Karnataka home department begins probe into policing lapses | Mysuru News – Times of India

MADIKERI: The state home department had begun a highlevel investigation into lapses in policing that resulted in the egg attack on opposition leader Siddaramaiah’s convoy in Kodagu last week.
A team of police officers led by Sundarraj, additional SP of Chamarajanagar and special investigating officer of the case, visited Guddehosuru in Kodagu district, and collected CCTV footage,press reports and other documents related to the incident. They were aided by Kushalnagar police.
Meanwhile, Sampath, the main accused — video footage shows him throwing eggs at the former CM’s vehicle — has gone missing since he secured bail on Saturday. Sampath had told reporters that he purposely threw eggs to support the Hindu cause.
Police say Sampath, a PWD contractor, is from Chaudlu near Somwarpet. His brother Sharavana said he left home at 6. 30am on Sunday and did not return. “Police seized his phone when they arrested him on Saturday, so there is no way of contacting him,” Sharavana said.
Sharavana claimed localpolice had posted two policemen at Sampath’s house as security but they were withdrawn on Monday.
Meanwhile, the slugfest over whether Sampath is a Congress worker continued with senior Congress functionary BA Jeevijaya denying he is a party member.
Prohibitory orders
Ahead of Congress’ ‘Madikeri Chalo’ rally, the Kodagu district administration late on Monday clamped prohibitory orders in the district. It has banned rallies and meetings between August 24 and 27. It has also ordered a ban on sale of liquor.