A private complaint has been filed in the Lokayukta Special Court on Thursday against Lokayukta Superintendent of Police P K Shivashankar, Deputy Commissioner of Bangalore Urban District M K Aiyappa and a case worker in his office for “demanding money” to settle a case in his favour.
The Lokayukta court reserved the orders for October 1. A complaint was filed by Srinivas Murthy, a real estate agent. According to the complaint, a case worker at the DC’s office named Rajeshwari, solicited him and asked him to pay Rs 3 lakh for a case against him to be decided in his favour. He was accused of involving in irregularities in land transfer case.
Murthy said he had expected such a situation and recorded the conversation. Unwilling to pay the bribe, he had approached the Lokayukta police and met SP Shivashankar on September 24 in this regard. “I gave him the details, but Shivashankar sent us back to DC’s office saying the matter could be settled without the Lokayukta’s intervention. As soon as I returned to the DC’s office, Aiyappa questioned me why I had gone to the Lokayukta. There was no doubt that Shivashankar had informed him about it,” the complainant added.
Shivashankar has become the first Lokayukta police against whom a case has been filed in the Lokayukta court. He was in news recently for allegedly having met B S Yeddyurappa’s son, Shimoga MP B Y Raghavendra, who is facing cases in the Lokayukta court.