BSY's PA prime suspect in kidnap attempt, say cops, oppose his bail

BSY's PA prime suspect in kidnap attempt, say cops, oppose his bail

The city police have named N R Santosh, the personal assistant of BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa, as the prime suspect in the attempt to kidnap case.

According to the police, Santosh was the mastermind behind the attempt to kidnap Vinay Bidre, the personal assistant of Opposition leader in the Legislative Council K S Eashwarappa, in May. A case has been registered at the Mahalakshmi Layout police station.

At the sessions court on Monday, where Santosh’s anticipatory bail plea was heard, public prosecutor Nagappa asserted that Santosh, who seems to be the mastermind in the case, is the prime suspect and he should not be granted anticipatory bail, said police sources. The sources said that investigations and interrogation of the hired suspects in the kidnap attempt case have revealed the presence of a CD which is being verified, added police sources.

All the arrested suspects Prashanth, Kishore, Selvam, Aiyappa and Aravind and co-accused Rajendra Urs, who secured bail recently, have mentioned Santosh’s name during interrogation, the police added.
On July 15 midnight, the police visited Yeddyurappa's house looking for Santosh, but they could not find him.

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