A magistrate court in Kochi on Saturday allowed Malayalam actor Dileep a two-hour parole to attend his father’s death anniversary rituals on September 6, PTI reported. Dileep has been in jail since July 10 on charges of plotting the abduction and sexual assault of a Malayalam actress.
The event will be held at his home in Aluva in Kochi. He will be escorted by police officials and will have to return to jail on the same day. Moreover, Dileep’s judicial custody was extended till September 16.
The actor met his wife Kavya Madhavan and his daughter Meenakshi in the jail on Saturday, 55 days after his arrest. Madhavan’s name figured in the case after prime accused Pulsar Suni had claimed that he was acting on instructions from her.
On August 29, the Kerala High Court had rejected actor Dileep’s bail plea for the third time. Dileep has consistently claimed not to know another key accused in the case, Pulsar Suni. The police, however, claimed to have found evidence to show they knew each other.
On February 17, a group of men had allegedly waylaid the woman actor’s vehicle in Ernakulam’s Angamaly. They then reportedly took photos of her as they harassed her and fled with the car when they reached Palarivattom. Reports have said that Dileep had planned the attack on the woman as payback for a personal grudge. Several artists from the film industry have condemned him and have supported the woman actor.