Bangalore IAS officer death: Govt not to refer case to CBI

The govet would stick to its decision of not referring the case of mysterious death of an upright IAS officer to CBI.

By: PTI | Bangalore | Updated: March 19, 2015 9:53 pm
IAS officer Ravi, Sand Mafia, Sand Mafia Ias officer, Congress, CBI probe Ravi’s body was found hanging.

Resisting growing clamour for a CBI probe, Karnataka Government on Thursday decided to stick to its decision not to refer to the central agency the case of mysterious death of an upright IAS officer, as the issue paralysed Assembly for the third day and echoed in Parliament.

As public anger escalated with the demand of family of the officer D K Ravi for a CBI probe resonating across the state amidst continuing protests, Home Minister K J George made it clear after a cabinet meeting that there was no change in the stand of the government, which has come under attack from the Opposition and others for “stonewalling” central probe.

“Whatever decision we have taken on the floor of the House (Assembly), that is the decision and we will stick to it,” George told reporters.

In Lok Sabha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said if the state government recommends a CBI probe, the Centre will immediately order an inquiry by the central agency.

The issue was raised by a delegation of MPs who met him and Karnataka Chief Minister has informed him that after receiving more details, he would send a detailed report to the Centre, Singh said as BJP state unit President Prahlad Joshi raised the matter.

Ratcheting up pressure, BJP and JDS MLAs marched in a procession from Vidhana Soudha, the state secretariat, to Raj Bhavan and requested Governor Vajubhai Vala to advise the Siddaramaiah Government to refer the case to CBI.

The march came after members of both parties stalled proceedings in the Assembly as they continued their round-the-clock dharna for the third day, forcing adjournment of the House till March 23.

As the Assembly met, BJP and JDS members raised slogans insisting on a CBI probe but the state government refused to budge. Amidst the din, the House was abruptly adjourned.

Accusing the government of trying to “hush up” the case, Opposition parties today sought Governor’s intervention for a CBI probe into the death of the officer, who was found hanging from a ceiling fan at a room in his apartment on March 16.

“We have petitioned him (Governor) that this mysterious death should be investigated only by CBI. We have told him that with an intention to hush up this issue government is not willing to hand over this issue to CBI,” Opposition BJP leader in the Assembly, Jagadish Shettar told reporters after they met Vala.

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    Mohammed Ahmed
    Mar 19, 2015 at 8:03 pm
    I don't Understand why the we elect these politician, when they don't hear the demand of a common people. I hate these politics, which only create diversion to matters by stating opposition party.
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    aparna
    Mar 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm
    Not a good sign
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    Deeksha Sharma
    Mar 20, 2015 at 6:53 am
    Stonewalling, ping judgements and casting aspersions on the deceased IAS officer are poor tactics in saving the culprits. The action of the embly to resist probe by an external agency like CBI, leads one to believe that top ministers are involved in the "murder".
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    Kolsat
    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:22 am
    What have they got to lose if CBI investigates this death.
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    Rj
    Mar 19, 2015 at 10:43 pm
    Hope chief justice of High court or Supreme court watching this political drama and takes up the case on their own and asks CBI to do a thorough investigation under the court's supervision and punish all the guilty, if found any, including those who has a very minor role, with same punishment they gave to this honest IAS officer.
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    Uddhu
    Mar 20, 2015 at 1:52 am
    Seems CM Siddu is directly involved with this murder. Along him are the minister George and DCP Reddi. These 3 villains are destroying the country image. Where is this congress party heading.
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    indian
    Mar 19, 2015 at 5:49 pm
    Is public outcry not enough for media to go out against congress, the way they went after Namo for snoopgate,.....
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    Narayan
    Mar 19, 2015 at 10:02 pm
    This is perhaps the final nail in the coffin of a certain party known for its brazenness and arrogance in the face of exposure of their misdeeds. They do not seem to have learnt any lessons. By their behavior they have raised all the suions. There is a clear case of conflict of interest. The home minister, ociated with a real estate business whose deals were being investigated by the officer can not be the getting the probe done through his departments. Nobody is able to buy the theory a bold officer will commit suicide. There is enough public utterances to believe there may be foul play. The public can never trust a conclusion based on the investigation of the home minister's department since he is now seen as a person with a conflict of interest. .
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