After the incident, Krishnappa escaped from the spot and was hiding in an unknown place, police formed a special team to nab him but surprisingly he appeard before the court of the Bangalore Rural additional chief judicial magistrate on Nrupatunga Road.
Krishnappa was accompanied by a battery of lawyers, led by former public prosecutor Venkat Rao and his juniors, at the court around 4pm. Krishnappa told the court that police were looking for him in an accident case and urged the magistrate to remand him in judicial custody. In the absence of any prosecution plea for his police custody, the magistrate remanded Krishnappa in judicial custody till July 27.
The former chief of Bommanahalli city municipal council, Krishnappa, 60, lives alone in the civic ward after his wife and daughter left him over a family dispute.