Journalist death case: Court issues notices to Sriram, Wafa

  • | Friday | 14th February, 2020

By Express News ServiceTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A local court here on Thursday issued notices to Sriram Venkitaraman, IAS, and Wafa Firoz, first and second accused respectively in the drunk driving incident that caused the death of journalist KM Basheer in the wee hours of August 3. The notice, issued by the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court, Thiruvananthapuram, directed the duo to appear before it on February 24. However, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had rejected the recommendation and ordered that the suspension be extended. The chargesheet was filed before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court III, Thiruvananthapuram. It was after midnight on August 3, 2019 that journalist KM Basheer, bureau chief of Malayalam daily Siraj, was killed in a road accident in the state capital.

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