Kochi: With the High Court rejecting Dileep’s bail plea pointing out to his manager Appunni absconding for quite some time, his surrender becomes necessary for the actor. The court asked the investigation team to intensify search for Appunni since he had suspected role in the actress abduction and attack case. 

While considering the bail petition of the actor, the court noted that since the petitioner being a noted film actor and producer, he must be wielding considerable command on the industry and there is possibility of him influencing or threatening several witnesses, who are also in the same industry. 

The court asked the investigators to find the mobile phone which was used to capture the visuals of the attack on the actress as it is the most important evidence in the case. 

The investigation team will also question Poonjar MLA PC George in the wake of his allegations about a ‘conspiracy’ being hatched against actor Dileep. More people from film fraternity will also be questioned in the coming days in connection with the case. 

Meanwhile, sources said that Dileep would not approach the Supreme Court immediately.