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Resigned to ensure impartial probe: K.J. George

Updated: Jul 18, 2016 20:01 IST

Bengaluru, July 18 (ANI): Karnataka Minister K.J. George, who tendered his resignation after the court ordered registration of a case against him in connection with the suicide of Deputy Superintendent of Police M.K. Ganapati, said on Monday he decided to step down for an 'impartial' probe.

"I have sent my resignation to the Chief Minister. I have complete faith in the judiciary. I request you and the opposition that do not arrive at a conclusion till the truth comes out," George told mediapersons here.

"So far no inquiry was ordered against me. Now, based on a complaint, the court has ordered an inquiry. I have voluntarily resigned so that the probe is impartial," he added.

When asked if his resignation has been accepted by the Chief Minister, he said, "That you have to ask the Chief Minister. I have submitted my resignation. Rest if left to him. I do not know what he will do."

Ganapathy was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a lodge in Madikeri, Kodagu district, on July 9.

In an interview to a local channel before committing suicide, Ganapahthi had alleged he was being harassed by Additional Director General Police (ADGP) (Intelligence) A M Prasad, K J George and Lokayukta (Ombudsman) Deputy Inspector General of Police Pronab Mohanty. (ANI)