Bengaluru/Bengaluru, July 8: Putting out sensational claims, Rama Sene Founder, Prasad Aattavar exclusively told OneIndia that deceased Dy.SP M K Ganapathy saved his life in 2008.
Former Sri Rama Sene leader Attar claimed that Ganapathy is a great friend of his and was always supportive of Attavar's good work. "In fact in 2008 Ganapathy heard a news that there was an encounter order against me and another Sri Rama Sene leader, Arun Kumar Puttila, after which he informed both of us to flee and move underground. He saved our lives you know."
It has to be noted here that Prasad Attavar in 2008 was holding position in Sri Rama Sene that was founded by Pramod Muthalik. However later, he split with Sri Rama Sene and founded his own organisation called Rama Sene in Karnataka. Ganapathy was serving as Inspector at Kadri police station in 2008. Gnapathy ended his life on Thursday, July 7.
But Attavar refused to divulge why there was an encounter order on them. He said top officers in the police department communicated this order to one 'popular officer' for encounter. Ganapathy learning this communication informed Prasad and Arun to leave Dakshina Kannada and go underground. Attavar claimed.
Attavar said during that year "me and Arum Puttila organised Shaneeshwara Pooja in the premises of Mahalingeshwara temple in Puttur taluk. This had not gone well with the then ruling party.
Attavar further claimed that he and officer Ganapathy enjoyed good relationship. "He was unbiased and did not favour any party but endorsed good cause." Ganapathy in many occasions advised accused to surrender to the cops in case any accused allegedly committed crime. "I will tell, he is an honest officer and due to some political pressure he took extreme step," Aattavar suspected.
He said, "I am pained by the death of this good officer and I demand CBI enquiry into this suicide case." Attavar added Rama Sene will hold protest demonstrations if the government fails to handover the case to the CBI."