New Delhi, Oct 3: The Central Bureau of Investigation in its closure report of the D K Ravi has stated that it was a case of suicide and has not recommended for anybody's prosecution. The CBI team which has prepared the closure report is awaiting an approval from its Delhi office before it could be submitted to the Magistrate as is mandated under the law.
The CBI has concluded that it is a case of suicide and would file a closure report before the magistrate in the next couple of days.
D K Ravi an IAS officer from Karnataka was found hanging at his apartment on March 16th 2015. An upright officer he was credited for taking on the mighty sand mafia when he was the Deputy Commissioner of Kolar. He was later transferred to Bengaluru. He was working as an additional commissioner in the Commercial Taxes Department.
Following his death, various theories were floated and many suspected that he may have lost his life as he had taken on the mighty real estate and sand mafia. While the government of Karnataka continued to maintain that the death was due to suicide as a result of personal reasons, the opposition maintained that there was foul play. Following a demand by the opposition the case was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
No recommendations to prosecute anyone:
The CBI has also not made any recommendations to prosecute anyone in the case, thus completely ruling out foul play in the case. The conclusion that there was no foul play involved in the case was based on investigation and also scientific reports.
The postmortem report which concluded, " death due to asphyxiation by hanging," was sent for several more opinions. In addition to this the viscera samples were sent to the central forensic sciences laboratory and also the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for further opinion. In all the reports the CBI got the same answer and that there was no foul play in the death. The CBI in the second opinion of the post mortel report also learnt that it was death due to asphyxiation by hanging.
The postmortem and analysis of the viscera samples were first conducted in Karnataka. However several persons debated and doubted the intent of the Karnataka government and even demanded a CBI probe into the matter. The Karnataka Government which had initiated its own probe finally decided to hand over the case to the CBI.