IAS officer DK Ravikumar was found dead in his apartment in Bengaluru.
The central IAS officers today demanded that the investigation into the death of IAS officer DK Ravikumar in Karnataka under mysterious circumstances should be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
"To set all the controversies to rest now, it is necessary to handover the investigation to the CBI, so that an independent agency conducts a thorough scientific investigation and comes out with the real cause of death.
"This would remove the doubt in the minds of the parents, wife, In-laws, the public at large and the service (IAS officers) colleagues," the association said in its resolution.
The 4619-strong member association of IAS officers working across the country, said it is resolved after due deliberations on the issue that it should request both the Government of India and the Government of Karnataka to hand over the case to the CBI at the earliest.
"We will be sending our resolution to Cabinet Secretary in New Delhi and Chief Secretary of Karnataka," association's secretary and senior IAS officer Sanjay R Bhoosreddy told PTI.
The resolution said that the parents, wife and in-laws have lost faith in the investigation done so far by the state machinery because it is prejudging the cause of death even before completing investigation.
"The parents, wife, in-laws, service colleagues and others who had been in touch with Mr Ravikumar are continuously stating from day one that he was not a weak person who would end his life by committing suicide.
"They are stating that Mr Ravikumar was taking action against powerful persons and was trying to ensure compliance to rule of law, and therefore, there is need to conduct investigation by an independent agency that could work out of local influence," the association said.
Expressing its deep regrets and condolences to the family on the sudden demise of Mr Ravikumar, it said the officer was known for his sincerity, compassion, integrity, bravery and positive approach in discharging public duties.
Mr Ravikumar, a 2009 batch IAS officer, who had taken on the sand mafia in Karnataka was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Monday at his residence in Bengaluru.
He was holding the charge of Additional Commissioner, Commercial Tax (Enforcement).