Techie death: Andhra Pradesh chief justice’s intervention nails friends

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  • HYDERABAD: Six months after two software professionals died in a car accident in Kukatpally, the Cyberabad police told the high court that they already filed a chargesheet against the vehicle owner and another person (both friends of the deceased) for trying to hoodwink the cops by saying that one of the victim was driving the car at the time of accident.

    Admitting that the intervention of chief justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta resulted in nabbing the real culprits, Cyberabad police commissioner C V Anand told the court that they had also arrested the car owner, Soumyajit Basu, in the case. The road accident occurred on March 1 this year.

    The car had rammed into a tree near the KPHB junction at 3 am after the driver lost control of the vehicle.

    Initially, Basu, who was at the wheel at the time of the accident, had forced his friend Neeladri (who as also in the car) to put the blame on Sudip Ghosh, one of the deceased, in their statement to the police.

    Basu had even maintained that he was not in the car on that fateful night. The FIR too was registered that way and the police initially believed the theory floated by Soumyajit.

    But as luck would have it, chief justice Sengupta received a letter sometime back from Dr Sujit Mukherjee, a professor from Kolkata, whose son Uttiya Mukherjee too died in this accident, describing how Sudip Ghosh was framed.

    Chief justice on frequent holidays, traffic curbs

    Expressing displeasure over frequent government holidays and traffic blockades in the city, Hyderabad high court chief justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta on Monday summoned top officials and ticked off the government for its failure to provide hassle-free roads to its citizens.Unhappy with traffic curbs in the city on account of Ganesh idols immersion on Monday, the chief justice, along with Justice P V Sanjay Kumar, hauled up advocate general K Ramakrishna Reddy the minute he urged the court to hear to an "urgent" appeal by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University against a single judge order. "You (Telangana government) declared a holiday today on one hand and want urgent matters to be heard at the same time," said a fuming justice Sengupta. Hassle-free roads: P5 The CJ converted this letter into a public interest litigation and directed the Cyberabad police chief to probe the case and submit a status report to court. Accordingly , police chief C VAnand filed a report on Monday stating that they had filed chargesheets against Soumyajit and his friend Neeladri Ghosh in the 14th metropolitan magistrate court at Miyapur, Cyberabad.

    According to the police report, Neeladri Ghosh along with his classmates Sudip Ghosh, Uttiya Mukherjee, Souran Myti, Arpan Mujender and Pushpender Mondal went for a late night party at Soumyajit Basu's Bachupalli residence on February 28 this year. After partying till 3 am in the morning, Soumyajit went to drop Neeladri, Souran, Uttiya and Sudip Ghosh in his car and he accidentally hit a tree at Pragati Nagar at KBHB Colony resulting in the death of Sudip and Uttiya on the spot. Other occupants of the car suffered injuries.

    Soumyajit prevailed upon Neeladri to tell cops that it was Sudip who was driving the car when the accident occurred. However, Sudip's parents contested this saying that their son did not even know how to drive a car.

    Cyberabad police told the CJ that a chargesheet has been filed against Soumyajit and Neeladri for trying to erase the evidence and mislead the police in the case.

    The bench of chief justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and justice P V Sanjay Kumar posted the case to next week for hearing.


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