Daijiworld Media Network – Puttur (SP)
Puttur, May 19: Dr Renuka Prasad, belonging to the family which runs KVG Group of Institutions, and has hold over several institutions in this group, who has been accused of playing a major role in hatching a plot to eliminate A S Ramakrishna, administrative officer of KVG Medical College Sullia, was handed over to police custody on Wednesday May 18.
When Dr Prasad was arrested along with the other accused in the case and produced in the court on May 9, he had complained of ill health. He was then admitted into the prisoners’ cell in district Wenlcok Hospital in Mangalore for treatment and remained under judicial custody. The policemen had on Tuesday 18, moved an application through assistant superintendent of police, Dr Rohini Katoch, seeking his police custody for interrogation purposes. Although the policemen were expected to produce Dr Prasad in the court, his lawyer, P P Hegde came to the court in his absence and presented arguments against the application made by the policemen.
After hearing the advocate for the accused and also assistant public prosecutor, C Tammanna, the court remanded Dr Renuka Prasad to two days’ police custody.
Dr Katoch, who was present at the court at the time of the hearing, said that advocate from Madikeri, Nagesh Kumar, who has succeeded in securing anticipatory bail, is obliged to cooperate with the investigations. She said that the policemen will conduct an in-depth investigation about his role in the murder case. She expressed the hope that the arrest of Vaman from Polali, an accused in the case who has gone missing, will be a key factor in throwing more light on the role played by the advocate in the case.