Karnataka Lokayukta stabbed multiple times in B’luru office, attacker arrested

Bengaluru: Karnataka Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanath Shetty was stabbed in his Bengaluru office by a person on Wednesday. The accused has been taken into custody.

"A person stabbed the Lokayukta in Bengaluru, the accused has been taken into custody," said Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy in Bengaluru.

 According to reports, Justice Shetty was stabbed at least three times by the attacker, identified as Tejas Sharma, while he was hearing a case in his office.

Attacker Tejas Sharma who stabbed the Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty at his office in Bengaluru has been taken into custody by the police. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)Attacker Tejas Sharma who stabbed the Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty at his office in Bengaluru has been taken into custody by the police. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Justice Shetty, 74, has been rushed to a private hospital Bengaluru where he is being treated in the emergency section.

Karnataka Home Minister said Justice Shetty was out of danger.

Justice Shetty was sworn in on January 28, 2017 as the Karnataka Lokayukta, a year after the post fell vacant following a bribery scandal that had hit the office of the anti-graft ombudsman.

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