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Female Actor Assault Case: No Leak of Evidence, Document on Dileep’s Phone Not Confidential, Says Court

Ernakulam Additional Special Sessions Court, on Tuesday, ruled that there was no leak of evidence from the court in the 2017 female actor abduction and sexual assault case


Actor Dileep is currently facing trial as the chief conspirator in the abduction and assault case. He is also being investigated for allegedly conspiring to kill the investigating officers in that case.

The crime branch earlier submitted that court documents were found on Dileep’s phone and this indicated a leak of evidence from the court. They also wanted to interrogate the court staff who were responsible for handling the materials to find out if they were influenced by Dileep.

When the matter came up for hearing on Tuesday, the court clarified that the documents found on actor Dileep’s phone were not confidential ones.

Of the documents found on the actor’s phone, one was a dairy of the court, which was neither secret nor evidence. Another was confirmation that a pen drive was sent to a forensic lab for examination as per the request of Dileep’s counsel. 

As for the request of the crime branch seeking to question court staff, the court said there was no need for the police to do so and that the matter would be taken care of by the court itself as it falls under its jurisdiction.


Meanwhile, the petition filed by the crime branch seeking to cancel Dileep’s bail in the actor assault case also came up before the Special Sessions Court on Tuesday. The crime branch has submitted that Dileep violated bail conditions by influencing the witnesses in the case and hence his bail should be revoked. 

However, Dileep’s counsel did not file a counter statement in this matter. As the prosecution stated that they want to argue their side only after a statement was filed by the accused, the hearing of this plea has been adjourned to May 9. Dileep’s petition seeking to initiate contempt of court proceedings against investigation officer Baiju Paulose will also be heard by the court on the same date.