Bantwal: Bondala Jagannath Shetty’s Death in Mishap – Tanker Driver Gets a Year’s Jail-term

Bantwal: District Youth Congress’ former president Bondala Jagannath Shetty was an up-and-coming young leader who had a promising political career ahead of him.

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But cruel fate snatched him away in a mishap at Melkar near Bantwal, his hometown, on July 31, 2012. As he was returning home after dropping his driver at his house, a gas tanker from the opposite direction collided. He died in the mishap.

Kumar, the driver of the tanker from Hassan, was subsequently arrested and chargesheeted.

On Monday, magistrate R Mahesh of the JMFC court here handed out a jail-term of a year and ordered payment of a penalty of Rs 5,000 for causing the death.

Prosecutor Mohammed Shaukat Ali had argued the case for the prosecution.

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