The three arrested who allegedly attacked Keshava are Mohammed Iqbal of Kalladaka, his son Nizam and Mohammed Sharif. DH file photo
The police arrested three people in connection with an attempt to murder Keshava of Kalladka town in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, here on Wednesday.
Keshava, one of the accused in a murder case, was attacked with lethal weapons by motorcycle-borne men on December 27.
The three arrested who allegedly attacked Keshava are Mohammed Iqbal of Kalladaka, his son Nizam and Mohammed Sharif.
Iqbal is a leader of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), Nizam a leader of Popular Front of India (PFI), Bunder unit, and Sharif is a PFI leader, Aladka unit.
Nizam was found to be along with Channa Farooq when the offence was committed. Others were arrested for criminal conspiracy, harbouring and abetting the crime. Police will seek custody of the arrested people for further investigation.
Keshava himself is an accused in the murder of Jaleel Karopady, vice-president of Karopady Gram Panchayat in Bantwal taluk. Karopady was hacked to death on the panchayat premises on April 20, 2017.
According to Superintendent of Police C.H. Sudheer Kumar Reddy, the assailants, wearing helmets that concealed their faces, attacked Keshava with swords. He had sustained deep injuries on the forehead but survived.