In a aid to Karnataka’s former Rural Growth and Panchayat Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa in Belagavi-based contractor Santosh Patil’s suicide case, the Udupi City Police gave a clear chit to the BJP chief.

The police filed a B-report in reference to the case on the Individuals’s Representatives Courtroom in Bengaluru. B-report means cancellation report i.e. the police haven’t discovered any proof in opposition to you to file a chargesheet and search your trial.

The report talked about that the probe didn’t yield any proof in opposition to Eshwarappa within the abetment to suicide case. The police submitted CCTV footage, audio recordings, cell messages, financial institution statements, contract particulars, and statements recorded by them to the courtroom.

The courtroom has not accepted the report but.

Reacting to the clear chit within the case, Eshwarappa mentioned that it was a solution to the Opposition. “I’m very comfortable to know that the police have filed a B-report within the case. I had promised to goddess Chowdeshwari that I had not accomplished something mistaken. The police report is a befitting reply to the Opposition. I had resigned as a minister, however now, I’ll take whichever accountability is given to me by the senior leaders,” Eshwarappa mentioned, in keeping with a information report.

Contractor Santosh Patil, who had accused Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa of corruption, was discovered useless in a lodge in Udupi metropolis in April. Prima facie, the reason for demise was suicide, police mentioned.

Earlier than his demise, Patil allegedly despatched a WhatsApp message to his associates stating his intention to take his life, and blaming Eshwarappa for the intense step. The police are verifying the authenticity of the suicide observe by means of forensics.

“Eshwarappa is accountable for my demise. He needs to be punished. I’ve suppressed all my needs and [am] doing this. I request PM, CM and Yediyurappa to care for my household,” Patil purportedly wrote within the WhatsApp message.

A number of weeks in the past, Patil wrote a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through which he alleged that Eshwarappa had not cleared excellent payments as a consequence of him. He accused the BJP chief of lies, corruption and irregularities, and urged PM Modi to direct Eshwarappa to settle his payments.

Eshwarappa denied the allegations and retaliated by submitting a defamation case in opposition to Patil for levelling baseless expenses. He had resigned from his put up after the Opposition Congress put stress on the BJP authorities within the state.

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