Nadhirshah, actor, director and close confidante of Malayalam actor Dileep, moved the Kerala High Court on Thursday, seeking anticipatory bail.
According to reports, Nadhirshah approached the court with the petition, alleging that the investigating team probing into the abduction and alleged sexual assault of a woman actor, was threatening to book him in the case.
Approaching the court for an anticipatory bail plea, Nadhirshah said that he was innocent and has no role in the crime.
This comes following expectations that the investigating team will question him again in connection with the case. They had previously grilled him and Dileep in June for over 13 hours.
Nadhirshah and Dileep
On Thursday, reports said that the investigation team would question Nadhirshah again. Although the team had asked Nadirshah to present himself for questioning, he reportedly refused claiming he had health issues.
"I was admitted to the hospital due to acidity problems," he told the media.
The anticipatory bail plea will be considered by the court on Friday.
Nadhirshah has been closely associated with actor Dileep for over three decades and had been a vocal supporter of the actor when he was accused of having a role in the abduction case.
Dileep, who is the eleventh accused in the case, continues to be in judicial custody at the Aluva sub-jail after he was repeatedly denied bail.