Ballari: With rumours of Revenue Minister R Ashok's son having caused a deadly road mishap in Hosapete that claimed two lives making rounds, Ballari SP has clarified that the minister's son was not behind the mishap.
According to the police sources, on Monday, an over speeding car hit a tea shop at Mariyammanahalli near Hosapet on National Highway 50 and soon name of Minister R Ashok's son started making rounds.
However, clarifying the same, SP CK Baba has said that the minister's son is not connected to the mishap at all and that the police has never tried to hush the matter up.
"The investigation is still underway and already the reports out in the media have declared that the Minister's son was behind the mishap. It is only a rumour. One Ravi Naik has died in the February 10 mishap. Another youth named Sachin, who was in the car died after the mishap. A youth named Rahul was driving the vehicle," said the SP adding that there were five people in Mercedes sedan and the driver of the car will be nabbed soon.
As of now, it is known that the car has been registered in the name of a school.
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