Face-saving bid by AMMA; 2 members move to implead in Dileep case, victim rejects ‘support’
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Face-saving bid by AMMA; 2 members move to implead in Dileep case, victim rejects ‘support’

The Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) which has been facing flak over its pro-Dileep stand made a salvage attempt on Friday with two of its executive members proposing to Kerala High Court to implead in the actor abuse case.

AMMA executive members, actors Honey Rose and Rachana Narayanankutty, on Friday sought permission to implead in the case where the victim has sought for a woman judge to hear the case. However, the victim took the stand that she did not want any support. She had already submitted her resignation from the association.

Kerala Government has already expressed its stand favouring a special court headed by a woman judge to conduct the trial in-camera. The woman actor was abducted in February 2017 enroute Ernakulam from Thrissur and sexually abused inside the vehicle. This was videographed by the abductors who claimed that it was at the behest of Dileep.

Dileep, the eighth accused in the case, spent 87 days in jail after which he came out on bail. He has moved the High Court seeking a CBI probe. The Government had opposed it claiming that the accused had no right to decide the course of and agency for trial and also saw in it an attempt to delay the trial.