Tewari's kin may move court, seek CBI probe into his death

Tewari's kin may move court, seek CBI probe into his death

Apparently not satisfied with the probe into the mysterious death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tewari, who was found dead near a guest house here last month, his family members are contemplating to move court.

According to sources here on Sunday, the family is likely to file a petition before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court seeking direction to the CBI to take over the probe forthwith.

Although the Uttar Pradesh government has recommended for a CBI probe into the death of Tewari, the premier investigating agency has not yet taken over the probe.

“The special investigating team (SIT) probe is nothing but a mere formality.....it is not investigating the case seriously,” a member of Tewari's family told a senior Uttar Pradesh police officer here.

Tewari’s brother Alok has also contacted senior Uttar Pradesh IPS officer Amitabh Thakur and sought his help in this regard. “The probe has failed to throw any light on the death so far,” Thakur’s wife Nutan said quoting Alok.

A two member SIT team had recently visited Bengaluru to conduct investigation in the case. The team returned to Lucknow on Saturday.

Tewari, who was commissioner, Food, Civil supplies and Consumer affairs department in Karnataka, was found dead here on May 17. His body was found lying on the side of the road a few metres away from a government guest house where he was staying.
DH News Service

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