Former Ktk CM`s daughter acquitted in murder case
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 23:31
Bangalore: A fast track court on Thursday acquitted Bharati Urs, daughter of former Karnataka Chief Minister Devaraj Urs, and two others in connection with the murder of the daughter of a former Karnataka High Court judge.

Judge Amaranarayana acquitted Bharati, her accomplices T Madhukar and L N Chandrakanth of the murder charges. They were accused of abducting Chitralekha Urs, daughter of former Karnataka High Court judge M P Chandrakantaraje Urs, on January 19, 2004 and later murdering her by strangulation.

The victim's decomposed body was found in Shiradi Ghats on March 9, 2004.

The prosecution had accused Bharati of hatching a criminal conspiracy of eliminating Chitralekha, who had mediated to get the former a loan of Rs 70 lakh.

After the arrest of Madhukar and Chandrakant, police found the body and jewellery worn by Chitralekha. Later, cheques and promissory notes signed by Bharati were also recovered.

The Central Crime Branch police, which investigated the case, had filed a 900-page chargesheet in the sensational murder case.

The judge in his 70-page judgement, said the prosecution had failed in establishing that the three had entered into a criminal conspiracy to murder Chitralekha and acquitted them.


First Published: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 23:31

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