Deve Gowda's grandson was booked for attempted murder

BENGALURU: The grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and more than 150 more have been charged with attempted murder and riots in Nambihalli in the Hassan district, police said Wednesday.

Suraj Revanna, son of the former minister, allegedly hit some BJP workers, including a BJP corporation from Bangalore Anand Hosur, Tuesday night.

However, H D Revanna dismissed the charges saying his son was not at the scene and accused the BJP of registering the case in a false complaint.

On the basis of a complaint filed by a BJP worker, Shivananda, the rural police station registered a case against Suraj and others in various sections of the IPC, including 307, 324 and 147, related to murderous assaults, injuries to people seriously , illegal assemblies and riots.

According to the complaint, Shivananda and four other people were talking to their friends when Suraj Revanna and 150 to 200 people arrived there, verbally abused and began beating them.

The village of Nambihalli, where the incident occurred, is located right on the border of the constituency of the KR Pet assembly, where the partial election is held on Thursday.

Suraj accused them of trying to attract workers to switch from JD (S) to the BJP and ordered their associates to tear them apart, the BJP worker claimed.

Soon, everyone started attacking them with sharp weapons and sticks.

They ran for his life, took refuge in a local residence and closed the door, the author said.

But they broke into the house and beat them again, Shivananda said in the complaint.

The assailants left after the locals intervened, he said and alleged that before leaving they damaged two cars.

Later, they were taken to the government hospital where the police registered their statement.

Reacting to the FIR registered against his son, Revanna said he was registered with bad intentions.

During the last week, the money was distributed in the constituency of the K R Pet Assembly. We have already filed a complaint with the Electoral Commission about the distribution of money, Revanna said.

He alleged that Anand Hosur (district of Hampi Nagar) and others frequently went to Nambihalli during the last week.

Revanna said he would organize a sit-in on Friday to protest the case filed against his son.