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Malayalam actress abduction: Dileep to move court against Kochi police


According to the actor, the police is refusing to provide crucial documents for his counsel's perusal.

IANS

With the Malayalam actress abduction case trial set to commence, one of the accused, actor Dileep, is set to move the court against the police for failing to provide crucial documents for his counsel's perusal.

Dileep's counsel has been asking for a copy of the visuals of the actress being harassed while she was taken around in a vehicle in Kochi for around two hours.

When the demand was first raised, a lower court had allowed the actor and his counsel to take a look at the evidence in the court's presence. However, he later wished to have a copy of it, that the police is unwilling to provide.

His counsel will also move against not receiving other documents pertaining to the case.

According to the police, those demanded are vital evidences that could not be handed over. Further, the police also wanted to safeguard the privacy of the victim.

The alleged incident took place in February 2017 while the actress was on her way to Kochi from her house. Prime accused in the case, Pulsar Suni, was arrested only a week after the incident.

The trial court in December accepted the chargesheet that names a total of 12 persons.

The 650-page chargesheet also listed witnesses that had around 50 names from the Malayalam film industry, including Dileep's ex-wife Manju Warrier, .

Dileep was arrested on 10 July 2017 and got conditional bail after spending 85 days in jail.

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