- While the court was considering the bail plea, the police conducted raids at Dileep's residence in Aluva
- Dileep's counsel submitted two mobile phones, allegedly used by him, to the court in a sealed envelope
- The police can get the custody of Dileep once again before the two-week remand ends on July 25
The Angamaly first class judicial magistrate court on Saturday denied bail to actor Dileep, who was arrested in connection with the Kochi actress attack case.
The police did not seek further custody of Dileep, and the court remanded the actor to judicial custody till July 25. When asked, Dileep told the court that he had no complaints against the police.
Dileep has been sent back to Aluva sub-jail but his advocate K Ramkumar said they would approach the Kerala High Court, challenging the order. The police can get the custody of Dileep once again before the remand period ends.
The actor was jeered by the crowd gathered on the court premises when he was taken back to the police van. The actor appeared calm after hearing the court order but did not respond to mediapersons' questions .
The special prosecutor contended that Dileep should not be granted bail and if he is, there are chances that he would try to destroy the evidence. It stressed that the accused is a highly influential person, who could try to influence and hamper the probe if he is out of custody. The prosecution also pointed out there has already been an organised move on social media platforms, supporting the actor.
While the court was considering the actor's bail plea, the police reportedly conducted raids at Dileep's residence in Aluva.
Earlier today, Dileep's counsel submitted two mobile phones, allegedly used by the actor, to the court in a sealed case and sought scientific examination of them.
Advocate K Ramkumar told the court that if the phones reach the police, the probe team might try to tamper with it or plant fake evidence. The police had searched for these phones at Dileep's residence and offices in recent weeks.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:03 PM