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K’taka BJP MLA’s Son held for taking bribe: Rs 7.62 crore recovered till now

BJP MLA’s Son caught red-handed while accepting Rs 40 lakh bribe

In a raid undertaken by Lokayukta, rs. 7.62 crores have been found from the house of BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa’s son, Prashanth, who worked as the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) Chief Accountant. The accused will appear before the Lokayukta Special Court and will be taken into their custody for further probe.

Five persons in this connection, including Prashanth, have been arrested so far. Those found to be accused are- Siddesh, a relative of Prashanth, accountant Surendra, and two others named Nicholas and Gangadhar, who came to hand over the cash of Rs 40 lakh, as revealed by the Lokayukta sources.

On Thursday Prashanth was caught red-handed by the Lokayukta, the anti-corruption wing of Karnataka while accepting a Rs 40 lakh bribe. The MLA son had demanded Rs 80 lakh bribe in connection with a tender process. He was caught as he was accepting Rs 40 lakh at his office.

The complaint was made regarding the allotment of tender for providing raw materials to Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited (KSDL). Prashanth’s father Madal Virupakshappa is the Chairman of KSDL. Madal is to be questioned regarding the same.

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The raid has given another chance to the Congress to attack BJP. The opposition has stated that the raids proved their allegations of corruption and commission charges. Assembly elections are to be held in Karnataka this year. In such a scenario, getting so much cash from the house of a BJP MLA’s son can give the opposition an opportunity to attack the government.

A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been filed by the Lokayukta and an investigation will be carried out. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s statement has come to light in this case of immense wealth found in the house of a BJP MLA’s son in Karnataka’s capital, Bengaluru. He has assured that a fair and independent investigation would be conducted into the matter as they aim to penalize the criminals. The Lokayukta has complete information about whose money it is and where it came from.

For further updates stay tuned.

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