Swathi murder: HC declines request by Ramkumar counsel

Swathi murder: HC declines request by Ramkumar counsel

Counsel for P Ramkumar, the accused in the sensational murder case of techie S Swathi, on Monday approached the Madras high court, seeking an order refraining the police from taking video of Ramkumar.

Ramkumar’s advocate Ramraj filed a petition in the HC and requested to take it as urgent plea. However, his request was turned down by the court.

The Nungambakkam police, which is investigating the daring daylight murder of the Infosys employee Swathi, had earlier obtained permission from a magistrate court to take Ram Kumar to the vicinity of the Nungambakkam station on Monday and video record his movements.

While police sources said the video record will help them correlate it with the CCTV footage of the suspect recorded on the day of murder, Ram Kumar’s counsel had opposed it.

The defense counsel had contended that the fresh videos can be doctored and later submitted as the original CCTV footages from the crime scene or its vicinity by the police in the trial court.

The investigating team was already given three days to interrogate the youngster. In this juncture, the police officials filed a plea at the Egmore court seeking for another day of his custody.