Bengaluru, May 15: The speed of the investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the death of IAS officer, D K Ravi is going at a pace slower than what one would have expected.
So far just the mandatory procedures have been followed and it may be a while before any definitive conclusion is reached in this case. [DK Ravi probe: CBI undecided on exhuming body]
A majority of the persons who have been questioned have said that they suspected no foul play. However only the parents of Ravi had said that he was under immense pressure and there could be some foul play which led to his death. [D K Ravi death case: CBI questions police commissioner]
Assistant Commissioner of Revenue questioned
The CBI in the latest round of investigation questioned the Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in connection with the case. He was questioned as he was present during the post mortem which is a mandatory procedure as per law.
The CBI sought to know from him whether the procedure was followed during the post mortem to which he responded in the affirmative. Further he also asked if he suspected any foul play during the post mortem or was there any attempt made to cover up the case, to which the office replied in the negative.
The others who were questioned
One of the first to be questioned was M N Reddi, the Bengaluru police commissioner. This was a routine meeting in which the case details were discussed. In addition to the facilities that the CBI wanted were also discussed.
The CID team which conducted the first round of investigation was also questioned by the CBI and the case papers were handed over. The medical officers who conducted the postmortem and the autopsy were also questioned.
The parents and brother of the late officer were questioned and for the first time the CBI was told in this case that there was foul play involved. The spoke about the pressure he was under and suspected that their son had been murdered.
They also asked the CBI if they would be exhuming Ravi's body to which the CBI said that nothing has been decided as yet. The CBI also questioned the wife and father in law of the officer who too shared similar views that they suspected foul play.