Suspended Congress MLA Ganesh sent to judicial remand

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First Published 22, Feb 2019, 2:42 PM IST
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Suspended Congress MLA Ganesh sent judicial remand
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Congress MLA JN Ganesh, accused of attacking fellow party member Anand Singh, was sent to judicial remand after his arrest on Wednesday. The MLA will be in custody till March 6.

Bengaluru: Congress MLA JN Ganesh who was arrested from a hotel in Gujarat, was produced before the chief judicial magistrate's court in Ramanagara in Karnataka and remanded to judicial custody till March 6. Ganesh allegedly beat up fellow party member Anand Singh at a resort in January.

Sources said that the Ramanagara district police did not seek police custody for the MLA as they had already completed the interrogation and recorded his statement. Ganesh's counsel requested the court that Ganesh be lodged in Central Prison in Parappana Agrahara rather than be taken to Ramanagara district jail. The court acceded and sent Ganesh to Parappana Agrahara prison.

On Wednesday, Superintendent of Police, Ramesh Bhanot said that Ganesh had been arrested when he was on his way to have lunch at a restaurant near Somnath Temple in Ramanagara district.

Ganesh was then brought to the city on Thursday morning before being taken to Bidadi police station. A case for attempt to murder was registered against the Kampli MLA. The police recorded his statement about what had happened on that fateful night. He was also made to undergo a  medical exam at the district hospital and was then produced before the court.

JN Ganesh is an MLA from Kampli. He had gone missing after he attacked his colleague Hospet MLA Anand Singh at a resort on late January 20 night. Ganesh was booked for attempt to murder after Anand Singh gave a statement to police claiming that his colleague attempted to kill him.

The incident took place at a resort in the outskirts of the city following a CLP meeting at Vidhana Soudha. Former chief minister Siddaramaiah had issued a whip to all MLAs to attend the CLP meeting in the month of January. However, 4 MLAs were missing in the meeting and the remaining were all huddled in the resort.
 

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