The Kerala High Court on Friday directed the BSNL to inform the court whether it could provide the tower location, date and time of SIM cards used in a mobile phone owned by DySP Shaukathali, member of the special investigation team (SIT) probing TP murder case.
Justice Harun Ul-Rasheed issued the order to the Ernakulam BSNL Divisional Engineer on a petition by Pradeepan M K alias Lambu, 31st accused in the murder case, challenging the order of the Kozhikode Special Additional Sessions Court.
The petitioner submitted that he had filed an application seeking to summon records of calls made by the officer on May 15, 2012. He had also sought to examine the nodal officer of the service provider in order to prove the fact that the officer never took him to a particular place and recorded his statement. However, on Friday the petitioner did not press for call detail records and instead sought to locate the tower location.
During the trial, Investigating Officer Shaukathali had submitted that a confessional statement was given by the accused that led to the recovery of sword and other material objects used in the crime.
But, the petitioner submitted that he had not given any confessional statement on May 15 at Thalassery DySP office. Hence, it is necessary to ascertain whether the official was present at the office.