The Lokayukta Police on Tuesday arrested BBMP Corporator Kumari Avvayi of Sudhamanagar (ward 118) while accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000.
Avvayi is a first-time Congress corporator. According to Channegowda, the complainant, who runs a small hotel in the Kalasipalya area without a licence, Avvayi used to take Rs 500 from him every month.
When Channegowda failed to pay the money last month, Avvayi allegedly demanded Rs 35,000 to allow him to run his hotel. After negotiations, she agreed to accept Rs 20,000, the police said. Unwilling to pay the bribe, Channegowda lodged a complaint with the Lokayukta Police who laid a trap for Avvayi, and she was caught red-handed, a release from the police said.
On November 28, BBMP Corporator L Govindaraju was sentenced by the Lokayukta Court to four-year RI for seeking a bribe. The HC later granted him bail and suspended his sentence.
Sudhamanagar Corporator (Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Ward Number 118) Kumari Avvayi who was arrested by Lokayukta police while accepting a bribe of `15,000 on Tuesday is not the first tainted Corporator.
On November 9, the Lokayukta police had raided BBMP Azad Nagar Ward Congress Corporator Gowramma’s house and seized `1 crore.
Similarly, in March, they had conducted a raid on Corporator N Shanthakumari’s house for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets to her known sources of income.