IAS officer Anurag Tiwari’s family says his honesty proved to be his nemesis
Karnataka-cadre officer’s kin say he was under pressure to sign some official documents and he did not want to return to Bengaluru where he was postedlucknow Updated: May 23, 2017 12:37 IST
In the 10 years of his posting in Karnataka, Anurag Tiwari was transferred seven to eight times due to his ‘upright attitude and zero tolerance towards corruption’.
Under immense pressure to sign some official documents of the food, civil supplies and consumer affairs department in Bengaluru, where Anurag was posted as commissioner, he did not want to return to Bengaluru, the family told chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday.
Anurag’s family members, including elder brother Mayank, mother Sushila and sister-in-law Subhra (Mayank’s wife) met Yogi at the CM’s secretariat.
- Anurag Tiwari’s family members visited the room at the State Guest House, Meera Bai Marg, where the IAS officer was staying.
- Mayank Tiwari’s wife Subhra enquired about Anurag from a tea vendor outside the guest house.
- They met Lucknow SSP Deepak Kumar and lodged an FIR.
“It is a murder mystery involving two states, which can only be solved by the CBI,” Mayank Tewari, elder brother of Anurag, told HT.
The Karnataka-cadre IAS officer was found dead on May 17, his birthday, near the State Guest House at Meera Bai Marg, under the Hazratganj police station.
A resident of Bahraich, Anurag, 36 is survived by his parents and two elder brothers, Alok and Mayank.
Few months back, Anurag had even advised his parents against visiting him in Bengaluru when they expressed the desire to do so.
“Fearing some misbehaviour with parents, he (Anurag) had advised them not to visit Bengaluru when they expressed their desire to visit him,” Mayank, elder brother of the deceased, told HT.
“My brother (Anurag) had also cautioned me to remain vigilant fearing attack on me by the same persons who were after him in Bengaluru,” added Mayank.
Without naming anyone, Mayank pointed out that there was some big scam in his brother’s department of which he was aware and did not want to become a party to.
“I think his (Anurag) honesty proved to be his nemesis. You have to visit our home in Bahraich to see our humble background,” said Mayank.
Unable to come to terms with the mysterious death of his brother, Mayank, with a choked throat, said: “Anurag was transferred seven to eight times in the 10 years of his posting in Karnataka. This itself proves that how honest and upright he was.”
Commenting on the death of his brother, Mayank said: “It is definitely a murder. The room where he (Anurag) was staying has been unlocked even without proper investigation. His mobile phone was also found unlocked,” said Mayank.
“Anurag was under pressure in connection with a multi-crore scam in his department. He had sent me a text message stating that he is facing a threat to his life in Bengaluru,” he added.