The Kerala High Court on Saturday ordered actor Dileep to submit his all old phones to the registrar general of the HC by Monday in sealed cover in 2017 Malyalam actor assault case.
The actor however, refused to hand over his old phones. The court said that the accused can approach the Supreme Court if he wants to.
Additional Public Prosecutor P Narayanan along with Director General of Prosecution TA Shaji had filed an application seeking to hand over the phones used by Dileep against the anticipatory bail filed by Dileep and others.
The prosecution accused actor Dileep and others of making an attempt to destroy the critical evidence. The application also stated that the accused Dileep and his other friends refused to hand over the mobile phones which were used by them.
“Petitioners are demonstrably not co-operating with the investigation as directed by this Honourable court in the order dated January 22, 2022, and for that reason alone the protection granted to the petitioners is liable to be revoked.”The Prosecution stated
The Kerala Police Crime Branch had registered a case on January 9, against actor Dileep and five others for allegedly threatening the investigating officials.Dileep was named as the prime accused.Along with Dileep, Anoop (Dileep’s) brother, Suraj (Dileep’s brother-in-law) and Appu and Babu Chengamanad were accused of molesting the actress.
Dileep was also an eighth accused in the actress kidnapping and assault case. The actress, working in Malyalam, Tamil and Telugu movies was allegedly kidnapped and molested inside a car by a group of men on the night of February 17, 2017.