Actress attack case to be shifted to another court; trial adjourned

Kochi: The Additional Special Sessions Court in Kochi adjourned the trial in the controversial actress attack case on Friday. 

The court also informed that the trial in the case will be shifted to another court.

The prosecution had on Thursday requested the court to adjourn the trial.

Actor Dileep is the eighth accused in the case. The petition was filed by the special prosecutor stating that he will approach the High Court to transfer the case.

The court has restricted the media from reporting the proceedings of the case.

However, a diary maintained by the court, which is accessible to the public, stated that the "Public Prosector sought adjournment on the ground that he wants to approach the High Court for the transfer of the case".

The prosecution had claimed before the court that witnesses in the case are being influenced.