20/03/2015 8:17 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Can't Trust CBI Because It Is Controlled By Amit Shah: Congress Minister's Lame Defence in DK Ravi Case

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Indian leaders and members of the opposition in the Karnataka State Legislative Assembly, gather outside the Raj Bhavan after submitting a memorandum to the State Governor urging him to pressurise the Congress-ruled state government to hand over the inquiry into the controversial death of a popular Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer, D.K. Ravi to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in Bangalore on March 19, 2015. Additional commissioner of commercial taxes (Enforcement), Ravi (35) was found hanging from a ceiling fan of his flat in Bangalore on March 16, with police suspecting it to be prima facie a case of suicide. AFP PHOTO / Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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.

Rao urged the public to have more faith in the Congress government.

(With agency inputs)