The Kerala High Court has denied bail to actor Dileep, who was arrested on charges of conspiracy in the Kochi actress attack case.

Upholding the prosecution's argument that it is the first case in the country where a quotation was given to sexually assault a woman, judge Sunil Thomas said it is among the rarest cases.

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The verdict on Monday has come as a massive setback for the actor in his bid to come clean in the case. The police will now produce him at the Angamaly first class judicial magistrate court to extend his remand period. 

The prosecution maintained its stand that Dileep is the mastermind behind the attack and they have solid evidence proving his involvement. The defence, meanwhile, said that the actor was arrested solely based on the statement of main accused Pulsar Suni.

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Dileep had moved the High Court after the Angamaly first class judicial magistrate court denied him bail last week. The actor has served 10 days at the Aluva sub-jail and three days in police custody since his arrest.

The HC will also hear the bail petition of Pular Suni today.