Actor Dileep has expressed relief when he was informed that he has been granted conditional bail in the Kochi actress attack case.
"I am relieved that I got the bail at least now," Dileep told the Aluva sub jail's superintendent when he was made aware of the court verdict. The actor spent 85 days in jail.
The High Court bench, headed by Justice Sunil Thomas, pronounced the verdict on Tuesday afternoon. The court acknowledged the prosecution's argument that the investigation is reaching its climax.
As per the bail conditions, Dileep has to surrender his passport and issue a bond worth Rs 1 lakh. The actor has also been directed not to try influencing the witnesses or to attempt destroying any pieces of evidence.
This was the fifth time that Dileep approached a court seeking bail, ever since his arrest on charges of conspiracy on July 10. The High Court and the Angamaly first class judicial magistrate's court had both rejected his bail plea twice before.