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Dileep Sent For More Questioning, His Lawyer Says Conspiracy Charge is a 'Film Script'

Dileep was arrested on Monday and sent to Aluva sub jail a day later on charges that he hired prime accused Sunil Kumar aka 'Pulsar' Suni to sexually assault an actress who was once his leading lady and a close friend of the family.

Neethu Reghukumar | CNN-News18

Updated:July 12, 2017, 7:46 PM IST
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Dileep Sent For More Questioning, His Lawyer Says Conspiracy Charge is a 'Film Script'
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Thiruvanathapuram: A court in Angamaly has sent Dileep to police custody for two days for further questioning and evidence collection even as his lawyer argued there was no evidence that the actor had a role in the abduction and sexual assault of a prominent actress.

Dileep's bail plea was reserved for orders and will be considered by the court after his police custody ends.

Dileep's counsel argued in court there was prime facie no evidence against the actor and that it was a conspiracy hatched by the prime accused and some others to implicate him.

"The so-called conspiracy is just the imagination of a fertile mind. This is the best script the actor has ever seen," lawyer Ramkumar said.

Dileep was arrested on Monday and sent to Aluva sub jail a day later on charges that he hired prime accused Sunil Kumar aka 'Pulsar' Suni to sexually assault an actress who was once his leading lady and a close friend of the family.

The prominent South Indian actress was abducted on February 17 and assaulted while being driven around Kochi with her attackers also filming the act.

According to police, the conspiracy was hatched at a meeting between Dileep and Suni in the actor's car, but his lawyer argued there was no evidence on that. The lawyer said that there was not even oral evidence to what the conversation was about.

The lawyer also said that in the remand report the police have said that Sunil Kumar was present on Dileep's shooting sets. the lawyer asked what can be proved by this as there will be many peopel on the sets.

Ramkumar also said that the remand report mentions that Dileep was 20 days late to file the blackmail complaint. He asks how can a delay in filing a complaint seen as an inclination of one's criminality.

He also mentioned that even the actress in her complaint had not mentioned about a conspiracy.

The film star has been charged with gang rape, abduction and criminal conspiracy and will be made the second accused in the case when the additional charge sheet is filed.

Dileep's arrest has shocked the Malayalam film industry as he is one of the topmost stars with many hits over the last two decades. The actor was the target of public outrage on Wednesday too with a large crowd of onlookers jeering him when he was produced in court.

| Edited by: Bijaya Das
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