Baliga Murder – Family Congratulates City Police Chief

Baliga Murder – Family Congratulates City Police Chief

Mangaluru: By now, it is well known that city police commissioner Chandra Sekhar took great efforts and motivated his team to track down the accused in the murder of RTI activist Vinayak Pandurang Baliga, in spite of reported pressure from different quarters.


With the arrest of Naresh Shenoy, the prime accused, a major breakthrough was made. Another co-accused, Vighnesh, is yet to be arrested.


The police are trying to trace all those who shielded him helped abscond and remain beyond the reach of the police. They would also be rounded up, according to police sources.


The members of the Baliga family and some public-spirited activists have relentlessly pursued the matter with a view to bringing the matter to a logical conclusion. As a mark of gratitude and appreciation, a delegation made of these persons called on the police commissioner on Monday and congratulated him on the success of their team in arresting the culprits.

In response to their wishes, the commissioner said that his team had done a good job in ensuring the arrest of the accused. He added that Naresh Shenoy was in police custody and an investigation would be conducted in a scientific manner.


The delegation consisted of Shweta M Pai and Anuradha Baliga, the sisters of the late Vinayak Baliga, Dattatreya Bhat, Vaman Pai, Rationalists’ Association’s national president Dr Narendra Nayak, DYFI state president Muneer Katipalla, Karunakar of the AIYF, Nitin Kuttar, M Devadas, Raghu Yekkar, Santosh Bajal, Renny D’Souza and others.


The court in which Shenoy was produced on Monday has granted the police a three-day custody for investigation.

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  1. Hope bail is not granted to the accused until the truth is been prevailed. As he has already destroyed the evidence, it is very much sure that he was the kingpin to master the murder. However, we need to wait and see what shall be the final out come. Having such criminal in any community is very dangerous, as they can outrage and harm any person or family.

  2. Complimenting and thanking the Police is one thing, but presenting flowers and making it a media event was uncalled for. This is no tamasha, please don’t make it one!

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