Bangalore: Karnataka Government has asked DIG,
CID, Rupak Kumar Dutta to probe the role of police in the
March two violent incidents in the city civil court complex.
Home and Transport Minister R Ashoka told reporters here
that Dutta has been asked to submit report in 15 days.
He also said that he met Chief Justice of Karnataka High
Court Vikramajit Sen today and expressed the desire of the
state government to see smooth functioning of the judiciary.
Ashoka`s comments came in the backdrop of advocates
continuing to boycott court proceedings in protest against
"police excesses" and "biased" media coverage of the violence.
The Chief Justice told him that there would be designated
places for the media to cover court proceedings, and also that
there is a proposal to shift the Special CBI as well as
Special Lokayukta courts to Parappana Agrahara central
jail premises on the city outskirts.
Ashoka said the Government would announce tomorrow the
name of the retired judge to probe the violence.
65 persons, including 52 police personnel, were injured in
the violence, when lawyers attacked media personnel.