Karnataka lokayukta stabbed inside Bengaluru office; attacker nabbed by police

Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty at Bengaluru's Mallya Hospital

The police based on preliminary investigations said that Sharma had come to meet with Justice Shetty.

Lokayukta is an independent obbudsman on a state level, which probes corruption allegations against politicians and government officials.

The potential attempt to murder was carried out even while the security arrangements are bang in place. "Doctors who are treating him have said prima facie he is out of danger", said Chief Minister Siddharamaiah.He said he had asked the police to investigate the incident in detail.

Within seconds of the assault, the police and security personnel who were outside the Lokayukta's office on the ground floor of Multi-Storey Building, also known as MS Building, pinned Tejas down.

The staff members, who barged into the chamber after hearing a scream, found Shetty lying in a pool of blood.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah reached the Mallya hospital shortly after Shetty was admitted. "The judge is out of danger now", Reddy said.

According to Bengaluru Police, the 74-year-old She\tty was rushed to nearby hospitals by his colleagues. Judge Vishwanath Shetty stabbed by a person at his chamber. "But the case was dismissed after due process in December", Kumar said.

Meanwhile, an eyewitness has hit out at the government for the serious lapse in security.

Justice Vishwanath Shetty was appointed the Karnataka Lokayukta - an anti-corruption ombudsman - last year after the position had fallen vacant three years ago following the emergence of corruption charges against the previous Lokayukta Justice Bhaskar Rao.

Transport Minister HM Revanna who also visited him at the hospital told reporters that the Lokayukta is in a stable condition.

"I am shell shocked at the incident".

Sharma had made an entry in the visitor's book at 12.45pm. "There is no security for a Lokayukta judge, so imagine the fate of the common man", he said.

After the incident, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blamed the ruling Congress for a 'collapsed law and order situation in the state. "I don't know how this happened".

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