IAS Officer DK Ravi case mystery deepens: Did CID delete CCTV footage?

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Bengaluru, March 25: Mystery over IAS officer DK Ravi death case deepened. Now, the father-in-law of the deceased IAS officer accused CID of deleting a few crucial evidence.

Ravi's father-in-law Hanumanthrayappa, a Congress leader, alleged that CID, which was investigating the case, erased a few CCTV footage. He cried foul play.

DK Ravi

According to the Congress leader, the CCTV footage, which allegedly has been deleted, captured the view of his son-in-law walking out of his residence in the morning of the day of his death.

CID rejected allegations:

However, CID overruled such allegations. A officer has been quoted as saying, "There were blurred visions and the footage was sub-standard. The allegations are baseless and the investigation is not affected in any way."

Allegations against CID have been hurled by Mr Hanumanthrayappa at a time when he himself may land in a legal trouble. A complaint has been filed against him and his daughter Kusuma. [Twist in IAS officer DK Ravi case, complaint against wife, father-in-law, police in dilemma]

The complaint has been filed at Madiwala Police Station in Bengaluru. The complainant, who has been identified as TJ Abraham, an anti-corruption activist, reportedly filed the case under Sections 306 and 201 of Indian Penal Code.

However, Bengaluru Police have not registered any FIR against Kusuma and her father. The cops were in dilemma regarding the decision of filing the FIR.

35-year-old DK Ravi, a 2009-batch IAS officer, was found dead in his official residence in South Bengaluru on March 16.

After initial investigation, Karnataka government and CID claimed that it was a suicide case due to some "personal reason".

Protest after DK Ravi's death:

However, DK Ravi's family members, Opposition leaders asserted that it was not suicide case and the young IAS officer might have become a victim at hand of some powerful people. [Media sensation: Will we remember DK Ravi if India win the World Cup?]

Massive protests were held in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka. BJP MPs from the state protested in the Parliament. Congress President Sonia Gandhi intervened into the matter.

Finally, the state government handed over the case from CID to CBI. A team of the CBI from the Chennai wing is likely to take over the probe. Chennai houses the homicide wing of the CBI and hence would conduct the probe.

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