Actress attack case: Govt to approach SC seeking transfer of trial
Kochi: The state government has decided to move Supreme Court seeking transfer of trial in actress attack case. A petition will be filed as per CRPC 406.
The state government decided to approach the apex court against the High Court order that rejected the petition seeking transfer of trial in the case to another court.
The arguments raised in HC will be repeated in SC too.
In the petition, the government will argue that the HC issued the order to continue the trial in the same court without examining all matters mentioned in the complaint. The government will also point out that the HC order was not issued following the changes proposed in the 2013 amendment.
The happenings in the trial court were already informed to the High Court. The state government will appeal against the HC single bench order highlighting this, in SC.
Earlier, the government had planned to approach the HC division bench against the order. But as the HC full bench order hindered this scope, the government decided to approach the apex court.
It is reported that the government lawyers are holding talks with legal experts to file the petition in SC.
According to reports, a senior lawyer in SC will appear for the government.
If the Supreme Court receives the petition in the file, it will be a positive development in the case. It is learned that government lawyers have initiated the procedures related to it.
Meanwhile, after the HC order, the trial court has resumed the proceedings. Earlier, the Supreme Court had ordered the trial court to complete the proceedings within February 4. Hence, the trial court is planning to complete the trial as soon as possible.
The trial court has directed the director-general of prosecution and district public prosecutor to inform their decision on resuming the trial from December 2.
Amidst this, Sureshan, the special prosecutor in the case, has submitted his resignation from the post. But the home department has not accepted his resignation yet.