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Cop Murder Conspiracy : Hearing Of Dileep’s Bail Plea Adjourned To Wednesday; No Arrest Until Then

Web Desk‌Updated: Thursday Jan 27, 2022

Kochi :  Actor Dileep’s  plea for anticipatory bail, against case on his alleged conspiracy  to kill lead investigator in the 2017 actress assault case, has been postponed to Wednesday. The High Court ruled against any arrest up to then.

The case is registered by Crime Branch and sleuths have so far arrested the actor’s brother Anoop, his borther-in-law Suraj and driver Appu in  the crime.

Meanwhile, Crime Branch is set to submit to court the report on interrogations it conducted of Dileep for 33 hours  on his suspected cop-murder plan. At the time, the Crime Branch will also urge court to obtain custody of the actor.

The voice recording by film director P Balachandrakumar of Dileep’s conversation with friends  plotting to murder investigating head in the actress assault case was played in presence of  Raji and Arun Gopi. The step was part of sending voice sample for forensic processing, said Crime Branch SP Mohanachandran. Dileep’s brother Anoop and brother-in-law Suraj were questioned separately. Balachandran said, the two made interventions to  influence the case witnesses. Crime branch is also looking into Suraj’s income income sources.

As part of the investigation, Crime Branch summoned directors Raji and Arun Gopi and two staff from Dileep’s production firm, the Grand productions, to the office for questioning and recorded their testimonies.