New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal on Thursday that local police should be allowed to probe IAS officer D K Ravi's death case, adding that demanding CBI inquiry for every matter has become a 'new trend' in the country.
"There is a new trend in the nation that justice will be done only by CBI and local police cannot do it. I don't know why such mindset exists. The police is investigating the matter and should be allowed to carry out their work. If the government there is not doing it responsibly then the issue should be raised," Agarwal told ANI.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka Assembly has been adjourned till Monday following uproar by the opposition leaders over the IAS officer's death.
The opposition members cornered the Siddaramaiah -led government and demanded a CBI inquiry on the mysterious death of the IAS officer.
Earlier on Wednesday, a group of BJP MPs from Karnataka met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital and requested him to ask Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to recommend a CBI probe into the IAS officer's death case.
The Home Minister assured them that he would look into the case
The Karnataka Government has, however, so far rejected the demand and asserted that the CID of the state police is capable of handling the investigation in the case.
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.