Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday, March 21, assured that his government will not protect anyone in the IAS officer DK Ravi death case.
“The government will not hide anything… will not protect anyone,” Siddaramaiah said amid pressure on his government to hand over the death probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Even Congress president Sonia Gandhi wrote to the Karnataka CM on Friday, March 20, asking him to hand over the investigation to the CBI.
Siddaramaiah said he will speak to Ravi’s parents once his post-mortem is out.
“Have told the parents of DK Ravi that I will speak to them after his post-mortem report comes in and is examined. We also want the truth to come out, that’s what I have promised to the parents,” the CM said.
“I have been in politics for 35 years. I understand people’s sentiments and respect them. More importantly, I have promised the parents that I’ll get to the truth,” Siddaramaiah said further.
The Congress leader said he will make his stand clear on the floor of the House. All the information will be given in the Assembly on Monday, he added.
He rejected Opposition allegations that his government was trying to hide the truth.
“Opposition is making allegations for the sake of politics. I am not interested in burying the truth, that’s not my business,” said Siddaramaiah.
There has been a clamour for CBI probe into Ravi’s death from Opposition parties and the family of Ravi who was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his flat on Monday.
Stepping up the pressure, BJP and JD(S) MLAs had on Thursday marched in a procession from Vidhana Soudha, the state secretariat, to Raj Bhavan and requested the Governor to advise the Siddaramaiah government to refer the case to CBI.