Police have cracked the murder of S P Mahantesh, a whistle-blower in controversial land allotments by cooperative societies, and would identify the accused by Thursday evening, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said in Bangalore on Wednesday.
"Police have cracked the Mahantesh murder case and by tomorrow evening will identify the accused," he told reporters at his official residence.
48-year-old Mahantesh, who suffered head injuries in the alleged attack by unidentified persons on May 15, died in a private hospital on May 20.
He was working as deputy director of the audit wing in the state's cooperative department and had reported irregularities in different societies involving some officials and political figures.
Four persons have so far been taken into custody in connection with the assault.