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IPS officer stages sit-in outside home of ex-wife, also a cop

The officer sat on the footpath in front of his former wife's residence from around 5:30pm till late in the night.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: February 10, 2020 5:40:01 pm
Karnataka police, IPS officer protests near ex wife home, bengaluru news, bangalore news, IPS officer wife, Arun Rangarajan IPS, Ilakkiya Karunakaran, indian express According to reports, the IPS couple had served together in Chhattisgarh before transfer to Karnataka. (Photo for representation)

An IPS officer in Bengaluru staged a protest near the house of his ex-wife, also an IPS officer, on Sunday, accusing her of not allowing him to meet their children.

Arun Rangarajan, serving as the superintendent of police, Internal Security Division (ISD) -Kalaburagi, sat on the footpath in front of Ilakkiya Karunakaran’s Vasanthnagar house from around 5:30pm till late night.

Karunakaran currently holds a DCP rank.

“I came to Bengaluru to attend a meeting and took leave for a day to meet my kids. But when I visited my ex-wife’s house, unfortunately, she did not allow me to meet my son and daughter. She sent women Home Guards to push me off the premises,” Arun Rangarajan told the media.

According to reports, the couple had served together in Chhattisgarh before transfer to Karnataka. They got divorced in 2015. They have a son and a daughter.

On Sunday, senior police officers had to come to the spot and speak to Arun. He finally stopped the protest late night.

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