Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty stabbed thrice in his office, attacker arrested

Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah (left). Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Mar 07, 2018, 09.31 AM (IST)

Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty was stabbed three times in his Bengaluru office Wednesday while hearing a case.

The attacker, identified by police as Tejharaj Sharma, has been taken into custody by Bengaluru Police.

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Shetty is now out of danger/ Earlier reports had said the Shetty was in critical condition. 

"He (Sharma) was a contractor from Tumakuru. He complained to the Lokayukta about some tenders. He assaulted the judge and he was alone. The judge is out of danger now," Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said. (Earlier reports had said the judge was critically wounded.) 

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also visited Bengaluru's Mallya Hospital to meet with Shetty.