Bengaluru: 1989-batch IPS officer Additional Director General of Police P Ravindranath resigned late night on Wednesday after the government released a promotion list of IPS officers.

Ravindranath has reportedly alleged that his batch mate and former Bengaluru City police commissioner, T Sunil Kumar was promoted just a day before his retirement.

Ravindranath, who was posted as Additional Director General of Police in the Forest Cell, further alleged that he was being targeted indirectly by giving promotion to two of his junior officers to the rank of Director General of Police, overlooking him.

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In his resignation Ravindranath wrote "I have served the people of Karnataka with utmost devotion, but in the last four years I faced problems created by a few individuals. I approached the Central Administrative Tribunal and High Court and obtained relief. The recent Supreme Court order, dated October 15, gave me justice with respect to my service matter. But a few individuals prevented justice for me. Therefore, having undergone agony of the indirect harassment, I submit my resignation herewith to lead a peaceful life".

According to a senior police officer, Ravindranath has a history of resigning from his posts and withdrawing after some time. "This has become a habit to him. In the last 12 years, he must have resigned thrice including this one" told the senior police officer.