KJ George, Minister for Bengluru Development and town planning in the Congress government in Karnataka, on Monday quit his position after being accused by the police of provoking a senior police officer to commit suicide.
A local court in Karnataka ordered the police to include the minister in the chargesheet for the death of MK Ganapathi, a deputy superintendent of police, who was found hanging in uniform last week.
The deceased before killing himself had accused the politician along with two other senior police officers for harassing him by persecuting him with fake charges of corruption and involvement in extra judicial killings.
After the interview was aired, opposition demanded Geroge’s resignation but he had resisted the demands claiming that there was no direct evidence of provoking or harassing Ganapathi.
The deceased’s wife backed the version.
The opposition since the death of Ganapathi had demanded a probe by the CBI and have been accusing the state’s chief minister of attempting to safeguard the minister by not handing the investigation to CBI.