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Party asks CM to hold CBI probe in death case

Congress General Secretary and in charge of party affairs in Karnataka, Digvijay Singh said in New Delhi that Gandhi has advised Siddaramaiah to hand over the case to CBI.

Facing rising public anger, the Chief Minister also on Friday met Governor Vajubhai Val and briefed him about the developments in the case. “I have met the Governor. I have explained him about the developments in Ravi’s case till date,” Siddaramaiah told reporters after meeting the Governor at Raj Bhavan.

He said “Governor has heard what we have explained to him; we have told him investigation is going on and investigation has been handed over to CID.”

The family of 35-year-old D K Ravi, the officer who was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his flat on March 16, also on Friday staged a protest where they remained unrelenting on their demand for a CBI probe.

“My son was like a tiger... he would not have committed suicide. He is the son of the country...,” an emotional mother of Ravi, Gowramma, said, as she broke down. Ravi’s brother Ramesh said only a CBI probe should be held.

There has been a clamour for CBI probe from BJP and JDS who have been blocking proceedings of the Assembly for the last three days. The House will resume its sitting on Monday.

Protests continued in Bengaluru and Kolar, where Ravi had served as Deputy Commissioner earning reputation as an upright and pro-people officer before being moved to the state capital as Additional Commisioner of Commercial Taxes (Enforcement) in which role he took on several big firms in real estate.

Batchmates seek fair enquiry

A group of IAS officers have sought fair enquiry into the mysterious death of their 2009 batchmate D K Ravi in Karnataka. “The response from across our batch has been for a fair enquiry into the causes leading into D K Ravi death,” his batchmates said in a representation to central IAS officers association.

Ravi, a 2009 batch IAS officer, who had taken on the sand mafia in Karnataka was found dead in mysterious circumstances at his residence. “We have received the representation from Ravi’s batchmates and it is under examination,” association’s secretary and senior IAS officer Sanjay R Bhoosreddy said.
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