The Karnataka Police CID has filed a closure report in a complaint of abetment to suicide filed against former state home minister K J George, state police intelligence chief A M Prasad and senior police officer Pranab Mohanty by the family of a police officer who committed suicide in July.
The CID Saturday filed the report in a court in Madikeri in Kodagu district after finding no evidence to link George and the two police officers to the suicide of 51-year-old DSP M K Ganapathi. The probe team examined more than 70 witnesses, including the officer’s wife. “We investigated the role of the three persons named by the DSP, but there is no evidence to prove his allegations,” a CID officer said.
Before he committed suicide, Ganapathi had said in a TV interview that George and the two police officers would be responsible if anything happened to him. In the wake of his death, George had to step down as home minister and the two senior officers were transferred.
Meanwhile, Ganapathi’s father K Kushalappa and brother M K Machaiah Friday moved the high court, seeking a CBI probe into the case.