Actor attack case: Police confirm leak of visuals from pen drive

Actor Dileep arrives at the Crime Branch office Kalamassery in Kochi, Sunday, Jan 23, 2022, in connection with a case registered against him and five others for allegedly threatening officials probing the sexual assault of an actress in 2017. Photo: PTI

Kochi: The police probe team has confirmed that the visuals related to the actress attack case, which were kept in a pen drive in the safe custody of the court have leaked.

The police team informed the trial court on Thursday that the pen drive containing the visuals was examined by someone.

The trial court asked the probe team to give a detailed report on the issue on a sealed cover.

'More time required'

The probe team, meanwhile, sought an additional time of three months for completing the reinvestigation since the allotted period granted by the court for the probe ended on February 28, 2022.

But the trial court, which expressed dissatisfaction over the inquiry report, observed that there was no additional evidence and information in the police inquiry report that warranted the granting of additional time for reinvestigation.

The court took a stand that extra time for the inquiry could not be granted unless and until the police convinced the trial court about the importance of the findings of the reinvestigation.

The court then asked the Crime Branch to submit a detailed inquiry report before March 10, the date on which the court will hear the case again.

The actress, who is the main witness in the case, had earlier alleged that the contents of the pen drive were leaked using a computer system. She also sent a letter to the Supreme Court and the Chief Minister in this regard.  

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