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SIT headed by IGP Soumendu Mukherjee to probe ‘sex CD’

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Home Minister Bommai’s decision follows probe plea by ex-minister Ramesh Jarkiholi

BENGALURU:

The state government has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the ‘sex CD’ case in which Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi resigned his cabinet post.

Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai has written to city police commissioner Kamal Pant, directing him to appoint IPS officer, IGP Soumendu Mukherjee, as the SIT in-charge.

Earlier, Ramesh Jarkiholi had spoken with Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and the Home Minister and had demanded an investigation into the matter. The CM had directed Bommai to take a call on the issue. Speaking to the media earlier on Wednesday, Yediyurappa had said the Home Minister would take a suitable decision.

Bommai’s letter to police chief

The Home Minister’s letter to the city police commissioner states, “On 9.9.2010, Ramesh Jarkiholi, a former minister, had written a letter addressed to me and said that a petition against him (Ramesh) on 3-03-2013 was submitted at the Cubbon Park police station for the purpose of defaming him. In his letter, he spoke of a conspiracy against him.”

Bommai’s letter goes on to say, “In this context, I direct that a special investigation team headed by IGP Soumendu Mukherjee be formed and the full report be submitted to the government for further action.”

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