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Under Pressure Karnataka CM refers DK Ravi case to CBI

DK RaviThe Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah on Monday announced CBI inquiry into the death of IAS officer D K Ravi in the State Legislative Assembly.

Mr Siddaramaiah said, bowing to the sentiments of people and parents of D K Ravi, the Government has decided to hand over the mysterious death issue to the CBI.

The Chief Minister accused the Opposition of giving the issue a political colour and charged that parents of D K Ravi were brought to the Secretariat building for staging dharna.

The leader of the Opposition Jagadish Shetter objected to the accusation and said the parents were not brought to the Secretariat building by them and their agitation was beyond party politics and his party only responded to public opinion against the rigid stance held by the Government.

However, the interim report of CID on the death of D K Ravi was not tabled in the House due to the stay of Karnataka High Court.

Earlier, Congress president Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter to IAS officer DK Ravi’s wife assuring her for a fair probe in the death case of her husband.

Ravi, a former additional commissioner of enforcement in the commercial taxes department, was found dead at his flat in Bangalore on the evening of March 16.

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