HC orders appointment of woman judge for hearing actress attack case

Tuesday 26 February 2019 2:22 AM UTC

KOCHI FEB 26: In a major setback to actor Dileep in Kochi actor attack case, the high court has ordered appointment of a woman judge to hear the case. Judge Honey Varghese was appointed as the judge to hear the case on Monday.

The court ordered the above appointment, accepting the actress’ demand for a woman judge to conduct her case.

The court also gave instruction to complete the trail as early as possible. It had earlier rejected Dileep’s petition that opposed the actress’ demand.

The court observed that the actress’ demand was based on her legal rights and she was entitled to it as per law.

“The demand for woman judge was fair,” it said.