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Police Custody of Dileep Extended, Court to Hear Bail Plea on Saturday

Kochi: The Angamaly Magistrate Court today extended the police custody of actor Dileep in connection with the alleged conspiracy in the attack and sexual abuse incident of a Malayalam actress on February 17 this year. His custody has been extended till 5pm on Saturday.

The court will issue verdict on the actor’s bail application tomorrow. During the hearing, the prosecution argued that the crime is grave in nature and is ready to produce the case diary if needed.

Meanwhile, Dileep told the court that he had no complaint against the police. On Thursday, the defendant submitted that the arrest is illegal as the police failed to submit any evidence to prove conspiracy in the case. Dileep’s counsel also claimed that the evidences are fake.

Dileep was interrogated yesterday at the Aluva Police Club after the evidence gathering process. According to reports, the police are gearing up for more arrests on Friday and questioning more people, including a senior actor in connection with the case. Some online news portals reported that the police had recorded the statement of Dileep’s wife, actress Kavya Madhavan.

Manager absconding

Close on the heels of the reports that the Manager of actor Dileep would be arrested in connection with the attack on actress case, he is absconding now.

Several attempts by the police to contact Appunni proved in vain as he had switched off his five mobile phones.