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Malayalam actress assault case: Dileep’s plea rejected by HC

Actor accused of diverting case.

It is more trouble for Malayalam actor Dileep as his plea for CBI probe in the Malayalam actress assault case has been rejected by the Kerala High Court. Sources say that the court dismissed his plea and observed that the police investigation was going in the right direction and Dileep’s plea had no significance. The actor has been named as the mastermind behind the abduction and assault of a popular Malayalam actor in February 2017.

The actor argued that the police investigation was biased and that he was being trapped in the case with fake evidence. However, the actor’s claim was dismissed. The public prosecutor called Dileep’s plea an attempt to delay the case’s trial by filing unnecessary petitions.

It may be recalled that in his petition, Dileep stated that the police had nabbed all the assailants and filed a final report during April 2017 without any charges of conspiracy against him. But he was taken into custody suddenly. He was later accused of making phone calls to persons close to him from prison during April 2017 under the influence of external forces.

It may be recalled that the victim – an actress, who is a popular face in Tamil and Telugu films, was abducted and allegedly molested inside her car by a group of men, who had forced their way into the vehicle on the night of 17 February 2017 and later escaped. Dileep is among the 8 accused who conspired the brutal assault by hiring goons. It is alleged that Dileep is the suspected mastermind behind it all.

On the personal front, Dileep who married actress Kavya Madhavan had a baby girl. For Kavya, this is her first child while Dileep has a daughter from his previous marriage with Manju Warrier. Actors Dileep and Kavya tied the knot in 2016. The two had been friends and colleagues for a long time.

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