There have been lots of twists and turns in the assault case. Recently, MLA and actor Mukesh dismissed before the special court in Kochi pertaining to the Kerala actor assault case on Tuesday. The actor, who is termed as the 47th witness in the case, deposed in the trial court as part of the witness examination. The case, concerning the abduction and sexual attack of a leading female actor in Kerala in 2017, is claimed to have happened under the master-mind of actor Dileep, who is the eighth accused in the case.
Pulsar Suni, the prime accused in the case, had been reportedly serving as the driver of Mukesh for about one year before the strike on the actor. As per the reports, the actor's statements are important to prove the claimed collusion between Dileep and Pulsar Suni. Mukesh had briefly given statements that he was unaware of the alleged criminal record of Pulsar Suni. As per sources, Mukesh has not changed any of his earlier statements in court that were earlier stated to the investigation officers.
Following the assault on the actor in February 2017, Mukesh found himself in controversy after he made public statements extending support to Dileep, who had not yet been arrested at that time. In a press meeting of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) in July 2017, the actor-turned MLA along with MLA Ganesh Kumar, also an actor, strapped out at the reporters who asked about Dileep’s alleged involvement in the case. Mukesh, who shared the same stage with actor Dileep, made statements implying support for the actor.