Vishwanath Shetty, Karnataka’s Lokayukta, was reportedly stabbed on Wednesday on Lokayukta office premises in Bengaluru.

According to reports, he was immediately rushed to the Mallya hospital where he is being treated in the emergency section.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has arrived at the hospital to inquire about his well being.

The accused Tejas Sharma, who has been taken into custody, is reportedly facing multiple cases against him.

He was reportedly stabbed three times when he was hearing a case. Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, who is reportedly on his way to the hospital, has told reporters that Shetty is now out of danger.

“I have spoken to (Commissioner of Police) T. Suneel Kumar who informed me that he (Shetty) has been shifted to a private hospital. I was informed that he is out of danger,” Reddy told reporters here. He also told media that the reason for the attack and how it happened are being probed by the police.