Police sources confirm that Kampli Congress MLA JN Ganesh has been arrested. The place of arrest is still not known. Suvarna News has reported that he was camping in Andaman and Nicobar islands. The arrest has been made in connection with his attack on fellow party man Anand Singh (Vijayangar MLA).

On January 20, Ganesh reportedly assaulted Singh in the wee hours at Eagleton Resort, on the outskirts of Bengaluru. While the Bidadi Police registered an FIR, Ganesh soon went absconding. Latest reports suggest that Ganesh approached the special court for an anticipatory bail, but his lawyers had withdrawn the plea.

JN Ganesh vs Anand Singh:

JN Ganesn did not share a great rapport with MLAs such as Anand Singh or Bheema Naik (MLA, Hagaribommanahalli). Anand Singh allegedly attempted to convince Bheema Naik and Ganesh to jump ship and join the BJP. Singh soon made a volte-face, decided to stay back in the Congress only to tell his seniors about Naik's and Ganesh's plan to switch. An upset Ganesh decided to attack Singh.