Bangaloe: Former minister S A Ramdas, who is facing charges of rape, is in trouble as the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report confirms his voice from the samples of the controversial audio tapes with Prema Kumari.
Mysore police, who have registered a case based on a complaint from Kumari, a revenue department official, had handed it over to Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Later, CID officials sent the audio and video tapes as part of the evidence to FSL. “The voice analysis test’s report is positive. This will be one of major evidences in the case against him,” a police official told Bangalore Mirror.
The case started in January when Kumari charged Ramdas of cheating, physical harassment and threat. After some audio tapes of the duo went on television, she registered a complaint with the Mysore police on February 13. She claimed Ramdas, despite his promise to marry her, let her down and lured her into a physical relationship. Ramdas had attempted suicide after the case became public.
While claiming innocence, Ramdas filed a counter complaint of extortion against Kumari. Consequently, the case was transferred to the CID. Kumari, substantiating her charges on their relationship, had submitted approximately 10 audio and video tapes. She also had submitted some letters which she claimed were exchanged between them.
“Since he pleaded innocence, the CID findings and the FSL reports will be crucial in the case. Now that the results are positive, he could be in deeper trouble,” the police officer added.
Kumari, while speaking to BM, said that she was confident that the findings would reiterate her charges. “The inquiry is almost through and I’m told a report will be submitted soon to court. The tapes I had submitted were all genuine and proved that there was a relationship between us.”
“Once the final report is out, he will have only one option: to accept our relationship and live rest of the life with me,” Kumari added.
Ramdas did not respond to the repeated calls and text messages Bangalore Mirror made to get his reaction.