Karnataka’s anti-corruption watchdog stabbed in office

RSTV Bureau
File photo of Karnataka Lokayukta building.

File photo of Karnataka Lokayukta building.

Karnataka Lokayukta P Vishwanatha Shetty was stabbed multiple times by a man who went to meet him in his office today and was admitted to hospital. Shetty is stated to be out of danger.

The accused, who appeared before the Lokayukta in connection with a case, has been nabbed, Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy told the news agency.

“According to 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.”

Meanwhile, the BJP has criticised the Congress-run state government, calling the incident as failure of law and order.

“There is a goonda raj in Karnataka… anti-national forces are active in Karnataka,” Union Minister Anantha Kumar said.

(With inputs from PTI)