Absconding Congress MLA JN Ganesh arrested in Gujarat for assaulting another lawmaker

In his complaint, Singh stated that Ganesh was upset as he suspected that he wanted to finish him off politically and did not support him financially during the Karnataka Assembly polls last year.

Absconding Congress MLA JN Ganesh arrested in Gujarat for assaulting another lawmaker
Karnataka: Congress MLA Anand Singh taking treatment in Apollo Hospital after reports of alleged brawl with Congress MLAs JN Ganesh and Bheema Naik. PIC/ANI.
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 20 Feb 2019 06:49 PM
Bengaluru: Congress MLA JN Ganesh was arrested on Wednesday from Gujarat a month after he was declared absconding for allegedly assaulting another lawmaker from his party at a resort.

Reports say the legislator was held by Karnataka police at 2pm in Somnath, Gujarat this afternoon. He will be brought to Bengaluru later today and will will be produced before Ramnagar court tomorrow.


Ganesh was at large after the alleged assault on Anand Singh, both from Ballari district, on January 20 at the Eagleton Resort on the city outskirts, where the Congress had sequestered its MLAs to prevent a poaching bid by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

They said prior to his arrest, a team of about 18 officers had carried out searches in Mumbai, Goa, Ballari and Hyderabad.

Ganesh had allegedly attacked Singh with his fists and a flowerpot, hit him near his eye and kicked him on his chest, according to the complaint filed with the police.

In his complaint, Singh stated that Ganesh was upset as he suspected that he wanted to finish him off politically and did not support him financially during the Karnataka Assembly polls last year.

A seriously injured Singh was admitted to a private hospital in the city.

Based on his complaint, the police had registered a case of attempt to murder against Ganesh.

Fearing arrest, the Congress MLA did not appear for the crucial budget session of the state legislature, despite a whip.

(With additional information from PTI)

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