Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), P Ravindranath on Friday withdrew his resignation for the third time in 12 years after meeting Karnataka Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa.
Bengaluru: Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), P Ravindranath on Friday withdrew his resignation after meeting Karnataka Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa.
For the uninitiated, just about a week ago, the 1989 batch IPS officer, had resigned after his batchmate, Suneel Kumar who was promoted to the DGP rank just two days prior to his retirement.
Ravindranath had kicked off a row over promotions in the police department. In the last 12 years, Ravindranath has resigned thrice and withdrawn the same number of times.
Speaking to reporters after his meeting with BS Yediyurappa, Ravindranath said that he had decided to withdraw his resignation after none other than the Chief Minister assured him to redress his grievances.
"It was a healthy discussion between us. He (CM) has assured me that all my issues will be redressed. If he fails to redress, I will resign again," stated Ravindranath.
The controversial IPS officer had hit headlines in 2014, as he was caught clicking pictures of two young women in a coffee shop in Bengaluru.
The police had seized his mobile phone that was used for taking the images and sent it for forensic analysis as part of investigations.
Back then Ravindranath resigned protesting over the then Bengaluru police commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar's role in framing him. Ravindranath subsequently withdrew the resignation.
Last Updated 7, Nov 2020, 9:40 AM