Media persons along with their cameras and other equipment waited for K Marigowda on Wednesdayfollowing strong rumours that he would surrender.
He was expected to surrender either before the Nazarbad police or before the District Sessions Court following the rejection of his bail plea by the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday. Marigowda, however, did not surrender till the edition went to print.
Media persons who waited for him at the Nazarbad police station and at the District Law Court complex were a disappointed lot.
Marigowda who is the former president of the Mysuru Zilla Panchayat, along with his two supporters allegedly intimidated the DC at the Government Guest House where Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had arrived to take part in the Iftaar party.
An FIR had been registered at the Nazarbad Police Station based on the complaint by DC Shikha against Marigowda under IPC Sections 143, 147, 504 and 353. Marigowda has been absconding since then.
K Marigowda, a close confidant of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, is absconding from the day of the incident and the police are yet to trace him. Though Marigowda was usually seen with Siddaramaiah, the CM had distanced himself from Marigowda and said that Marigowda was neither his friend nor an associate.
On Tuesday, the Karnataka High Court judge Justice Anand Byrareddy took Marigowda’s advocate to task as he moved the bail application. “If Marigowda can threaten the highest district officer, what is the plight of a common man,” the judge questioned. The advocate withdrew the bail application and it had become inevitable for Marigowda to surrender.