Banglore, March 23: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday decided to hand over to CBI the probe into the mysterious death of IAS officer D.K. Ravi that had led to state-wide protests.
The Chief Minister made the announcement in the Assembly, saying he was referring the case to CBI honouring the feelings of parents of Ravi and public sentiments.
“I understand the feelings of Ravi’s parents…. We respect public sentiments..,” Mr. Siddaramaiah said.
He also asserted that the government never wanted to hush up the case nor did it intend to protect anyone.
“We believe in people’s power. We believe in respecting public sentiments,” he said.
The family of Ravi, who had made a mark as a bold officer and taken on the sand and land mafia besides ordering crackdown on tax evaders, had suspected foul play and demanded an inquiry by the central agency.