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Tewari Death: Khader denies allegation of pressure from his government

Tewari Death: Khader denies allegation of pressure from his government

DV   ¦    May 19, 2017 04:31:40 PM (IST)

Mangaluru: With regard to the mysterious death of IAS officer Anurag Tewari who was posted as commissioner of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Minister U T Khader ruling out any pressure from his department, said," The Uttar Pradesh government is probing this case. The cause of death should be disclosed. My department is ready to face any inquiry in this regard."

Tewari Death: Khader denies allegation of pressure from his government-1Anurag Tewari was found dead the road near Meera Guest in Lucknow's Hazaratganj Area.

Lamenting over the incident, Khader said, "He (Anurag Tiwari) had never discussed about the pressure orally or written to his senior officer or me. But a few BJP leaders are good at politicising the death. It is their own government in Uttar Pradesh. I am ready to cooperate with any type of investigations.

"Anurag Tiwari out of his 132 days as commissioner of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, worked only for 37 days.He joined duty on January 4 and on January 18, he went to Uttar Pradesh and Punjab as election observer. Later returning from there, he went for IAS training. After the he had taken leave till 5th."

When questioned that whether there would be a departmental inquiry, Khader said that he would like to take legal opinion from the experts on whether there was any provision to initiate departmental inquiry in this case. "If necessary I am ready to initiate departmental inquiry", he said.