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Karnataka Lokayukta Vishwanath Shetty attacked with knife, admitted to ICU

Karnataka Lokayukta Vishwanath Shetty attacked with knife, admitted to ICU

"A person stabbed the Lokayukta in Bengaluru, the accused has been taken into custody", Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy told the reporters following the unfortunate incident in Karnataka's Bengaluru. "I have told the DGP to conduct an inquiry", said the chief minister, who immediately came under fire from the Opposition over law and order.

Reports suggest that Justice Shetty was stabbed multiple times in the Chest and stomach now in a critical condition was taken to Mallya hospital.

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The Karnataka Lokayukta was earlier today stabbed inside his office premises in Bengaluru. He assaulted the judge and he was alone.

Accused Tejas Sharma being taken out of the Karnataka lokayukta's office in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Soon after the CM Siddaramaiah arrived, the hospital was covered with heavy security.

Sharma's name was traced from the entry he had made in the register when he entered the Lokayukta office, Times of India reported. He had a big weapon in his hand. "I don't think this incident reflects the downfall of the law and order situation", said Justice Hedge, who quit as Lokayukta in 2010 due to "non-cooperation by the government". "Everything about his background will be investigated".

Bengaluru Police Commissioner Suneel Kumar said that preliminary investigations have revealed that Tejraj had filed a complaint with the Lokayukta against 10 government officers who deal with supply of furniture.

Sharma then allegedly stalked Shetty's office for while.

"The gunman was standing guard outside Shetty's chamber and the CCTV is also installed, Siddaramaiah said, adding, ".

The incident has raised major concerns over the security in the Lokayukta office and a probe is under way. The correspondent stated that the.knife-wielding assailant could have walked through the non-functional metal-detector with a revolver or even a bomb. "How can we say there has been a security breach", Mr Kalappa was quoted as saying by NDTV.

Shetty took over as the state Lokayukta in January 2017 succeeding Y Bhaskar Rao, a former high court chief justice.

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