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Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Shetty stabbed

07 March 2018, 06:24 | Melissa Porter

Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Shetty stabbed

How this accused by-passed security and stabbed Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Shetty

Karnataka Lokayukta P Vishwanatha Shetty was stabbed multiple times in his office on Wednesday.

Firstly, the assailant, identified as Tejas Sharma from the entry he made in Lokayukta entrance register, managed to walk into the headquarters with a knife without arousing the slightest suspicion.

Previously a judge in the Karnataka High Court from 1999 to 2004, Justice Shetty was recommended to be appointed as the Lokayukta of the state in January 2017. The judge fell on the floor.

People have criticized the lack of security in the building that led to the attack and injury.

"The accused has been taken into police custody and is being interrogated".

"During interrogation he (Sharma) revealed that the lokayukta police dismissed his complaints as untrue", police commissioner T Suneel Kumar said at a press briefing.


Siddaramaiah, who rushed to the hospital and enquired about Shetty's condition, told reporters that the attacker was placed under arrest.

A retired High Court judge, Justice Vishwanath Shetty took over as the Karnataka Lokayukta in January past year. These reports of undue favours being given to a convicted and jailed Sashikala were based not just on allegations by opposition politicians but on a complaint by the then DIG of Prisons who was subsequently transferred. He complained to the Lokayukta about some tenders.

The police have registered a case of attempt to murder and are investigating.

The doctors also confirmed the newspaper about his health and said he is stable.

He was hearing a case when the attack took place, reports said. "Anybody could access him with their grievances, there was no armed guard", said Brijesh Kalappa of the Karnataka Congress, describing the attacker as a "madman". We are checking if there was a security lapse. The correspondent stated that the.knife-wielding assailant could have walked through the non-functional metal-detector with a revolver or even a bomb.



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