New Delhi,Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday advised Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to transfer the investigation into the death of IAS officer DK Ravi to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Ravi, who took on the sand mafia in Karnataka’s Kolar District, was an Additional Commissioner on deputation with the Commercial Tax department. He was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his house by his wife on Monday.
His death has resulted in widespread protests all over Karnataka, with politically parties, predominantly the Bharatiya Janata Party, calling for a CBI investigation into the same.
However, Siddaramiah has said that the Bengaluru City Police is capable of investigating the case and expressed his faith in the state CID.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner M.N. Reddi also pointed out that forensic and medical evidence had hinted that Ravi’s death was prima facie a case of suicide. He added that a thorough investigation was on and warned against jumping to any conclusion.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Centre is ready to hand over the probe to the CBI, and was waiting for the go-ahead by the Karnataka government.