When Lokayukta is not safe, nobody is safe in Karnataka: Prakash Javadekar
When Lokayukta is not safe, nobody is safe in Karnataka: Prakash Javadekar
Jay Panda condemns attack on Lokayukta
Very disturbed about the shocking attack on the #Lokayukta of Karnataka & I strongly condemn it. *If* it is true that a member of a political party has said "he should have been more careful," then that's a reprehensible blaming of the victim. Praying for his recovery🙏🏻— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) March 7, 2018
Rajnath Singh expresses concern over Lokayukta attack
Spoke to Karnataka CM Shri Siddaramaiah and expressed my concern over the attack on State Lokayukta, Justice Vishwanath Shetty. CM has apprised me of the incident and also informed about the Lokayaukta’s condition in the hospital. I wish for Justice Shetty’s speedy recovery.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) March 7, 2018
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Union minister Ananth Kumar says it is time for Congress to leave Karnataka
Union minister Ananth Kumar says, "It is unfortunate that in broad daylight, there has been a murderous attack on the Lokayukta. He is battling for his life in the hospital." This incident shows the deteriorating law and order situation in Karnataka. Siddaramaiah and Congress is fully responsible for this. It is time for them to go from Karnataka, says Kumar.- ANI
Accused was complaining against contractors and not getting the tenders: Bengaluru police
The accused has been taken into police custody & is being interrogated. It has been found that the accused had complained against 15-17 public servants in connection with supply of furniture. His allegations were not proved: T Suneel Kumar, Commissioner of Police #Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/9OVxDIbm3Y— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2018
He took this step because of the reason that he was complaining against these contractors & still not getting the tenders. Further inquiry in the matter is going on: T Suneel Kumar, Commissioner of Police #Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/KoZQR2yhNH— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2018
Forensic department officials are inspecting the car in which Justice Vishwanatha Shetty was taken to Mallya Hospital
Photo by Gangadhar Patil/101Reporters
Bengaluru police have cordoned off the Lokayukta office and are investigating the case
Bengaluru police have cordoned off the Lokayukta office.The metal detector has now been switched off and no one is allowed to enter the premise. Photos by Gangadhar Patil/101Reporters
BJP criticises Congress for its initial insensitive remark asking Lokayukta to be careful
This doesn't surprise us one bit! Citizen safety has never been a priority for this #GoondaSidduSarkara. Is Congress suggesting citizens to just assume threat and prepare their own defences? @RLR_BTM has repeatedly failed in his duties. CM must ask him to step down immediately. pic.twitter.com/KiR6SDlrNv— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) March 7, 2018
Congress govt weakened Lokayukta, says BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje
Congress govt weakened Lokayukta. Now, under this govt, the law & order situation has totally collapsed.This is all because of Siddaramaiah. Karnataka is facing serious law & order situation. They are not taking any action against the culprits: BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje. pic.twitter.com/tjUnuNmj98— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2018
Motive of Lokayukta attack not clear, says Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy
Accused Tejas Sharma being taken into custody
Congress condemns incident
Congress condemned the incident and said, "This is a very sad incident...We need to know the intention behind the incident. We are very serious about Lokayukta, we have some of the very senior people in the post. We will certainly take an action."- ANI
We will find out the motive behind the attack, says Siddaramaiah
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah visited Mallya Hospital to meet Justice Vishwanath Shetty
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah visited Bengaluru's Mallya Hospital to meet Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty, ANI reported. Siddaramaiah told the media that there was an attempt to the Lokayukta's life. He also said there is a gunman provided to the Lokayukta as per law but the gunman was outside and the government will now look at the security lapses.
Eyewitness Jay Anna slams Siddaramaiah govt over security breach
One person attempted to murder the judge.He hit him 3 times with his knife.The judge fell on the floor. So you can see what kind of security Siddaramaiah govt has provided us. Situation is very bad: Eyewitness Jay Anna on Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty stabbed in Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/xTd4fHoy8I— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2018
Justice P Vishwanath Shetty, an anti-corruption watchdog, has held multiple high-profile posts
Shetty, a former high court judge, took over as the Karnataka Lokayukta in January 2017, according to an India Today report. Shetty took over after his predecessor Y Bhaskar Rao, a former high court chief justice, stepped down in December 2015 amid public pressure to quit over an alleged bribery scandal involving his office and son. Read more here.
Faulty metal detector helped Sharma to carry knife inside
Accused Tejas Sharma had cases pending against him. He came to the lokayukta office and wrote in the registry that he is an advocate. He could slip past the metal detector on the ground floor as it was not working. Shetty had just finished lunch and gone into his office when this man entered to meet him so his case could be heard.- 101 reporters/ Elizabeth Mani
"He assaulted the judge and he was alone. The judge is out of danger now": Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy
He was a contractor from Tumakuru. He complained to the Lokayukta about some tenders. He assaulted the judge and he was alone. The judge is out of danger now: HM Ramalinga Reddy on Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty who was stabbed by a man at his office in Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/ZP17ejnpAf— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2018
Karnataka chief minister said it was an attempt to murder, security breach will be probed
Latest updates: Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a tweet that he met Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, who apprised him of the attack on Karnataka Lokayukta P Vishwanatha Shetty.
Shetty was stabbed multiple times by a man who went to meet him in his office on Wednesday and was admitted to hospital. Shetty is stated to be out of danger. Bengaluru Police says accused had complained against 15-17 public servants over furniture supply and he took this step because he wasn't getting tenders. Bengaluru Police launches high-level probe into security lapses.
The accused, who appeared before the Lokayukta in connection with a case, has been nabbed, Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy told PTI.
"According to the information I have, someone claiming to be an advocate had gone to the office and stabbed him," he said. Shetty, a former Karnataka High Court judge, is out of danger, Reddy said."He is in Mallya Hospital... The information I have is he is out of danger... The reason (for the attack) is not known."
With inputs from PTI
Published Date: Mar 07, 2018 18:51 PM | Updated Date: Mar 07, 2018 18:53 PM
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