The Kerala High Court (HC) on Monday denied bail to actor Dileep who is one among the accused in the actress abduction and molestation case. The HC in a detailed judgment observed that the accused had a strained relationship with the victim as he believed that the victim tried to disrupt his matrimonial relationship with his former wife. Besides, it was pointed out by several people that the victim lost several of her opportunities in a handful of films because of the accused actor’s interference and had badly affected her career.
Several crucial discoveries have been made by the investigation team as it had evidence to establish the close association the prime accused had maintained with the petitioner. The judgment says, “The conspiracy angle is sought to be established by alleging that the petitioner herein had met the first accused (Pulsar Suni) at the five different specified places where the conspiracy was hatched. One was in a hotel wherein the petitioner (Dileep) allegedly instructed the first accused to commit the act and offered to pay the huge amount. Hotel records are relied on by the prosecution to establish that the room was booked in the name of the petitioner herein. The presence of both the accused and the petitioner at all five places at the same time is sought to be established by call record details, tower location of mobiles or by direct oral evidence, gathered by the investigation. The disclosure made by the first accused about the conspiracy hatched with the petitioner, in the investigation and those made to others have led to discovery of several crucial materials and facts.”
Apart from the conspiracy and evidence for the strained relationship with the victim, the Court has observed three important reasons for dismissing the bail application. The judgment says, “The case is unique, considering the seriousness, meticulous planning, cruel nature of execution and being a crime executed to wreak vengeance on a woman by engaging criminals, to sexually abuse her. Courts have to be circumspect in granting bail in such cases.”