Bengaluru, Nov 26: It was suicide and there was no abetment, the Central Bureau of Investigation said in its closure report submitted in connection with the DK Ravi case. The IAS officer had committed suicide and there was no abetment, the CBI said in its 90 page report submitted to the Assistant Commissioner of Bengaluru (South) who is also the jurisdictional SDM.
Ravi, a popular IAS officer was working as an additional commissioner of Commercial Tax (Enforcement) in Bengaluru. He was found hanging at his home on March 16, 2015. The CBI took over the case on March 23, 2015 after conspiracy theories did the rounds suggesting that he could have been murdered because he was an upright officer.
Suicide for personal reasons
The CBI came to the conclusion after a detailed probe that it was suicide due to personal reasons. The CBI looked into all aspects including his professional and personal life. Details such as marital distress and also a financial dealing in a real estate deal were also looked into.
The CBI concurred with the findings in the post-mortem that the death because of asphyxiation due to hanging. After the case was handed over to the CBI, the agency re-examined the entire case.
The agency went into his call and message details. It also examined messages to a person in which he had said he had planned on committing suicide.
The CBI also examined a multi-crore land deal associated with a realty firm called the R and H Properties. It was found that the firm was trying to acquire 50 acres of land with the money collected from family and friends.
During the investigations it was found that although compensation had been paid to the farmers from whom the land had been acquired the acquisition could not be cleared because it was SC/ST land. Acquisition of SC/ST land is prohibited under the law.