Siddaramaiah accepts K.J. George's resignation

| Updated: Jul 19, 2016 03:03 IST

Bengaluru, July 18 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday the accepted the resignation tendered by minister K.J. George, against whom a Madikeri court ordered registration case in connection with the suicide of Deputy Superintendent of Police M.K. Ganapati. "He (KJ George) has tendered his resignation. I have accepted it," Siddaramaiah told reporters here. George earlier in the day said he decided to step down to ensure that the probe in the matter was 'impartial'. "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. 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)