, his brother Anoop, his brother-in-law Suraj and other family members under non-bailable sections. Actor Dileep had approached the court for anticipatory bail. Kumar, who had recently fallen out with actor Dileep, told the police that the actor had some clips of the female actor who was sexually assaulted.
The actor presented himself before the police investigation team and gave his detailed statement and on Wednesday he testified before the local magistrate. Incidentally, according to Kumar, the visuals that Dileep has seen so far have only been seen through the trial court and hence the new revelations made through Kumar have put the actor in deep trouble.
Actor Dileep said in his petition that all the disclosures are “baseless” and he has not done anything wrong. Dileep was arrested in 2017 and was in jail in a case related to the filming of visuals and sexually assaulting a frontline heroine of South Indian films. After two months in jail, he was released on bail and the trial of the case is going on, when the latest revelations have come to light.
Malayalam film director Balachandra had informed the police about this case in great detail and also told about the audio clip present in the phone. More recently, it was also reported that the police is conducting a search operation at the house of actor Dileep. It is being said that it was raided only to collect evidence regarding death threats. With the permission of the court, this search operation is being carried out through a 20-member team.