Bengaluru: Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje on Monday added that phone tapping by anybody is a serious offence and the investigation into the allegations on Kumaraswamy will let the truth prevail.

Adding that HDK should not be worried if he hasn't committed any wrong, Shobha questioned why the former CM was panicked and reacting to the allegations and investigation if he is clear.

Answering to one of the question posed by a reporter, Shobha added that she has no problem even if her phone was tapped as she has not been involved in anything wrong.

"I have no problem even if my phone is tapped. I haven't committed treason or any other wrong," Shobha said.

Reacting to allegations by HDK that Yediyurappa's son was handling the 'transfer business' in the state, Shobha said "I have no idea about anything of that sort. I am busy with my work and visiting the flood affected regions in the state".

Speaking about cabinet expansion, Shobha informed that Yediyurappa has already submitted a list of probable candidates to the centre and the high command will be taking the final call in the matter.

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Badami: An Australian citizen who allegedly misbehaved with women after getting drunk, was on Wednesday beaten up by villagers in Badami District.

The man has been identified as James William who has been hospitalised after the incident.

According to police James misbehaved with women in the village after getting drunk which led to altercation between the villagers and him. The villagers then beaten him up.

"There was an altercation and an exchange of blows between the villagers and the foreign national. The police were called and we shifted him to a hospital in Bagalkot," District Superintendent of Police, Lokesh J was quoted as saying by NDTV.

Police have registered a case in this regard and have also detained a few suspects in the case.