IAS officer’s death: Karnataka govt hands over case to CBI

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Bengaluru, March 21: The investigations into the death of IAS officer D K Ravi will be probed by the CBI. The decision to hand over the probe to the CBI was taken by the Chief Minister of Karnataka after he came under immense pressure from all quarters.

The government had decided yesterday itself that the probe would be handed over to the CBI. The formalities are likely to take a weeks time. The consent of the speaker of the legislative assembly was sought and a recommendation to hand over the probe to the central agency was taken.

CBI to probe DK Ravi's death

CID will continue probe

Meanwhile until there is an official take over by the CBI, the CID which is currently handling the case will continue with the probe. The CID is all set to submit a preliminary report to the state government regarding the death of the IAS officer.

The CID is awaiting the viscera samples and also details of Ravi's call analysis and other message details. Details of his conversations on the phone and also mails on his ipad are being analysed.

CBI probe formalities

The ball is now in the court of the union government. The CBI would wait for an official communication from the home ministry in Delhi before it officially takes over the probe.

The CBI team which could comprise 4 to 6 officers will land in Bengaluru and first speak with the Investigating Officer in the case. They would collect the initial findings by the CID and also question the officers who have been probing the case.

The CBI would also question all those persons already questioned by the CID. They would include the wife of D K Ravi, his father-in-law, his batch mate to whom the last call was made, the driver, his parents.

However the CBI would also go into his work related details and question colleagues and possibly those firms and companies on which he had conducted raids and also planning on taking action.

His work life had become the bone of contention in this case with several persons stating that it was due to his honest approach that he had lost his wife to the high and mighty.

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