K J George to be sworn into Karnataka Cabinet on Monday

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Bengaluru [Karnataka], Sept. 24 (ANI): After the Karnataka CID gave a clean chit to former minister KJ George and two senior police officers in connection with the alleged suicide of Deputy Superintendent of Police M K Ganapathy, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will reinstated KJ George as minister in the Karnataka Cabinet on Monday. After his reinstatement, George might be re-allotted the Bengaluru Development portfolio. The Bengaluru MLA was forced to resign as Bengaluru minister after an FIR was filed against him. Before hanging himself to death, Ganapathy (51) had given an interview to a local TV channel alleging that George and senior IPS officers Pranob Mohanthy and AM Prasad had harassed him, and that they were responsible for his impending suicide. The incident had kicked up a huge storm in the state. Although the government ordered an investigation, George had not stepped down as minister. Ganapathy's son Nehal then lodged private complaint with a court in Madikeri, which ordered an FIR to be filed against George. It was after this, that George resigned. Congress Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao maintained that there had been no need for George to resign. However, George had done so as he did not want to embarrass the party. Eventually, the CID had filed its B Report to the Madikeri Court stating that there is no clear evidence against three who were named in the case and a clean chit was given. (ANI)