Udupi, Aug 11 , 2016 : Srinivas Bhat, the father of priest Niranjan Bhat who is an accused in the sensational hotelier Bhasker Shetty murder case, was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court here on August 11, Thursday along with Raghavendra said to be an associate of Niranjan. The court has remanded both of them to judicial custody till August 24.
Though police had reportedly planned to take the duo inside the court through the rear door, they could not avoid the media men who were present in large numbers both near the entrance as well as the rear door of the court premises. The accused were later taken through the main entrance itself.
It has been learnt that Niranjan who is admitted to the Manipal Hospital after he attempted suicide by swallowing a diamond stone embedded in his finger ring and ear stud, is out of danger. It is not known when he would be discharged or if there would arise the need for a surgery to remove the diamond stone from his body.
The bone pieces which the investigating team has found in Palli River has been sent to forensic lab.