IAS officer DK Ravi's death: HC stays tabling of probe details in assembly

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Bengaluru, March 22:‎ The Karnataka High Court has directed the government of Karnataka not to make public the investigation details of the D K Ravi death case.

The directive was issued after the husband of the IAS officer to whom Ravi is alleged to have sent the last message moved a petition.

DK Ravi

Justice Abdul Nazir also directed the government and the investigating agency the CID not to issue any statements regarding the probe.

The directive comes a day before Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assured to make public the details of the probe on the floor of the house.

Why was the directive sought?

Investigations by the CID had found that ‎Ravi prior to his death had sent a batch mate of his message.

Probe rpt can't be tabled in assembly

The IAS officer went up the Chief Secretary and explained everything at length and also recorded her statements before the CID.

The petitioner who is the husband of the officer felt that details such as these were defamatory in nature and hence should not be made public.

Moreover, the state has also decided to hand over the probe to the CBI and in such an event it would not be right to make the ongoing investigation public.

Probe rpt can't be tabled in assembly

This order by Justice Nazeer effectively would mean the probe report cannot be tabled in the assembly unless the stay is vacated.

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