Kochi: A day after he returned from Dubai, actor Dileep, 8th accused in the February 17 actress attack case, on Friday re-submitted his passport to the Angamaly court. The High Court had eased his bail condition and allowed him to travel to Dubai for the inauguration of an outlet of his 'De Puttu' restaurant chain.
Dileep, who collected the passport from the Angamaly court on November 27, flew to Dubai with his mother, Sarojam, the next day. He attended the opening of his outlet in Karama, Dubai, and returned to Kochi on Thursday. His advocate submitted the passport to the court on Friday.
SIT replies to Dileep
The special investigation team (SIT) probing the case has responded to Dileep's complaint that some parts of the charge sheet against him were leaked. The actor filed the complaint in the court after details of the charge sheet were carried by the media, including depositions of witnesses, even as the documents were under scrutiny in the court. He had pointed out that the publication of the documents would influence the judgment, and had requested the court to seek explanation from SIT on the leak. The investigators have submitted their explanation in a sealed cover to the court.
Meanwhile, the High Court has sought an explanation from the government on a complaint that Dileep was given 'VIP treatment' at the Aluva sub jail, where he spent 85 days in remand. The petitioner, a Thrissur native, alleged that jail officials including superintendent Baburaj had allowed visitors for Dileep, violating rules. Many film personalities, including Jairam and K B Ganesh Kumar MLA, visited Dileep in jail. Some of them were allowed to stay on beyond permitted visiting time, it was alleged. Dileep is listed as one of the respondents to the petition.