Police have cracked murder of Mahantesh: Gowda

Police have cracked the murder of SP Mahantesh, a whistle-blower in controversial land allotments by cooperative societies, CM Sadananda Gowda said.

Bangalore: Police have cracked the murder of S P Mahantesh, a whistle-blower in controversial land allotments by cooperative societies, and would identify the accused by tommorow evening, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said here on Wednesday.

"Police have cracked the Mahantesh murder case and by tomorrow evening will identify the accused," he told reporters at his official residence here.

48-year-old Mahantesh, who suffered head injuries in the alleged attack by unidentified persons on May 15, died in a private hospital here on May 20.

He was working as Deputy Director of the audit wing in the state`s Cooperative department and had reported irregularities in different societies involving some officials and political figures.
Four persons have so far been taken into custody in connection with the assault.
PTI