The Congress President advised Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to handover the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Mrs Gandhi's advice came at a time when Congress government in Karnataka has been divided into two parts over the same issue.
Meanwhile, sources in the Karnataka government tell Oneindia that there is a likelihood that the CBI probe may be recommended after a preliminary report by the CID is filed on Monday. [IAS officer DK Ravi's death: CBI probe only after CID report]
However, the CM has been stating that the case will be investigated by the CID itself. He argued that it would create a bad image of CID if the CBI was roped in at this juncture.
Meanwhile, Opposition parties in Karnataka and family members of deceased IAS officer continue their demand for an investigation by the CBI. [IAS Officer DK Ravi's Death: Information about his personal affair revealed; probe on]
The IAS Officers Association too has passed a resolution seeking probe by CBI. According to the resolution, the association lost faith in CID probe.
DK Ravi's family members, wife and in-laws too have lost faith in investigation done so far by state machinery, added the IAS officers association.
35-year-old Ravi, a 2009 batch IAS officer, was found hanging at his official residence in South Bengaluru on March 16. While initial investigating reports claimed that it was a case of suicide, opposition and aam aadmi (common man) believe that it was a murder case.
It has been suspected that Ravi has become a victim at the hands of powerful people as he was conducting raids and exposing many.