Cong ready for CBI probe in officer’s death case, if required

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New Delhi (PTI): Congress today appeared open to a CBI probe into the death of IAS officer D K Ravi Kumar in Bengaluru which triggered widespread outrage and a political controversy, and attacked BJP over its charge that attempts were being made to “hush up” the case.

“I can assure that the ruling party has no connection with any mafia. Essentially, this particular issue will be dealt with as the investigation unfolds and if it turns that a CBI enquiry is appropriate then the state government will take action. We have confidence that the police will conduct a free and impartial investigation into this tragic development,” said party spokesperson Rajiv Gowda, a Rajya Sabha member from the state.

The remarks came even as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said in Bengaluru that this was not a case to be handed over to CBI.

At the same time, Gowda was in agreement with the theory that it was a “suicide.”
Asked whether death of Kumar seems to be a case of suicide as reportedly said by the Chief Minister and whether it does not amount to influencing the state police probe, Gowda said, “at first glance, it appears to be a case of suicide.”

Pressed further he said, “when the investigation is over, then only you will be able to make a definite statement…I am not saying that the suicide theory is cooked up.”

Responding to questions about BJP’s allegations on the issue, Gowda said, “if the BJP MPs are talking about various kinds of mafias that is because they probably have a historic recollection of their own role mafias like iron ore mafia and various other mafias that brought them to power. I can assure that the ruling party has no connection with any mafia.”

35-year old D K Ravi, Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Enforcement), was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his room at his flat here on Monday, with police suspecting it to be a case of suicide prima facie.

Sticking to their guns, the Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly continued their dharna for the second day today demanding a CBI probe but the state government refused to yield, maintaining a CID probe would do.

A delegation of BJP MPs led by Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and insisted for a CBI probe.

After meeting Singh, Gowda, a former chief minister of Karnataka, accused the Congress government in Karnataka of trying to “hush up” the case by making it look like a “suicide”.

Bengaluru: Siddaramaiah meets DK Ravi’s parents outside Vidhana Soudha

Bengaluru (agencies): Chief Minister Siddaramaiah met late IAS officer DK Ravi’s parents outside Vidhana Soudha and promised them that action will be taken in their son’s case after Ugadi.

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The CM said that he will take a call on CBI probe after the CID report is out. The FSL report will be out by Wednesday.

Government is concerned about honest and diligent officers of the state, said Siddaramaiah.

He also assured the grieving parents that the CID probe will be as effective as the CBI probe. The government had accepted DK Ravi’s request for transfer.
DK Ravi’s sister Bharati has vowed not to call off the protest until the govermnet orders CBI probe in her brother’s case.

IAS officer DK Ravi’s parents have staged a protest outside Vidhana Soudha. They are demanding a CBI probe into their son’s mysterious death case.
Ravi’s sister Bharati gave a deadline of 7 pm to the government and threatened to commit suicide if CBI probe is not ordered in her brother’s case.

Bengaluru: (Agencies): Late IAS officer DK Ravi’s parents have staged a protest outside Vidhana Soudha. The grieved parents Kariappa and Gowramma are demanding a CBI probe into the mysterious death of their son.

The deceased IAS officer’s parents stated that they will commit suicide if the case is not handed over to CBI.

DK Ravi was not only my son but the son of the entire country, said the late IAS officer’s mother.

Ravi’s parents cried that they don’t have trust in police investigation. They want justice to be delivered in their son’s case.

DK’s parents want the government to appoint the deceased IAS officer’s wife to his post.

The opposition too rejected CID probe and demanded a CBI probe into the death of the IAS officer.

Ravi’s sister gave a deadline of 7 pm to the government.

FSL will be submitting DK Ravi’s report to CID on Monday. No marks have been found on Ravi’s body except the marks on his neck. Initial investigation suggested that the IAS officer died of suffocation.

Four IAS officers have written to PM over DK Ravi’s death probe. They requested PM to hand over Ravi’s case to CBI as truth will not come out if CID handles the case. The IAS officers also expressed that the incident has demoralized all the IAS officers.

The late IAS officer’s parents met BJP leaders Suresh Kumar, Sunil Kumar and DN Jeevraj outside Vidhana Soudha.

Media adviser to CM Dinesh Amin Mattu met DK Ravi’s parents outside Vidhana Soudha where they are staging a protest. Dinesh suggested Ravi’s parents to hold talks over Ravi’s death probe.

The late IAS officer’s parents insisted Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to come and meet them.

The Karnataka assembly has been adjourned till tomorrow after ruckus over DK Ravi’s death.

BJP will be moving a privilege motion against Bangalore police commissioner MN Reddi.
The association of IAS officers also demanded CBI probe into Ravi’s death.

According to media reports, a mystery caller had contacted DK thrice and is suspected to be behind DK Ravi’s mysterious death.

Ravi got a call when he was travelling in car with 1 IPS officer and 3 IAS officers. Ravi got out of the car and shouted at the caller.

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