Karnataka: Police on a hunt for Congress lawmaker who attacked party colleague at resort

Congress lawmaker JN Ganesh who allegedly attacked a fellow party legislator at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru on Saturday night is on a hunt list of the Karnataka Police as they have launched a search.

The incident took place at a time when the Congress was keeping its legislators protected as the opposition BJP is trying to lure them away.

The victim, Anand Singh has alleged that Mr Ganesh attacked him at the Eagleton Resort with the intention to kill. He is still being treated in a hospital.

The state Congress initially tried to cover up the incident, but later after the photographs of the injured legislator emerged and a formal complaint was filed. The accused was suspended by the party, and Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy promised that he will be arrested soon.

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Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara while speaking to the mediapersons on Thursday said “The police have registered an FIR based on Anand Singh’s complaint. They have launched a search for Ganesh. Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao has formed a three-member committee headed by me to investigate the incident, identify those involved and file a report.”

Last year the accused legislator Anand Singh who represents Vijayanagara in the state assembly had quit the BJP to join the Congress.