Karnataka: BJP protests against cop suicide, demands George’s resignation

  • ANI, Bengaluru
  • Updated: Jul 18, 2016 17:36 IST
DSP MK Ganapathy’s suicide is the latest in a series of scandals that have hit the Karnataka home department in the last couple of years. (ANI Photo)

Attacking the ruling Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka over the alleged suicide of deputy superintendent of police MK Ganapathi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Wednesday they were not happy with the judicial probe ordered by chief minister and demanded the resignation of minister KJ George.

In an interview given to a local channel before committing suicide, Ganapahthi had alleged that he was being harassed by ADGP (Intelligence) AM Prasad and KJ George.

“We are not satisfied with chief minister’s reply. We insist that KJ George resigns and an FIR be filed against three people mentioned by deputy SP Ganpathi,” BJP leader Jagadish Shettar told media here.

“We are not happy with judicial probe being ordered. BJP and Janata Dal (Secular) will sit on dharna day and night till the government responds to our demands,” he added.

S Siddaramaiah had earlier in the day ordered a judicial probe monitored by a retired high court justice into the matter.

Ganapathy, who was posted at the IG office in Mangaluru, killed himself in a lodge but left behind a suicide note in which he alleged harassment.

Last Friday, Siddaramaiah said that the BJP has no moral right to demand a CBI probe.

According to reports, the BJP’s state unit staged a protest demo in Bengaluru, Madikeri and Hubballi, seeking a CBI inquiry into Ganapathi’s unnatural death.

The two IPS officers who were also named in the suicide note and the interview before he hanged himself reportedly are additional director general of police (intelligence) AM Prasad and Lokayukta (Ombudsman) deputy inspector general of police Pronab Mohanty.

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