Madikeri: The Home Department is learnt to have acquitted IPS officer Vartika Katiyar of the charge of failure to control communal violence that erupted during Tipu Jayanti on Nov. 10, 2015 in Madikeri.
Following the clash, the then Congress Government had ordered a Magisterial probe into the violent incident. Consequently, the then SP Vartika Katiyar was transferred to a non-executive post in the Department.
The then Mysuru DC C. Shikha in her Magisterial probe had pointed out that the absence of SP from the District Headquarters due to leave and the SP’s failure to conduct peace meetings had triggered the clash.
However, the then IGP (Southern Range) B.K. Singh had also submitted a separate report on the incident to the then DGP Om Prakash.
According to sources, the Home Department is said to have issued an order on Apr.26 acquitting Vartika of all charges and announcing a decision to drop the report.