Karnataka: Main accused in voter data theft case arrested

PTI, Nov 22, 2022, 9:59 AM IST

Bengaluru: The Bengaluru city police, probing into the alleged voter data theft case, on Monday said they have arrested the main accused.

Co-founder of the Chilume Educational Cultural and Rural Development Institute (Chilume Trust) Krishnappa Ravikumar was the main accused, according to the police. The police said they registered a case against the Trust and one of its employees. The trust has three directors.

The Congress party demanded that the government arrest the founders and directors by saying that they should be questioned first to bring out the truth.

The State president of the party D K Shivakumar said he has sought an appointment with the Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday to brief the latter on the scam. The Congress leader further said his party was monitoring the way investigations were taking place.

The Opposition party alleged that the Trust had hired many private people who were given fake identity cards that showed them as booth-level officers (BLOs) of the city civic body.

The party alleged that the private trust, assigned by the Bengaluru civic agency to spread awareness among voters, collected details of the voters such as name, mother tongue, gender, religion, caste, voter ID number, and Aadhaar number.

It has demanded Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s resignation by saying he was responsible for the illegal survey since he is in charge of the Bengaluru city development.

Bommai denied the allegation, saying that such surveys took place when Congress was in power. He said he has ordered the police to investigate the matter.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

TMC protects infiltrators, opposes CAA: PM Modi

Bengaluru: Woman cheated on pretext of marriage; complaint filed

Kerala High Court CJ hospitalised due to uneasiness during visit to Mahakaleshwar temple in MP

‘My name is Arvind Kejriwal and I’m not a terrorist’: AAP shares Delhi CM’s message from Tihar

Not found it correct to take step that could overlap legal process: EC

BJP believes in winning hearts; ‘lotus’ will bloom on its own: Amit Shah to Kashmiris

Lok Sabha polls 2024: Opposition calls Sanatana dharma ‘dengue and malaria’…must be punished, says Modi

Related Articles More

Mudigere: People will teach ‘resolute’ lesson for 10 years’ misdeeds: Jayaprakash Hegde

Indian Coast Guard rescues stranded fishing boat off Karwar

Udupi: Activists gather to support Congress candidate Jayaprakash Hegde

Mangaluru: 42 JD(S) district office bearers join Congress

“No need to learn morality from …”: Udupi Congress Campaign Chief hits back


Grafting Jack Anil

Heat Illness

Dwarakish death at 81

H. D. Deve Gowda

Aura Cake shop in udupi

Latest Additions

EC bans Cong’s Randeep Surjewala from campaigning for 48 hrs over remarks on Hema Malini

UPSC Civil Services 2023 results declared; Aditya Srivastava secures top rank

18 Naxalites killed in encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh; 3 jawans hurt

No discrimination with Muslims under PM Modi: Anurag Thakur

India aims to achieve debris-free space missions by 2030: ISRO chief Somanath

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.