Govt to present status report on Bande's death

Refusing to refer the killing of police officer Mallikarjun Bande of Gulbarga to CBI, the Congress government on Monday said it would present a status report in the Legislative Assembly before January 30.

Continuing its dharna demanding CBI probe into the killing of Bande, the BJP raised slogans against the government and accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of shielding the IGP (Northern Range) to gain political mileage. Hence, IGP has not even been transferred though he was accused of targeting Bande, they said. Not to be cowed down, Siddaramaiah too in a raised voice, hit back at the BJP and said it was also trying to politicise the issue.

When slogan shouting was on, Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa adjourned the House to hold meetings with the leaders of ruling party as well as the BJP. When the House reassembled, Home Minister K J George agreed to present a status report on the inquiry being held into the killing before the conclusion of the ongoing legislature session.

He also declared that a compensation of Rs 5 lakh would be given to Assistant Sub Inspector of Police (Uddandappa) who was injured along with Bande. Following these announcements, the BJP gave up its protest in the House.

In the Council, former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda demanded that Bande’s killing be probed by CID to ascertain the exact cause of the SI’s death. Stating Bande’s wife has alleged that her husband was harassed by the IGP, he said, “this is a conspiracy to eliminate an honest officer.”

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