Kochi, Jan 27: Malayalam film actor Dileep on Monday approached Kerala High Court with an appeal to exclude him from the list of accused in the 2017 actress attack case.
Dileep claimed in his petition that the move to subject him to a trial along with the other accused in the case was not as per the law. According to the actor, a separate trial was needed in connection with the threats he allegedly received from Pulsar Suni, another accused in the case. Dileep argued that to consider this case along with the actress assault case was 'a misuse of law'.
He claimed that he was the real victim in this particular case and should not be considered as the accused. Considering these aspects, conducting the trial on the basis of the present charge sheet would be a violation of the law, Dileep said in his appeal. As per this case, Dileep was allegedly threatened by Pulsar Suni, Vishnu and Sanal. In February 2017, the actress was abducted and molested by eight accused. The entire act took place in a moving vehicle and was filmed by the accused to blackmail her. The actor was subsequently arrested and arrayed as an accused in connection with offences under provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Income Tax Act. UNI