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Ganapathy suicide case: BJP demands KJ George’s resignation

The CBI has re-registered the FIR of the Karnataka Police alleging that prior to MK Ganapathy’s death, he had named KJ George among those responsible for his death.

india Updated: Oct 27, 2017 12:55 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Bengaluru
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BJP said it would stage a state-wide protest against KJ George if he did not resign.(File photo)

The Karnataka BJP has demanded resignation of state minister KJ George after he was named by the CBI in an FIR in the case of mysterious death of Deputy Superintendent of Police MK Ganapathy.

Besides George, former IGP (Lokayukta) Pranov Mohanty and ex-ADG of police (state intelligence) A M Prasad have been named in the FIR.

Ganapathy was found dead at Madikeri on July 7 last year.

The Supreme Court had handed over the probe to the CBI in September.

“Since the CBI has named George as the first accused (in the case), I demand his resignation immediately,” state unit BJP president BS Yeddyurappa told reporters here on Thursday.

Yeddyurappa also said the state BJP unit would stage a state-wide protest against George if he did not resign.

The BJP leader brushed aside Congress’s allegations that it was an act of vendetta against its leaders, saying the CBI had named George as first accused after the Supreme Court ordered the investigating agency to probe the case.

“It was Ganapathy’s father who had moved the Supreme Court, which ordered CBI inquiry, and hence, there is no question of vendetta politics played by the BJP here,” he said.

Yeddyurappa also sought security for Ganapathy’s family.

“The family should be given security because they are very worried,” he said.

The agency has re-registered the FIR of the Karnataka Police, alleging that prior to his death, Ganapathy had alleged that George, Mohanty and Prasad would be responsible if anything happened to him.

A Supreme Court bench, comprising Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit, allowed the appeal of M K Kushalappa, the father of the deceased police officer, filed against the order of the Karnataka High Court rejecting his plea for a CBI probe into the case.

It had asked the CBI to file a status report on the probe before it within three months.

First Published: Oct 27, 2017 12:55 IST