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D K Ravi death: Conditions by Karnataka govt irk CBI, fresh order to be issued


New Delhi, April 6: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) may not take up the D K Ravi case anytime soon. Rejecting the order of the state government which ordered a CBI probe the agency feels that it can work under the conditions set by the state government. [How does the CM know the truth so soon?]

The Karnataka government had while handing over the case to the CBI directed the agency to complete the probe in three months. The CBI now wants the government to issue a fresh order without any conditions. [Timeline: IAS officer DK Ravi's mysterious death case]


The state government may have to issue a fresh order for a CBI probe into the D K death case. The government while issuing the order had stated that the probe be completed in three months.

The CBI‎, however, feels that it may not be able to complete the probe in three months and hence conditions cannot be imposed.

However sources indicate that in all probability a CBI probe may not happen at all. Some officials feel that it is prima facie a case of suicide and hence a CBI probe may not be mandated.

CBI team has done ground work:

A team of the CBI which has been studying the case since the past two weeks felt that prima facie it appears to be a case of suicide and hence a CBI probe may not be necessary.

The Karnataka state government had recommended a CBI probe into the death of IAS officer. Although investigations by the state run CID almost concluded that it was death due to suicide, there was pressure from the opposition which cried foul play and demanded a CBI probe.

Home ministry to have final say:

The home ministry will take the final call on whether a CBI probe will be conducted or not. In the Bengal nun rape the home ministry had rejected a CBI probe despite the state government recommending it.

The home ministry will wait for a ground report on the D K Ravi case and then issue appropriate orders. A team of the CBI has been in Bengaluru seeking details about the incident.

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