Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: The Karnataka Government has decided to seek an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the abduction of the former Minister H. Nagappa by the brigand Veerappan and his subsequent murder. Veerappan was shot dead in an encounter later.

The State Cabinet on Monday decided to request the Centre to order a CBI inquiry into the matter in accordance with the recommendations of the R.G. Vaidyanathan Commission of Inquiry constituted to look into Nagappa's death.

The commission, in its report, said a CBI inquiry was needed because the issue concerns two States: Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.