Woman alleges Unni Mukundan forged documents in sexual assault attempt case, stay vacated

Unni Mukundan | Photo: facebook/unnimukundan

Kochi: Kerala High Court on Thursday set aside the stay in the five-year-old case against actor Unni Mukundan for allegedly attempting to assault a woman.

Unni had secured a stay in the proceedings by submitting settlement documents. However, the complainant told the court that there had been no settlement in the case and alleged that the documents were forged.

Unni urged the court to scrap the case since a settlement was made.

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Justice K Babu, who heard the plea, stated that the allegation of forgery was grave. Unni has to explain the matter to the court on February 17. The case was postponed for a detailed hearing.

The complainant, a Kottayam native, alleged in a private complaint filed with a magistrate court on September 15, 2017 that Unni tried to molest her after inviting her to present a story idea for a movie. The incident happened on August 23 that year, the complaint said.

Unni is represented by controversial lawyer Saiby Jose Kidangoor. Saiby is facing a probe for allegedly accepting money to bribe HC judges in order to get favourable orders. However, Saiby did not appear for Unni on Thursday.

The stay was obtained in 2021 by Saiby by presenting a settelement document. When the matter was considered again on Thursday, the advocate of the woman informed the court that she had not signed the document.

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