Bengaluru, March 24: A petition seeking a directive not to make the contents of the D K Ravi probe death probe report public has been adjourned by the Karnataka High Court to Friday.
Justice Abdul Nazeer adjourned proceedings to Friday after the petitioner sought time to file his objections in the case.
The petitioner who is the husband of the IAS officer with whom Ravi had spoken last had moved the court seeking a directive to the State government not to table the probe contents on the floor of the legislative assembly. The court had on Sunday evening granted a stay.
Petitioner wants to file objections:
Yesterday when the matter came up for hearing the state government represented by the advocate general had submitted that the intention was not to table the contents on the floor of the house and make the probe public.
The government was facing allegations by the opposition and the chief minister only wanted to make the stand of the government clear, the AG had submitted.
To a detailed 14 page objection that was filed against the petition by the state government, the petitioner has now sought to reply to the contents in it.
The petitioner's advocate submitted before the high court that he needs time to file his objections to the stand taken by the state government in the case.
The petitioner contended that his wife's reputation was being marred by the various material that was appearing in the media.
He had also contended that she had voluntarily approached the CID and recorded her statement as opposed to the media reports that she had been interrogated.
The state too maintained that she had issued a voluntary statement and at no point in time was the state implying that she had been interrogated.
The state also submitted the details of Ravi's messages, conversations and also the voluntary statement made by the lady IAS officer in a sealed cover to the court.