Chandrasekharan murder: expert testifies to first accused’s fingerprints

Fingerprints of Anoop lifted from getaway vehicle

May 24, 2013 04:50 pm | Updated October 18, 2016 03:01 pm IST - KOZHIKODE

O.C. Ramesh Babu, Finger Print Inspector attached to Kannur Finger Print, deposed before the trial court trying the T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case that he had obtained the fingerprint of M.C. Anoop, the first accused from the Tata Nano car, which he had used to escape after committing the crime.

In his deposition before R. Narayana Pisharadi, special judge of the Special Additional District and Sessions Court (Marad Cases), the prosecution witness said that he had examined a Nano car and two motorcycles parked at the camp office of the Special Investigation Team at Vadakara on May 21, 2012.

The case related to a gang allegedly hired by a section of leaders of the CPI(M) hacking to death Chandrasekharan at Onchiyam on May 4, 2012.

Mr. Babu was fingerprint expert attached to the Kozhikode Rural Police when he collected the samples. He was the 145th prosecution witness in the case.

He said that he had collected the fingerprint of Anoop from the 11 samples he had collected from the bikes and car. (The registration numbers of these vehicles were Kl-58-C- 1283, KL-58-E 2321, KL-58-G 1768, KL-58-G-3238).

One of the fingerprints had been identical to the one the police had referred to him. Investigators had sent the finger print samples of 21 accused to the Finger Print Bureau on May 16, 2012, he said. E. Madhusoodhanan attached to the Kasaragod Fingerprint Bureau, and 144 witness in the case, told the court that the fingerprint samples obtained from the Toyota Innova MUV (registration number KL-58D 8144) found abandoned at Chokli, at Kannur, had been collected by him and P. Sindhu of Kasargod Fingerprint Bureau. The vehicle had been used by the assailants on May 2, 2012.

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