Tahlka News Bureau
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh government today ordered to transfer the case of the deceased IAS officer Anurag Tewari to the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI), after the Karnataka-cadre officer's family met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
"It has been decided that investigation will be transferred to CBI," Arivind Kumar, Principal Secretary (Home), said in Lucknow.
The family member of the deceased IAS officer met Yogi Adityanath today in the state capital and demanded a CBI inquiry into the murder mystery case.
The announcement came after a few hour's of Lucknow Police registered an FIR in the suspicious case.
"An FIR has been registered in Hazratganj police station against unidentified
Persons in IAS officer Anurag Tewari's case inder IPC section 302 (murder). The complaint was lodged by his brother Mayanak," Circle Officer, Hazratganj, Avnish Kumar Mishra said.
Earlier, the family members of the deceased IAS officer expressed dissatisfaction with probe done so far, after meeting the chief minister.
"We are not satisfied with the probe. We have requested the CM to recommended a CBI probe," Mayank told reporters.
The 36-year-old, IAS officer Anurag Tewari was found dead on May 17, his birthday, under mysterious circumstances near a VIP guest house, where he was staying, in the high-security Hazratganj area here.
The IAS officer had stayed at the VIP guest house on Mirabai Marg for two days before his death on his 36th birthday. He was there
with his batchmate P.N. Singh, who is Vice Chairman of the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA).
Tewari was last seen having dinner at a prominent eatery in the state capital on Tuesday near Raj Bhawan, a day before he was found dead.
Tewari's family claimed that he was killed as he was about to disclose a major multi-crore-rupee scam in Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department where he was posted as Commissioner.