New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into Karnataka police officer Ganapathy's death.
Ahead of the apex court order, Ganapathy's family had sought the apex court's intervention in the case.
Notably, the Karnataka CID had given a clean chit to senior Congress leader and Karnataka government minister KJ George.
The controversy over Ganapathy's death had forced George to resign as the Home Minister of Karnataka.
The CBI has also been asked to file a report within three months in the case in which senior police officers were also named as accused but were given a clean chit.
DySP Ganapathy was found dead in a lodge in Kodagu hours after he gave an explosive interview to a television channel accusing George and other police officials of harassment.