Bengaluru: Suspended Congress MLA JN Ganesh, who is facing a case of attempt to murder for allegedly assaulting his lawmaker colleague Anand Singh during a brawl at private resort in Bengaluru was arrested on Wednesday. He will be produced before Ramnagar court on Thursday. Also Read - Cyclone Tauktae Intensifies Into Severe Storm, 9 Missing After Boat Drowns Near Lakshadweep
The arrest was made at 2 PM in Somnath, Gujarat, informed Karnataka Home Minister MB Patil while speaking to the media earlier in the day. Also Read - Lockdown in Karnataka Should Be Extended If Need Arises, Says Union Minister Sadananda Gowda
Briefing about the development, Karnataka Home Minister MB Patil on Wednesday said, “Congress MLA JN Ganesh was held by our police at 2 PM in Somnath, Gujarat, today. He will be brought to Bengaluru later today. He will be produced before Ramnagar court tomorrow.” Also Read - Cyclone Tauktae 'Very Likely' to Cross Guajrat Coast on May 18 | Highlights
The Bengaluru police has been on the lookout for the ‘absconding’ Congress MLA since January 23. The party had also taken disciplinary action by suspending him and registering an FIR.
Ganesh and Anand Singh allegedly entered into a brawl at Eagleton Resorts on the city outskirts where the Congress MLAs were herded together to prevent them from Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) alleged poaching bid to topple the Congress-JDS government.
A police official probing the case said “We have teams to arrest him, but he is not reachable. We could not arrest him.”
Besides attempt to murder, Ganesh, who was one of the MLAs reportedly under the BJP lens for desertion, has been charged with causing grievous injuries and threatening Singh.
Singh’s son Siddharth Singh told reporters at the hospital that his father has fractured two ribs and a bone below the right eye.