Corporator remanded in judicial custody

N Chandra

Two of his associates, Ravi and Aslam, were also sent to judicial custody by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate on Friday.

The Ramaswamypalya corporator was arrested on Thursday when he was on his way to Hosur from Vaniyambadi in Tamil Nadu where he stayed for two days.

The Congress suspended him after he allegedly attacked Singh who tried to stop effluents being let into the Nagavara Lake, during an inspection on February 20, 2011.

Attack on U V Singh

Chandra and eight others were alleged to have manhandled Singh and driving a truck tried to mow him down. He was also accused of threatening in the case of eyewitnesses.

Though he initially denied the charges, Chandra later sought anticipatory bail from a local court.

As his bail plea was rejected, he fled to Hyderabad from where he went to Chennai and on to Vaniyambadi.

He faces three cases — in Amruthahalli, Sampigehalli, and J C Nagar police stations. The Amruthahalli case pertained to the attack on Singh, the Sampigehalli and J C Nagar cases related to threatening  witnesses, police added.

Sampigehalli ACP Ramachandrappa said eyewitnesses would be provided protection if they applied for it.

As they reside in different parts of the City, they would have to file applications in their jurisdictional police stations.

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