‘Why protection not given to activist’

The Special Lokayukta Court on Monday issued summons to Police Commissioner B.G. Jyothi Prakash Mirji for failing to provide protection to activist T.J. Abraham. He has been asked to be present in the court at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Mr. Abraham had recently filed a memo with the court informing it that he had failed to secure police protection despite repeated requests. He had submitted written requests to the Chief Minister, the Home Minister, the Home Secretary as well as the Police Commissioner seeking police protection. He told the court that he sensed a threat to his life arising out of the Bangalore-Mysore expressway scam case that he had filed against several powerful people, including the former Chief Ministers H.D. Deve Gowda, S.M. Krishna and B.S. Yeddyurappa, and Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises managing director Ashok Kheny.

More In: Bengaluru