CM has directed police to take stringent action against bed touts, says Surya
Following explosive allegations on Tuesday by Bengaluru South Member of Parliament Tejasvi Surya of a bed-for-bucks scam in the city, the Bengaluru police have handed over the case to the Central Crime Branch (CCB). This was announced by City police commissioner Kamal Pant late on Tuesday night.
The decision to hand over the case to the CCB was taken after Surya and BJP MLAs Ravi Subrahmanya, Satish Reddy and Uday Garudachar met Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and demanded strict action against the scamsters. Surya told mediapersons later that the CM had condemned the involvement of officers in the scam and had directed the police to crack down on the scamsters.
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Pant tweeted: “A case vide cr no. 87/21 has been registered in @jayanagarps for fraud and cheating allegedly committed in allotment of beds on BBMP portal for #COVID patients. Two accused have been arrested and others are being questioned for alleged fraud/irregularity in the allotment of beds in return for money from patients. The case has been handed over to @CCBBangalore for a detailed and in-depth investigation.”
.. in the allotment of beds in return for money from patients.— Kamal Pant, IPS (@CPBlr) May 4, 2021
The case has been handed over to @CCBBangalore for a detailed and in-depth investigation. (2/2)
Meanwhile, in the wake of the allegations, Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan also announced on Tuesday that ‘bed touts’ would be booked under the Goonda Act.
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