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Renukaswamy murder case: Karnataka police to ask IT to join probe into involvement of INR 78 lakh |  Bengaluru

Renukaswamy murder case: Karnataka police to ask IT to join probe into involvement of INR 78 lakh | Bengaluru

PTI | | Posted by Yamini CS

The Karnataka Police has decided to ask the Income Tax department to join the investigation in the case of Renukaswamy’s murder, in view of the alleged involvement of about 78 lakh in execution of the offence.

Actor Darshan Thoogudeepa, an accused in the Renukaswamy murder case, has been brought to the crime scene for investigation in Bengaluru. (PTI)

Kannada actor Darshan, his girlfriend Pavithra Gowda and 15 others were arrested for abducting and brutally torturing Renukaswamy from Chitradurga to death on June 8.

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According to the police, Darshan and his gang have spent so far 78 lakh to cover up the crime and destroy the material evidence.

“There is a lot of money involved and we don’t know how much money would have been raised through unfair means to get rid of this case. Hence, we have decided to include the IT department in the case,” said a police officer.

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So far cash to the tune of 70.4 lakh was seized from the actor, while 7.6 lakh is yet to be recovered. During the investigation, the police found Darshan’s involvement and subsequently the entire case was opened.

In his revised statement, Darshan admitted that he had obtained 40 lakh from his friend Mohan Raj for escaping adverse legal action against him and to cover up the conspiracy and destruction of evidence, they said.

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