Dileep's fourth bail plea rejected by Angamaly court in Malayalam actress assault case

FP Staff

Sep 18, 2017 13:15:56 IST

Malayalam superstar Dileep's fourth bail plea has been rejected by Angamaly magistrate court in the Malayalam actress assault case.

Dileeps fourth bail plea rejected by Angamaly court in Malayalam actress assault case

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The News Minute reports that the court rejected Dileep's bail a day after extending his remand period to 28 September. This comes as a major setback for the actor as his long awaited film Ramleela is slated to release on the same day. The same report states that the film had already been pushed for two months due to his arrest.

Deccan Chronicle reports that Amidst expectation of him filing his fourth bail application in the Kerala High Court, Dileep opted for the magistrate court instead, which has already rejected his first bail application. However, this time, besides arguing that he has been framed in the Malayalam actress assault case, Dileep's counsel also asked for a bail on grounds of natural justice as his remand period has exceeded 60 days and that he has been cooperating with the police in the investigation.

However, Manorama Online reports that the prosecution argued that releasing Dileep on bail at this juncture of investigation could prove fatal to the case as he might attempt to influence the witness. Subsequently, the court rejected his fourth bail plea application as well.

Also read - Malayalam actress assault case: 60 days after Dileep was arrested, a look at developments

Updated Date: Sep 18, 2017 13:29:14 IST

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