Karnataka: Top cop alleges harassment from state govt, resigns

Alleging that he was being harassed, IPS officer and DGP of the Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement (DCRE) P Ravindranath on Tuesday submitted his resignation from the police force.

“I am pained to observe the apathy shown by Sri Ravikumar, IAS, chief secretary of Karnataka, when I requested him to issue a government order to set up a protection cell as per the rule 8 of SC and ST (prevention of atrocities) rules 1995. Further, I am prematurely transferred without any public interest just to harass me, since I have taken legal action against people involved in the fake caste certificate issue,” read the letter by Ravindranath.

Ravindranath, who was the DGP of the Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement (DCRE), was recently transferred to the training wing of the Karnataka police.

Notably, the officer is known for resigning and later withdrawing his resignation letters. He had tendered his resignation in 2008, 2014 and 2020.

“I am not against the government. The transfer is not on my request or in the interest of the public. It is a clear case of conspiracy and I have decided to resign,” he said to the New Indian Express.