Bhaskar Shetty murder: Inspector shifted out of probe team over damaging video

Bhaskar Shetty murder: Inspector shifted out of probe team over damaging video

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 2016-08-11 21:16 Udupi: The Bhaskar Shetty murder case took another twist after police top brass removed Manipal Police Inspector SV Girish from the probe. The trigger for the development is reportedly a video in which the inspector is seen showing ‘respect’ towards Navaneeth Shetty, one of the accused in the murder.Girish, who was the investigating officer, will be replaced by Additional SP Sumana, who is in-charge of Karkala division.In the video, a copy of which is available with Bfirst, the inspector is seen showing lot of deference to the accused Navaneeth by allowing him to sit in the front of the jeep. Later, he allows Rajeshwari Shetty to sit in the back seat along with a woman police constable, following which the inspector proceeds to sit alongside the female constable.The video triggered an immediate backlashDistrict minister Pramod Madhwaraj reportedly took objection to the policeman’s behaviour. The video will certainly tarnish the image of Manipal police, which has already taken a beaten following the comments by Gulabi Shetty, mother of Bhaskar Shetty, who hinted at a nexus between the accused and the police in the case.