Karnataka Food Minister Dinesh Gundu has defended the state government at a time when questions are being asked about the role of officials in the mysterious death of IAS officer DK Ravi this week.
In a series of tweets, he hit back at the opposition -- led by JD(S)'s HD Kumaraswamy -- and also at BJP's Amit Shah. Both parties have been demanding a CBI probe into the death. The Begnaluru police commissioner had claimed that it appears to have been a suicide, even before the autopsy was done in the case. There have been widespread demonstrations and protests in Kolar and Bengaluru in the last couple of days.
Gundu said that the CBI could not be trusted with a probe.
If CID can't be trusted as it's controlled by Cong Govt, CBI can't be trusted as it's controlled by nefarious Amit Shah & Co..Right??— Dinesh Gundu Rao (@dineshgrao) March 18, 2015
In a series of tweets on the issue which continued to rock the state, Rao said the matter can be handed over to CBI if some questions have remained unanswered after initial probe.
Rubbishing reports that Ravi was transferred because of pressure from sand and real estate mafia, Rao said he was shifted from Kolar to Bengaluru at the request of his father-in-law.
The transfer of #DKRavi from Kolar was done by CM at the request of Ravi's father-in-law to an impt position in the CM's own Finance Dept— Dinesh Gundu Rao (@dineshgrao) March 18, 2015
Rao also slammed former chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for addressing the media with deceased Ravi’s parents in the background and accused the BJP and Kumaraswamy's JD(S) party of politicizing the issue.
ExCm Kumarswamy addressing a press conference with deceased #DKRavi parents in the background is height of political opportunism..Disgusting— Dinesh Gundu Rao (@dineshgrao) March 18, 2015
Rao urged the public to have more faith in the Congress government.
Please, have some faith on the govt..we are not so inhuman or cruel to protect the killers of one of our finest officers..Truth will prevail— Dinesh Gundu Rao (@dineshgrao) March 18, 2015
(With agency inputs)