Karnataka lokayukta justice P Vishwanatha Shetty stabbed inside Bengaluru office, attacker arrested | india news


Karnataka lokayukta Vishwanath Shetty was injured when a complainant stabbed him in his Bengaluru workplace on Wednesday, police mentioned.

Shetty was out of hazard and the accused, Tejaraj Sharma, had been arrested, Karnataka residence minister Ramalinga Reddy mentioned.

Accused Tejas Sharma being taken out of the Karnataka lokayukta’s workplace in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
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A non-public contractor from Tumakuru in southeast Karnataka, Sharma had complained to the lokayukta about some tenders, the minister mentioned.

Shetty was taken to the close by Mallya Hospital, the place chief minister Siddaramaiah paid him a go to.

The entry register confirmed Sharma entered the federal government complicated, often called the Multi-storey Constructing, at round 12.45pm to fulfill the lokayukta, who’s tasked with probing corruption costs towards public servants.

Sharma entered the chamber at round 1.45pm when Shetty was having his lunch, a police officer with the lokayukta’s workplace mentioned on situation of anonymity. Police have been investigating how Sharma made his manner into the workplace with a weapon.

A former Karnataka excessive courtroom decide, Shetty took over because the anti-corruption ombudsman in January 2017.

His appointment was hit by controversy when some activists accused him of corruption, saying his household had amassed a lot of properties.

The governor gave his go-ahead after in search of clarifications from the federal government about Shetty who was the unanimous alternative of the choice panel.

The southern state had remained and not using a lokayukta following the unceremonious exit of justice Y Bhaskar Rao (retired) in December 2015. His tenure was marred by allegations of corruption and extortion.


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