Team of SCT profs Prakash, Sabu V R and V K Chitrakumar assisted the police
It was after midnight on August 3, 2019 that journalist K M Basheer, bureau chief of Malayalam daily Siraj, was killed in a road accident in the state capital.
A panel had recommended the chief minister to not extend the suspension period further citing that the police had not filed the chargesheet even six months after the accident.
A committee headed by Chief Secretary Tom Jose has recommended revoking the suspension of the officer citing that the police have not filed the charge sheet even after six months since the accident.
However, a panel of top officials refused to buy his argument and extended his suspension by 90 days.