CCB releases minister Sriramalu’s PA

CCB releases minister Sriramalu’s PA

Bengaluru: Central Crime Branch (CCB) police have released Rajanna, the personal assistant of the social welfare minister B. Sriramalu after interrogating his alleged involvement in an extortion case. 

Based on the complaint of B.Y. Vijayendra, son of the Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa, the CCB police, took him to custody on Thursday night and interrogated him at CCB technical cell office near Adugodi. 

CCB police have taken a voice sample of Rajanna, who allegedly extorted money to do government favor by using Vijayendra's name. 

Soon after his PA’s arrest, Mr. Sriramalu aired his displeasure against the Chief Minister for keeping him in the dark about his detention. However, sources said that CCB had picked him from the minister’s house. The minister was very much present while CCB police had to take him to their custody. 

Read: CCB arrests Sriramulu’s PA in Bengaluru

After the intervention of Chief Minister B.S, Yediyurappa, CCB police have released his PA. Police have stated that Rajanna has demanded Rs.3 crore money to do from the government. He reportedly said in the voice message; the collected amount has to share with B.Y. Vijayendra, son of the Chief Minister. 

Siddu criticizes

Meanwhile, opposition leader, Siddaramaiah hits out at the Chief Minister, and his son, B.Y.Vijayendra, alleged that “Mr. Vijayendra is de facto Chief Minister of the State and he is taking 20% commission to do official favor. Mr. Yediyurappa has no control over the administration; corruption is rampant in every department”, Siddaramaiah alleged.

Further, Siddaramaiah tweeted that "there should be investigation about the money trail also. Who asked him to collect &to whom did he give the money".