Hubli court blast accused succumbs


Jambagi, who received serious injuries in his head and on his face, was kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), initially. He was later shifted to the prisoners’ ward a week ago.

He was facing charges of masterminding Hubli court blast and placing bomb under Venkatapur bridge, near Dharwad. Besides, he was also accused of killing an oil trader in Bijapur and  kidnapping the son of a leading politician in Bagalkot. His associates Basavaraj Roogi, Ramesh Pawar and Basavaraj Diggi had attacked him in Bagalkot jail on July 18 after quarrelling with him over a petty reason.  Jambagi, who was in unconscious state, was brought to KIMS for treatment. He remained unconscious till his death.

Resident of Heggur plot in Bilagi taluk of Bagalkot district, Jambagi along with his associates had involved in several grave offenses like bomb blast, homicide, extortion and other extremist activities.

The police had achieved a breakthrough in the Hubli court blast case after arresting Jambagi and his associates. They were kept in Bagalkot jail.

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