Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday referred to as for a “high-level probe” into the demise of Karnataka legislative council deputy chairman SL Dharmegowda.
“Anguished on the unhappy information of demise of Deputy Chairman, Karnataka Legislative Council, Shri S. L. Dharmegowda. My condolences to his household. The unlucky incident within the Home, when he was in Chair, is a critical assault on democracy. It’s essential to have a excessive stage probe by means of an unbiased company into his demise,” Birla stated.
In response to an official assertion, the Lok Sabha Speaker stated: “It’s the obligation of all of us to safeguard the status of legislative our bodies and dignity and freedom of presiding officers.”
Following Birla’s assertion, Parliament officers stated that there hasn’t been any such occasion within the latest previous the place the Speaker has sought a high-level probe into the homicide of a presiding officer of a state meeting. “It’s the state authorities that normally asks for an investigation as legislation and order is a state topic,” stated an official, talking on situation of anonymity.
Dharmegowda’s physique was recovered from railway tracks in Chikmagalur district on Tuesday. Investigators suspect that Dharmegowda might have died by suicide and are analyzing a purported demise be aware discovered close to his physique.
In response to a police official acquainted with the matter, Dharmegowda drove to Gunasagar in his private automotive along with his driver on Monday night. There, he requested his driver to depart him alone, officers stated. A search was launched after his household alerted officers when he didn’t return dwelling that evening.
Primarily based on cell phone alerts, his physique was positioned on the Mankenahalli railway tracks.