Govt made Handibag a scapegoat, says HDK

Govt made Handibag a scapegoat, says HDK

JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said the government made police officer Kallappa Handibag a scapegoat in the betting case.

“Handibag was an honest officer. Those involved in betting used him. Instead of taking action against the mafia and protecting the officer, the government suspended him. Unable to bear the insult, Handibag ended his life,” he said.

Handibag had only two pairs of clothes and got married in his police uniform, said Kumaraswamy. His parents live in an Ashraya house meant for the poor.

 “He would have earned well had he been corrupt. The family will not get Handibag’s service benefits as the government has made him an accused,” Kumaraswamy said.
The Chief Minister should ensure cases against him are withdrawn and help his family, he added.

Mohan’s case
Kumaraswamy said the Chief Minister was vindictive as he took action against police inspector G N Mohan, who had filed a case against Siddaramaiah’s son Rakesh in 2013.

The case against Siddaramaiah’s son was filed on the directions of then police commissioner of Mysuru.

In the Council, K T Srikante Gowda (JD-S) asked, “Why are you harassing Mohan? What if he too commits suicide?”

Home Minister Parameshwara denied there was interference in the service matter of Mohan.  

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