Karnataka sends fresh request as CBI declines time-bound probe

The central investigative agency says that there is no rule to complete probe in give period

GN Bureau | April 6, 2015


#CBI   #Karnataka   #DK Ravi   #Siddaraiah   #Congress   #BJP  

Somebody has goofed up and somebody will pay for it. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday was forced to say that his government would send a fresh request to the centre for a probe by the CBI.

Earlier in the day the Central Bureau of Investigation had turned down Karnataka government's request for a time-bound investigation in the alleged suicide of IAS officer D K Ravi. Karnataka Government had requested for completion of the probe within three months.

The agency had turned down the request of Karnataka Government seeking a time-bound probe in the alleged suicide of Ravi, saying there is no provision in law to complete investigations in a given period.

"They have sent it back, saying that do not put the condition like that. Again we will send it to the CBI," Siddaramaiah told reporters in Bengaluru. Karnataka government officials should have been aware of prevailing political atmosphere and studied the rule of law before putting time limit for CBI probe. If Siddaramaiah had been advised properly, he would have avoided this embarrassment of CBI rejection and fresh request. Siddaramaih heads a Congress government and the CBI is a central agency with BJP in power at the centre.

Opposition parties and activists then mounted pressure on the state government demanding that the investigation in the case should be carried out by the CBI. Ravi's family claimed that he was under "political pressure".

Facing rising public outcry, the chief minister had announced a CBI probe into the death of the officer and asserted that his government never intended to hush up the case or protect anyone.

The death of Ravi, who took on land mafia and realtors, had burst into a major controversy after the chief minister initially refused to seek a CBI probe in the case. The case was being probed by Karnataka CID.

Comments

 

Other News

Govt approves disinvestment of SAIL subsidiaries

The government has accorded in-principle approval for strategic disinvestment of three units of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), a Maharatna PSU, namely Visveswaraya Iron and Steel Plant (VISP), Bhadravati, Salem Steel Plant (SSP), Tamil Nadu and Alloy Steel Plant (ASP), Durgapur. 

Hope Adityanath adjusts his public rhetoric to befit his new office: Expert

  Indian parties do not choose their politicians with a view to what the world might conclude, but there is no denying the signal Yogi Adityanath’s pick sends: with a huge mandate, the BJP has decided to lead with the face of religious nationalism—not the forward-looking, twe

The secret of Modi’s success

Here is a proposition: Narendra Modi is the top  thinker, the top intellectual of our times. Is that an exaggerated claim? Not altogether. Here’s why. After Brexit and after Trump, intellectuals, especially in the west, are busy guessing what exactly is going on in the world, what

Do you think campaigning by UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Delhi civic polls will boost BJP`s victory chances?

Do you think campaigning by UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Delhi civic polls will boost BJP`s victory chances?

Allow uninterrupted discussion on Finance Bill: Civil society to Hamid Ansari

Almost a week ago, Finance Bill, 2017, was passed in the Lok Sabha as a money bill in the midst of a walk out by the opposition.  In the 92-page document of the bill, centre has pushed 40 amendments to various acts including the IT Act. Eminent people like Fali Nariman, Girish Karnad, TM Krishna, Arun

BHEL unveils 250 MW eco-friendly lignite power plant in Gujarat

  Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a Maharatna PSU, has successfully commissioned 250 MW unit based on eco-friendly circulating fluidized bed combustion (CFBC) technology, using low grade coal (lignite) as the primary fuel.    The 250 MW lignite

Video

योगी आदित्यनाथ ने किया गृह प्रवेश

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter