The prosecution in the sexual assault case involving popular Malayalam actor Dileep has sought further investigation into the case even as the trial is in an advanced stage. The prosecution placed its request for further probe before the trial court in the wake of some fresh revelations made by a man who claims to be Dileep's friend.
Balachandrakumar, who claims he has been discussing a film project with Dileep, had recently made a series of revelations regarding the case which dates back to February 17, 2017.
Speaking to TV channels, Balachandrakumar said he has seen 'Pulsar' Suni, the prime accused case, at Dileep’s residence.
He also made a serious allegation that Dileep had a copy of the video of the sexual assault of the female actor even before it was produced in court.
According to Balachandrakumar, on November 15, 2017, Dileep, his family members, and a VIP guest watched the video of the sexual assault at the actor’s residence. He said Dileep even asked those present there if anyone wanted to watch the cruelties of Pulsar Suni?
Balachandrakumar, in his TV interviews, said that he met Suni at Dileep's house in Aluva in December 2016. He said it was Dileep's brother Anoop who introduced Suni as Pulsar Suni to him. Dileep had asked Anoop to drop Suni at a bus stop. He said he had heard Anoop asking Suni if he could carry a large amount of cash on the bus.
Balachandrakumar has also alleged that Dileep’s lawyers had tried to influence a crucial witness named Sagar.
Balachandrakumar said Dileep has told him several times not to reveal the incident to anyone. He said he was making the revelations as as he feared for his life now.
The actress was abducted and assaulted in a moving car in Kochi on February 17, 2017. Dileep was arrested in July 2017 in connection with the case and spent several weeks in jail before securing bail. Dileep has been named as a conspirator in the case and been charged with "revenge crime".
There are around 300 witnesses in the case, of which statements have been taken from over 170 people and the special court has now sought permission from the apex court for an extension of six months for the trial to be completed.