Kochi: The Angamaly judicial first class magistrate court, rejecting the bail of actor Dileep, said on Saturday that it should serve as a message to offenders.
The court made the observation while considering the actor's plea. The details of the judgment were made public on Monday. "People should understand that such atrocities will not be considered silly. Charges raised against the actor are of a serious nature," the court said. It also observed that the accused could tamper with evidence if let out on bail.
The actor then sought bail from the High Court after the Angamaly court refused to grant bail to him and sent him to judicial custody till July 25.
The HC will consider Dileep's bail plea on Thursday. It rejected his plea for an urgent hearing.
The dastardly act
Dileep, lodged in Aluva sub jail, has been charged under various sections of the IPC.
The police said the conspiracy to abduct and assault the actress and film the dastardly act was hatched by Dileep and Pulsar Suni, the prime accused in the case.
The police, in its remand application, had claimed that Dileep had developed a grudge against the actress for letting his then wife know about his alleged affairs and had hatched a conspiracy to take revenge way back in 2013.
The popular 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 on February 17 and later escaped in a busy area here.
Six people, including 'Pulsar' Suni, have been arrested in connection with the incident.