Why Sriram’s blood test was delayed?, HC asks
Kochi: The Kerala High Court asked why the police delayed the blood test of Sriram Venkitaraman in connection with the accident in which a journalist was killed. Justice Vijayaraghavan posed the question while considering the petition filed by the government to cancel the bail of Sriram.
Other questions raised by the court
If the person is doubted to be under influence of alcohol, breath analyser test and blood test should be conducted. The police had arrived at the spot within 5 minutes. The blood test should be conducted within 15 minutes. What is the purpose of conducting the test after 10 hours of the incident?
Was there only one SI in Thiruvananthapuram city at the time?
Why did they not get the CCTV visuals to prove overspeeding even when VVIPs like the Governor resides around the place?
The Station House Officer of Museum police station should be blamed for the lapses in taking the blood samples. What is the point of asking to cancel Sriram’s bail at this time?
What are the procedures to be followed to ensure evidences when drunk driving lead to accidents? Is there any criteria fulfilled for the same?
Plea postponed to Friday
The court ordered to give a notice to Sriram Venkitaraman and postponed the petition filed by the government to Friday. The government’s petition points out that the magistrate court granted bail to Sriram without considering the facts including the confidential statement of the co-accused.