IAS officer's death: CID head transfer put on hold

The controversial transfer of Pronob Mohanty from the Criminal Investigation Department has been put on hold by the Cabinet which met a while ago.

The Karnataka government had transferred Mohanty to the Lokayukta and this had raised a hue and cry as it was the CID which was probing the death of D K Ravi, IAS officer.

Bengaluru: CID head transfer on hold

Submit report first

The Karnataka cabinet which met today decided that it would put on hold the transfer of Mohanty. There has been a public outrage over his transfer and many had questioned the logic behind such a move in the midst of such an important probe.

The cabinet made it clear that while it was not cancelling his transfer all together, it said that he would first submit the report in the case of D K Ravi following which the transfer would come into force.

State not averse to CBI probe

After the marathon cabinet meeting, Congress leader Dinesh Gundu said that the government is not averse to a CBI probe. However he also added that they trusted the CID which they were confident would conduct a fair investigation.

During the cabinet meeting various points such as these had come up for debate and it was finally decided that the state would continue with the probe by the CID.

The state has also assured Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that they would submit a detailed report on the probe to him by Monday. The report would have details of the probe and also the progress into the investigations.

Calls under scanner

Meanwhile the investigations agencies have questioned several other persons in connection with the case. They have found that some 44 calls were made from the phone and there was also a message.

While the 44 calls were unanswered, there was one call which came in at 11.22 am which lasted two minutes. We are verifying these details and also a message that was sent out before he passed away, the police informed.

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