CBI's Chennai team to probe D K Ravi death case, no Karnataka officers
Bengaluru, March 23: A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation from the Chennai office will probe the D K Ravi death case.
The team which will comprise three to five officers will however not have an officer of the Karnataka cadre.
The CBI currently has two officers of the Karnataka cadre, but they will not be part of the probe, sources in the CBI informed Oneindia.
A team of the Chennai office will be dispatched to Bengaluru once the official notification from the Home Ministry is out following which the probe would officially commence.
The first step:
The CBI team would first seek the report prepared by the CID which has been probing the case till now.
They would then verify the post mortem report which had stated that it was a death due to asphyxiation.
If the CBI is not convinced with the postmortem report, then they may ask for the exhumation of the body. Sources however say that it is only under extreme circumstances that an exhumation will be sought.
However, if the CBI is convinced about a needle theory then there is a chance of seeking exhumation of the body.
There has been a theory doing the rounds that some one had injected Ravi with poison and then hanged him in his apartment.
272 Whatsapp messages under scanner:
The CBI would also take into account the last message sent by Ravi. In addition to this all his call details will be scrutinized.
The investigators have also found that there were 272 messages sent from his phone which will also be a subject matter of investigation.
The call details would include both personal and professional, sources said.
The CBI officer also pointed out that these would be crucial to the probe and as of now this is what they are getting to read, but the real picture would come in only once they officially take over the probe.
Spate of notices can be expected:
The CBI will take into account all official details relating to D K Ravi. Sources say that notices may be issued to those companies on which he had conducted raids.
Several companies attached to some politicians will also be served with a notice and their versions would be sought, CBI sources also informed.
This is basically a verification exercise. The intention is to understand whether these calls which were made between Ravi and the companies were officially or were any threats received by him.
In addition to this colleagues and family members would also be asked to depose before the CBI.
In addition to this the CCTV footage that has been collected from the apartment premises in which Ravi was found hanging will also be scrutinized by the CBI.