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Bengaluru: Man caught with money at Vidhana Soudha worked for five ministers


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP) 

Bengaluru, Jan 9: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested S J Mohan Kumar, contract employee working in the office of minister, Puttaranga Shetty, who was caught with a bag containing unaccounted cash of Rs 25.76 lac in Vidhana Soudha premises by the security staff. 

It has come to light that Mohan had worked with five different ministers in the past. They were Roshan Baig, C C Patil, Chennigappa, Umashree and C T Ravi. The officials found that he has been working for different ministers since 2006. 


S J Mohan Kumar

In his confession to Vidhana Soudha police who undertook preliminary investigation, Mohan gave names of ministers for whom he had worked in the past. It is said that he also spoke about the connection an employee in the office of a minister identified as Krishnamurthy has with the money. He told the investigators that he works in the office of C Puttaranga Shetty, minister for backward classes welfare, as Kannada typist. He revealed that after 5 pm, he works as electrical sub-contractor. 

ACB has registered case against Mohan Kumar, Anantu, Nanda, Shreenidhi, Krishnamurthy, Manju and some others, under sections 7 and 8 of Prevention of Corruption Act. The officials are continuing with investigation. Out of them, Krishnamurthy is said to be currently working as personal assistant of a minister. 

A team of ACB officials conducted search in the office of minister, Puttaranga Shetty, on Tuesday and put together information. They also took into possession CCTV footage of places like gate of MLA’s hostel, and metro station, where Mohan Kumar reportedly collected the money recovered now. 

An ACB officer said that cell phone, debit card and credit card possessed by Mohan Kumar had been seized. The officials say they are yet to get information about the purpose for which Mohan Kumar collected money, background of other accused etc. Verification of CDR of Mohan Kumar's phone is expected to help in further investigation, he added. 

It is said that Mohan confessed that he collected Rs 25.76 lac from different persons from difference places and was moving to hand over the bag containing the money to minister, Puttaranga Shetty, in order to bribe the minster and influence him to take favourable decisions for the contractors who paid this money, when police nabbed him. This statement, officials think, might put the minister in a piquant situation.


Comment on this article

  • Tilak, Shirva

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Just when you have faith in a clean government, ministers like these get caught red-handed.

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  • Sanketh R, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    It is very sad that our intellectuals, seculars, candle march, tukde gang, freedom of speech.... are not commenting on this kind of corruption. Our communist parties are not call for Bharath Bandh since these corruption will affect the people.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Usually money goes to take favourable decision

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  • abdul, udupi

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    same like how 25 crores are offered to buy every Congress or JDs mla of Karnataka by the demonetization money in the coffers of BJP fund.

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  • sudharshan, mulki

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    even after 70 years they are still hungry!!! how long these people loot the country.

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  • Salam, Manglore

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Now time for modi and gang.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Jan 10 2019

    Sudharshan mulki ,so long people are ready to pay them in lacs and just fetchaway the chance before others do.Who buys the MLAs from congress?

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  • Radha, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Voters of this state had done a big mistake. They will suffer now for next five years. This state will back by at least 20 years by 2022. Even BJP can't do anything after that. This state is gone now.

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  • deepakraj, mang

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Karnataka BJP has most lazy useless people... If its chors, by now they would have called for bund till these ministers & CM resigns.

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  • abdul, udupi

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    I think he was trained by the most corrupt politician in the history of karnataka Sriman yeddy cheddy. So he continued the same in the present government also.
    Seems yeddy's training how to loot money failed here.

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  • Rupesh, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    He already mentioned name and Yaddi is not in that list.. Take burnol and everything will go fine.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Ohoho what a joke of the year 2019!!! all your Dongi party ministers are sachaa??? rewind the flash back of so many loot history in google and then justify looterey party's dignity....no limit to slaves now days in the name of justification like Pappu... hehehe

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  • Ravi, Udyavara

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Abdulla, your real name must be Yenku...

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  • ramesh, shirva

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    even those congress ministers are not worried

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  • kumara, abu dhabi

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    all parasites, these types are a menace for the society, politicians and govt. officials want them...

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