IAS officer DK Ravi death case: Karnataka govt gives in to pressure, agrees to CBI probe
Giving in to the demand of the opposition, Karnataka Chief Minister S Siddaramaiah on Monday decided to handover the investigation of IAS officer DK Ravi's death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Bengaluru: Giving in to the demand of the opposition, Karnataka Chief Minister S Siddaramaiah on Monday decided to handover the investigation of IAS officer DK Ravi's death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Confirming his decision, Siddaramaiah told the media, “I have decided to handover the case to CBI for investigation.”
The Karnataka High Court on Sunday stayed the tabling of the CID's interim report on the mysterious death of the IAS officer Ravi by the state government in the legislature on Monday till the inquiry was completed.
Siddaramaiah had decided to table the CID's interim report in the assembly on Monday and share with lawmakers the findings of the investigation into Ravi's death, which police prime facie said was a case of suicide.
The CID probe was ordered on March 17, a day after 36-year-old Ravi was found dead in his apartment, which police termed a case of suicide for "personal reasons".
The 2009 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer was additional commissioner in the commercial tax department in the city since December 2014 after being transferred from Kolar district, about 100 km away, where he as the as deputy commissioner had built a reputation of being an upright officer for reining in the sand and land mafias.