Kochi: In a major blow to the Prosecution, the Supreme Court has rejected its plea seeking more time to complete the trial of the actor abuse case of 2017.
The Supreme Court said that the matter could be considered only if the trial court approached the apex court if it was not possible to complete the trial by February 16 the deadline fixed by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court also rejected the Kerala government’s plea to seek a report about the case from the trial court.
Mukul Rohatgi who appeared for actor Dileep expressed surprise that the prosecution was not able to complete the investigation five years after the occurrence of the crime and examination of 202 witnesses.
The government wanted to prolong the case for the media to conduct the trial, he said.
The counsel for Kerala government argued that new evidences have surfaced which could not be ignored.
The crime took place on February 17, 2017, when a noted actress was abducted and assaulted in a moving vehicle by the prime accused Pulsar Suni who accused Dileep of plotting the crime.