Thiruvananthapuram: Only ten hours after Sriram Venkitaraman’s speeding car had rammed journalist KM Bashir’s bike, killing him, police collected his blood samples for mandatory alcohol test.
The delay in taking the blood samples has kicked up a storm, and it is heading to landfall on the police. Meanwhile, police arrested Sriram under non-bailable offence following media reports on police lapses.
The delay in blood collection may well, according to informed sources, scuttle securing of a riveting evidence of alleged drunk-driving against Sriram.
For no good reason, police failed to use breathalyser on either Sriram or his woman companion, making the whole process a shoddy affair.
Only by Saturday evening, the non-bailable arrest warrant was issued, preceded by hue and cry in the media.
Meanwhile, Sriram Venkitaraman was at the forefront of safe driving campaign, meant to teach drivers how to drive safely in our overcrowded streets.