Cop suicide row: BJP adamant on KJ George's resignation, begins 'all-night' strike

| Updated: Jul 14, 2016 00:50 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka), July 13 (ANI): Intensifying its attack on the ruling Siddaramaiah-led Congress Government in Karnataka over the alleged suicide of Deputy Superintendent of Police M.K. Ganapathi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said they were not happy with the judicial probe ordered into the matter by the Chief Minister and insisted on resignation of Minister KJ George. In an interview given to a local channel before committing suicide, Ganapahthi had alleged he was being harassed by ADGP (Intelligence) A M Prasad and K J George. "We are not satisfied with Chief Minister's reply. We insist that KJ George resignations and an FIR be filed against three people mentioned by Deputy SP Ganpathi," BJP leader Jagadish Shettar told media here. "We are not happy with judicial probe being ordered. BJP and Janata Dal (Secular) will sit on dharna day and night till the government responds to our demands," he added. Karnataka Chief Minister S. Siddaramaiah earlier in the day ordered a judicial probe monitored by a retired High Court justice in this matter. Ganapathy, who was posted at the IG office in Mangaluru, killed himself in a lodge, but left behind a suicide note in which he alleged harassment. Last Friday, responding to media persons, Siddaramaiah said that the BJP has no moral right to demand a CBI probe. According to reports, the BJP's state unit staged a protest demo in Bengaluru, Madikeri and Hubballi seeking a CBI inquiry into Ganapathi's unnatural death. The two IPS officers whom also Ganapathi named in the note and the interview before he hanged in a lodge room reportedly are Additional Director General of police (intelligence) A.M. Prasad and Lokayukta (Ombudsman) Deputy Inspector General of Police Pronab Mohanty. (ANI)