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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah attends IAS officer DK Ravi's funeral.IANS

Amidst the ongoing budget session of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, the Opposition staged a sit-in demonstration at the Vidhan Soudha, demanding CBI probe into the death of IAS officer DK Ravi.

Opposition parties BJP and Janata Dal (Secular) demanded CBI inquiry into the matter as they were not content with the probe ordered by the state government.

According to Zee News, suspecting foul play, a social activist claimed that a political conspiracy was the cause of the 36-year-old IAS officer's death as he was planning for raids on some big corporates in connection to tax payment.

Ravi was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his apartment in Bengaluru on Monday. First-hand reports have termed it as a case of suicide though no suicide note was recovered by the police.

Assuring the people of Karnataka, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the goverment would do everything possible on its part to uncover the truth. However, reports suggest that the Home Ministry has ruled out any CBI inquiry into the matter.

"Is it a suicide or a murder or has he died of some other reasons, we also want to know the truth. People should also know it," Siddaramaiah was quoted as saying at the Assembly.

The protest staged by the Opposition parties brought the ongoing budget session to a halt with requests from chief minister to call off the demonstration going completely unheard.

The 2009 batch officer, who in his earlier stint as Deputy Commissioner in Kolar district and in his latest posting as Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Enforcement) in Bengaluru, was considered an honest officer who went after tax evaders and even collected ₹100 crore in tax dues from builders in Bengaluru.

His death has been condoled nationwide with demands for inquiry flowing in large numbers.

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