Bengaluru, Apr 5: Yuva Brigade's advisor and Citizen Council's convener Naresh Shenoy, to whom the Mangaluru police are scouting in connection to RTI activist Baliga murder case, is now likely to move the Karnataka High Court (HC) to seek anticipatory bail.
The RTI activist Baliga was murdered on March 21 allegedly by Supari killers. After this cowardly incident the police have nabbed two persons, interrogated many.
The police have issued look out notice for a person named Shrikanth, an employee of Naresh Shenoy. After this look out notice, the police have raided the house of Naresh Shenoy but to no yield as the person is absconding from the coastal district after the incident.
Naresh Shenoy name has been propped up in the RTI activist Vinayak Baliga murder case after the police raided his house and issued search notice for Shrikanth.
From reliable sources, the OneIndia has learnt that Naresh Shenoy is preparing to move the High Court seeking sanction of anticipatory bail. The whereabouts of Naresh Shenoy is not known yet.
But the question is, will the court grant anticipatory bail in murder cases? When the plea for anticipatory bail filed under section 498 of Criminal Procedure Code, the court issues notification to the opposition party. The opposition party could then challenge the bail plea.
However granting of anticipatory bail is highly unlikely in a case pertaining to murder as there is a Supreme Court guideline that says in a case where investigation is pending, anticipatory bail must not be granted.
Naresh Shenoy may move the HC on the grounds that there is a possibility of slapping false case or build false case to fix him in the case. But the court may direct the applicant to surrender before the law and apply for regular bail taking note of the guideline of the Supreme Court.