Dileep's wife Kavya Madhavan's bail plea not required; she is not a suspect, says Kerala High Court

FP Staff

Sep,26 2017 16:44 54 IST

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday said the anticipatory bail application of actress Kavya Madhavan, wife of arrested superstar Dileep, was not required to be taken up since the prosecution maintained she was not a suspect in the actress abduction case.

Malayalam actor Dileep. Image from Facebook

File image of Dileep

With the observation, the court closed her case. At the same time, the court posted the anticipatory bail of close aide of Dileep, actor director Nadir Shah, for 4 October.

The police maintained that as of now there is nothing against the actress but added that if need arises, she might have to appear for questioning, as the probe in the case is still going on.

The relief for her comes at a time when the fifth bail plea of Dileep, arrested for alleged involvement in the conspiracy behind the kidnapping, is coming up on Tuesday before the High Court.

Dileep was questioned twice and was arrested after the second round of questioning on 10 July. Shah was questioned on two occasions and Madhavan once. Apprehending arrest, the two had approached the High Court last week and filed their anticipatory bail pleas.

The prosecution in the actress abduction case on Tuesday submitted more evidence against arrested Malayalam actor Dileep in the Kerala High Court that was hearing his bail plea.

This was the third bail application that Dileep moved in the High Court and the fifth overall. All the previous four bail pleas were turned down twice each, by the High Court and the trial court.

Counsel for Dileep argued that the police was basing the entire investigation on the statements of prime accused in the case Pulsar Suni and said "it appears that he (Suni) is like God to the police probe team".

Dileep's counsel strongly demanded that bail be granted. The arguments of the prosecution will be completed on Wednesday.

The abduction took place on this day 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 and allegedly molested before being dumped near actor-director Lal's home, from where police was informed.

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

With inputs from IANS.