Bengaluru: Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah today stated that the opposition’s charge that law and order had broken down is not true and, said that life was peaceful in the state.
Siddaramaiah talking to media stated: “Unfortunately, the opposition parties are terming suicides by two police officers last week as a breakdown of law and order. There were more suicides by officials, including policemen in the state between 2003-2013 when they were in power.”
Siddaramaiah denied that Chikkamagaluru Deputy Superintendent of Police Kalappa Handibagh and Mangaluru DSP M.K. Ganapathi had committed suicide due to harassment by their seniors.
He further added: “Reasons behind their suicides are a matter of investigation. To say they took life for want of protection or due to harassment is wrong as there is a mechanism to address grievances and look into complaints, if any, against their higher ups.”