"The state government should handle the situation. It is difficult for the central government to intervene in the functioning of the state government because they (officers) are directly related to the state," Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told reporters here.
The Minister, however, said the issue was serious and it was raised even in Parliament on Tuesday.

Karnataka government orders CID probe into IAS officer's death
"The matter is serious and has been raised in the House. If I say something, then they will say that the Centre is unnecessarily intervening in the affairs of the state government. So, I will wait for the state to respond," he said.

Protests marked by stray incidents of stone-pelting erupted during a bandh in Kolar district today over the death of the IAS officer, D K Ravi who allegedly committed suicide.

IAS officer's death: Protesters block highway, demand CBI probe
Ravi had taken on the sand mafia as Deputy Commissioner in Kolar before being posted as Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Enforcement) in Bengaluru.
Refusing to concede the Opposition demand for a CBI probe, Karnataka government on Tuesday announced a CID inquiry into the death of the upright IAS officer.

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