Madikeri Dec 18, 2017 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the suspicious death of Deputy Superintendent of Police M K Ganapathi, has filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking six more months to complete the investigations.
On September 5, 2017, the apext court had ordered the CBI to complete the probe in three months and submit a report.
In view of the CBI seeking more time, the court has issued notice to Ganapathi’s father M K Kushalappa, the petitioner, seeking his views. "After discussing the issue with our lawyers, we will convey our views to the apex court," Ganapathi’s brother M K Machaiah said, while exuding confidence in the CBI.
Ganapathi was found dead at a room in Vinayaka lodge here on July 7, 2016. His body was found hanging from a celing fan. Before his death, Ganapathi had alleged that he was harassed by minister K J George and two senior IPS officers, A M Prasad and Pronab Mohanty.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which probed the death, had filed a ’B’ report in the JMFC court here. Unhappy with the CID report, Ganapathi’s father had moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe. Subseuquently, the court had ordered the CBI to register an FIR against George and the two IPS officers and conduct a probe.