The car in which Sangliana was travelling was hit by a mini-bus. Sangliana has been seriously injured and has been shifted to Lakshmi Venkateshwara Hospital.
Sangliana joined Indian Police Service in 1967 and retired as Director General of Police on 1st July, 2003. He served as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Commissioner of Police and subsequently as Commissioner of Police in Bangalore city. He also served as Superintendent of Police in as many as 6 Districts in Karnataka state.
Sangliana was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Bangalore North constituency of Karnataka from the BJP, but lost the election for 15th Lok Sabha from the same seat but as a member of the Indian National Congress political party.