Mahalakshmi layout police raided godown and Seized Ration kits prepared by independent candidate to distribute among public to lure them for vote

Yogesh K Porwar & Siddarath Sethia

T he Mahalakshmi Layout police on Friday raided a godown and recovered ration kits which were being prepared on behalf of independent candidate for the upcoming assembly elections to distribute to the public to lure them to vote for him.

Based on a complaint filed by Dhananjaya GT,Assistant Executive Engineer,BBMP,the police registered a case against the Dr.Kemparaju K,from Gouribidanur and his associate Ashik Suresh,charging them under section 171 E(bribery)and 171F (undue influence or personation at an election).

Based on a tip off,Dhananjaya along with the police raided the godown situated at APMC market in Yashwanthpur and seized the material .

The accused Ashik supervising the packing told the police that he was carrying out the work on behalf of Kemparaju who is going to be an independent candidate for the upcoming elections.

The ration contains food grains,pulses and essential items to be distributed to the people for upcoming festival .

Each kit had a photo of Kemparaju and wishes from him for the Ugadi.The ration kits have been seized for further investigations.