Consider DySP's dying declaration seriously: Ravi

Consider DySP's dying declaration seriously: Ravi

Urges govt to file FIR against three named by Ganapathi

Consider DySP's dying declaration seriously: Ravi

Legislator and BJP State General Secretary C T Ravi on Sunday urged officials to file a case against three persons whom DySP M K Ganapathi had named before committing suicide. The dying declaration of the DySP should be considered seriously, he said.

Speaking after meeting the family members of DySP at Rangasamudra in the taluk, he said police personnel and IPS officers have lost confidence to work in the state. “The death of Ganapathi is a tragedy. The police should file a First Information Report (FIR) against Minister K J George and two senior police officers whom Ganapathi has named in an interview to a local TV channel,” he said.

Ravi said, “The Supreme Court considers dying declaration as a prime witness in a few cases. Nobody is above the law. In spite of it, the police personnel have failed to consider dying declaration of DySP seriously. The government is trying to save three persons named by the DySP. There is a suspicion surrounding the death of DySP.”

He said the truth should be placed before the people of the state. There is a need to instill confidence in the honest officers to work honestly, he stated.

He demanded the government to hand over the case to the CBI for investigation. The incidents of death of Mallikarjun Bande, D K Ravi, Kallappa Handibag and Ganapathi have demoralised the police officers, he claimed.

Citing former DySP Anupama Shenoy who had stated that she had also felt  frustration, he said honest officers do not have trust on the state government. He said, “The state government is using pressure tactics to close Ganapathi’s case. I will raise the issue in the ongoing Legislative Assembly session on Monday. The government should provide all compensation to his family immediately.”

He appealed to the investigation officers not to fall prey to any tactics of the government while conducting the probe.

To a query on Congress leaders charging that the BJP is using the suicide of Ganapathi for political mileage, he said the party has not levelled charges against any individual. DySP Ganapathi himself has named two senior IPS officers and former home minister responsible, if anything happens to his life. The case pertaining to DySP Kallappa Handibag in Chikkamagaluru is different, he said.

MLA M P Appachu Ranjan said that he will meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and will demand CBI probe in to the death of DySP Ganapathi.

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