Thiruvananthapuram: The special investigation team will submit a report to judicial first class magistrate’s court here on a petition to make Museum Crime SI Jayaprakash a co-accused in the road accident case against IAS officer Sriram Venkitaraman on September 25.
Journalist K.M. Basheer, Thiruvananthapuram bureau chief of Malayalam daily Siraj, was killed in the accident early on August 3.
Magistrate A. Aneesha had sought a report from the SIT on the demand made by Siraj management to include Jayap-rakash as an accused in the case with culpable homicide charges.
It was alleged that Jayaprakash, who is under suspension, had delayed the blood test of Sriram who was allegedly driving the car and also delayed the registration of the FIR helping the accused to destroy the evidence.
Jayaprakash had admitted Sriram to a private hospital without a medical test at the Government General Hospital.
He also allegedly tried to establish that Sriram’s co-passenger Wafa Firoz was in the driver’s seat.
Circle inspector G. Sunil, who was the station house officer (SHO) at the time of the accident, was transferred to the Thrikaripur coastal pol-ice station on the complaint that the FIR could not have been delayed without his knowledge. It was also alleged that Sunil had informed the senior officials about the accident.
CCTV visuals proved that the police deliberately delayed the registration of the FIR. The accident happened at 1.42 am and the police reached the spot at 2.41 am — that is within 59 minutes.
However, the FIR was registered only at 7.17 am after six hours....