Ganapathy case: CBI team begins investigation

As per the directions by the Supreme Court, the CBI team has started its investigation on DySP M K Ganapathy death case.

A five-member team, comprising of the SP and DySP from CBI, Chennai, is gathering information through spot visits. The team has applied for a copy of the B report submitted by the CID at the JMF Court in connection with a private case. The team visited the court on Thursday afternoon and submitted an application.

The team recorded the statement of Ganapathy's father M K Kushalappa, mother Jaji Poovamma, brother M K Machaiah at their residence at Rangasamudra near Kushalanagar. The family members were informed that the team may visit again to gather more information after procuring some more documents.

The team also interrogated the staffers at the Vinayaka Lodge. Ganapathy had committed suicide in a room of the lodge on July 7, 2016. It is said that the team will visit Mangaluru on Friday and will record the statement of Ganapathy's wife K K Pavana and son Nehal. The local police and the staffers of a private TV channel are yet to be interrogated. The team has been working independently without the help of the local police.

The First Information Report filed by CBI Superintendent of Police P A Saravan has named Bengaluru Development Minister K J George (former home minister) as the first accused, IPS officers Pranav Mohanty and A M Prasad as the second and third accused respectively.

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