Cash for Bed Scam:War Room staffer and aide arrested by CCB

Pramesh S Jain

The Central Crime Branch,Bengaluru which is investigating the alleged bed-blocking scam in BBMP, arrested two more persons in this connection.A war room employee used to share the distress callers numbers with his associate and later the bed was blocked by taking money from such patients.

The accused have been identified as,Varun S,works in Bommanahalli war room and his associate Yeshwanth Kumar Murali,21.

Senior officer told reporters,Investigations revealed that Varun used to gather details of patients and their family members approaching the war room for help and hand it over to Yeshwanth Kumar.

The arrest comes a day after Bommanahalli MLA Satish Reddy’s aide Babu was arrested following CCTV footage evidence and war room staff’s statements.

Yeshwanth in turn contacts the family members depending on their desperate situation,offers to arrange a bed for a price .

Varun using his resources arranges the bed and both would get the share of their money out of it.

While probing the scam,the CCB officials stumble upon their names and take them into custody.A detailed questioning led them to confess.

The police have now taken their bank account details to ascertain how many people the duo had cheated and their possible links with the accused arrested earlier .

The CCB have so far arrested 11 persons and are investigating further he added.

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