Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-08-24 18:41 Udupi: The CID is now poised to crack the mystery behind the murder of industrialist Bhaskar Shetty, with a court at Udupi having given it the custody of the two eyewitnesses to the murder. All the five arrested persons were produced in the Judicial Magristrate First Class court today. In a major setback to the local police, the court gave CID custody of car driver Raghavendra and Srinivasa Bhat, father of third suspect tantrik Niranjan Bhat Asranna, till August 29. Srinivasa Bhat and Raghavendra are suspected to have helped in destroying evidence. Niranjan Bhat, along with the other prime suspects, Bhaskar Shetty’s wife and son Rajeshwari and Navaneeth were remanded in judicial custody till September 6. The CID took over the investigation, after the local police faced allegations of favouring the murder suspects. According to the sources, the CID mainly wanted to interrogate the eyewitnesses to the murder, not so much as not the prime accused trio, in order to find out the chain of events from the murder to the destruction of evidence. In the initial stages of the investigation, the local police allowed themselves to be misled by the statements of the suspects, and faced allegations of collusion with the suspects. “But now, changing the angle of investigation and interrogating the two will give a major leads in the case," said an officer. It can be recalled the after the case was handed over to CID, CID SP, DC Rajanna, DIG Sonia Narang and DGP Kishore Chandra personally visited the crime spot and started investigating. "Since the seniors felt that there is crucial need in collecting evidence, they were willing to take eyewitnesses into custody and bring out the real truth," said a senior officer. The JMFC court also accepted the police application for permission to collect the DNA of Bhaskar Shetty’s mother Gulabi and his brothers, in order to match it with the murdered industrialist’s.