The Karnataka police has been moving fast to close the DySP MK Ganapathy's suicide case which has landed the Home ministry and the police department in a difficult spot.
According to sources, the police were tailing Ganapathy from Mangaluru to Madikeri and it is alleged that the department knew about Ganapathy's master plan to confront the media.
Ganapathy had gathered documents which included old cases files, published news reports and promotion lists before he headed to Mangaluru. He had also carried his uniform, service revolver and a rope with which he hung himself on July 7 in a lodge in Madikeri.
The minute he left Mangaluru, the police had put together a surveillance team to keep a close watch on his moves. Ramnagara DySP MK Thammaiah, Ganapthy's brother, was assigned to monitor the police officer's movements.
Thimmaiah had tipped the local police, when he received intel on Ganapthy's location, to confirm his brother's arrival in Madikeri.
The Madikeri police conducted search operations in all major lodges, guest houses and home stays to nab the disgruntled policeman but failed to get their hands on Ganapathy. When the police reached Vinayak lodge, where Ganapathy hung himself, the senior police officer was found to be dead for over two hours.
On searching the room, the police found two pen drives in Ganapathy's bag which were seized.
Even though the news of Ganapathy's death was kept under wraps, it spread like wildfire.
According to sources, the pen drives contained confidential information of the police department's wrongdoings which Ganapathy had discussed in his video.
Local media reported that the information in the pen drives was destroyed by the police.
“I told my brother Ganapathy to not discuss anything with the media because he was mentally unstable. The police confiscated the pen drives in my presence. I don’t know what was in those pen drives," said Machayya, Ganapathy's younger brother.
Suvarna News has been trying to gather more information about the pen drives and their contents.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:03 PM