Businessman Bhaskar Shetty murder: Cop to face department inquiry

Published: 18th August 2016 05:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2016 05:53 AM   |  A+A-

UDUPI: IN connection with NRI Businessman K Bhaskar Shetty’s murder, Manipal circle police inspector S V Girish, who was accused by Bhaskar’s mother Gulabi Shedthi of lapses in conducting the investigation, has been asked to face a departmental inquiry by Superintendent of Police K T Balakrishna.

Gulabi had alleged that Manipal CPI S V Girish had not agreed to file the FIR initially.

SP Balakrishna told Express on Wednesday that a preliminary inquiry will be conducted on the officer first, and in case the need arises, a departmental enquiry will be initiated. Girish is continuing in his post at present, he said.

CID to take over

Regarding the transfer of the case from Karkala ASP Dr Sumana to the CID, the SP said he has received an intimation in this regard. “The case will be handed over to the CID team soon,” he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the three accused in the case — Rajeshwari Shetty, Navaneeth Shetty and Niranjan Bhat were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court and remanded to judicial custody till August 24. While Rajeshwari will be sent to Mangaluru jail, the other two male accused  will be kept in Udupi district prison.

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