Sriram Venkataraman gets bail

The Vanchiyoor Judicial Magistrate Court on Tuesday granted bail to IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman who was remanded to 14-days judicial custody for killing a scribe by ramming his car behind the victim's bike.

While prosecution challenged the bail application moved by Sriram, the counsel appeared for him argued that since the chemical examiner's report handed over to the police mentioned the absence of concentration of alcohol in the blood sample, the non-bailable sections invoked against him have to be dropped.

The counsel also argued that Section 304 invoked against him, replacing Section 304 A was purely on the basis of pressure from media and political higher-ups.