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No reason to delay trial in actress attack case: Kerala HC

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

The high today observed that there was no reason to delay trial in the case of an attack on a noted south Indian actress, in which popular Malayalam was an accused.

Justice made the observation while hearing a petition filed by seeking a copy of digital evidence of the alleged attack on the by a gang of men in a moving car here in February last year.

The high posted the case for hearing on March 21.

In his plea filed in the high last week, said he was denied the rights of a defendant by a trial in Angamaly.

He moved the high when the trial was set to commence trial proceedings at the this week.

Last month, the Angamaly Judicial First Class Magistrate dismissed a plea by seeking copies of visuals of the alleged sexual assault committed on the by the gang.

The magistrate had accepted the argument of the prosecution that the clippings could be misused by Dileep, affecting the privacy of the

is eighth among the 12 accused in the case. He secured bail nearly three months after his arrest on July 10 last year.

The key accused in the case, Pulsar Suni, has been in jail since his arrest early last year.

The actress, who has worked in Tamil and Telugu films, was abducted and allegedly molested inside her car for two hours by Suni and his accomplices, who had forced their way into the vehicle on the night of February 17 last year and later escaped.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 20:00 IST
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