Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty stabbed, attacker held

08 March, 2018, 01:36 | Author: Joy Garcia
  • Karnataka Lokayukta PV Shetty stabbed; BJP blames Congress: 10 developments

Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty had a miraculous escape on Wednesday after he was stabbed repeatedly by a disgruntled man at his office here, police said.

The policeman guarding the judge's chamber and other staff rushed in on hearing Justice Shetty's screams and found him bleeding and crouched in his chair. However, he was apprehended and handed over to the police. However, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said he was a contractor from Tumakuru, who had complained to the Lokayukta about "some tenders". He was told by the Lokayukta office that the case was shut after an investigation. First Congress MLA son attacks, now judge being stabbed in his office.

The police said the knife's handle had come off during the attack. "It looks like he has attempted to murder", he said.

The metal detector at the Lokyukta's office is defunct and may be the lapse that allowed Sharma to sneak in the knife used in the stabbing.

The log also revealed the attacker had entered the premises on the pretext of meeting the assistant registrar of Enquiries 5 around 12:45 PM.

Hours after Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty, his relative in Udupi expressed serious concerns over security and said that if an official like the Lokayukta could be attackd in his office, how could ordinary people feel safe. He had accused government officials of cheating the system. "His allegations were not proved". Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, quite taken aback rushed into the hospital to pay a visit to Shetty in person.

Karnataka Lokayukta PV Shetty stabbed; BJP blames Congress: 10 developments
Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty stabbed in Bengaluru office

Sharma then allegedly stalked Shetty's office for while.

The unmarried Sharma also appeared to have some issue with his family members. "The police are interrogating him", Reddy said.

Shetty, a former judge of the Karnataka High Court, was appointed the anti-corruption ombudsman of the state in January 2017. It is time for them to go from Karnataka.

"I am shell shocked at the incident". So you can see what kind of security Siddaramaiah govt has provided us.

The BJP called for the removal of Siddaramaiah.

Assembly elections will be held in Karnataka later this year.

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