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Govt not trying to hide anything in DK Ravi death probe, says Karnataka CM

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah said on Saturday the government was not trying to hide anything and protect anyone in the probe into IAS officer DK Ravi’s death.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2015 12:13 IST
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Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah said on Saturday the government was not trying to hide anything and protect anyone in the probe into IAS officer DK Ravi’s death.

“The Opposition is making allegations for the sake of politics. I am not interested in burying truth, that’s not my business,” the CM told reporters at his residence early on Saturday.

“I told the parents of DK Ravi that I will speak to them after his post mortem reports come in and are examined,” he said.

The 2009 batch IAS officer was found dead in his apartment in Bengaluru on Monday. Police prime facie termed Ravi's death as a suicide for personal reasons, as there was no injuries on his body, which was found hanging by a ceiling fan in his bedroom.

“Kumaraswamy said I went to tamper postmortem reports when I paid respect to DK Ravi's body; the comments are for political mileage,” the CM said about the allegations of a cover-up. “We also want the truth to come out. That is what I have promised to the parents,” he said

The 2009 batch officer was additional commissioner of state commercial tax in the city since December 2014 following his transfer as deputy commissioner of Kolar district, about 100km away, where he earned the reputation of being an upright officer for reining in the sand and land mafias.

According to preliminary investigation into the case, which has been registered under section 174 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), hinting at suicide and not under 302 IPC (murder), Ravi had made several calls to the woman IAS officer hour before he hanged around 11:30am and also sent messages to her through his mobile confessing his love for her and that “we'll meet in our next life”.

“All the info (related to the case) will be given in the assembly on Monday. The government will examine the investigation reports,” the CM said on Saturday.