Kerala High Court Rejects Plea To Cancel Malayalam Actor Dileep’s Bail in 2017 Actress Assault Case

Dileep's bail in the 2017 actress assault case stands firm as the Kerala High Court rejects a plea by the prosecution to revoke it. After the Additional Special Session, Judge Ernakulam dismissed the state's attempt, the Court's ruling was influenced by concerns about evidence tampering and witness intimidation raised in the trial court's findings.

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Kerala High Court Rejects Plea To Cancel Malayalam Actor Dileep’s Bail in 2017 Actress Assault Case
Malayalam Actor Dileep (Photo Credits: IANS)

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday refused to cancel the bail granted to Malayalam cine actor Dileep in the 2017 actress assault case. The Court orders came on a plea moved by the prosecution in 2022 challenging the order of the Additional Special Session Judge, Ernakulam, dismissing the State's plea to cancel the bail granted to Dileep by the High Court in 2017. 2017 Actress Assault Case: Kerala HC Declines to Canc="name">Home

Kerala High Court Rejects Plea To Cancel Malayalam Actor Dileep’s Bail in 2017 Actress Assault Case

Dileep's bail in the 2017 actress assault case stands firm as the Kerala High Court rejects a plea by the prosecution to revoke it. After the Additional Special Session, Judge Ernakulam dismissed the state's attempt, the Court's ruling was influenced by concerns about evidence tampering and witness intimidation raised in the trial court's findings.

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Kerala High Court Rejects Plea To Cancel Malayalam Actor Dileep’s Bail in 2017 Actress Assault Case
Malayalam Actor Dileep (Photo Credits: IANS)

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday refused to cancel the bail granted to Malayalam cine actor Dileep in the 2017 actress assault case. The Court orders came on a plea moved by the prosecution in 2022 challenging the order of the Additional Special Session Judge, Ernakulam, dismissing the State's plea to cancel the bail granted to Dileep by the High Court in 2017. 2017 Actress Assault Case: Kerala HC Declines to Cancel Dileep's Bail.

A single-judge bench of Justice Sophy Thomas said: "Since the trial court has made some observations and findings, it may tend to appear that the learned judge has made up her mind as to the destruction of evidence, threatening the witness, etc. alleged by the prosecution. "It is clarified that the trial court's observations and findings in the order are only for the purpose of disposal of Crl.MP 891/2022 shall not affect the appreciation of evidence in SC 118/2018 (main case). The learned trial judge has to appreciate the evidence in SC 118/2018 independently and untrammelled by any of the observations and findings in Annexure E Order." 

Dileep was arrested on July 10, 2017, and the High Court granted bail on October 3, 2017. The prosecution moved the High Court, contending that Dileep failed to follow the bail conditions and that he and his associates indulged in all sorts of activities, including destroying evidence and influencing prosecution witnesses. A leading south Indian actress - who subsequently identified herself - had complained that she had been abducted and sexually assaulted by a gang of goons in 2017 who filmed the act to blackmail her. After the main accused, Sunil was arrested and questioned, Dileep was accused of being the main conspirator in the case, arrested, and was in jail for several weeks before walking out on bail.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Feb 28, 2024 01:50 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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