A plea was filed in the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday demanding that an FIR be filed against state minister K J George and two other senior IPS officers in connection with the recent suicide of M K Ganapathy in Madikeri.
The Bangalore Mirror reported:
The PIL by lawyers states that before committing suicide, the deceased had already give three statements in three television channels. In the TV interview, he had mentioned the names of the minster and other two senior IPS officers, and declared that the trio was responsible for anything that might occur to him.
Responding to the allegations in a TV interview, K J George denied that he had any role to play in the apparent suicide of the policeman and also added that he would step down from his post if chief minister Siddaramaiah wished so.
"When this is the case, why would I try to pressurise him. I can remember that Ganapathi had come to meet me when he was suspended over corruption charges while serving as Rajagopalnagar Inspector. I had merely said that the inquiry was on and I would not have any role in it. After that incident, I don't recollect meeting him or speaking to him," he said.