Mangaluru: SDPI activists protested with blag flags demanding the arrest of Minister KS Eshwarappa in contractor Santhosh’s death case.
The activists waved black flags at Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s cavalcade near Valacchil when he was en route to Bantwal from Mangaluru for attending a function on Wednesday.
The police and Chief Minister’s security had to intervene and disperse the crowd gathered and brought the situation under control.
Santhosh Patil, a contractor from Belagavi, was found dead in a hotel in Udupi on Tuesday. He had reportedly left behind a suicide note holding Eshwarappa responsible for his death. Santhosh had earlier accused the minister of demanding “a 40 percent commission” in a government contract.
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Meanwhile, Udupi police have registered an ‘abetment of suicide case’ against Eshwarappa based on a complaint by the family of the deceased.