As he travelled from Davangere to Bengaluru, BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa was apprehended by Lokayukta sleuths. He was found in the vicinity of a toll gate in Tumkur. Early this morning, his bail petition was denied.
Here is the video of the detainment:
Breaking: BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa has been arrested by lokayukta sleuths while he was en route to Bengaluru from Davangere, he was picked up near a toll gate in tumkur. His bail petition was dismissed earlier today. pic.twitter.com/fwOcT9DIGu
— Deepak Bopanna (@dpkBopanna) March 27, 2023
The Court Order
The anticipatory bail appeal for BJP Leader Madal Virupakshappa in the alleged bribery case was denied by the Karnataka High Court on Monday. On March 7, the court issued him temporary anticipatory bail. After hearing from both sides, a single-judge bench presided over by Justice K Natarajan reserved the order on March 17.
According to the petitioner’s solicitor, no information would trigger Section 7(a), (b), or (A) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
What was the case?
Details of the case show that Madal Virupakshappa was accused of demanding illegal gratification to process a particular tender at Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Ltd (KSDL). A complaint was made to the Lokayuktha Police about this. The Lokayuktha Police registered an FIR for offences under section 7(a) of the PC(Amended) Act, 2018, against the petitioner and others in response to the complaint.
Later, V Prashanth Madal, Virupakshappa’s son, and other suspects are said to have been caught red-handed collecting a bribe of Rs 40 lakh. Additionally, it has been claimed that the Lokayukta last week took over Rs 8 crore from the MLA’s son. Later, the Channagiri MLA stepped down as the KSDL chairman. Post a comment Communicating this decision to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai; he had alleged a conspiracy against his family.