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IAS officer DK Ravi's father-in-law accuses CID of deleting CCTV footage

Talking To A News Daily, He Said, “If The Footage Of March 15 Was Available, They Could Have Found Ravi Shouting At Someone Over Phone. I Was Shocked To Find That The Footage Recorded Before 10.30 Am On March 16 Was Deleted,' He Said, While Speaking To The Media At His House In Mallathalli On Tuesday.

PTI | Updated on: 25 Mar 2015, 02:26:26 PM


In a twist, IAS officer DK Ravi’s father-in-law Hanumantharayappa on Wednesday accused CID officials of deleting the CCTV footage recorded in the digital video recorder (DVR) installed at his house.

Talking to a news daily, he said, “If the footage of March 15 was available, they could have found Ravi shouting at someone over phone. I was shocked to find that the footage recorded before 10.30 am on March 16 was deleted,” he said, while speaking to the media at his house in Mallathalli on Tuesday.

A day after announcing a CBI probe into the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer, Karnataka government today issued an order entrusting the case to the central agency with a mandate to complete the probe in three months.

Facing rising public outcry and pressure from Opposition, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had yesterday in the Assembly announced a CBI probe into the death of D K Ravi, and asserted that his government never intended to hush up the case or protect anyone.

There had been a clamour for CBI probe from Opposition parties and the family of Ravi, who was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his flat on March 16. The state government had handed over the probe to CID.

“Government hereby accords sanction for investigation into unnatural death of D K Ravi, IAS officer, registered at Madiwala Police Station, Bengaluru, under UDR No. 47/2015 u/s 174 CrPC (Police to enquire and report on suicide) to the Central Bureau of Investigation under section 5 & 6 of Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946,” the government order issued today read.

“The concerned Department/officers/officials/others shall handover data/information/records as and when required by Central Bureau of Investigation and co-operate in the investigation,” it said.

The CBI shall investigate the matter within three months and take necessary action, it added.

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First Published : 25 Mar 2015, 02:23:00 PM