Ravi Belagere gets bail; Sunil Heggaravalli to move High Court

Ravi Belagere gets bail; Sunil Heggaravalli to move High Court

December 22, 2017

Bengaluru: Journalist and editor of Kannada weekly tabloid ‘Hai Bangalore’ Ravi Belagere, who was arrested on charges of giving Supari (contract) to a sharp shooter to kill his employee Sunil Heggaravalli, has been granted bail by the 65th City Civil and Sessions Court yesterday.

Madhusudhan, the Magistrate, who had reserved the order on the bail petition, granted regular bail to Belagere. The bail conditions included Rs. 2 lakh personal bond and two sureties.

Meanwhile, Belagere, who was undergoing treatment at Jayadeva Hospital, was shifted to Victoria Hospital yesterday as he was suffering from gall bladder stones. Belagere will be undergoing treatment for a few more days and go home directly from hospital as the Court has granted him bail.

After the Court Order, journalist Sunil Heggaravalli told reporters that he would question the move in the High Court. “Belagere is on bail now. We will move the High Court as there is already threat for my life and the risk now is higher,” he said.

Belagere’s advocate Diwakar said that the Court had granted bail to his client and he would approach the High Court, seeking quashing of the FIR registered against him.

Belagere was arrested on Dec. 8 by the CCB Police after Shashidhar Ramachandra Mundawadagi, a sharp shooter, had confessed that Belagere had provided him a revolver, four bullets and a knife to kill Heggaravalli, with whom Belagere allegedly had personal enmity.

After three days in Police custody, the Court had remanded Belagere to judicial custody on December 11. However, he was in jail only for around 50 hours, as he complained of health problems and was shifted to Jayadeva Hospital.


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