Udupi, Aug 10, 2016 : Sources have revealed that SV Girish, Inspector in Manipal Police Station who is also the investigation officer in the sensational case of murder of Udupi’s hotelier and businessman Bhasker Shetty, has been replaced by an IPS rank officer. There is no official confirmation as to yet.
Meanwhile, there are rumours and suspicion over the pace of investigation into this case, even after it is over ten days since the crime is committed as so far the cops have not been able to gain hands on any substantive evidence.
It is being said that the relatives of the deceased Bhasker Shetty have placed forth a demand for a change in the investigation officer.
The police had also failed to inform the media about the arrest of the accused priest Niranjan Bhat and the news that he was arrested came to light only 24 hours after the arrest.