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Dileep booked for ‘plan to kill investigating officer’ in sexual assault case

The Crime Department wing of Kerala police on Sunday filed a contemporary case towards Malayalam actor Dileep based mostly on the assertion of movie director Balachandrakumar that the previous had allegedly conspired to kill the investigating officer and others who probed the sexual assault and abduction of a feminine actor in 2017. Dileep is likely one of the accused within the sexual assault case, whose trial is within the final levels at a particular courtroom in Kochi.
Two weeks again, Balachandrakumar had instructed a TV channel that Dileep allegedly watched the visuals of the sexual assault on the actor and maintained a detailed relationship with the prime accused, Sunil Kumar alias Pulsor Suni, who had labored as a driver within the movie trade.

Subsequently, audio clips purportedly attributed to Dileep had come out in media, during which the actor was heard saying that “wait to see how the 5 investigating officers are going to endure.” One other particular person within the audio clip was heard saying “if a truck is hitting Baiju Poulose (the officer who probed the assault case), we must see one other Rs 1.50 crore.” Balachandrakumar additionally deposed earlier than the police that Dileep had conspired to conspired the investigating officer and his group member.
Final week, the trial courtroom in Kochi had ordered the police to submit a report on January 20 based mostly on the revelation of Balachandrakumar towards Dileep. In the meantime, the prosecution had moved the excessive courtroom looking for permission to difficulty summons to a couple witnesses for his or her re-examination following the revelation of Balachandrakumar.

The prosecution had approached the excessive courtroom after the trial courtroom had rejected the plea. On Friday, whereas listening to the prosecution enchantment, a single bench of Justice Kausar Edappagath had posed the query of how the director’s revelation would assist the trial of the assault case. The courtroom noticed that there ought to be a sound cause for re-examination of a witness.
The prosecution had clashed with the trial courtroom a number of occasions prior to now. Alleging hostile angle of the courtroom, particular prosecutor V N Anil Kumar had walked out of the courtroom in a huff and tendered his resignation. Kumar had assumed workplace as particular prosecutor in 2020 after then incumbent A Sureshan had stop alleging that the trial courtroom was “biased and hostile”.
In the meantime, the prosecution has additionally approached the Supreme Courtroom looking for extra time for the trial of the case. The apex courtroom in July final yr had ordered that the path ought to be accomplished by mid February.

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