Karnataka Govt. refuses to hand over IAS officer’s death case to CBI

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Bangalore: The Karnataka Cabinet on Thursday refused to hand over the death case of IAS officer D.K. Ravi to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The Karnataka Government had earlier said that the CID of the state police is capable of handling the investigation in the case.

Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly, Jagadish Shettar, earlier today accused the Siddaramaiah-led state government of acting in a stubborn manner over the IAS officer’s death case, and said that it was trying to hush up the matter by not agreeing to the demand for a CBI probe.

Talking to the media outside the Raj Bhavan here, Shettar said the leaders of the BJP and the JD (S) met Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala and submitted a letter demanding a CBI inquiry into the IAS officer’s death case.

“The government is not agreeing to this because they want to cover up this matter. The government is acting in a stubborn way. The way the chief minister has spoken about the personal matters of D K Ravi in an interview clearly suggests where this investigation is headed,” said Shettar.

“On the one hand, he says that he will order a CID investigation, and on the other, he transfers CID officer Mohanty. There is an attempt being made to hush up the matter. There are lots of people who have vested interests in this matter, there are politicians, there are many prominent people involved in this matter,” he added.

The IAS officer’s parents had earlier threatened to stage a protest, in case the government failed to set up a CBI inquiry over the matter within three days.

The 2009 batch IAS officer, who was deputed as the Joint Commissioner of the state’s Commercial Taxes Department, was found mysteriously hanging by a fan in the bedroom of his private apartment in South Bengaluru’s Tavarekere earlier on Monday.

(ANI)

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