Mangaluru, Apr 07, 2016: Responding to a question at a media interaction, DK district in-charge Minister B. Ramanath Rai on Apr 6, Wednesday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were behind the murder of Right To Information activist Vinayak Baliga.
Minister Rai said that not only in the Baliga murder case, but the BJP leaders were also behind the murder of Harish Poojary of Bantwal that took place after the Tipu Jayanti celebrations. The Minister said that he had issued directions to the police to bring to book the guilty behind the gruesome murders.
Speaking earlier, Minister Rai defended formation of the ACB, Anti-Corruption Bureau by the State government and said that the State Cabinet had taken that decision.
“It has nothing to do with the Lokayukta Act and no attempts are being made to weaken the institution,” he said.
There were many States which had both the Lokayukta and the Anti-Corruption Bureau and a few which had only the ACB, he added.