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Two More Arrested in Lokayukta Graft Case

SIT arrested two more accused in connection with the alleged extortion and corruption cases in the Karnataka Lokayukta.

Published: 23rd July 2015 05:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2015 05:13 AM   |  A+A-

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BENGALURU: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Wednesday arrested two more accused in connection with the alleged extortion and corruption cases in the Karnataka Lokayukta.

The SIT also issued notice to Ashwin Y, son of Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao, to appear in person before it within three days. Ashwin is the first accused in the extortion case.

accused.jpgThe two arrested on Wednesday are M B Srinivasa Gowda, a journalist and a partner of the Biriyani Adda chain in Bengaluru, and his associate Shankaregowda, an RTI activist. They are the second and third accused respectively, and are both natives of Kolar district.

They were arrested from a hotel in Rajajinagar in Bengaluru, based on information given by second accused Ashok Kumar, a realtor, who was arrested by the SIT on Tuesday.

Both Srinivasa Gowda and Shankaregowda, aged between 30 and 35, were assigned to gather information about corrupt officials and inform Ashok Kumar.

Ashok Kumar, in turn, would call officials to extort money from them, sources said.

Special Court Judge V G Bopaiah handed over both the accused to the SIT for interrogation till July 31. DCP Labhu Ram produced both the accused in the court.



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