Mangaluru

Baliga murder: court rejects bail to Naresh Shenoy

II Additional District and Sessions Judge Sarvodaya Shettigar on Tuesday rejected the bail application filed by M. Naresh Shenoy, the main accused in the murder of RTI activist Vinayak Baliga.

Shenoy, who was on the run following the murder on March 21, was arrested by the city police from a house in Hejmady near Udupi on June 25. He is among the seven persons arrested in connection with the murder.

Having filed a 700-page preliminary charge-sheet, the city police have sought time from the court to file supplementary charge-sheet after questioning Shenoy.

Shenoy, the founder of Yuva Brigade, filed application seeking bail on July 11.

The investigation officer objected to grant of bail on the ground that Shenoy would threaten witnesses and hamper the investigation.

The court on July 19 granted bail to Shailesh alias Shailu (40), a driver, in the case. Shailesh along with Naresh Shenoy and Srikant allegedly hatched the plan to murder Baliga using the services of Shivaprasad, Vinit Poojary and Nishit Devadiga. Photographer Manju alias Manju Neereshwalya, who was arrested for allegedly helping Shenoy escape from police, was released on bail in the first week of June.

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