Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Technology | By Russell Knight

Karnataka Lokayukta Stabbed Thrice Inside Bengaluru Office, 'Saved' by Three-Piece Suit

Karnataka Lokayukta Stabbed Thrice Inside Bengaluru Office, 'Saved' by Three-Piece Suit

There have been no reports on the status of the Justice, but Chief Minister Siddaramaiah reached Mallya Hospital to meet Shetty.

The BJP on Wednesday condemned the attack on Karnataka Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanath Shetty, who was stabbed multiple times in his office in Bangalore.

The perpetrator was a man named Tejas Sharma, who went to his office with a complaint only to be told that the case was shut, officials said. The staffers rushed him to the nearby Mallya Hospital, reported The Hindu.

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Bengaluru Police Commissioner Suneel Kumar said that preliminary investigations have revealed that Tejraj had filed a complaint with the Lokayukta against 10 government officers who deal with supply of furniture.

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Sources said Sharma entered the office on the pretext of filing of a complaint.

The Police Control Room, told Bar & Bench that the perpetrator had been arrested, and identified him only by his surname, which is Sharma. His ministerial colleague Ananth Kumar said Siddaramaiah and the Congress are fully responsible for the attack and they must leave Karnataka.

The BJP slammed the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka for the attack.

Justice Vishwanath Shetty had sworn in as Karnataka's Lokayukta on 28 January previous year after the post went vacant following a bribery scandal.

An eye-witness in the case, Jay Anna said that one person tried to murder the judge.

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"The gunman was standing guard outside Shetty's chamber and the CCTV is also installed, Siddaramaiah said, adding, ".

The Lokayukta of Karnataka was stabbed five times in his chamber here on Wednesday by a furniture contractor whose complaint against the government the state's anti-corruption ombudsman had rejected a year ago.

Vishwanath Shetty was attacked with a knife at his office on Wednesday afternoon. "We will also look into security lapse angle", he said.

If the main metal-detector was temporarily not working, the state government could have posted a cop with a hand-held metal-detector of the kind which ushers in cinema-theatres operate.

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