YANAM (PUDUCHERRY): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the probe into the mysterious death of chairman of Anand Regency Hotel Group and Anand Cine Services A Ravi Shankar Prasad.
According to sources, CBI DIG Sangithar and SP Saravanan, both based in Chennai, visited Gogulanka village of I Polavaram mandal Wednesday where the body of Ravi Shanakar Prasad was found in July last.
The death of Prasad created a sensation in South India. He went to the Yanam branch of his hotel located on the bypass road on the night of July 7. He went for a morning walk with an umbrella on the Balayogi Varadhi in the wee hours of July 8 as per the footage of the CC camera. However, he did not return to the hotel after that. His body was traced at Gogulanka village of I Polavaram mandal in East Godavari district. The I Polavaram police registered a case and started investigation.
On the recommendations of the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry, CBI took over the case and began its investigation. Anand Regency Group runs two hotels - one in Rajahmundry and the other at Yanam. Meanwhile, Yanam SP Vamsidhar Reddy is learnt to have met the CBI DIG.