Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty stabbed, attacker arrested

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 07, 2018 15:45 hrs
Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty

Bengaluru: Karnataka Lokayukta Justice P. Vishwanath Shetty was stabbed by a man in his office on Wednesday afternoon, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said. The attacker has been arrested, police said.

The assailant apparently walked into his office and stabbed the judge thrice in the stomach. The motive for the attack is not known.

"I have spoken to (Commissioner of Police) T. Suneel Kumar who informed me that he (Shetty) has been shifted to a private hospital. I was informed that he is out of danger," Reddy told reporters here.

The reason for the attack and how it happened were being probed by the police, Reddy said.

"The accused has been held," a police official told IANS.

Justice Shetty took over as the new Lokayukta in January this year. The Congress has admitted to a security lapse. CM Siddaramaiah is on his way to hospital to meet the judge.

The Congress said it was very serious about Lokayukta and action would be taken.

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