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Karnataka minister accused of abetting cop's suicide resigns after FIR is filed

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 July 2016, 19:01 IST
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Karnataka minister KJ George today resigned just hours after a police case was ordered against him in the suicide case of Deputy Superintendent of Police MK Ganpathy.

The minister was accused of harassing the deceased cop. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is yet to accept the resignation, according to an NDTV report.

George will be charged with abetment to suicide based on a police complaint by MK Ganapathi's family, a local court has ordered.

Ganapathy's wife Pavana and her son Nehal approached the court, stating the police had rejected a complaint lodged by them with the Kushalanagar police on 10 July against George and IPS officials AM Prasad and Pranab Mohanty.

In his complaint, Nehal had said his father had made a "dying declaration" naming George and the two officers and their acts amounted to "abetting suicide".

Ganapathy (51) was found hanging from the ceiling fan in a room at a lodge in Madikeri on 7 July, prior to which he gave an interview to a local TV channel, stating the minister and AM Prasad (IG-Intelligence) and Pranab Mohanty (IGP- Lokayukta) would be responsible "if anything happens to me".

-With inputs from PTI

First published: 18 July 2016, 19:01 IST
 
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