THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Chief Judicial Magistrate court declared K G Sivadas, Chief Chemical Examiner (CCE) in the State Chemical Examination Laboratory here as hostile on Wednesday in the course of examination of witnesses in the chemical examination lab report tampering case, connected with the Sister Abhaya case. He was the seventh witness in the case.
The court resorted to
the order after he failed to produce the relevant records as demanded by petitioner Jomon Puthenpurackal.
The key officer was asked for a copy of the chemical analysis report of the internal organs of Sister Abhaya,recorded on April 24, 1992.
He was approached on October 24, 2011 under the provisions of the RTI Act. The petitioner got a reply that the manuscript of the report was not kept in the office. However, a copy of the same was produced by the CCE in the court on Wednesday.
He also informed the court that there was a separate book for doing rough work and it was unofficial.
Sivadas was a colleague of both R Geetha and M Chitra, the prime accused in the records tampering case, for nearly two decades.
The Chief Chemical Examiner also deposed that by analysing the report taken from the samples of Sister Abhaya’s dead body, a conclusion could be definitely reached that the nun ‘was a virgin’.
“There was no presence of semen and spermatozoa in the vaginal swabs taken from the body,” he affirmed.
However,the Chief Chemical Examiner had stated in the cross examination that he was not competent enough to analyse the postmortem report.
The examination of witnesses in the case would continue on Thursday.