Shimoga: A court here on Thursday
permitted authorities to shift former Karnataka minister
Halappa, arrested on charge of rape, from the McGann district
hospital to the state-run Victoria Hospital in Bangalore for
Halappa was hospitalised within hours of his arrest
last week after he complained of chest pain.
Judicial Magistrate Ravikanth permitted authorities to
shift Halappa to Victoria hospital as per the advice of McGann
hospital`s medical superintendent, Mahendrappa.
Halappa was arrested on May 9 following a complaint by
Chandravathi, wife of financier and his friend Venkatesh
Murthy, that he had raped her.
Halappa quit the ministry after the rape charge
surfaced but has denied the allegation saying it was a