An FIR has been lodged against several men for allegedly men for allegedly trying to murder Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suresh Gowda. The accused persons namely MLA Gaurishankar, his supporter Hirehalli Mahesh and Bommanahalli Babu alias Attika Babu and some unidentified people have been booked under section 120B (Punishment of criminal conspiracy), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation), 109 (Punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment), and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
The complaint was filed by BJP leader Suresh Gowda himself where he alleged that the accused tried to murder him. In his FIR Gowda also stated that there was a threat to his life and in exchange for his life, Rs 5 crore has been given already.
He also referred to his readiness to act as an accident, obstructing while moving in a car or being killed by a vehicle.
The former MLA has filed the complaint at the police station after the permission of the Judicial Magistrate of First Class (JMFC) court of Tumkur.