Mangaluru, May 03, 2016: Police Commissioner M. Chandra Sekhar said here on May 2, Monday that police are on the hunt for Naresh Shenoy, a prime suspect in the alleged murder of Right to Information (RTI) activist Vinayak Baliga. Baliga was murdered in the city on March 21.
To a question during a press conference here M Chandrashekhar said, “The police are doing their best possible. There is indifference on our part.” The Commissioner said that the Ullal incidents shifted the focus from this case. But efforts are on to trace the suspect. It may be mentioned here that an additional district and sessions court here, rejected the advance bail plea by Naresh Shenoy.
The order was passed by II Additional District and Sessions Judge Sarvottam Shettigar. Public Prosecutor Shekhar Shetty had objected to the advance bail plea stating that the suspect was an influential person and there was every possibility of he tampering with the evidence and witnesses if given bail. The prosecution had also argued that the suspect should have presented himself before the police to help the investigation. However, he has been absconding since the time of murder, the prosecution said.
Prohibitory orders clamped in areas coming under Ullal police station limits have been extended till 6 p.m. on May 6, according to Police Commissioner M. Chandra Sekhar.