Murder attempt on RTI activist : Anticipatory bail plea of accused rejected
MANGALURU : The District First Additional Sessions Court has rejected the anticipatory bail application of five persons said to be involved in sand mafia and have been accused of attempting to kill RTI activist Tyampanna Shetty of Adyar.
It was earlier alleged that Surendra Kambli, former president of Adyar Panchayat, Pramod Alva, Mohammad Rameez, Siraj and Anwar had on February 11,2015 tried to kill Shetty at Adyarkatte. Shetty as a whistle blower had earlier lodged a complaint with the department concerned against the unabated sand mining on the Netravathi River banks at Adyar and had also waged a war against sand mining with the help of locals. Shetty had thus proved a bitter pill for the sand mafia which eventually had reportedly tried to eliminate him.
If Shetty was admitted to a private hospital, all accused had gone underground even as the Mangaluru Rural Police registered a murder attempt case against them.
A few days ago all five accused had filed an anticipatory bail plea in the DK District First Additional Court. Judge BK Nayak who heard the bail petition has turned down their plea.