Kochi: Mollywood Super Star Dileep, who was arrested for allegedly plotting the February 17 actress attack, has been given permission to take part in the death anniversary rituals of his father on September 6. The rituals will be held at Aluva Manapuram from 7 am to 11 am.
However, the prosecution had contended against giving permission to the actor. They said Dileep did not take part in the rituals last year. He was at a different location then, they alleged.
Meanwhile, the remand period of the embattled actor Dileep has been extended till September 16.
The Kerala High Court had rejected the bail plea of the actor Dileep for a second time Tuesday. Dismissing the bail petition, the court ruled that the investigation in the case was still progressing and there appeared to be no substantial change in circumstance (since the previous bail plea).
The court reiterated that there was prima facie evidence against the actor. If Dileep is granted bail, he could influence the witnesses, the court observed. The HC had earlier rejected his bail plea in July.
The actor had moved the Kerala HC after the Angamaly court rejected his first bail plea.
The young woman was abducted and assaulted in a moving car in Kochi on the night of February 17. The police had arrested prime accused Pulsar Suni and his accomplices a week after the incident. Pulsar Suni eventually led the probe team to Dileep.