Police sources added that so far, they have not found any direct phone calls made by Santosh Patil to Eshwarappa.
These decisions are a fallout of civil contractor Santosh Patil's death by suicide on April 11 accusing the then Rural Development Minister of demanding 40 per cent commission on a public project.
The Udupi police have speeded up investigation into the suicide of Belagavi-based civil contractor Santosh Patil.
Responding to the charges, Bommai said a thorough probe will be conducted if the Swamiji provides details.
The disclosure implies that Patil had assigned the development of 108 roads to several other road contractors.
The statements of Bommai and Jnanendra clearly show that again Eshwarappa will be made a minister in another three months, says Ramalinga Reddy.
He said that the BJP came to power in State in both 2008 and 2018 due to Operation Lotus.
When asked about some Veerashaiva Lingayat leaders demanding justice for Santosh, he said he also has sympathy towards the deceased contractor.
ADGP Pratap Reddy said that seven teams have fanned out to various parts of the state to collect evidence.
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I am happy to receive such affection from different quarters of society, confident of justice, he says
Meanwhile, Dinesh, manager of Shambhavi Lodge where Santosh committed suicide, told reporters on Friday that he had booked two rooms in his own name, at 5pm on April 11.
Meanwhile, Eshwarappa’s followers, in a cavalcade of vehicles, accompanied him to Bengaluru to show their support, and also an exhibition of Eshwarappa’s strength.
Congress leaders, who attempted to gherao Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai over contractor Santosh Patil’s suicide, were arrested and later released on Thursday.
Atheeq had also mentioned that if the works were taken, why had it not come to the notice of local panchayat officials.
The Udupi police on Wednesday booked Eshwarappa and his aides on charges of abetment of suicide.
Santosh Patil, a Belagavi-based contractor was found dead in an Udupi hotel on Tuesday, weeks after accusing Eshwarappa, who is also a senior BJP leader, of corruption.
Just before committing suicide, Santosh had sent a WhatsApp message to media persons in Belagavi blaming RDPR Minster KS Eshwarappa for his death.
Former state urban development minister Vinay Kumar Sorake demanded the arrest of rural development minister KS Eshwarappa in connection with the suicide of contractor Santosh Patil.
In February, president of Hindalga GP in Belagavi had written to the RDPR department asking for the work order and payment for the village road that was built.