Karnataka bribe for tender scam: Accused BJP MLA appears before Lokayukta

Bengaluru, Mar 9 (IANS): Karnataka "bribe for tender" scam prime accused and BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa appeared before the Lokayukta investigation officer here on Thursday.

Virupakshappa, who was given a deadline of 48 hours by the Karnataka High Court to present himself to the investigating agency, appeared before the investigation officer Anthony John.

Lokayukta sources said that John has already begun the investigation and was questioning the MLA regarding the case.

The MLA's son and government official Prashanth Madal was caught red-handed while accepting a Rs 40 lakh bribe at his office and arrested. In the following raids, the Lokayukta sleuths have found Rs 8 crore at offices and residences of the accused.

It was alleged that Madal was receiving money on behalf of his father Virupakshappa, who was the Chairperson of the Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Ltd (KSDL), public sector enterprise.

The money was allegedly paid towards allotment of a tender for procurement of raw materials. The Karnataka High Court had granted interim bail to the BJP MLA.

The celebrations following granting of bail to the BJP MLA raised debate and became national news.



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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Mar 10 2023

    nagpur gulams typical example....just chanting desh prem...bhakti etc etc....looting money of govt...just like mamus looting GST

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 10 2023

    Disgraceful situation under BJP in 2014 they were shouting 10% commission under the Congress government then and also promised to bring back black money from Switzerland in months and distribute 15 lacs to each family. People believed them and voted for BJP . Over 8years have gone by and what has changed?. Now contractors have to pay 40% commission to ministers, cost of living has gone through the roof, price of gas and fuels has gone through the roof even after importing cut price oil from Russia and refined and sold to west. Last February every day thousands of barrels were sent to New York according to media reports.people use your vote carefully .

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    'Desh ke Gaddaronko....Goli maro Salonko'..... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 09 2023

    No ED, No EC, No CBI, No NIA and No IT raids for BJP leaders and thier dynasty family members in spite of catching the accused red handed. All these agencies been ordered to raid only innocent opposition without proof but fabricate proof and create media campaigning against clean Sisodia even to the extent of sending him to prison.

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