BANGALORE: Dr P Ravindranath, the Additional Director-General of Police accused of clicking objectionable pictures of a woman in a cafe, continued to befuddle investigators by insisting that they arrest him.
On Saturday morning, he walked into the office of Bipin Gopalkrishna, DGP (CID) and sought to be locked up.
Gopalkrishna told him there was no need for an arrest. Ravindranath then met ADGP (CID) P K Garg, again with the same request.
When that yielded no result, he went to DIG Somendu Mukherjee, SP Rajappa and investigating officer K Gadadi. Even there, he had just one plea: “Arrest me!”
CID sleuths said the investigation was in the preliminary stage and it was premature to arrest him.
Speaking to reporters later, Ravindranath said, “I am consulting legal experts to find out if I can approach the courts and request an arrest. Taking my statement in the case is very important.”
The government transferred Ravindranath from the post of ADGP (Karnataka State Reserve Police), but has not given him a posting. “Let the CID investigate the complaint against me, but my complaint against the City Police Commissioner (Auradkar), DCP Ravikanthe Gowda and Sub-Inspector Ravi has to be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation,” he said.
Without a posting and an official vehicle, Ravindranath walked all the way from his house in HSR Layout to the CID office on Palace Road, a distance of 14 km. He then strolled to the Vidhana Soudha, the DGP’s office and then to the Intelligence Department.
Followed by the media, he turned back and started walking home. His wife and daughter, who came in a car to Total Mall in Madivala, finally persuaded him to get into his car.
Meanwhile, Auradkar and Ravikanthe Gowda also met the DGP.