Submitted by Editor on Wed, 2016-03-23 19:37 Mysuru: The Mysuru City Corporation Councilor Mahadesha alias Avva Madesha who was serving life imprisonment for double murder in Mysuru Central Prison has been surreptitiously transferred to Belagavi Hindalaga jail along with other eight convicts on Wednesday morning at 6.45 am. According to sources, convict Mahadesha who quite enjoys a political clout, would refuse to wear jail uniform, a norm. This was objected by other inmates but the prison officials’ double standard continued. This had come under severe criticism which forced the authorities to transfer him and his associates to Belagavi jail, said the sources. The Mysuru Session Court on February 26 had sentenced life imprisonment for Mahadesha and his brother Manjunatha along with other seven convicts including Chandu alias Chandru, Ravi alias Vontikoppal Ravi, Shivakumar alias Kalappa, Ramesh Babu, Ambareesh alias Ambi and K K alias Karthik. The judge imposed a fine of Rs 3 lakh against corporator Mahadesha, a prime accused in the case, and Rs 1 lakh each on seven others. Shivanischith, alias Shivu, the ninth accused, who turned approver, has been acquitted. In May 14, 2008, history-sheeter Mahadesh and his accomplices, armed with machetes, entered a farmhouse owned by Mudappa in Hunsur and hacked Rajesh alias Gandhi and Ramesh to death. They also attacked Sunil, Devendra alias Devu and others. Following the incident, Mahadesh and his gang went underground for sometime, before being arrested by the Hunsur Town police. They were later released on bail, while the trial was under way.