MVD to cancel IAS officer’s driving license; No one can escape from law, says CM
Thiruvananthapuram: Moves are on to cancel the license of Survey Director Sriram Venkitaraman who killed a journalist by his reckless driving on Saturday night. The Motor Vehicles Department has issued a notice to the IAS officer and demanded an explanation within 7 days. Also there are plans to cancel the driving license of Wafa Firoz.
Though the MVD had sent notices to Wafa Firoz earlier for overspeeding, she failed to remit the fine. The car did not have a plain glass window but had tinted glass, violating the MVD rules. The 33-year-old IAS officer was behind the wheel when the accident occurred. Sriram was accompanied by model-friend Wafa Firoze, the owner of the luxury car.
The rashly driven car hit the stationary motorcycle of K Muhammed Basheer (35), Bureau Chief of Malayalam newspaper 'Siraj', at Museum road in the heart of the city.
Sriram Venkitaraman was arrested for causing the death of a scribe by allegedly driving in an inebirated state, police said.
No lapses will be allowed to happen
Meanwhile, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that whoever is responsible for the death of Basheer will not be allowed to escape from law. The government is taking the issue seriously and all matters relating to the case are going in right direction.
The chief minister said that no lapses will be allowed to happen relating to the case.
The 33-year-old IAS officer, who was appointed Survey Director by the state cabinet on Thursday, was arrested under Section 279 (rash driving on a public way) and 304 (punishment
for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.