Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Shetty stabbed several times inside his office, attacker arrested
In a shocking incident, Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty was attacked by an accused who was brought for grilling. In a massive breach of security, the attack took place inside the Lokayukta’s office in Bengaluru as the accused stabbed him multiple times at the place where he was having his lunch.
Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanatha Shetty was stabbed at least three times in his office while hearing a case, exposing a major security loophole in the ombudsman’s office. He has been rushed to Mallya hospital where he is being treated in the emergency section.
Where is Law & order in Karnataka?? Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty stabbed in his office in Bengaluru; admitted to hospital.
— Rosy (@rose_k01) March 7, 2018
A man named Tejas Sharma has been taken into custody and sources said that there were multiple cases being probed against the man. Sources said that, the accused has been registered under a total of 18 cases. According to preliminary reports, the accused named Tejas Sharma has been taken into custody by the Vidhana Soudha police.
Police are currently reviewing CCTV footage of the office. The accused reportedly went inside the office by claiming he wanted to speak to the Lokayukta.
Initial reports suggest that Justice Shetty is in a critical condition in a private hospital and has injuries in his chest and stomach. Doctors at Mallya Hospital said that he is being treated at the Intensive Care Unit. Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy told reporters that Shetty is out of danger and that the assailant has been arrested.
I am shell shocked at the incident Karnataka Lokayukta Judge Sri Vishwanath Shetty stabbed by an person at his chamber . This happens to an Hon’ble Judge in karnataka Lawlessness prevails in karnataka Ask4SafeKarnataka Let’s pray for Sri Vishwanath Shetty
I am shell shocked at the incident #Karnataka #Lokayukta #Judge Sri Vishwanath Shetty stabbed by an person at his chamber . This happens to an Hon'ble Judge in karnataka #Lawlessness prevails in karnataka #Ask4SafeKarnataka
Let's pray for Sri Vishwanath Shetty
— Sadananda Gowda (@DVSBJP) March 7, 2018
Questions over how Sharma managed to enter the office with a knife is being probed, and Reddy is on his way to the hospital. Criticism from various quarters have already began pouring in with former Prime Minister and JD(S) national president saying that the Congress government has been trying to kill the institution of the Lokayukta and this attack is just one blow.
Justice Shetty was recommended to be appointed as the Lokayukta of the state in January 2017. He earlier served as a judge in the Karnataka High Court from 1999 to 2004. Speaking to TV reporters, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said that Justice Shetty is in stable condition.
Law and order is in the pocket of siddaramaiah . He will use it when ever INCKarnataka requires it. He will use it to kill innocent hindus.. You and I know very well that there is no Law and order
— Kamal (@kamalsankla) March 7, 2018
What were the security guards doing while this entire incident took place? Who is answerable to this? Does Lokayukta office lack proper security? Or was this a planned conspiracy? Is the accused alone responsible for this act? Or is he a mere puppet under the hands of hidden faces?
There remains absolutely no security to the officials under the Congress Government in Karnataka… When Government officials are being stabbed under the board daylight, what security can we expect for the common men?
Source: Times of India