After being denied bail four times in the past, Malayalam actor Dileep has finally secured bail from the Kerala High Court on Tuesday. Dileep was arrested on July 10 for his alleged involvement in the conspiracy surrounding the abduction and sexual assault of a woman actor in February this year. Dileep is the eleventh accused in the case.
The Kerala High Court has granted conditional bail to the actor, asking him to pay a bond of Rs 1 lakh. The Kerala HC granted bail to the actor at a time when the investigating team is all set to submit the supplementary chargesheet in a few days. According to reports, jail Superintendent of Aluva sub-jail informed Dileep about his bail and the actor said he was thankful.
The actor is accused of hiring a gang to abduct and sexually assault the actress to settle a personal score. Six persons, including Dileep and main accused Pulsar Suni, were arrested in connection with the incident in which an actress, who has worked in Tamil and Telugu films, was abducted and allegedly molested inside her car for two hours on February 17.
Dileep‘s release also comes at a time when his movie Ramaleela has hit the theatres. There was much debate in the state on whether the movie should be boycotted, but Dileep fan clubs worked hard to create a buzz around the movie. Although the actor vehemently denied that he was involved, he was arrested by the police in July.