DK Ravi death: CBI rules out murder, terms it suicide
- The CBI will submit its report on IAS officer DK Ravi case later today
- Sources said the CBI report states that Ravi committed suicide due to personal reasons
- Ravi’s mother is still demanding a fair probe as she thinks he was murdered
The CBI has completed its investigation on IAS officer DK Ravi’s suicide case. It is going to submit its 90-page report to the government later today. In the report, CBI has said that DK Ravi committed suicide due to personal reasons.
DK Ravi was found hanging at his flat in St. John Woods Apartment, Koramangala on March 16, last year. Not only was the state the entire country perplexed by this death. Parents of Ravi alleged that this was a murder due to political rivalry. They staged a protest against the state government’s decision to hand over the investigation to CID and demanded CBI probe. The CBI is at last submitting its findings after 20 months of investigation.
Ravi was serving as additional commissioner of Commercial Tax (Enforcement) in Bengaluru when he committed suicide. Before that he had served as the deputy commissioner of Kolar. His stern stand against the sand mafia had political influences had made him popular among people but was targeted by the leaders.
Days before he was found dead, he had scheduled IT raids on properties of powerful builders including Prestige.
Thus when he was found hanging in his apartment, people demanded a fair probe and alleged it was murder. But the government and primary sources had said put forth the personal reason (love failure) theory.
Currently, the investigation team headed by senior officer Chakravarthy will submit the report to Assistant Commissioner DB Natesh today. Natesh, in turn, would file the same at the Madiwala Police Station seeking a closure in the case. FIR will not be registered as no one is named accused in the report.
Reacting to the CBI report, Gowramma, mother of DK Ravi has reiterated that her son was killed and was hanged in his house.
Now, as per the guidelines, the final report will be submitted to the Income Tax Officer.