Karnataka cop’s suicide: KJ George resigns after court orders FIR

, 9:54 AM IST

NEW DELHI: Karnataka Minister K J George resigned from the ministry on Monday evening hours after the Madikeri court ordered FIR against him in connection with the suicide of deputy superintendent MK Ganapathy.

Ganapathy was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the room of a lodge on July 7, hours after he accused George and two IPS officers of harassing him, an incident that triggered a controversy in the state ruled by the Congress.

The FIR was lodged against George, Additional Director General of Police (Intelligence) A.M. Prasad and Lokayukta (Ombdusman) Inspector General of Police Pranob Mohanty on a private complaint filed by Ganapathi’s elder son Nehal under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The opposition insisted on George’s resignation and a CBI probe into the case.

George said he was “100% sure” that he will come clean. “The opposition is not asking for my resignation today, they have been asking for it from the day I became a minister.”

Siddaramaiah has convened an emergency cabinet meeting to decide on George’s resignation.