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Bengaluru:Deputy commissioner arrested for taking bribe from IMA


Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (RJP)

Bengaluru, Jul 9: The deputy commissioner (DC) of Bengaluru district (Urban) B M Vijayashankar was arrested on Monday, July 8 by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) relating to IMA multi-crore ponzi scam.

Vijayshankar was arrested on charges of allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1.5 crore from IMA to forward a favourable report about the company to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

The RBI had earlier sought reports from the Karnataka government on investment companies including IMA about their functioning.

Vijayshankar took charge as the Bengaluru DC Urban in July last year and he is the second senior government official being arrested in connection with the involvement in the IMA case.

Assistant commissioner LC Nagaraj was arrested last week on charges of a favourable report to RBI and also for allegedly taking a hefty sum of bribe.

The SIT will take custody of Vijayshankar and question him about the bribe of Rs 1.5 crore and will proceed with efforts on recovering it.

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  • abdulla, india

    Tue, Jul 9 2019

    This was happening since independence till now continuing...instead of working for the nation they work for themselves well protected as this OCTOPUS is all Hand in glove with all Govt departments.. starting from Nethas ..police..IT: ED: .... customs ..
    its time to crack down..collect the ill gotten money..wealth.
    send them to prison.
    Replace with able candidates
    we have 1.3 billion of them
    no less.
    catch them all
    one by one.
    Make them work on road construction..Sewage.. garbage Collections etc.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Tue, Jul 9 2019

    Bribe and corruption is spreading like cancer in all the government departments

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  • Jockim Menezes, Dubai

    Tue, Jul 9 2019

    Shame on him ....when A law protector IAS officer take goose ...... put him inside bars for 7 years

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, Jul 9 2019

    This is the second joke played at the expense of Karnataka citizens !!! The first is the reign of this dubious coalition government !!!!!! One tiny mouse, is arrested for the IMA Halal mega scam.... where are the other hideous Bandicoot's ????? Well, one is in safe hands, in a distant land and the other's embroiled in the turmoil for survival !!!!!

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, Jul 9 2019

    Shame shame shame... IAS offers shame

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 9 2019

    All Frauds & Fakes will go to jail under Modi 2.0 ...

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