Centre to order CBI probe into IAS officer’s D K Ravi death

New Delhi: Centre today said it was ready to order a CBI probe into the death of a Karnataka IAS officer as soon as the state government recommends it, as the Lok Sabha witnessed heated exchanges between Congress and BJP MPs on the issue.

File Photo : IAS officer D K Ravi
File Photo : IAS officer D K Ravi
The House also witnessed a spat between members of several parties over the law and order situation in states like Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

On one occasion, the House had to be adjourned for 15 minutes due to the pandemonium. The issue was raised during Zero Hour by Prahlad Joshi (BJP) who said the law and order situation in Karnataka was in a bad shape and the state government has not accepted the demands of the parents of the 35-year old IAS officer, D K Ravi, to recommend a CBI probe.

Congress members from Karnataka rejected Joshi’s contention that the state government was not sensitive to the issue of death of the 35-year-old officer.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the issue was flagged by a delegation of MPs who met him and said the Karnataka Chief Minister has informed him that after receiving more details, he would send a detailed report to the Centre.

If the state government recommends a CBI probe, the Centre will immediately order an enquiry by the central investigating agency, Singh said.