Attempt to murder case registered against Congress MLA who 'attacked' lawmaker colleague

The case was registered based on a complaint by Karnataka MLA Anand Singh, who has been hospitalised for injury suffered in the brawl late Saturday night by fellow lawmaker J N Ganesh.

Published: 21st January 2019 06:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd January 2019 03:35 AM   |  A+A-

MLA Anand Singh who was attacked is being treated in hospital.


BENGALURU: A case of attempt to murder was registered Monday against Congress MLA J N Ganesh in connection with the alleged brawl with lawmaker colleague Anand Singh at a resort near here, police said.

The case was registered based on a complaint by Singh, who has been hospitalised for injury suffered in the brawl late Saturday night.

Singh and Ganesh, both from Ballari district, had a heated argument and came to blows at the resort where the Congress MLAs were herded together amid alleged poaching attempt by the BJP.

According to the FIR, besides attempt to murder, Ganesh has been charged with causing grievous injuries and giving threats.

Earlier the party denied the allegations on Sunday and said that the MLA was admitted to the hospital due to 'chest pain'.

READ: Did Karnataka Congress MLA Anand Singh's 'spying' on colleagues lead to brawl at resort?

Despite its own leaders like Siddaramaiah and Food and Civil Supplies minister Zameer Ahmed Khan acknowledging that the trio was involved in a scuffle at the resort, other leaders of the party gave different excuses ranging from “chest pain” to “accidental fall” as the reason for Singh’s hospitalisation.

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