Former Zilla Panchayat president and Congress leader K Marigowda, who surrendered before the Nazarbad police on Wednesday, was sent to 14-day judicial custody by the 3rd JMFC court.
A close associate of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Marigowda, who is accused of intimidating Deputy Commissioner C Shikha, was absconding for close to one month. He surrendered before Nazarbad police on Wednesday after the Karnataka High court rejected his bail plea on Tuesday. Marigowda, who is facing cases under IPC section 143 (punishment of unlawful assembly), 147 (punishment for rioting), 353 (criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty) and 505 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), was produced to before the JMFC court which remanded him to 14-day judicial custody.
On Thursday, police took him to litigants’ waiting room until his name was called at 4:30 pm. He was then produced before JMFC Judge G Deepa who issued the orders. The accused was taken to Mysuru central prison amid tight security.