Karnataka: BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa arrested in bribery case, 8.23 ​​crore was seized from home


Karnataka Bribery Case: Hours after the Karnataka Excessive Court docket on Monday rejected the bail plea of ​​BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa in a bribery case associated to Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Restricted (KSDL), the Lokayukta police arrested him.

Rs 8.23 ​​crore was seized from Virupakshappa’s home

The Channagiri MLA obtained interim bail just a few days after his son Prashant MV was caught taking a bribe of Rs 40 lakh from a contractor on March 2. The unaccounted quantity of Rs 8.23 ​​crore was unearthed from Virupakshappa’s home within the raids performed after Virupakshappa’s son was caught with the money, sources mentioned.

BJP MLA arrested in Tumakuru

Lokayukta’s Inspector General of Police A. Subramaniaswara Rao informed PTI-Bhasha, when the MLA was going to Bengaluru, we arrested him in Tumakuru. The Excessive Court docket had reserved the choice on this matter final week. The case pertains to alleged demand and receipt of kickbacks for allotting a contract for provide of chemical compounds to a authorities firm. Subsequently, Rs 8.23 ​​crore in money was recovered in Lokayukta raids.

MLA’s anticipatory bail plea rejected

Justice Ok. Natarajan rejected the anticipatory bail plea of ​​Channagiri MLA. Virupakshappa, who was the president of KSDL, is accused of demanding bribe by way of his son KAS officer Prashant Madal. A bribe of Rs 81 lakh was demanded to go the invoice and his son was caught taking Rs 40 lakh within the workplace. Later, money price over Rs 7 crore was seized from Virupakshappa’s residence. Prashant has already been arrested on this case on 2 March. The Lokayukta police have since made 4 extra arrests within the case. The BJP MLA has since resigned from the submit of KSDL president.

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