Dileep had said he had been trapped in this case on the word of the main accused. On the other hand, the public prosecutor called it an attempt to delay the case’s trial.

Kerala HC dismisses Dileeps plea for CBI probe in actor assault case
news Actor assault case Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 13:30

The Kerala High Court rejected actor Dileep’s plea for a CBI probe into the actor abduction and sexual assault case. Dileep has been named as the mastermind behind the abduction and assault of a popular Malayalam actor in February 2017.

In his plea, Dileep also said that he had been trapped in this case on the word of main accused Pulsar Suni. He also claimed that the investigation and trial would eventually prove that he was innocent, but that the process was causing damage to his life and dignity.

The public prosecutor submitted before the High Court that Dileep was attempting to delay the trial in this case by filing unnecessary petitions.

On June 13, Dileep had moved the Kerala High Court, asking for a CBI investigation into this case. He said that the Kerala police’s investigation into this case was biased, and that a CBI investigation was necessary to uncover the truth. In response to this, senior public prosecutor Suman Chakravarthy stated on June 14 that Dileep was asking for a CBI probe at a time the investigation had been completed and the trial was about to begin, and that there was no requirement for a CBI probe at that time.

In his plea before the HC for a CBI probe, Dileep had once again stressed upon the police’s failure to retrieve the original video of the actor’s assault as recorded on Pulsar Suni’s mobile phone, and that the police’s failure to recover the original video and the phone on which it was recorded was an attempt by the police at suppressing the truth about the case.

Dileep has also moved the Supreme Court, asking for a physical copy of the available video evidence — the recording of the sexual assault of the actor — to be handed over to him. The Kerala HC had earlier dismissed this plea, calling it an attempt by Dileep to delay and prolong the trial.

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