IAS officer's death: 'Protesting' ABVP workers clash with police

Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) clashed with police personnel here on Thursday during their protest march against the Karnataka Government over the mysterious death of IAS officer DK Ravi.

Bengaluru: Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) clashed with police personnel here on Thursday during their protest march against the Karnataka Government over the mysterious death of IAS officer DK Ravi.

Raising slogans against the state government, the protesters demanded a CBI probe into Ravi's death.

"We are demanding CBI inquiry into DK Ravi's case. We don't have faith in CID or COD because its comes under state government only. Actually, Karnataka State government wishes to curb this case as a suicide. All the citizens of the state and students have faith on CBI, that's why we are demanding a CBI probe," said a protester.

Earlier, the BJP MLA also staged a protest march from the Karnataka Assembly to the Governor's house with a similar demand.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is scheduled to hold a Cabinet meet in a short while from now during which a decision is likely to be taken on whether to refer the case to the CBI.

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.

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