BJP MLA’s aide held in B’luru cash for bed scam, party left red-faced

BENGALURU: A lot to the embarrassment of Karntaka’s ruling BJP, a purported shut aide of its Bommanahalli MLA Satish Reddy was arrested on Tuesday by the Bengaluru police’s Central Crime Department police in reference to the alleged bed rip-off – uncovered by the ruling party members earlier this month with a lot fanfare.

On Could 4, Bangaloe South MP Tejasvi Surya, accompanied by his uncle and Basavangudi MLA, L.S. Subramanya, Bommanahalli MLA Reddy and Chickpet MLA Uday Garudhachar stormed into Begaluru south Covid battle room of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to flag the rip-off.

Surya, who had additionally learn out an inventory of 17 Muslims working there and questioned their appointment, had alleged that hospitals in Bengaluru “blocked” beds in faux names to earn a living, at a time when Covid circumstances have been rising in Karnataka. He claimed that officers of the BBMP “colluded” with personal nursing houses and hospitals to dam beds and allocate them for exorbitant charges.

The CCB police assertion stated that Babu, 34, a resident of Roopena Agrahara in Bommanhalli, was arrested on Monday night after his function of blocking beds and promoting them at larger value for Covid sufferers got here to mild.

A senior police officer, who didn’t wish to be recognized, stated that the arrested is a private assistant of Bommanahalli MLA Reddy.

Babu’s function of blocking beds in BBMP hospital got here to mild after they examined the CCTV footage of the battle rom and the statements given by the employees members, the police stated.

The Karnataka authorities had ordered reserving 80 per cent of the beds in the personal hospitals for Covid sufferers. The BBMP was assigned to allot beds for the Covid sufferers looking for therapy in personal hospitals. Nevertheless, because of the alarming rise in Covid circumstances, a lot of the beds have been totally occupied even because the demand was rising manifold.

The CCB police has already arrested 5 individuals — Nethravathi, Rohith, Venkat Subba Rao, Manjunath and Punith — in reference to the case. The sleuths had performed searches in the battle room and obtained technical information. Docs, who’re in cost of every zone battle room, had additionally been questioned.

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