Malyalam Actor Vijay Babu gets anticipatory bail in alleged rape case [23.6.2022]

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Kochi : 23.6.2022, Wednesday

Actor-producer Vijay Babu was granted a pre-arrest bail by the Kerala High Court yet again in a sexual assault case. The actor has been told to appear before the investigators when asked. He has also reportedly been asked not to contact the complainant by any means, or make any claims linked to her or the family. He will also have to seek permission for leaving the state.

A Malayalam actor who made her debut in Babu’s film had filed a complaint on April 22, accusing him of sexually abusing her several times by promising her roles and forcing her to take drugs.

Another case was later filed against Babu for identifying the complainant by name on social media.

In May, the external affairs ministry had impounded the passport of the Malayalam actor. “After his passport was cancelled, we pressed for his extradition, and anticipating trouble, he slipped out of the UAE a couple of days back,” Kochi Police Commissioner Nagaraju Chakkilam had said at that time. “We are monitoring his movements. It will be better for him to surrender and face the law of the land,” the commissioner said.

23 Jun 2022