The announcement came hours after Anurag's family met UP CM.

After registering murder case UP govt orders CBI probe into IAS officer Anurag Tewaris death
news Investigation Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 08:14

Nearly a week after the mysterious death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tewari, the Uttar Pradesh government recommended a CBI inquiry into the case on Monday. 

The announcement came soon after Anurag's family, including his brother Mayank Tewari and mother, met with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, seeking a CBI probe into the death. After the meeting, Principal secretary, Home, Arvind Kumar, made the announcement

Anurag's body was found dead on the roadside near the guesthouse he was staying in Uttar Pradesh’s Hazratganj on May 17. Although post-mortem report revealed that the officer died of asphyxiation, the police registered a murder case against unknown persons on Monday, after the cause of suffocation could not be ascertained. 

The move was based on Mayank's complaint to Hazratganj police that Anurag was under pressure and had feared for his life. 

TNM had earlier reported the contents of Mayank's complaint in which he stated that Anurag was working on a file that could have exposed a major scam.

In his complaint, Mayank Tewari writes, “He was under tremendous pressure and had told me two months back that his life was under threat. He was under immense pressure from his superiors. He told me that he was working on a file which could expose a major scam. He was also being pressurised to sign some papers, which he did not want to." 

After the CBI probe was ordered, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah thanked the UP government. 

“We had written to UP CM Yogi Adityanath for a thorough probe," the CM was quoted as saying by The Times of India

The report also states that Karnataka BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje has written to UP CM pointing out that Anunrag could have been the victim of foodgrain mafia. In her letter, she wrote:

“I have got information from credible sources that Tewari could be a victim of the foodgrain smuggling mafia.This is what middle-level officials in Karnataka are talking." 

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