Ingen assets report submitted to Commr

It seems that the first step to take taxidermist Van Ingen’s bungalow in the city to the possession of the government is over.

Nazarbad police, who have prepared an inventory of articles found at Ingen’s bungalow Bisil Manti opposite Karnataka Police Academy (KPA), have submitted a report to police commissioner K L Sudheer.

The 50-page report was submitted to the police commissioner, who is expected to hand it over to deputy commissioner Ramegowda, said a source.

The report consists of details pertaining to teak and rosewood articles, and also animal pelts and stuffed animals, including their photographs. The same report is expected to be submitted to the court.

Michael Floyd Eswar, the alleged adopted son of Ingen, is booked on fraud charges for usurping the latter’s assets. The report, if submitted to court, will come handy if the accused seeks anticipatory bail. Ingen, in his complaint to the police on March 11, a day before his death, had accused Eswar of hatching a conspiracy to take over his properties. The will, according to Ingen, had been fabricated with Floyd receiving the assets as a gift. Ingen died on March 12.

While Floyd has been evading police since Ingen’s death, investigators are collating property related documents to ascertain the depth of the alleged fraud. Apart from the bungalow, Ingen owns over 200 acres of coffee estate at Wayanad in Kerala. The district administration is likely to take up the issue of securing the estate with the government of the god’s own country.

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