Dileep reinstated as president of Film Exhibitors United Organisation of Kerala, day after receiving bail

Dileep was released on bail on Tuesday and has already been reinstated as the president of the film exhibitor's union of Kerala

IANS October 04, 2017 19:18:59 IST
Dileep reinstated as president of Film Exhibitors United Organisation of Kerala, day after receiving bail

Kochi: A day after being released on bail, Malayalam superstar Dileep was on Wednesday reinstated as President of the powerful body of film exhibitors.

Dileep reinstated as president of Film Exhibitors United Organisation of Kerala day after receiving bail

Malayalam actor Dileep. Image from Facebook.

He was arrested for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of an actress.

The decision was taken at a hurriedly called executive meeting of the Film Exhibitors United Organisation of Kerala (FEUOK) in Kochi on Wednesday. Antony Perumbavoor, who took over as FEUOK President in July after Dileep's arrest, told media persons later that the meeting decided to reinstate the superstar as chief of the film body that was formed in January, earlier this year.

Around 5 pm on Tuesday, Dileep was released on bail and drove to his home near Kochi after spending 85 days in judicial custody.

Wednesday saw a stream of film personalities, including actors, producers and directors calling on Dileep, but the actor refused to speak to the media saying he did not have permission to speak to the press.

The team of his blockbuster film Ram Leela, released last week, held a small celebration at his home.

He, along with his actress wife Kavya Madhavan, called on his counsel Raman Pillai to convey their thanks for securing him bail in the fifth attempt.

Meanwhile, with Dileep out on bail, the police probe team which was getting ready to file the charge-sheet in the case, on Wednesday, decided to defer it.

Now all eyes are on the actors' body — Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) — which soon after Dileep's arrest, decided to suspend him from the body and also removed him as its treasurer.

Miffed by the actor walking out on bail, the recently-formed Women in Cinema Collective, led by Dileep's former wife and actress Manju Warrier, in their Facebook post said on Wednesday that even as the law was taking its course, they were fully behind their fellow actress, who underwent painful moments when she was abducted.

"We will be with her all the more strongly in her pursuit for justice," the post read.

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

She was forcibly taken around in her vehicle and allegedly molested 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 they were questioned, the police unearthed a conspiracy angle in the abduction and arrested Dileep.

Updated Date:

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro at ₹499 for the first year. Use code PRO499. Limited period offer. *T&C apply

also read

Punjab and Haryana HC grant bail to Nodeep Kaur; police refutes charges of assaulting labour rights activist
India

Punjab and Haryana HC grant bail to Nodeep Kaur; police refutes charges of assaulting labour rights activist

The activist claimed she was targeted and falsely implicated in the case as she was successful in generating massive support for the ongoing farmers' movement

Bhima Koregaon case: Bombay HC grants Varavara Rao six months interim bail, says 'genuine and fit case'
India

Bhima Koregaon case: Bombay HC grants Varavara Rao six months interim bail, says 'genuine and fit case'

The bail conditions include a direction to the accused in Elgar Parishad case to stay within the jurisdiction of the Mumbai NIA court for the bail period

'Toolkit' case: Delhi's Patiala House Court sends climate activist Disha Ravi to one-day police custody
India

'Toolkit' case: Delhi's Patiala House Court sends climate activist Disha Ravi to one-day police custody

The Delhi Police had sought five-day custody of Ravi and argued that they needed to interrogate the climate activist with the other accused, Nikita Jacob and Shanatanu Muluk who joined the probe on Monday