Social Activist T.J. Abraham Arrested in Bengaluru
Social activist T J Abraham, who has filed a complaint before the Lokayukta court regarding alleged irregularities in the Bangalore-Mysore Express highway project and illegal mining, was today arrested in connection with an assault case, police said.
A case was registered against Abraham on the complaint of one Rajan Chaudhari in 2001 and a local court had issued warrant against the accused, police said.
In the wake of Abraham failing to respond to the warrant, the court had recently issued a non-bailable warrant leading to his arrest.
Abraham was produced today before the 11th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court which remanded him to judicial custody till December 4.
Abraham had filed a complaint before the special Lokayukta Court alleging irregularities in the Bangalore-Mysore Express Highway project and also seeking probe into illegal mining on the basis of Lokayukta report.
Three former chief ministers -- H D Deve Gowda, S M Krishna and B S Yeddyurappa -- have been named as accused in the BMIC case.
Meanwhile, Abraham's daughter Sneha Abraham, while speaking to reporters outside the court premises, alleged that he was being targetted and had expressed his apprehension with the media some days ago that he could be framed.
Abraham said he had no knowledge about the case and alleged that he was arrested without notice.