A Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tewari was found dead in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning.
Tewari a 2007 batch officer was a native of Uttar Pradesh and has discharged duties as the District Commissioner of Bidar in Karnataka.
The 35-year-old officer’s body was found in Hazratganj in Uttar Pradesh. Officials said that Tewari’s body was found in a guest house. Officials claimed that prima facie heart attack seemed to be the cause of his death. Detailed autopsy reports are, however, awaited.
Anurag Tewari was posted as the DC of Bidar in June 2015. The 2007 batch IAS officer was an electrical engineer from Lucknow University. He had served as Assistant Commissioner of Madhugiri, Deputy Commissioner of Kodagu and Deputy Secretary (Finance) in Bengaluru.
The IAS officer had been in the news for a tiff with Karnataka minister Umashree in 2015. The minister had pulled him up over farmer protests in Bidar. The video of the minister pulling up the IAS officer had made it to the headlines.