George, govt face brickbats from all corners

George, govt face brickbats from all corners

KRV, MLCs, JD(S) demand CBI probe into DYSP suicide, action against minister

George, govt face brickbats from all corners

MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary has urged Minister K J George to tender resignation, in connection with the suicide of DySP M K Ganapathi.

“Before taking the extreme step, Ganapathi had told a private TV channel that two senior IPS officers and the former home minister would be responsible if anything happened to his life. The senior police officers should be suspended,” he demanded.

Speaking at a protest organised by the BJP Mangaluru South unit here on Saturday, he insisted on an impartial inquiry into the unnatural death of DySP.

“The state government should initiate action against those named by the late DySP before his death. Instead of acting against the officers named by the late DySP, the government had stooped to a low level to pressurise his brother to issue a false statement. The government should provide justice to the family of the deceased,” said Poojary, adding, “The party will demand for a CBI inquiry since the CID inquiry seems to be ineffective.”

The MLC said that the state government has failed to provide facilities to the police personnel. “The administrative mechanism is totally collapsed and the officers in state are suffering insecurity. There is no chance for survival of sincerity under the Congress government,” he stated, and added that the issue would be raised in the assembly sessions, which begins from Monday.

Former MLA Yogish Bhat said it is a tragedy that police personnel who safeguard law and order are committing suicide. “As a police official, Ganapathi had carried out a commendable job in a sensitive area like Ullal. In spite of writing a death note and alleging harassment from three persons including two IPS officers, the government has failed to act,” he added.

KRV stir

The Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) Dakshina Kannada unit has also demanded a CBI probe into the suicide of Ganapathi, at a hotel in Madikeri on Thursday.

Addressing a protest rally here on Saturday, KRV district president Anil Das urged the state government to announce compensation of Rs 10 crore to the family of the deceased DySP. Action should be initiated against those persons named by the DySP, in an interview to a local channel, before committing suicide, they demanded.

The members of KRV urged the state government to drop K J George from the cabinet.

Karnik flays

The alleged suicide of DySP Ganapathi in Madikeri has put a question on the existence of the Congress-led state government, said MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik.

In a press release, he said that the DySP has committed suicide being unable to tolerate the harassment meted out to him by senior officials and a minister. The deaths and resignation of officers in the state shows that there is no place for honest police officers. The honest officers are suppressed by the government, he added.

Karnik stated that a series of deaths and resignations of officers in the state shows that there is no place for honest police officers. Such incidents demoralise honest officers. Based on the statement issued to a local channel just a few hours before the suicide, the state government should drop K J George from the cabinet and suspend the senior officials, he demanded.

‘Bring out truth’

Dakshina Kannada district JD(S) president Mohammed Kunhi has demanded a CBI probe into the suicide of Ganapathi, to bring out the truth.

Speaking to mediapersons, he said that Ganapathi was an honest police officer. “Keeping forth a trivial issue, the Congress-led government was harassing him, which forced him to commit suicide. A case should be registered against Minister K J George and two IPS officers. Another DySP Kallappa Handibag of Chikkamagaluru committed suicide recently. Anupama Shenoy quit her post as DySP in the wake of alleged interference by senior officials and ministers,” he said.

A memorandum was submitted to the Governor through the deputy commissioner. If the state government fails to act against those mentioned by the late DySP, the JD(S) will stage an indefinite protest in front of the deputy commissioner office in Mangaluru. 

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