The Karnataka Cabinet which met a while ago has not taken any decision on whether to hand over the D K Ravi case to the CBI or not. The government has decided to stick to its earlier stand which it had indicated on the floor of the legislative assembly where it had said that the death appears to be due to personal reasons and the state police will probe the case.
KJ George the Home Minister of Karnataka informed the media after the cabinet meeting that the government is sticking to its stand. There is no change in our stand and we reiterate what we had said on the floor of the house.
Debated CBI probe at length
The marathon cabinet meeting which commenced at 12 pm and got over just a while ago discussed at length on whether to hand over the case to the CBI or not. The cabinet took into account various factors that included the demands by the parents, protestors and also the opposition who have been united in seeking a probe by the CBI.
However the cabinet concluded that there shall be no CBI probe for now and the CID or the criminal investigation department would handle the probe. It was stated at the meeting that the police have assured the government that it was capable of carrying out the probe and there was progress being made.
If the probe is handed over to the CBI at this juncture then it could affect the progress of the case, the Cabinet also noted. There were however some voices which had felt that it would be better to hand over the probe to the CBI.
However at the end of it a collective decision to let the CID continue with the probe was taken by the cabinet.
Big report in two days
Meanwhile the state government is planning on sending a report to the Union Minister regarding the investigations to the Union Home Ministry. Karnataka chief minister, Siddaramaiah who had a conversation with the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh told him that the probe had revealed several details.
He also told Singh that in two days time a report regarding the investigations would be sent to him. Further Siddaramaiah also told him about the ongoing probe and also the progress that was made in the case.
Singh had said earlier during the day that the Centre was not opposed to a CBI probe. He was however quick to add that the centre would not object to a CBI probe provided the state government asks for it.
Meanwhile the investigating officers continue with the probe into the death of D K Ravi. They have found that a call was made at 11.22 am on Monday. The conversation lasted two minutes, the police have found.
The police have also questioned the person with whom Ravi had that last conversation with. The police say that there are indications to suggest that the death was due to personal reasons.
The police however say that they would also be looking into some work related matters and question colleagues as well. We would go deep into those aspects too to ascertain also if the death had anything to do with his work, an investigating officer informed OneIndia.