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Udupi: Bhaskar Shetty murder case – testimony of main witnesses concludes


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Nov 6: The testimony of main witnesses in the murder case of NRI entrepreneur Bhaskar Shetty was concluded in the District Principal and Sessions court here on Monday, November 5. Thereby the condition put by the Supreme Court for the release on bail of Rajeshwari, wife of the slain Bhaskar Shetty and one of the main accused in the case is fulfilled.

In addition, the court has given an order to provide conditional bail to Rajeshwari Shetty. The Supreme Court which had heard the case of bail application of Rajeshwari Shetty on April 23, 2018, had ordered to complete the inquiry of the 36 witnesses out of the total 167 witnesses before releasing the accused on conditional bail. Accordingly, Justice Venkatesh Naik, judge of Udupi District Principal and Sessions court completed the examination on Monday, November 5. So Rajeshwari Shetty, who is lodged in Bengaluru prison, is likely to be released in a day or two. Lawyers Arun Bangera and Narayana Poojary had argued in favour of the accused.


Bhaskar Shetty


Rajeshwari with son Navaneet

Purushotham, officer, who conducted the DNA test, was cross-examined by the lawyer from Hyderabad G V Rao. The next hearing is postponed to February 24, 2019.

Bhaskar Shetty was murdered brutally at his home in Lakshmindra Nagar and his body was burnt in a Homakunda near the house of astrologer Niranjan Bhat at Nandalike near Belman on July 28, 2016. The CID police had filed chargesheet on Rajeshwari Shetty, wife of the deceased, Navaneet Shetty, son of the deceased and Niranjan Bhat accusing them as the perpetrators of the crime.

This murder had sent shock waves in the twin-districts. Srinivas Bhat, father of accused Niranjan Bhat and car driver Raghavendra, who were accused of destroying the evidence of crime have been already released on bail. Navaneet Shetty and Niranjan Bhat are still in prison. Supreme Court, which had rejected the bail application of Niranjan Bhat, had ordered that he can resubmit the application after the completion of inquiry of the 36 witnesses of the crime.


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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    We all hope for a good decision in the matter convicting the culprit for life.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Keep a close watch on the Witnesses because they may start Disappearing ...

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Indian Judiciary . In India anybody can murder and culprit can live happily everafter.

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  • john, mangalore/kuwait

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    money has played an importent role here..
    dont be surprised if these murderers contest for next election...
    today i understand in india
    why we are suffering?
    why there is no peace?
    why there is pain?
    why there is sorrow?
    why the children are jobless?
    why our own children a cross for us?
    simple answer is we are not doing our job properly after taking oath in the name of God that we will work honestly,sincerely and we cheat God!!
    we dont deliver justice for poor..
    for the sake of temperory pleasure or temperory luxury we suffer at the end..
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE EXCELLENT AND WORLD CLASS JUDICIARY SYSTEM OF INDIA..

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  • Ann,Mangalore/Abudhabi, AL AIN

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    God is the supreme Judge.People will win on bases of money power but Judgement day everyone has to give an account to have /not have eternal life

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  • Narendra dhoni, Kallianpur

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    No wonder our politicians are criminals

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  • GD, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Now will she start eliminating the witnesses. The court grants bail to such criminals, for petty cases no bail is granted. Ye andha kanoon hai.

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  • Pooki 3, MANGALURU

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    OUR inefficient law is killing our society and encouraging indirectly the crime ! Same people get caught thousand time when they are stealing or rob ! this like KALLA and Police game ! similarly these people well played with loopholes of law and law got confused due to lack of evidence though everyone knew who is the culprit except the same ANDHA Law !

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  • Rajesh, dubai

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    In India the cases were delayed for years and during this period the culprits will enjoy their life taking bail from the court....... Ultimately the witness will die or harassed by the culprit and he will change his stand...... Case pusca????

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    What kind of Jumla Supreme court we have??? she got conditional bail!!! what about other two Bhatta and her Beta? now all indians are understood that, if you burn the bodies and no proof you can enjoy the normal life in our society... Dhanya ho, this is Diwali gift from supreme court....what a joke

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    All the hallabulla..they already got bail..

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  • peacemaker, Udupi, Jubail KSA

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Ayyooo...,
    Yake bekitamma ninage
    ee ketta sahawasa, Gandana jothe yelli nemmadi yagi irabahudithalla

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  • readerwriter007, pune

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    as expected it's coming as a small news confirming the release of the culprits on bail . May lift some more people from the trust we have on our judicial system. It was a cold blooded murder which everybody knew and had all the proofs against the murderers. but still money power has once again proved that law can be bought by money , by anybody. yes... classic example. Liked the question by Lenson as "Judge, who killed Bhaskar Shetty? or is he still alive?" ... mystery remains for ever... or buried by money power.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Narco Analysis is the best solution ...

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  • RIYAZ, manglore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    This case has no end so can release theses culprits and close the chapter

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  • Lenson, Udupi/Africa

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Judge, who killed Bhaskar Shetty? or is he still alive?

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