Actor Dileep had filed a petition at a districts court seeking the custody of the visuals and other evidences in the Malayalam actress assault case which was rejected by the court. The actor later approached the Kerala High Court and filed a petition again asking to handed the visuals of the assault since he feels that the video has been doctored and he is being framed in the case. The court heard the petition filed by Dileep today and asked the actor why he would need the visuals when he was allowed to watch the visuals earlier during court proceedings.
Dileep’s lawyer argued that police officials have doctored the visuals and the voice of the woman in the video has been altered to frame Dileep in the case. Dileep’s lawyer also said that the court needs to allow them to have custody of the video and other evidences in the case since it is his right, as per law, to get access to them. The prosecutor in the Malayalam actress case argued that the survivor’s right is higher than the accused in the case, and if granted custody to Dileep, the survivor will have to live in fear throughout.
Dileep was arrested on July 10, 2017, and after 85 days in jail, he got a conditional bail. With the trial all set to commence shortly, while actor Dileep was given over 700 pieces of evidence in the case, which included pictures and visuals, the video of the alleged molestation was not handed over. However, he and his counsel were allowed to view it. According to his counsel, one reason why they have wished to have a hard copy of this crucial piece of evidence was that they have doubts over its authenticity and had raised doubts that it was a doctored video.
The police officials questioned Dileep for more than 10 hours of July 8th, 2017 and proceeded with the arrest after finding evidences. Dileep was granted bail by the Kerala high Court after being denied for four times.