UP govt recommends CBI probe into IAS officer Anurag Tiwari's mysterious death

A Central Bureau of Investigation probe was recommended by the Uttar Pradesh government to investigate into the death of Indian Administrative Services officer Anurag Tiwari after his family told Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath that they suspected foul play. He was posted as commissioner in the department of food, civil supplies and consumer affairs in Bengaluru.

The Uttar Pradesh government has recommended CBI investigation into the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari.

By 6.00 am, Yadav had transferred the injured officer to hospital where he was declared "brought dead".While no FIR has been registered by the family, police have initiated inquest proceedings under section 174 of the CrPC.

The Uttar Pradesh police had earlier in the day registered a case of murder.

The Chief Minister asked the family members to wait for the SIT report after which he would take a call on the CBI investigation.

He claimed the IAS officer was also under pressure to withdraw the report.

Speaking to press persons here yesterday, Siddharamaiah dismissed BJP leaders claims that Anurag Tiwari had unearthed a multi-crore scam in the Food and Civil Supplies Department. Police said he was out for a morning walk and had collapsed after walking barely a few metres.

In the FIR, the deceased's brother said the IAS was working on some case which could have exposed a big scam.

A 2007 batch IAS officer, Anurag was found dead under mysterious circumstances on the roadside near the state guest house in Hazratganj area on his birthday on May 17. He was remaining at the visitor house for two days with a batchmate.

Sushila Devi made an appeal to the prime minister and chief minister seeking justice for her son. It will submit its report within 72 hours, senior superintendent of police Deepak Kumar told PTI in Lucknow. The Assemly premises are hardly a kilometre from the spot where his body was found.

On March 18, a day after the death, the police constituted a five-member SIT to probe the case.

However, an Uttar Pradesh Minister said in the House that the officer was about to expose a major scam under the Congress government in Karnataka.

  • Arturo Norris