Lokayukta Police allegedly arrested BJP MLA K.K. Unaccounted cash worth Rs 2.02 crore was recovered from the office of Madal Virupakshappa and Rs 6.10 crore from the residence of his son V. Prashant Madal. The opposition Congress has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
New Delhi: Ahead of the assembly elections in Karnataka, the Lokayukta police allegedly recovered unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs 2.02 crore from the office of a BJP MLA and chairman of a state public sector undertaking (PSU) and recovered Rs 6.10 crore from the residence of the MLA’s son.
According to the Indian Express report, the search was conducted after the MLA’s son was caught allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 40 lakh in the MLA’s office on Thursday (February 2) evening.
BJP MLA K. Madal Virupakshappa resigned as the chairman of Karnataka Soap and Detergent Limited (KSDL), a state public sector undertaking. He is currently absconding.
His son, Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) officer V. Prashant Madal, who was posted as Chief Accountant with the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), has been arrested.
The anti-corruption branch of Lokayukta yesterday arrested Prashanth Maadal, son of BJP MLA Maadal Virupakshappa, while taking a bribe of Rs 40 lakh. Over Rs 1.7 crore in cash recovered from his office. Prashanth Maadal is chief accountant in BWSSB: Karnataka Lokayukta pic.twitter.com/5Blext88i1
— ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2023
In the FIR, the MLA has been named as the first accused and his son as the second accused. The FIR has been registered on the basis of a complaint by Shreyas Kashyap, partner in Chemixil Corporation, Bengaluru, who alleged that Prashant Madal had demanded Rs 81 lakh as kickback for a tender in Karnataka Soap and Detergent Limited.
On Thursday evening, Prashant Madal was arrested from his father’s office at KSDL, when he was allegedly taking Rs 40 lakh as ‘first instalment’.
During the raids that followed, the Lokayukta police allegedly recovered Rs 2.02 crore in cash from the MLA’s KSDL office and Rs 6.10 crore from Prashant’s residence. Prashant was earlier posted in the now defunct Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
Madal Virupakshappa, a two-time MLA from Channagiri constituency in Davangere district, had disclosed assets worth Rs 5.73 crore during the 2018 assembly elections.
Meanwhile, BJP MLA K. Madal Virupakshappa resigned from the post of KSDL president. In a letter to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, he said, ‘Some conspiracy is happening against my family. I am resigning under moral responsibility, as there are allegations against me.
Karnataka Lokayukta Justice (retd) BS Patil said, ‘Five persons (including Prashant) have been caught and taken into custody.’
The police have registered a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Others named in the FIR include Surendra, an accountant in Prashant’s office, Siddesh, a relative of Prashant, and two others, Albert Nikola and Gangadhar.
Meanwhile, targeting the BJP government, the Congress said that this is proof that it is a ’40 per cent commission government’.
While retaliating, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the BJP has re-established the Lokayukta to curb corruption. He said, “In the absence of an anti-corruption body, many incidents took place during the Congress rule and they were also suppressed.”
News agency ANI According to, on Saturday, the Congress protested against the BJP government in Karnataka and BJP MLA K.K. Madal has demanded the arrest of Virupakshappa.
During this demonstration, many Congress leaders including Congress leader and former Chief Minister of the state Siddaramaiah were detained by the police.
#WATCH , Several Congress leaders including former CM Siddaramaiah detained by Police during their protest against the Karnataka govt in Bengaluru demanding the arrest of BJP MLA Maadal Virupaksha whose son was caught taking bribe pic.twitter.com/3x8aJsk3WU
— ANI (@ANI) Mar 4, 2023
Congress MLA at party’s protest against Karnataka government in Bengaluru Ramalinga Reddy Said that scams and corruption are going on in the state, but the government asked for proof, so it is proof. We are demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Bommai.
on last friday Siddaramaiah Said that this shows that the BJP government led by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is involved in corruption.
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