The former Deputy General of Police (DGP) C Dinakar passed away on Wednesday at Manipal Hospital. According to police officials, the retired DGP had slipped and fallen inside his bathroom five days ago. Police received information about the same and broke open the bathroom door and rushed him to Manipal hospital in Bengaluru.
He suffered multiple injuries and had also sustained a fracture in one of his legs. Officials also said that “age was the factor going against him.” He was undergoing treatment at the hospital and failed to recover. He succumbed to his injuries and passed away on Wednesday night around 10.45 pm.
He was well known for the role he played in tackling underworld criminal activities in Bengaluru. The former DGP played a crucial role in the Special Task Force which was formed to rescue Rajkumar from Veerappan who had held the former hostage for 108 days.
In 2014, a defamation case against Dinakar, lodged by Siddhartha, son-in-law of former External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, was dismissed by a division of the Delhi High Court. The issue was surrounding Dinakar’s book chronicling the capture of late actor Rajkumar by Veerappan. Siddhartha, owner of the Coffee Day group of hotels, alleged that parts of the book titled ‘Veerappan’s Prize Catch: Rajkumar,’ were defamatory in nature against him.
Prior to this, in 2003 the DGP was caught in another scuffle when he claimed that then Chief Minister SM Krishna and then state Home Minister Mallikarjun Kharge were conspiring to target his credibility.