Bengaluru: As a mark of respect to the late IPS officer Madhukar Shetty, BBMP will rename the Kodi Circle in Whitefield as Madhukar Shetty Circle and will install his statue at the circle, Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun informed.
Fore DCP of Whitefield Abdul Ahad and other friends of Shetty wanted a circle in the locality be named after Madhukar Shetty, following which Corporator S Uday Kumar proposed the plan of naming Kodi Circle after Shetty. The Pallike’s Town Planning Standing Committee approved the proposal of Uday Kumar.
According to the reports the funds sanctioned for the development of the ward will be used for installing Shetty’s statue at the circle.
Shetty a 1999 batch IPS officer died in December 2018 while undergoing treatment for swine flu at Continental Hospitals in Hyderabad. He is remembered for his role in exposing illegal iron ore mining in Ballari, the backyard of powerful mining baron Janardhan Reddy.
Shetty was the son of Kannada journalist Vaddarse Raghurama Shetty.and had worked as ASP Bengaluru Rural district and later as SP of Chamarajanagar and Chikkamagaluru.