'Murder bid charge on CM's son false'

'Murder bid charge on CM's son false'

'Murder bid charge on CM's son false'

The police have filed a ‘B’ report in an attempt to murder case registered against Rakesh, the elder son of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

Filed on December 10, 2013, the report awaits the fulfilment of procedure as the complainant in the case is evading the court notice.

The Nazarbad police, filed a ‘B’ report before the 3rd JMFC, citing lack of evidence to continue with the investigation.

Rakesh was the prime accused while 10 of his supporters were named co-accused.

Following this, a notice was served on Ka Pu Siddalingaswamy, the complainant, seeking his objections to the ‘B’ report. 

Sources told Deccan Herald that a month had elapsed since the notice was served, and Siddalingaswamy was not found at the two addresses he had provided at the time of the complaint.

Police Commissioner M A Saleem confirmed that the ‘B’ report had been filed but refused to comment further.

On May 3, 2013, ahead of Assembly elections, Siddalingaswamy had filed a complaint at Nazarbad police station, alleging that Rakesh and his supporters had assaulted him with an intent to cause harm.

Siddalingaswamy had claimed said he and his supporters were returning to Mysore from Chamundi Hills when Rakesh and his men attacked them near Kurubarahalli Circle on Lalith Mahal Road.

The case had assumed significance as Siddalingaswamy was contesting the Assembly elections on the KJP ticket against Siddaramaiah from Varuna constituency.

A fortnight later, on May 18, Inspector G N Mohan of Nazarbad station, who had booked the case against Rakesh and others, was suspended, generating intense speculation.

The police failed to file a charge sheet even seven months after the case was registered.

As per the police manual order, the charge sheet should be filed within six months of registering cases under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 302 (murder) of the IPC.