DCP suspended in Karnataka Lokayukta stabbing case

Shetty was yesterday stabbed multiple times by a man who went to his office with a complaint only to be told that the case had been shut.

Published: 09th March 2018 12:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2018 05:10 AM   |  A+A-

A file photo of Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty at his office in Bengaluru

By PTI

BENGALURU: Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy today said a top police official had been suspended for lapse in security after Lokayukta P Vishwanath Shetty was stabbed by a man in his office.

"The state cabinet has decided to suspend DCP Yogesh for lapse of security in the Lokayukta stabbing case," he told reporters in a WhatsApp message here.

Shetty was yesterday stabbed multiple times by a man who went to his office with a complaint only to be told that the case had been shut.

The lokayukta had collapsed after Tejaraj Sharma attacked him with a knife in an "attempt" to kill him in his chamber in a multi-storeyed building near the Vidhana Soudha.

The incident also had prompted Home Minister Rajnath Singh to speak to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and he had expressed concern over the attack.

Shetty, in his early 70s, took over as the state Lokayukta in January 2017 succeeding Y Bhaskar Rao, a former high court chief justice.

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