K'taka Lokayukta wrote 20 letters for more security, says Justice Hegde

Bengaluru, 08 Mar 2018 [Fik/News Sources]: Terming the attack on Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty a “serious lapse of security”, former Supreme Court judge Justice Santosh Hegde said that the institution had written 20 letters to the government seeking more security but these were not acknowledged.

Justice Vishwanath Shetty was stabbed inside his office premises on Wednesday by an alleged contractor from Tumakuru over complaints regarding some tenders.

“Twenty letters were written by Lokayukta institution which weren't acknowledged. I hope the government wakes up soon,” said Justice Santosh Hegde.

The judge is out of danger now and undergoing treatment at the Mallaya Hospital.

Anguished by the incident, Justice Hegde also questioned the government's attitude towards the institution of Lokayukta.

“I am more concerned about the attitude of the government towards Lokayukta institution. Metal detectors were not working since many years,” Justice Hegde further said.

The accused was soon arrested after the attack.