Actress attack case: Govt criticises trial court in HC
Kochi: The state government has also taken a stand against the additional special sessions court in which the trial in the actress attack case was taking place.
Several matters including the trial court’s negligence towards the prosecution were also informed to the High Court here on Thursday. The government declared the stand when the HC was considering the petition moved by the complainant actress seeking transfer of trial to another court.
In the petition, the actress has complained of the discriminatory approach of the additional special sessions court. The government has also taken a stand favouring the allegations raised by the actress.
“The trial court is not considering even the major subjects of concern raised by the prosecution during the trial. When the prosecution asked to cancel further proceedings in the case, the court arbitrarily took a decision by violating the rules. Though a secret trial was ordered in the actress attack case, 20 lawyers were present at the courtroom while hearing the actress. Though the court has given many documents related to the case to the defendant party, the prosecution was not allowed to access it," the government informed the HC.
Meanwhile, the High Court questioned why the prosecution didn't raise these complaints during the trial. Responding to this, the government lawyer stated that the prosecution had orally informed the complaints to the trial court. The government also added that a detailed report regarding this will be submitted in a sealed envelope.
At the same time, the actress informed the High Court that even the prosecution has lost trust in the trial court. The defendant lawyers raised questions that mentally tortured the actress during trial. But the court did not take any action to control their act, informed the actress’ lawyer in the court.
The High Court has directed to submit a detailed affidavit over the petition seeking transfer of trial to another court. The HC will consider the plea again on Monday.