Two suspended over Lokayukta door fire  

Published: 08th November 2016 01:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2016 03:23 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU:  Two night watchmen of the Karnataka Lokayukta have been suspended in connection with the incident in which the institution’s office door was set on fire recently. 

The suspended duo are Bettaswamy Gowda and Venkataramanappa. Unidentified miscreants had set fire to the main door of the Lokayukta office at MS Building, located next to the Vidhana Soudha, on October 20.
Though fire and rescue personnel doused the blaze, the door was badly gutted. However, no documents were damaged. 

A lokayukta officia said there were no watchmen outside the building to keep a vigil. The suspended watchmen were deployed inside the office. These two had to look after all the five floors and godown. But they were suspended for the fire outside the office, the official said. 
After the fire, security personnel have been deployed outside the Lokayukta office during night. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp