Staff Correspondent

It is in connection with a case in which KIMS official was shot at last year

HUBLI: The former director of the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Hubli, M.G. Hiremath, was taken to Bangalore on Friday by the Hubli-Dharwad police to subject him to a polygraph test in connection with the case in which KIMS Medical Superintendent Shivanand Doddamani was shot at last year.

Police Commissioner Narayan Nadamani told presspersons here that Dr. Hiremath was being subjected to the test to ascertain if he had any role in the attack on Dr. Doddamani.

If necessary, steps would be taken to subject him to a narco-analysis test.

Mr. Nadamani said Bangaresh Hiremath and Vishwaprakash Ullagaddimath had been subjected to narco-analysis tests. The tests on Mr. Ullagaddimath had helped the police to proceed further in the investigation of the case, he said.

Dr. Doddamani was shot at by an unidentified person on December 10 last. Dr. Doddamani was immediately operated on at the KIMS Hospital and was shifted to the KLE Hospital in Belgaum for security reasons. Now he is in Hubli. After the incident, Dr. Doddamani’s wife Chandana Rani in her complaint to the police had suspected the involvement of Dr. Hiremath in the attack on her husband.