CID finds photos of two women in cellphone

CID finds photos of two women in cellphone

The Criminal Investigation Dep- artment (CID) has found pictures of two women on the cellph­on­e of Additional Director General of Police P Ravind­ra­nath who has been accus­e­d of taking their photogra­p­hs at a coffee shop on Cu­n­n­ingham Road on May 26.

“There were two pictures in Ravindranath’s cellphone – one clicked at 10.46 am and the other at 10.48 am on May 26. The images show the women below their faces. The phone also had another picture of a woman taken a month ago,” an officer involved in the probe told Deccan Herald.

“We are still not sure if these pictures were clicked by Ravindranath himself. The police don’t rule out the possibility of Sridhar, who had snatched the mobile phone from the senior IPS officer, clicking the pictures later. The police might send the mobile phone and pictures to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Gujarat to get an accurate report,” the officer said.

There are discrepancies in the statements of the officer and the woman who has lodged complaint. The biggest drawback is the absence of CCTV footage from the shop, he added.

“We are still investigating the matter. We will submit a detailed report to the government within the deadline,” DGP (CID) Bipin Gopalakrishna told this newspaper.

The CID officials took Ravindranath to the Bangalore City Police Commissioner’s office for a spot inspection in the atrocity case he has filed against Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar.

After the inspection, the ADGP signed a set of “panchanama” papers. Ravindranath alleged that the CID was hastening the probe into the atrocity case, but was going slow on the charges of him clicking photos.

“They are not ready to record my statement. I will meet chief minister. If I do not get justice even then, I will move the High Court seeking a CBI probe into both the cases,” he said.

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