Kochi: The Kerala High Court has dismissed a petition filed by actor Dileep, seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the actress attack case, in which he is a key accused. Dileep's mother had earlier tried in vain to seek a CBI probe.
The High Court stressed that an accused does not have the right to raise a demand for a specific agency, and trashed his argument that the state police investigation had been biased. The court held the view that the investigation is proceeding satisfactorily.
The court also did not accept Dileep's argument that he was 'trapped' in the case solely on the basis of the statement made by first accused Pulsar Suni. The actor is accused of having hired Suni to waylay and assault the young actress and film it.
The actress was kidnapped on the night of February 17, 2017, near Kochi as she was coming to the city for the dubbing of a film.
The police have claimed that the conspiracy to abduct and assault the actress in a moving car was hatched by Dileep. Dileep, who was arrested on July 10, 2017, was granted bail on October 3, after 85 days in custody.
The prosecution pointed out that Dileep is trying to delay the hearing in the sensational case.
The court had earlier dismissed Dileep's plea seeking the memory card that the police have presented as an evidence. The actor has approached the Supreme Court with an appeal, which will be heard on January 23.