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Bhasker Shetty case: High Court denies bail to accused priest Niranjan Bhat

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Udupi, July 27, 2017: The High Court has rejected the bail petition of Niranjan Bhat, the third accused in the businessman Bhasker Shetty murder case reported from Udupi last year.

The single judge bench  comprising Justice Ratnakala  directed the accused to provide evidences regarding the case to the prosecution within the next six months and then submit a fresh bail application in the  jurisdictional court.

bhaskar shetty murder case

The advocate for the petitioner argued that his client was not directly involved in the case and even pointed out at the bail granted to the fourth and fifth accused in the  case. He also promised full co-operation  for the investigation if the accused  was granted bail.

The murder was committed on July 28 last year. Bhasker Shetty’s wife Rajeshwari, son Navaneeth and priest Niranjan had been accused of  killing Shetty and then dumping  the body in the Homa Kunda.