MYSURU: At a time when the state government is under fire over suicides of two DySPs in less than a week, another story of ‘ill-treatment’ of a police officer has surfaced in Mysuru.
Police Inspector G N Mohan was kept under suspension for 18 months, denied promotion and has been given a non-executive post in Karwar. Reason: He had registered a case against CM Siddaramaiah’s son Rakesh, Minister H C Mahadevappa and 20 other Congress leaders in connection with an election-related incident.
Following a complaint by KJP candidate K P Siddalingaswamy that he was attacked by Rakesh on charges of distributing money to lure voters in Nazarbad during the 2013 Assembly elections, Mohan registered a case. Mohan, who received the complaint, alerted his senior officers before registering an FIR against Rakesh, Mahadevappa and others.
The inspector has been in the life of fire after the Congress came to power with an absolute majority. Mohan was suspended pending enquiry on the day Siddaramaiah assumed office, despite opposition parties protesting against it.
Hundreds of people in Gejjalagere village staged a protest and blocked Bengaluru-Mysuru Road in support of Mohan.
Though the rules say a probe must be completed in nine months, the officer has been kept under suspension for one-and-half-years. After knocking at the doors of senior officers and a few politicians, the government posted him to a non-executive post (DCRB) in Karwar in August 2014.
Mohan was also a 1994 batchmate of DySP Ganapathy.