19/12/2018 2:28 PM IST

Kerala High Court Rejects Dileep's Plea for CBI Probe Into Actress Assault Case

Dileep had alleged that the Kerala police's SIT had carried out a "sham, unfair" probe in the case.


The Kerala High Court on Wednesday rejected Malayalam actor Dileep’s plea seeking a CBI investigation into the alleged assault of an actress.

The actor is accused in the case of abduction and sexual assault of a woman actor in February 2017.

Dileep had sought a CBI probe, alleging that the Special Investigation Team of the Kerala Police had carried out a “sham, unfair, biased, motivated and partisan investigation” in the case.

He alleged that the SIT accepted as the “gospel truth” false allegations provided by the accused persons arrested in connection with the case.

The key accused in the case, Pulsar Suni, has been in jail since his arrest in 2017. The actress, who has worked across the Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada film industries, was abducted and allegedly molested inside her car for two hours by Suni and his accomplices.