No one killed DK Ravi, but the Opposition parties killed his image

No one killed DK Ravi, but the Opposition parties killed his image

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-11-26 15:09 Bengaluru: The CBI says no one killed DK Ravi. But the BJP and JD(S) may have killed his image after his death.It was the hue and cry that they raised demanding a CBI investigation against Ravi’s death, that forced Chief Minister Siddaramaiah  to hand over the case to CBI. Now it seems the opposition outcry killed the very image of former IAS officer DK Ravi after his death.A BJP leader told Bfirst.in that his party thought of make it political, but the CBI, which is a union government agency, confirmed that it was a suicide and the murder theory floated by the opposition parties was bunkum.Another leader from JD (S) said: “Our demand made the government to hand over the case to CBI. Now the very image of DK Ravi has been tarnished by the CBI findings. The CBI shed more light on his personal affairs and real estate deals, which were never in the public domain.” Siddaramaiah announced the CBI probe in the state assembly after the Opposition rejected the CID report which said much the same thing as the CBI did, without the lurid personal details. State-wide protests were launched demanding the CBI probe, hinting that the government had something to hide. Siddaramaiah had no option but to hand over the case to CBI.Other than BJP and JD(S), several Congress Vokkaliga MPs also wanted CBI probe. Ravi was a Vokkaliga and they were afraid of losing Vokkaliga vote if they resisted the demand for the CBI inquiry. It may be noted that BJP leaders R Ashoka and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy tried to highlight the issue to further their political interests.The CID report mentioned the personal reasons behind Ravi’s suicide and found a ‘one-way love’ angle in the case.It is said that the chief minister Siddaramaiah delayed transferring the case to CBI, fearing the course of action by the agency under a BJP government at the centre.  Circles close to the Chief minister thought that the BJP was trying to take political advantage of IAS officer’s death and the BJP will use it against the Congress government of the state, if the case was transferred to CBI.However, the CM also wanted to protect the ‘personal interest’ of the deceased and did not make public Ravi’s telephone call details to his female batchmate. So, he delayed giving orders for a CBI investigation, but the circumstances forced his hand, said a source in the CM’s office.The BJP wanted to gain political mileage as it thought CBI probe would embarrass the Congress government, by summoning the then Home minister KJ George, Power Minister DK Shivakumar, MLA Ramesh Kumar and even the chief minister Siddaramaiah.But its strategy boomeranged. Unfortunately, the victim was Ravi in death.Also Read: DK Ravi hungered after publicity, yearned for a colleague, had affair with a masseuse, wanted to become rich: CBI