The Supreme Court has directed the trial court to submit a report. Which is on the status of the proceedings in the 2017 actress assault case after six months. It was considering a petition submitted by actor Dileep. An accused in the case, for hastening the trial proceedings.
The apex court assessed the progress of the case and observed it. That the trial court judge was taking all efforts to complete the proceedings. Before January 31, as directed by it on September 5.
The Supreme Court also expressed satisfaction with the lower court for “making all endeavors”. To complete the proceedings without delay.
Request of Dileep
Dileep requested in this petition to the apex court not to permit it again. Which cross-examination those who already gave their statements. Before the court, it should ensure that. Further investigation reports should not use for re-investigating the case.
A bench led by Justice Dinesh Maheshwari listed the case for further hearing on December 13.
Last month the apex court directed that the trial should be completed before January 31, 2023.
Dileep submitted a petition before the Supreme Court. Requesting the apex court to hear his side. Before delivering an order in the survivor’s plea for changing the trial court.
A bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and C T Ravikumar will consider the plea today.
The Kerala High Court dismissed the plea of the victim. Seeking the transfer of the case from the Ernakulam District and Sessions court. To the Special Additions Session Court, saying she “lost faith” in the trial court judge.
The case pertains to the abduction of a South Indian actress and her alleged rape. By gangsters who forced their way into her car on February 17, 2017. The entire act filmed by those persons to blackmail the actress. There are 10 accused in the 2017 case, including actor Dileep, and police have arrested seven. Though Dileep was subsequently arrested, he was released on bail.