Bhaskar Shetty murder accused remanded judicial custody up to August 24
(Updates) The chief judicial magistrate remanded the accused to the judicial custody till August 24. Chief judicial magistrate Shivaram ordered that Navaneeth Shetty and Niranjan Bhat will be kept in Hiriyadka Jail, while Rajeshwari Shetty in Mangaluru Jail.
Bhaskar Shetty murder case: Wife, Son and Astrologer produced before Court
Udupi: The accused Rajeshwari, Navaneeth and Niranjan Bhat in the murder of Hotelier Bhaskar Shetty were produced before the court by Manipal Police here on August 16.
The police custody of Bhasker Shetty’s wife, son and astrologer ended on August 16.
Investigation officer Dr Sumana ASP Karkala produced the three accused before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court.
Hotelier Bhaskar Shetty had gone missing from his Manipal house on July 28 and his mother Gulabi Shetty had lodged a missing persons complaint at the Manipal police station on July 29.
The police arrested Shetty’s wife Rajeshwari and his son Navaneeth on the charge of murdering Shetty and destroying evidence on August 7. Niranjan Bhat, an astrologer who was close to Rajeshwari and Navneet was arrested at Nitte on August 8 as he is said to have taken part in disposing of Shetty’s body.
The police also arrested Srinivas Bhat, father of Niranjan Bhat, and Raghavendra Niranjan’s driver on charges of destroying the evidence. They were produced before the court on August 11 and remanded judicial custody till August 24.