CID Team arrives, takes over Investigation of Bhaskar Shetty murder
Udupi: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team arrived in Manipal on Thursday, August 18 to take over the investigation of Bhaskar Shetty murder case from the Udupi district police.
The CID team headed by Dr D C Rajappa has come to the city. They will carry on the investigation of Hotelier Bhaskar Shetty murder case. DySP H T Chandrashekhar, has been appointed as the investigation officer into the case of Hotelier Bhaskar Shetty. Earlier the Bhaskar Shetty murder case was being investigated by Girish, the circle inspector Manipal. After allegations by Bhaskar Shetty’s mother and various Bunts leaders, the higher police officials appointed Dr Sumana ASP Karkala as the investigation officer.
The state government then handed over the case to the CID on August 17. The police were stopped from working on the case once the case was handed over to the CID.
Bhaskar Shetty had gone missing from his house in Manipal on July 28 and his mother, Gulabi Shetty had lodged a missing person complaint at the Manipal police station on July 29. The police arrested Bhasker Shetty’s wife Rajeshwari and son Navaneeth on the charges of murder and destroying the evidence on August 7.
They also arrested priest Niranjan Bhat, who was close to Rajeshwari and Navneeth, in Nitte on August 8.
The police arrested two more accused — Srinivas Bhat, Niranjan’s father, and Raghavendra, Niranjan’s driver, in Nandalike village on August 10 on the charges of destruction of evidence.