Murder attempt on Karkala Bar Association president

Moodbidri: Three persons who are defendants in a case related to land dispute attempted to kill Balakrishna Shetty, president of Bar Association Karkala when he visited the disputed spot with his clients.

An age old land dispute was going on between Narayana Shettigar and Shashidhar Shettigar from Sampige village in the court. After the hearing at the court, the court commissioner was asked to inspect the spot.  The court appointed commissioner Vishal, Balakrishna Shetty the advocate for Narayana Shettigar, and the surveyor went to the disputed site on Thursday evening. The defendants in the case, Shashidhar Shettigar, Ramesh Shettigar, and Thammanna Shettigar attacked the lawyer with the sword. When the defendants swung swords at the lawyer, Shetty suffered minor injuries. Shetty was treated at the community health centre later.

Vice president of Karkala Bar Association, Sunil Kumar Shetty, and former general secretary, Raveendra Shetty, have condemned the murder attempt on Shetty.

Case has been registered by the local police against the accused.

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