Home Minister K. J. George.
Bangalore: In the wake of allegations that Home Minister K. J. George and his son Rana George made a few phone calls that got Embassy Group MD Jitendra Virwani’s children – Karan and Aditya – and their friends off the hook in Sunday night’s pub brawl, a senior police officer who wished to remain anonymous has refuted the claims.
The police officer told Deccan Chronicle, "Nobody used any influence on behalf of anyone – and DCP (Central) Ravikanthe Gowda came to know of the incident through his men. The High Grounds police station is equipped with a CCTV, so the rumours floating around that Rana George went to the station and bailed out his friends are false; and this can be verified through the footage. Nobody other than those involved directly in the incident came to or went from the station on Sunday night."
DCP Ravikanthe Gowda reportedly instructed the jurisdictional inspector to register complaints from all three parties immediately.
"An impartial inquiry is being conducted into the matter. According to preliminary investigations, it is too early to point fingers at any one party. All evidence including CCTV footage from Pebble bar is being collected to aid investigators. The medical reports of the youngsters from Bowring Hospital are yet to reach us. The reports will confirm whether or not the youths were smoking any suspicious substances," the police officer added.
Sources said neither Home Minister K.J. George nor his son Rana George spoke to DCP (Central) Ravikanthe Gowda on Sunday.
When contacted on Monday, K J George had said, "This information is false. My son did not go anywhere or speak to anyone on Sunday night. He does not know the group of people who were involved in Sunday night’s incident."