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Newspaper objects to 'tainted' IAS officer becoming TN poll observer
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Newspaper objects to 'tainted' IAS officer becoming TN poll observer
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Chennai, March 23 (TIWN) The management of Siraj newspaper has petitioned the Chief Election Commissioner against appointing Kerala cadre IAS officer, Sreeram Venkitaraman as the poll observer in Tamil Nadu.

Sreeram Venkitaraman has been posted by the Election Commission as poll observer for the Thiru.vi.ka Nagar constituency and Egmore constituency in Chennai. The officer was posted overruling the EC's guidelines not to post officers with a tainted background.   

Venkitaraman is the first accused in a hit and run death case of the Thiruvananthapuram bureau chief of Siraj, KM Basheer who was run over by a car driven by him at midnight in Kerala's capital city.   The 2013 batch IAS officer is charged under IPC sections including murder, destruction of evidence and destruction of public property.

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