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Malayalam superstar Dileep fails to get bail, to move HC


Aluva (Kerala) : A trial court here on Saturday denied bail to Malayalam superstar Dileep, who was arrested in connection with the abduction and molestation of a popular actress.

Following denial of bail, Dileep will have to cool his heels in the Aluva sub jail till July 25, when his two weeks remand period ends.

However, he will be moving a bail plea in the Kerala High Court on Monday.

The bail application in the trial court was moved on Saturday late afternoon, after an hour-long argument with the prosecution strongly opposing bail on grounds that further investigation could be affected as Dileep is a very powerful and influential person. Taking this into account, the court denied bail to the actor.

With the police not seeking further custody, the court sent him back to judicial custody. A huge crowd had gathered outside the court premises on Saturday.

When the actor was being brought from the court to the van and hearing that his bail plea was denied, the crowd jeered and booed Dileep.

Counsel for Dileep, K. Ramkumar argued that the police was banking only on the statements of the prime accused. He also deposited in the court for inspection two mobile phones used by the actor.