Ganapathy case: FIR against George, two others

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today registered an FIR against Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George, Deputy Director General (UIDAI) Pronab Mohanty and State Intelligence chief A.M. Prasad, charging them for abetting the suicide of Dy. SP M.K. Ganapathy in July last year.

Nehal Ganapathy, son of Ganapathy had supposed in his complaint that his father had committed suicide at a lodge in Madikeri due to alleged harassment by the trio.

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Though he filed a complaint with the jurisdictional police, the police failed to take it up. He then approached the court and got an order issued, directing the jurisdictional court to register an FIR.

Meanwhile, the family members approached the High Court seeking CBI inquiry into the case, but the Karnataka High Court rejected the plea. M.K. Kushalappa, father of Ganapathy, then approached the Supreme Court, which directed a CBI probe. The court observed, “There are certain startling facts in the case. Whether it is murder or suicide, it is required to be investigated in a fair manner.”

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