BJP MLA’s son caught taking bribe in Karnataka

The anti-corruption wing of Lokayukta (the Indian Parliamentary Ombudsman) on Friday raided the office of Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Member of Legislative Assembly of Karnataka state, Maadal Virupakshappa’s son Prashant Maadal and recovered Rs 6 crore in cash.

Earlier on Thursday, Karnataka Lokayukta officers caught Virupakshappa’s son while taking a bribe of Rs 40 lakh.

“The anti-corruption branch of Lokayukta yesterday caught Prashanth Maadal, son of BJP MLA Maadal Virupakshappa, while taking a bribe of Rs 40 lakh. Over Rs 1.7 crore in cash was recovered from his office,” the Karnataka Lokayukta said.

The Lokayukta was on duty after getting a complaint about the demand for a bribe.

Virupakshappa’s son Prashant is a chief accountant at Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

Further investigation is under way, officials said.


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