The CBI also found that Balabhaskar’s driver Arjun had driven the car during the accident, contrary to the latter's claim that it was the violinist behind the wheels
Earlier, the musician's ex-associates Prakashan Thampi and Vishnu Somasundaram were arrested in connection with gold smuggling through Thiruvananthapuram airport last year
The CBI on Saturday conducted polygraph tests on Vishnu Somasundaram and Kalabhavan Sobi in connection with the probe into the death of violinist Balabhaskar.
It will also record the statements of musician Ishaan Dev who had also visited the hospital and members of Balabhaskar’s music band.
A source said if their consent can be obtained, the test will be conducted this week at CBI office here.
The CBI will soon record the statement of musician Stephen Devassy in connection with the death of violinist Balabhaskar, who died in a car accident in October 2018.
Sources said CBI decided to conduct the test after noticing contradiction in the statements of the musician’s ex-associates and the witness.
He was let off after questioning that lasted for four hours.
The violinist's father CK Unni had alleged the involvement of Prakashan Thampi and Vishnu Somasundaram in the mysterious death.
A person was sitting in the front passenger seat, but he could not spot who it was, Sobi reportedly told the CBI sleuths who had recorded his statement.
Balabhaskar, wife Lekshmi and the body of Thejaswini were first taken to the MCH. Later, the violinist and his wife were taken to a private hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
The state government had last year issued an order transferring the case to the CBI after Balabhaskar's parents complained that his death was linked to gold smuggling.
As per the procedure, the probe agency has taken over the FIR of the Kerala Police pertaining to rash driving in which Balabhaskar's driver Arjun was named as accused, they said.
The commemoration meeting was jointly organised by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy and Manaveeyam Veedhi Theruvorakoottam.
A few years back music composer Balabhaskar gave a new life to the festival by composing 'Begin with Surya: let it Be' which was the theme song of the Soorya music and dance festival.