Mangaluru, June 3: Accused Manju Neereshwallya in the RTI activist Baliga murder case, according to sources in the Mangaluru police department, has revealed sensational details to the investigators during the interrogation that Rs 50 lacs through clandestine means allegedly reached the police department to save the face of key accused Naresh Shenoy.
But Mangaluru City Police Commissioner M Chandra Shekhar, it appears, has got great skills to deal in situations like this to ensure ugly resorts will not hamper the investigation which he is hotly pursuing. Despite repeated misleadings by his subordinates who have allegedly taken bribe in the case, Chandra Shekhar has found his own way to crack the case, says an officer close to the the commissioner.
In the interrogation, Manju has also revealed that Rs 18 lacs have been sent to an astrologer-cum-seer or self proclaimed godman from Karnataka to influence investigation team headed by IO (Investigation Officer) ACP Tilak Chandra and sternly monitored by Chandra Shekhar. The seer had agreed to press political section to thwart route of the investigation that is leading to popular Yuva Brigade leader, Naresh Shenoy.
Weights from political class have also been thrown in this case in order to divert the probe. But Chandra Shekhar has stunningly managed so far to see weight does not surpass the weight of his efforts of pursuing the case. The OneIndia has reliably learnt from the sources in the department that team Naresh has even allegedly went to the extent of buying the principles of commissioner but failed in doing so.
The commissioner has his trusted men intact to track the movements of those who have allegedly shared Rs 50 lacs in the department. A watch on station-level officer is more and if evidence of misleading the case found, this officer may face suspension, say sources. The fate of other cops who have stake in the bribe is also no different.