Court to examine inquiry officers

Onchiyam trial: orders issued to prosecution

May 23, 2013 02:34 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 04:14 am IST - Kozhikode:

The investigators in the T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case will be examined at the trial court from the first week of June.

R. Narayana Pisharadi, Judge, Special Additional District and Sessions Court, who is trying the case, issued directions in this regard to the prosecution on Wednesday.

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

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP), Vadakara, Jossy Cherian; Crime Branch DySPs A.P. Shoukathali and K.V. Santhosh; and Circle Inspector V.V. Benny will be examined initially.

Meanwhile the court examined K.K. Ramya, Assistant Scientist, Regional Forensic Science Laboratory, Thrissur, on Wednesday. She testified as the 142nd prosecution witness in the case.

Ms. Ramya said she had collected five samples from the scene of crime to be examined at the forensic lab following a direction from the Home Department. She was then attached to the District Crime Records Bureau, Kozhikode.

Ms. Remya said she had visited Vallikad at 9.30 a.m. on May 5, 2012. The samples she had collected included a cloth containing gun powder, thread, pieces of paper, and blood-stained soil.

All the samples collected were later handed over to Mr. Benny, who was at Vallikkad. The mahassar was prepared based on her statement. The officer also recorded it there, she said. Deposing before the court, K. Padmanabhan, senior civil police officer, said he had seen the body of Chandrasekharan when it was taken for post-mortem examination to the Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.