An Assistant Commissioner in the Hubli Dharwad Municipal Corporation was hospitalised after he threatened to consume poison here on Tuesday following his suspension. Special Officer of the HDMC S.H. Naregal, in a press release on Wednesday, said that Assistant Commissioner of zone number 11 of HDMC S.S. Mattikatti was hospitalised and his condition was stable.

Mr. Naregal said that HDMC Commissioner K.V. Trilokchandra had issued an order suspending Mr. Mattikatti pending inquiry on October 26, as the official had failed to follow the Commissioner's directions on clearing drains and making roads and footpaths safe for pedestrians.