Bengaluru: State BJP president B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday demanded Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s resignation for allegedly forcing sleuths of CID to give a clean chit to Bengaluru development minister K.J George in case of suicide of deputy superintendent M K Ganapathi, and demanded a CBI probe to unearth reasons which forced the police officer to end his life last year.
He told the media here the reports submitted by Forensic Science Lab (FSL), tell-tale evidence in the late officer’s mobile phone and other crucial details were destroyed by sleuths at CID. These officers did not make an honest attempt during their investigation in order to protect Mr George and several other leaders of ruling Congress, he alleged.
He said while the FSL report said the CID probe was not conducted properly, call record details, SMS, emails and other pieces of evidence were missing as were his pen drive. Therefore, officers of CBI would be able to piece together evidence on factors which forced the police officer to commit self harm he said adding that before ending his life, Mr. Ganapathi named Mr. George and two police officers. There are invisible hands behind the mysterious death of Mr. Ganapathy. The state government and police officers are hand in glove in closing the suicide case though the role of home minister’s adviser Kempaiah was crucial in the matter, he added.
Mr Yeddyurappa threatened a statewide agitation if the state government failed to hand over the case to CBI and retain Mr George in the cabinet.
Meanwhile, former deputy chief minister R. Ashok said by ordering judicial enquiry, the Chief Minister has obtained the favourable report from the Justice Kempanna commission in Arkavathi redo scam. The BJP has been demanding a CBI probe because it was biggest land related corruption case in the state, involving more than Rs. 900 crores, he alleged.
Quoting media reports about the probe by former high court judge Justice Kempanna into the Arkavathi redo scam, Mr Ashok said that in case the commission had issued a clean chit to Mr Siddaramaiah the state unit of BJP would launch a state wide agitation.