Kochi: Bureaucrat Siram Venkitaraman, 36,
will have to stand trial in the road crash case killing a scribe K M Basheer in August 2019 in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Kerala High Court said that the charges of culpable homicide against him are tenable.
The court observed that the accused was inebriated and tried to destroy evidence.
The court said that statements taken from witnesses claimed that he was intoxicated and that he was driving at high speed.
There were a lot of controversies over the alleged goofing up of his medical checkup.
A doctor and former collector of Devikulam, Sriram was suspended as the Director of Land survey department for his alleged involvement in the mishap for six months. He was reinstated in March, 2020, amidst protests. The matter had come before the Kerala High Court in November last year when it stayed the order of a lower court which had discharged Sriram of culpable homicide charge.
Wafa Feroz who was traveling with him was absolved considering her plea.