Thiruvananthapuram: The First Class Magistrate Court on Monday granted bail to IAS officer Sriram Vekitaraman in connection with the death case of journalist KM Basheer. Venkitaraman was the first accused in the case.
The IAS officer, reportedly drunk and at high speed, allegedly rammed into Basheer’s motorbike that killed him in the accident. The incident took place on the night of August 3, 2019.
Venkitaraman had failed to appear before the court thrice despite summons and the court issued an ultimatum last month to appear on Monday.
After the incident, he was suspended from the service for a while and reinstated in service as Deputy Secretary in Health Services in April.