Vijay Babu, Malayalam film producer and actor, is dealing with a probe within the case of alleged rape of an actress in Kerala. He was on Monday arrested by the Kochi metropolis police investigating the matter, police stated. Babu had secured anticipatory bail within the case from the Kerala Excessive Courtroom on June 22. Police stated Babu’s arrest was recorded and he could be launched as per the situations set by the excessive court docket.
Bail set at Rs 5 lakh
Whereas granting bail to Vijay Babu, the excessive court docket had stated he shall be launched on bail on executing a bond of Rs 5 lakh together with two sureties of the identical quantity. Throughout the interval from June 27 to July 3, he shall be deemed to be below the custody of police “for facilitating the necessities of investigation”, the court docket had stated, permitting his plea looking for anticipatory bail within the rape case.
Police to analyze the alleged rape case
Police stated Babu could be taken to the spots the place the alleged crime was dedicated by him for gathering proof throughout this era. The girl, who appeared in films produced by Babu’s manufacturing home, lodged a grievance with the police on April 22 and detailed by a Fb put up the bodily assault and sexual exploitation she had allegedly suffered by the hands of the producer-actor for the previous one-and-half months.
Sufferer’s lawyer challenges Vijay Babu’s bail
The girl’s lawyer, opposing Babu’s plea, had argued earlier than the court docket that the actor-producer had allegedly “misused and abused the belief reposed on him by her.” It was additionally argued on her behalf that being a novice artist, her objections had been simply subdued and that she was allegedly subjected to repeated sexual assaults by him. Babu had claimed that he was harmless and was “extremely aggrieved” by the one-sided strategy of the authorities to make him a “scapegoat for the aim of stories and the media.”