Bengaluru, June 10: The Central Bureau of Investigation questioned the personal assistant and the gunman of D K Ravi, the IAS officer who was found dead at his residence a few months back.
The CBI was entrusted with the case after there was a hue and cry by the opposition parties in Karnataka accusing the government of trying to cover up the actual reason behind the death.
The PA was specifically asked by the CBI about what exactly transpired on the day he left the office and was found dead at his home. The PA told the CBI that he came into the office briefly and left almost immediately.
None met D K Ravi
The CBI has learnt that Ravi had not met with anybody before his death. The PA said that he does not recollect the exact time as to when Ravi came into the office. He arrived at the office, did some work and then left for home the PA also told the CBI.
Further the investigating agency also questioned the gunman of the officer. He too said that Ravi had gone home, but did not meet anyone. The gunman also replied in the negative when asked if anyone had followed Ravi to the apartment.
An open case still
The CBI officials say that the case is still open. Every aspect of the probe is wide open. The CBI officials have also questioned his former colleagues in Kolar in connection with the case.
Ravi was posted as the Deputy Commissioner of Kolar before he was transferred to the Commercial Taxes department in Bengaluru.
The CBI sought to know from officials in Kolar if there were any threats he had been receiving while he took on the sand mafia. Further they have also sought to know if Ravi was involved in any kind of property deal.
The CBI is looking into three angles for now. While one is the possible personal reason that may have led to his death, the other is regarding a property related issue which may have brought him under pressure to take the extremely step.
The third angle that the CBI is exploring is if there were any death threats that were issued to the officer.