CID officers visit bureaucrat's flat, question neighbours

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has started an investigation into IAS officer D K Ravi’s death.

The CID team led by Superintendents of Police Kumaraswamy and Sirigauri visited Ravi’s flat at St John’s Wood Apartment on Tavarekere Main Road; the Commercial Taxes department office in Koramangala, and his father-in-law Hanumantharayappa’s house in Mallathalli.

The officers questioned Ravi’s colleagues, neighbours and family members.
The officials collected files pertaining to the recent raids on the business establishments, initiated by Ravi in his capacity as the additional commissioner (Enforcement-South) and his team of officials. The officials also briefly questioned the staff at Ravi’s office.

The CID team that visited the posh St John’s Wood Apartment examined the flat, which had been sealed after the panchanama on Tuesday by the South East division police who were then probing the case. The team also questioned a few neighbours in the apartment to ascertain if they had seen Ravi on Monday.

Ravi’s body was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his flat on Monday evening.

Family questioned

At around 4.30 pm, the CID team visited Ravi’s father-in-law Hanumantharayappa’s house. The team questioned the family members, particularly his wife Kusuma. The team asked them if Ravi was under stress during the last few days.

The police have sent the two mobile phones and an iPad belonging to Ravi to the Cyber Forensics Section at the Forensic Sciences Laboratory in Madivala for analysis and are awaiting the report, which would provide some vital leads to the investigators.

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