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Activist arrested in assault case in Bangalore

Bangalore Activist T J Abraham, who has filed a complaint before the Lokayukta court on alleged irregularites in the Bangalore-Mysore Express Highway project and also in mining, was on Thursday 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 a warrant against the accused, they said.

After Abraham failed to respond to the warrant, the court had issued a non-bailable warrant which led to his arrest.

Abraham was produced on Thursday before the 11th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court which remanded him to judicial custody till December four.

Abraham had filed a complaint before the special Lokayukta court alleging irregularites 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 high project case.

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