Kerala HC denies bail to actor Dileep in abduction case

Kerala HC denies bail to actor Dileep in abduction case
Kerala HC denies bail to actor Dileep in abduction case

The Kerala High Court today rejected the bail plea of popular Malayalam actor Dileep, arrested for allegedly plotting the February 17 abduction and assault of a popular South Indian actress here.

Dismissing the bail application of the actor, Justice Sunil Thomas said the investigation in the case is progressing and the mobile phone, stated by the prosecution as a key evidence in the case, has not been recovered.

The investigation against the accused is into the conspiracy behind the case and it cannot be proved by direct evidence, the court observed.

The accused is influential and is likely to tamper with the evidence if bail is granted at this stage, the court said.

The actor, arrested on July 10, moved the high court for bail after an Angamaly magisterial court refused to grant him the relief and sent him to judicial custody till July 25.

The High Court had reserved its orders on his bail plea in the case, on July 20.

Dileep, charged under various sections of the IPC, including for hatching criminal conspiracy for abduction and assault of the actress in a moving car on February 17, is currently lodged in a jail in his home town Aluva.

The police have claimed that the conspiracy to abduct and assault the actress and film the act was hatched by Dileep and Pulsar Suni, the prime accused in the case.

In their remand application, they had also claimed that Dileep had a grudge against the actress for letting his former wife know about his alleged affairs and had hatched a conspiracy to take revenge way back in 2013.

The actress, who has worked in Tamil and Telugu films, was abducted and allegedly molested inside her car for two hours by the accused, who had forced their way into the vehicle and later escaped in a busy area here.

Six persons, including ‘Pulsar’ Suni, have been arrested in connection with the incident so far.

( Source – PTI )

Court asks cops to register FIR against MLC in abduction case

crimes against womenA court here has directed police to register an FIR against BSP MLC Brijesh Singh Prinshu for allegedly abducting a youth.

Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Abhinav Mishra yesterday directed the Sarai Lakhansi police station in-charge to lodge an FIR against the MLC.

One Indrabali Yadav, in his petition, alleged that the MLC had abducted his nephew Samar Bahadur on June 12 following a land dispute and expressed apprehension that he might be killed.

A police officer said FIR has not been registered yet and they were awaiting copy of the court order.

( Source – PTI )

Bihar legislator acquitted in abduction case

Sunil Pandey, a ruling Janata Dal-United legislator sentenced to life imprisonment for kidnapping a doctor in Bihar, was acquitted by the Patna High Court Wednesday, a court official said.

Pandey and four others were acquitted due to lack of evidence, the official said.

In 2008, a trial court sentenced Pandey, who represents the Piro constituency in Bhojpur district, and four others to life imprisonment in connection with doctor Ramesh Chandra’s kidnapping.

Chandra, a neurosurgeon, was kidnapped from Patna May 18, 2003 allegedly by a gang patronised by Pandey. His kidnapping led to widespread protests by doctors and opposition parties.

The doctor was later rescued by Bihar Police from Chiraura village under Naubatpur police station near Patna.

The abductors reportedly demanded Rs.1 crore ransom. Police claimed the doctor was rescued without payment of any ransom.

Pandey, a criminal-turned-politician, has several criminal cases pending against him. He is currently in jail.