Former Karnataka HC judge Jagannatha Shetty passes away

Former Karnataka HC judge Jagannatha Shetty passes away

Submitted by Newseditor on Fri, 2016-02-12 16:45 Bengaluru: Jurist and former Karnataka High Court judge Kedambadi Jagannatha Shetty died of a heart attack on Friday morning at his residence near Kumara Park. He was 84.Justice Shetty had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for the past three years. He suffered a heart attack while asleep on Friday morning around 9am.He is survived by two children, Dr Ramananda Shetty, an engineer based in West Indies, and daughter Prof Rekha Rai.  His son-in-law Rajendra Rai told bfirst.in that the cremation would be conducted on Sunday. Justice Shetty had headed the probe panels looking into the 1993 Bhatkal communal riots in Uttara Kannada district in which 17 people were killed and the Haveri police firing on farmers.In his report on Bhatkal riots, KJ Shetty had written about how the Bhatkal area could become a fertile ground for terrorism and named individuals such as Riyaz Bhatkal.