Members of Karnataka Kavalu Pade staged a protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi bust located in front of Mysore Court Complex on M.G. Road against the suspension of Nazarbad Police Inspector G.N. Mohan for booking a case against Chief Minister Siddharamaiah’s son Rakesh Siddharamaiah on May 3.

The protesters, who said that Mohan would have informed higher officials like the city Police Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner at the time of booking the case, alleged that Mohan had been made a scapegoat by the higher officials to save themselves from embarrassment.

The protesters led by Karnataka Kavalu Pade President Mohan Kumar Gowda also demanded the authorities to revoke the suspension immediately and allow Inspector Mohan to discharge his duties.

More than 50 members of Kavalu Pade including Karigowda, Ravi Gowda and others participated in the protest.

It may be noted that Mohan had booked Rakesh and 10 others under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code based on the complaint lodged by KJP candidate K. P. Siddalingaswamy, who contested against Siddharamaiah from Varuna constituency in the recently concluded assembly polls. Complainant K. P. Siddalingaswamy had also protested in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office demanding action against Rakesh.

Meanwhile, former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy during his campaign in Periyapatna, severely criticised the act of suspension of Mohan stating that suspension of a Police officer for discharging his duty amounted to misuse of political power.

He had also expressed that it would be difficult for the Government officials and Police to work in such an environment.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore