Mangaluru, Sep 15,2017: Rajeshwari Shetty, Navneet Shetty and Niranjan Bhat, the three of the five arrested in connection with the murder of businessman Bhaskar Shetty of Udupi, were shifted to Shivamogga jail from Mangaluru District Prison.
Navaneet Shetty and Niranjan Bhat had suffered injuries in the brutal attack by some inmates in the jail and had to be taken to the Wenlock district hospital.
Souces said that the backdrop of the attack, officials took a decision to shift all the three to Shivamogga jail.
Recently a section of the media has reported that all the three accused were being given special treatment in the prison. The udupi police also suspended three police personnel for alleged dereliction of duty in bringing the three accused in the Bhaskar Shetty murder case in an air-conditioned Multi Utility Vehicle (MUV) from the prison in Mangaluru to the Court Complex in Udupi.
Bhaskar Shetty, a NRI businessman, went missing from his house here on July 28, 2016, and his mother Gulabi Shetty lodged a missing complaint at the Manipal police station on July 29, 2016. The police arrested his wife Rajeshwari Shetty and their son Navneet Shetty on the charge of murdering him.