Nearly three years after the incident of an actor being kidnapped and assaulted, trial has begun in the matter. Actor Dileep is one among the accused. The trial is in camera and hence outside public glare.
Dileep, the eighth accused, was among those who were present when the secret trial began in a court in Kochi on Wednesday morning. The abduction and assault took place on February 17, 2017.
Dileep had recently moved the highest court seeking removal of his name from the list of accused. He was arrested in July that year and got bail nearly after three months. Two advocates, booked for destroying the mobile phones used to take pictures of the actor when abducted and assaulted, had earlier been acquitted.
According to the prosecution, Dileep was the brain behind the whole drama. He had allegedly conspired to abduct the actor against who he nursed a grouse. However, he will face trial for the crimes committed by the other accused.
The hearing is expected to go on through the week and the over 130 witnesses in the case would be heard. Two policemen are said to have turned approvers.