Mangaluru, July 10, 2016: As per reports in the press, former judge of the High Court of Karnataka, M F Saldanha has sought a public inquiry into the suicide of DySP, M K Ganapathi.
Justice Saldanha said that the government can initiate public inquiry into the suicide by roping in experts from different fields including journalists. He felt that the probe by the CID, Criminal Investigation Department and any other investigation agency would serve no purpose. Saying that a person cannot think of ending his or her life overnight, Saldanha said that it takes a minimum of six months for a person to take such a drastic step.
Referring to the recent incidents involving police officers, Saldanha said that there could be a serious problem in the system that can be summed up as a constitutional crisis. He recollected that he had conducted a thorough inquiry and submitted a report to the government then, following the attack on churches in Mangaluru in 2008. Referring to a recent incident in Chennai where a medical student threw a dog from a terrace, Saldanha demanded the dismissal of the student from the college.