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Bed scam: Four arrested so far, confirms CCB


Team Udayavani, May 5, 2021, 7:02 PM IST

Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch police on Wednesday, May 5 confirmed the arrest of four accused in total for their alleged involvement in the Covid bed allocation scam in Bengaluru.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil said that two FIRs filed in the city was transferred to the CCB.

“We have arrested four accused so far. 4 others are being questioned. Searches have been conducted in all eight zonal war rooms,” Patil said.

Earlier on Tuesday, DCP (South) Harish Pandey had confirmed the arrest of Nethravathy (40), a social worker, and Rohith Kumar (22), her nephew in an alleged bed-booking scam. The duo was arrested after a sting operation was conducted by the police.

“Our team approached them for beds posing as relatives of a COVID-19 patient. We then realised that the duo, from Begur, would charge between Rs 20,000 and Rs 40,000 after understanding the financial status of the person seeking a bed,” Pandey had said.

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