The bail plea of Malayalam actor Dileep, that was supposed to come up on Friday at the Kerala High Court, has been postponed for Tuesday.
The prosecution requested for the postponement as its lawyers were out of town attending the funeral of former Advocate General MK Damodaran at Kannur.
Dileep, who was arrested on July 10 in connection with the abduction and alleged sexual assault of a woman actor, continues to be lodged in the Aluva sub-Jail, after his earlier two bail applications were rejected by the court. On August 10, the actor filed for the third bail application through his new counsel Raman Pillai associates.
His judicial remand had been extended till August 22 in the case, in which Dileep is the eleventh accused.
Dileep's arrest came after police found evidence against him as the abduction's key conspirator. The actress was abducted and molested while travelling from Thrissur to Kochi on February 17.
A trial court had earlier denied Dileep's first bail plea. The actor then approached the high court, which also turned down his plea. Dileep has employed a new counsel, replacing the previous one who appeared twice on his bail plea.
The police had earlier arrested the prime accused, Pulsar Suni, and his accomplices a week after the incident. However, a conspiracy angle cropped up much later that led to Dileep's arrest.