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SIT probing Sriram IAS drunk driving case conveniently blames complainant for delay

SIT probing Sriram IAS drunk driving case conveniently blames complainant for delay

The SIT’s break report which was submitted under the steady gaze of the High Court asserted that police couldn’t follow up on time because of a postponement in documenting FIR.




After the Kerala police’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) documented their between time report out and about mishap in which writer KM Basheer who worked for Siraj paper kicked the bucket subsequent to being hit by a vehicle driven by an IAS official, the paper’s administration have now affirmed that the status report submitted to the High Court contains genuine mistakes. 

Expressing that the postponement in documenting the FIR was the explanation behind the police not taking the IAS official Sriram’s blood test quickly, the SIT’s report puts the fault on Saifudeen Haji, chief of Siraj paper who is the complainant. The report adds that Haji had consented to give his announcement simply after the blood test of the second charged Wafa, who was in the traveler situate when the mishap occurred, was taken. 

Once, the blood test of the subsequent charged was taken, “the complainant came back to the police headquarters around 7:00 am and gave his announcement,” the report states. 

Addressing TNM, Saifudeen included this was completely unjustifiable and false. 

“I had made no made no such conditions. The facts demonstrate that I had requested for the subsequent denounced’s blood test to be taken. She had gone to the station during the time which is for what reason is the reason there was a postponement in chronicle my announcement. Notwithstanding, regardless of this I gave my announcement somewhere in the range of 4 and 5:30 am. However, the police record expresses that I had given it at 7 am. Indeed, there was a 2 hour deferral in the FIR being documented even after my announcement. This was on the grounds that there was no prepared faculty to electronically record the FIR. It was at long last documented at 7:27 am,” he said. 

“The police can’t accuse the laxity in introductory examinations for the complainant. They could have even made suo motu move for this situation since Basheer had passed on. Be that as it may, they didn’t record any proof after the occurrence,” Saifudeen included. 

In addition, the SIT neglects to clarify why the police did not demand blood test however the specialist who initially reviewed Sriram had plainly composed that he possessed a scent like liquor. 

Haji and his colleages will meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and senior police authorities on Monday to call attention to the disparities then report. “We will give the SIT time to redress the blunders and exclusions in its last report. On the off chance that despite everything they come up short, we should choose our next strategy,” he said. 

“We place our expectation on Chief Minister, who himself declared that the IAS official was affected by liquor. We will indicate out him the glaring exclusions made by the SIT and expect that Basheer will get equity,” included Saifudeen. 

Basheer, the Thiruvananthapuram agency head of Siraj paper, was killed subsequent to being hit by a speeding vehicle driven by Sriram Venkitaraman not long ago. 

The IAS official was coming back from a late-night party with his companion Waha Firoz, who possesses the vehicle. Restorative report taken after the mishap showed that Sriram possessed an aroma like liquor. In any case, the cops had neglected to record proof by taking an example of the IAS official’s break utilizing the breath analyser. They even let the subsequent denounced leave the spot and return home in a private vehicle. Claims of purposefully deferring medicinal tests have been raised against the Kerala police following the mishap. 

Saifudeen said the police was at this point to recoup Basheer’s cell phone, which was last dynamic till about an hour after his demise in the mishap. 

With contributions from IANS

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