Sunil Bose fails to appear before court; advocate seeks time

Sunil Bose, the son of District In-Charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa again failed to appear before the Third Additional District and Sessions Judge on Thursday. Judge Sudhendranath had recently issued a warrant in case number SC 194/2.

Bose was supposed to appear before the court as the Karnataka High Court had also dismissed his petition seeking exemption from the court to attend the proceedings in person in a case related to granting licence for sand mining.

The court on Thursday converted the case into a special case under 13/13.

Arguing on behalf of Sunil Bose, his advocate Kalyana Ram Joshi said that his client’s appearance was not necessary in the case and he would file objections in this regard and would need time for the same.

After Sunil Bose’s advocate files his objections, the public prosecutor will be granted time to file his objection and the court would decide on the next hearing date.

In 2010, the Lok Ayukta police and officials of State Mines and Geology Department conducted a raid on Alphonsus, a scientist working in geology department while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh in the presence of Sunil Bose and his supporter Raju.

Later the scientist in his police statement said that he ended up receiving the bribe due to enormous pressure from Sunil Bose.

However, Lok Ayukta police omitted Sunil Bose’s name when the FIR was registered. Following this, the complainant Basavaraju questioned that decision which was later changed by the local court which made Sunil Bose as the second accused and his supporter Raju as the third accused while retaining the name of Alphonsus, the first accused.

Devu murder case: Police to seek custody extension

The city police will on Thursday produce Manja and Chandru, accused in the sensational Devu alias Devendra murder case before the District and Sessions Judge K S Mudgal and seek the extension of Manja’s police custody for further interrogation. The police will appeal before the judge to send Chandru to judicial custody as his role was only to give his vehicle to commit the murder.

The police team had brought Manja and Chandru from Hindalga jail in Belgaum last week and had produced before the court that handed them over to 7-day police custody. The custody period ended on Thursday. On May 5, Devu was hacked to death in Paduvarahalli at around 7:10 am on that day by a gang who came in a white Bolero vehicle.

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