New Delhi, March 7: There has been a massive security breach in Karnataka as there has been a murderous attack on the Lokayukta. Former prime minister Deve Gowda has slammed the Siddaramaiah government over the deteriorating law and order situation.

 Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanath Shetty  has been stabbed outside his office in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

 Sources said the Lokayukta was admitted to Mallya hospital. His condition is stated to be critical. He had gone to his office for a hearing.

 Justice Shetty has been admitted to the hospital. 

Meanwhile man who stabbed Justice Shetty has been identified as Tejas Shetty. Justice Shetty has been rushed to hospital and his condition is reported to be stable. 

Justice Shetty took over as the new Lokayukta in January this year. The assailant apparently walked into his office and stabbed the judge thrice in the stomach. The motive for the attack is not known. 

The Congress has admitted to a security lapse.

News24Bureau