BBMP staffer arrested by Amruthahalli police for misusing funds and transferring funds to friends account

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

The Amruthahalli police on Saturday arrested 39-year-old BBMP staffer for misusing Rs.14 lakh bill amount and transferring it to his female friend’s account .

The accused has been identified as,Prakash MK and his friend Kanchana,30,from Yelahanka new town have been arrested and remanded to judicial custody .

Rajendra Naik,Executive Engineer (power),BBMP office,Byatarayanapura,who filed a complaint against Prakash,who works as second division Assistant at audit section,failed to submit records for the annual audit.

Despite several reminders and oral instructions he failed to do so and stopped coming to office without prior information.

Suspecting something fishy,Mr.Naik sought the bank statements for the year 2021-2022 to find that the accused had manipulated the cheques and manipulated the records to RTGS the funds Rs.14,07,822.00 to his friend’s account later identified as Kanchana between November 2021 to August 2022.

Based on the complaint the police have registered a case of criminal breach and trust and cheating against Prakash and his friend Kanchana and arrested them on Saturday.

Mr Naik also submitted a detailed report about the incident to the BBMP head office for necessary action against him.

The police are now probing the reason behind the transfer of funds and further investigation is on.