Mangalore, 30th June, 2016: A city court today extended police custody for prime accused Naresh Shenoy by two more days. It may be recalled that the erstwhile Namo Brigade founder Naresh Shenoy had been absconding for three months since the murder of RTI activist Vinayak Baliga. He was arrested by the city police on Sunday and produced before the court on Monday. The court had then granted him three days police custody, which expired today.
According to Prof. Narendra Nayak, who has been leading the ‘Justice for Baliga’ campaign, the defence lawyers have produced records that Naresh Shenoy has been suffering from kidney problems since 2014 and that he has been getting treatment at a nursing home in Mangalore. Hence it is expected that the court may be approached for shifting the prime accused to a hi-end hospital on the grounds that he needs specialized medical attention.