IAS officer's mysterious death has raised suspicions: BJP
Demanding discussion on the death of IAS officer Anurag Tiwari, Opposition BJP on Thursday accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of not showing the "courtesy" to meet the officer's family, who have raised suspicion about his death under mysterious circumstances.
BJP members protested by entering the well of the House for some time, when Speaker K B Koliwad said he has rejected their adjournment notice on the issue as the case is under probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation, and cannot be allowed for discussion.
Tiwari, a 2007 batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer, serving as Commissioner - Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department was found dead under mysterious circumstances on the roadside in Lucknow's Hazratganj area on May 17. On May 22, a CBI probe was recommended by the Uttar Pradesh government into the death, after Tiwari's family expressed suspected foul play as he was about to expose a "big scam" in a Karnataka government department.
Opposition Leader Jagdish Shettar raised the issue as the House met for the day and requested the chair to allow discussion by accepting his adjournment notice. The Speaker said, he has rejected the adjournment notice, as the matter was under CBI probe.
Shettar said, "The chair should have heard us before rejecting our notice, several issues that were under CBI probe has been discussed in this House."