Malayalam actor Dileep remanded in judicial custody.
Malayalam actor Dileep, arrested regarding the kidnapping and attack of a female actress, was on Tuesday remanded to 14-day legal custody by a court in Angamaly.
Dileep was produced to the residence of the magistrate today morning amid high police security. After finishing all legal formalities, the magistrate ordered to remanded him to judicial custody. Dileep was later shifted to the Aluva central jail, it is also near to his home.
Thousands of people assembled outside the house of the magistrate and booed and raised slogans against Dileep. Similar scenes were created outside the Aluva sub jail.
Lawyer K. Ramkumar, who appeared for Dileep, said the actor has been charged under Section 120(B) of IPC. He said a bail application has been moved in the court.
It is likely to be considered tomorrow. Ramkumar alleged that the actor was arrested after being “framed” in the case. Police said there is no instruction from the magistrate to provide any special facilities to Dileep in jail.
Kerala Police Chief Loknath Behra had said on Monday that the actor was arrested based on evidence police gathered during the process of investigation. The 48-year-old actor is accused of conspiracy behind the abduction and assault of the actress, an incident that has sent shock waves in the state.
Police had questioned prime accused Pulsar Suni for allegedly making phone calls from jail to threaten and blackmail Dileep.
Police had secured Suni’s custody on July 5 for five days from a magisterial court at nearby Kakanad. Suni’s second arrest came after police recorded the statement of Dileep on his complaint alleging blackmail by a man, who claimed to be a friend of Suni.
While being taken to the court from the jail, Suni had told reporters that names of the “sharks” involved in the conspiracy behind the abduction of the actress would soon be revealed.
Police had questioned Dileep and his director friend Nadirshah for nearly 13 hours on June 29 in view of Suni’s revelations. Police protection has been provided to Dileep’s establishments including hotels and theaters.