Malayalam actress abduction: Actor Dileep in judicial custody for 14 days; lodged in Aluva sub-jail

The actor was brought to the residence of the magistrate this morning amid tight police security. After completing all formalities, the magistrate remanded him to judicial custody.

Published: 11th July 2017 10:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2017 04:34 PM   |  A+A-

Police taking actor Dileep to Aluva sub jail after being remanded to judicial custody in the case related to the actor assault case on Tuesday morning in Kochi. | Express Photo Service

By Express News Service

KOCHI: Malayalam actor Dileep, who was arrested on Monday on the charges of hatching a criminal conspiracy in the abduction and sexual assault case of a leading actress in Kochi in February, has been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days. 

The actor was sent to sub-jail at Aluva, near here.

Amid tight security, the actor was taken to the residence of Angamaly judicial first class magistrate, near Kochi, by 6.45 am on Tuesday.

On hearing the news that the actor would be produced before the magistrate, a large number of people thronged the premises of the magistrate's residence near Vengoor at Aluva.

The crowd booed at Dileep, who was earlier hailed as 'janapriya nayakan' (popular hero).

Dileep has filed a bail application but the magistrate court will consider the plea only on Wednesday. 

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Aluva deputy superintendent of police (DySP) Sanil Kumar said the actor was lodged in an ordinary cell and that he did not plead for any special privileges inside the prison. 

Responding to queries whether the actor would be provided a special cell, Sanil Kumar said, "The jail authorities will take a decision on this regard and the police have not received any direction in this regard from the Magistrate." 

"I have no fear since I have not committed any crime," Dileep told the media while police was taking him to the residence of the magistrate.

Meanwhile, police officers said they would move the court seeking the custody of the actor for further interrogation.  Dileep is charged under section 120b (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.

Here are all the updates of the case as it progressed:

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