Advocate A Suresan has been appointed as the Special Public Prosecutor in the actor abduction and assault case.
The appointment of Suresan as Special Public Prosecutor was made based on the request by the survivor and her family.
The government issued the order in this regard late on Wednesday evening.
Suresan was Special Public Prosecutor in the sensational murder case of Soumya. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a Facebook post said that the appointment of the Special Public Prosecutor in the initial phase of the investigation was to ensure a fair probe.
Suresan had got the death sentence for Govindachami, who was convicted in the Soumya murder case, although the Supreme Court later reduced it to a life term.
People from various quarters have been demanding the appointment of an able public prosecutor in the actor abduction case given the high profile nature of the crime and also the money power of the accused Dileep.
Well-known advocate K Ramkumar is representing Dileep in court.
When Ramkumar agreed to represent Dileep in the case, discussion platforms including those on social media were abuzz with the nature of the crime, the ability of Ramkumar to rescue his client from the clutches of law citing previous examples and hence the need for the government to appoint an efficient lawyer as a public prosecutor in the case.
Some also pointed out the appointment of advocate CP Udayabhanu as the Special Public Prosecutor in the Chandrabose murder case.
Udayabhanuâ€™s cogent arguments helped in securing a jail term of 39 years for Mohammed Nisham, an influential business tycoon, who was the accused in the case.
On Wednesday, when Dileep was presented before a court in Angamaly, Ramkumar argued that there was not a shred of evidence against his client.
He even challenged the arrest and told the court that a person cannot be arrested on mere suspicion.
Dileep was arrested on Monday evening in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a prominent woman actor in a moving vehicle in May.