Simon Anthoniyappa, an aide of slain forest brigand Veerappan, who is a death row convict incarcerated in the Hindalga Central Prison in Belgaum, was shifted to the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Hospital in Hubli for advanced treatment.

Simon, who is suffering from blood pressure and diabetes-related problems, was brought to KIMS Hospital on Friday night under tight police security.

Police sources revealed that Simon was admitted to the district hospital in Belgaum on Sunday and as there was no improvement in his condition, the doctors there advised the police to shift him to KIMS Hospital in Hubli for further treatment. Simon was awarded death sentence for killing 22 persons at Palar in Tamil Nadu in 1993. His three other associates, Gnanprakash, Bilavendran and Madaiah, were also awarded death for the same crime.


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