Y Bhaskar Rao had filed a bail petition so that he could attend his mother’s annual death ceremony.

Former Karnatakas Lokayukta granted bail in corruption case Bhaskar Rao, File photo/PTI
news Crime Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 13:06

The Lokayukta Special Court in Bengaluru granted interim bail to the former Lokayukta, Y Bhaskar Rao, on Monday.

Rao is accused in a case of corruption and extortion. The Lokayukta Special Investigation Team had filed a chargesheet against Rao and his son Y Ashwin in the bribery scandal in August. 

According to The Hindu,  Rao appeared before the court where his advocate filed a bail petition so that he could attend his mother’s annual death ceremony. 

The Public Prosecutor granted him an interim bail and asked Rao to deposit a surety bond of Rs 1 lakh.

The surety bond was reportedly paid by a person named Helen, who is his maid’s relative. 

The court will be hearing the case on November 30 when the SIT can file its objection to the bail application. 

According to the chargesheet, the former head of the watchdog, has been booked under Prevention of Corruption Act and for destroying evidence. Rao has been charged with attempting to cover up his son’s extortion ring although he was aware of it. The SIT also pointed out that Rao’s official residence was also misused for extorting officials. 

 

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