Karnataka Lokayukta stabbed updates: BJP condemns attack, says it's time for Congress to leave state

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Karnataka Lokayukta stabbed updates: BJP condemns attack, says it's time for Congress to leave state
  • 18:53 (IST)

    When Lokayukta is not safe, nobody is safe in Karnataka: Prakash Javadekar

  • 18:24 (IST)

    Jay Panda condemns attack on Lokayukta

  • 17:57 (IST)

    Rajnath Singh expresses concern over Lokayukta attack

  • 17:34 (IST)

    JCP (Crime) to leade probe, says CNN-News 18

  • 17:21 (IST)

    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

  • 17:12 (IST)

    Accused was complaining against contractors and not getting the tenders: Bengaluru police

  • 17:09 (IST)

    Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty at Bengaluru's Mallya Hospital

  • 17:06 (IST)

    Forensic department officials are inspecting the car in which Justice Vishwanatha Shetty was taken to Mallya Hospital

    Photo by Gangadhar Patil/101Reporters

  • 17:04 (IST)

    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

  • 16:49 (IST)

    BJP criticises Congress for its initial insensitive remark asking Lokayukta to be careful

  • 16:47 (IST)

    Congress govt weakened Lokayukta, says BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje

  • 16:45 (IST)

    Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad slams attack, calls it a serious issue of law and order

  • 16:37 (IST)

    Motive of Lokayukta attack not clear, says Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy

  • 16:23 (IST)

    Accused Tejas Sharma being taken into custody

  • 16:17 (IST)

    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

  • 16:16 (IST)

    We will find out the motive behind the attack, says Siddaramaiah

  • 16:12 (IST)

    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.

  • 16:09 (IST)

    Eyewitness Jay Anna slams Siddaramaiah govt over security breach

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    16:06 (IST)

    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.

  • 16:02 (IST)

    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

  • 15:35 (IST)

    "He assaulted the judge and he was alone. The judge is out of danger now": Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy

  • 15:30 (IST)

    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

Updated Date: Mar 07, 2018 18:53 PM

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