Bengaluru: The officials of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have launched a probe into the suicide case of driver Ramesh Gowda, who had accused harassment by Bheema Naik, a KAS officer posted as Special Land Acquisition Officer in Bengaluru.
As the state government transferred the case to the CID on Friday, the investigating agency formed teams on Saturday to probe the case in detail. As part of the probe, the CID officials visited Mandya and took the files related to the case from the Maddur police, who had initially registered the case.
The CID have also launched a manhunt for Naik, who was absconding after the incident. “We have formed special teams and assigned specific tasks. We are also gathering information on Naik and he would be traced soon,” a senior official said.
Ramesh Gowda, the official driver to Naik, had committed suicide by hanging at a lodge in Maddur in Mandya district on Tuesday evening. In his suicide note, he alleged that mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy had converted over `125 crore of black money into white with the help of Naik few days ahead of the wedding of Reddy’s daughter.
Naik also got 20 per cent commission in the deal that took place in the presence of Sriramalu. After the deal was over, when Naik came to know that Gowda knew about the transaction, he started threatening and harassing him....