The anti-corruption wing of Lokayukta on Friday raided the residence of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Maadal Virupakshappa’s son Prashant Maadal and recovered Rs 6 crore cash. The search operation is still on.
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,” Karnataka Lokayukta said.
Lokayukta was on duty after getting a complaint about the demand for a bribe. According to Lokayukta, more than Rs 1.7 crore in cash was found at Prashanth Madal’s office.
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Virupakshappa’s son Maadal is a chief accountant at Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). Notably, Maadal Virupakshappa is the chairman of Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited.
Further investigation is underway, officials added.