Within two days after Congress president Sonia Gandhi asked Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to handover the inquiry into the death of IAS officer DK Ravi, who took on sand mafia in Kolar district, to the CBI, the BJP on Sunday raised questions on her intervention in the matter.
Speaking to ANI, BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that Sonia Gandhi’s intervention into ongoing probe of DK Ravi’s death case has raised many questions.
“Is she running Karntaka government by a remote control? Is there a National Congress’s angle to entire episode in Karnataka?” GVLN Rao was quoted as saying by ANI.
Meanwhile, BJP MP from Mysore Prathap Simha also wrote a letter Sonia Gandhi, questioning the intention of her party-led government in Karnataka in refusing such a probe.
“As you are aware, an honest, young IAS officer D K Ravi has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in Bengaluru. He was a brave, upright officer who had taken on the rich and mighty during his tenure as an IAS officer,” Simha said in his letter.
He said that according to reports, Ravi faced threat from many powerful people. “Some of them are close to your party and some of your leaders are also close to such people.”
Pointing out that the entire state was demanding a CBI probe, Simha said the Congress government in Karnataka, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, was not agreeing to it.
“If there is nothing to hide and if it is really a suicide, why can’t he hand it over to the CBI?” he asked and added that his refusal to do so made no sense.
“The outright rejection of the government raises several questions and leads to more suspicion.”