Udupi, Nov 20,2015 : A person facing charges of illegally felling trees and transporting wood who was arrested by the police after he failed to appear before the court, attacked the cops while being taken to the court on November 19, Thursday. Even his family members are facing charges of assaulting the police personnel Ashok and Manjappa.
The accused named Ramesh Mogaveera was earlier arrested at Kedoor near Kota. He, it is learnt evaded appearing before the court despite there being an arrest warrant against him. The incident is learnt to have taken place while the two cops were taking him to the court in an autorickshaw. Ramesh who initially tried to create trouble, later intimated his family members over phone and they waylaid the autorickshaw at Kedoor and assaulted the cops before fleeing along with Ramesh.
The assaulted cops are undergoing treatment in the Kundapur Government Hospital. Police have arrested Srinivas and Ganesh, both relatives of Ramesh in connection with the attack.
Kota police are investigating the case.