Search operations to trace Anil's body is still underway.

Actor Udays body retrieved from Bengaluru reservoir two days after film stunt went wrongUday (left) with Anil
news Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 16:26

The body of one of the actors who drowned in the Thippagondanahalli reservoir on Monday was retrieved on Wednesday afternoon by rescue workers. 

The body has been identified as Uday's. 

Magadi police inspector Manjunath said that the postmortem could be conducted at the spot. "In such situations, the postmortem is usually conducted at the spot so that family members do not have to run around too much to get the body."

If the postmortem is performed at the spot, government doctors from Magadi or Tavarekere will be brought in. The body could orelse be taken to Victoria hospital in Bengaluru. Senior police officers are yet to take a call on it.

A swimming team from Puducherry had landed in the city on Tuesday to help with the search operations. 

"Last night, the search team saw one of the bodies in the reservoir through underwater cameras. And we retrieved it today," he added. 

Meanwhile, the search operation to trace Anil's body is still underway. 

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The Tavarekere police, on Tuesday, arrested Sundar P Gowda, the producer of “Maasti Gudi” under Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant), 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 34 (acts by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC.

"The film director Nagashekar and stunt director Ravi Verma are absconding. We will arrest them as soon as we track them," said an official at the Tavarekere police station.

On Monday, actors Duniya Vijay, Uday and Anil jumped from a helicopter into the TG Halli reservoir during the shoot of Kannada film "Maastigudi". 

Duniya Vijay was wearing a life jacket and was subsequently rescued. However, the other two did not have any safety equipment with them and went under.

Duniya Vijay (R) after being rescued; PTI

Over 300 police personnel, members of NDRF and fire department, and the swimming team from Puducherry have been working on the search operation.

Bengaluru officials say that the team did not have permission to shoot in water.  

A case has been registered against the film director, producer and action director. 

The makers have been heavily criticised for not paying heed to safety protocols during the shoot. 

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