K.M. Harish Babu, Police Inspector of Channarayapatna, has been posted to the District Special Branch in Kolar as Officer on Duty (OOD). His transfer within a year of taking charge in Channarayapatna has been seen as a move for his role in registering an FIR against a few JD(S) workers including Suraj Revanna, son of Public Works Minister H.D. Revanna, during the election campaign.

Channarayapatna Police had registered an FIR on April 30 against Suraj Revanna and others in connection with a clash with Congress workers at Kalenahalli in Channarayapatna taluk ahead of the elections. The village where the clashes took place falls under Holenarasipur constituency.

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