Udupi, Aug 22,2017: The Udupi district police on Aug 21, Monday 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 here in Udupi.
The three accused — Rajeshwari Shetty, Navneet Shetty and Niranjan Bhat — were being brought from the prison in Mangaluru to be produced in court here for hearing in the case on Monday.
Sanjeev M. Patil, Superintendent of Police, stated that the three police personnel, Sudhakar, Assistant Reserve Police, Sub-Inspector, Renuka, woman police constable, and Salman Khan, civil police constable, have been suspended based on a preliminary enquiry by the Deputy Superintendent of Police of Udupi Sub Division. They have been suspended pending detailed departmental enquiry, he said.
The visuals of them being brought in the air-conditioned MUV were telecast on some Kannada news channels.
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.