Chaitra Kundapura case : Accused seer sent to 10-day police custody

9:28 PM, Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Kundapura : A court here on Wednesday remanded the accused seer Abhinava Halashree of Halaswamy Mutt in Hire Hadagali to 10-day police custody.

The seer was produced before the Additional City Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) court, which adjourned the petition, moved by the seer seeking bail, to September 29.

On Monday (September 18), the City Central Crime Branch (CCB) police had nabbed the seer who had allegedly received Rs 1.5 crore from an industrialist to get a BJP MLA ticket to contest elections. Main accused Chaitra Kundapura, a Hindu activist, who was arrested on September 12, had stated that once the seer is arrested, the names of big fish will come out in the scandal.

The CCB sleuths had arrested the seer 10 days after lodging the complaint and the delay raised many questions. The CCB sleuths has already started grilling him over investments in agricultural land and a petrol bunk.

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