Dileep moves HC for anticipatory bail; says conspiracy case against him concocted

Dileep was arrested in July 2017 in connection with the case and spent several weeks in jail before securing bail.

Kochi:  Actor Dileep, an accused in the actress attack case, has moved the Kerala High Court for anticipatory bail in order to avoid arrest in the latest case slapped on him on the charge of entering into a conspiracy to kill the members of the police inquiry team.

Dileep today filed the anticipatory bail application, alleging that the charge against him that he tried to conspire to kill the police officials was a concocted story.

He said that the entire episode was fully fabricated and such an attempt is made by the police so as to avert the examination of the police officials in the ongoing trial in the case.

He further alleged in the plea that it was all part of a planned attempt by the prosecution to ensure further extension of trial in the actress attack case.

The Crime Branch had earlier registered a case against six accused, including Dileep, brother Anoop, brother-in-law Sooraj, driver Appu, accomplice Baiju of Chengamanad and an unknown "VIP" on charges of pronouncing death threat against certain police officials and for engaging in a conspiracy to achieve this end.

The police registered a case against them after film director Balachandrakumar gave a statement that he was witness to the conspiracy hatched by the accused to finish off inquiry officers, including DySP Baiju Paulose, and DySP KS Sudarshan, who was part of the team which arrested Dileep.

Balachandrakumar had handed over audio tapes to the police that contained the conversation of Dileep, his brother Anoop and many others involved in the case.

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