According to sources, Farooq was trying to get off the hook from a legal case and approached Sampangi with a bribe amount of Rs 5 lakhs. Lokayukta officials are still investigating in the LH.
Regarding a building construction in KGF, a brawl took place between Ayub and Farooq. Succumbing to pressure, Ayub committed suicide for which there was a criminal case against Farooq. To get off from the criminal case, Farooq approached the MLA.
Reacting to the incident, Congress MLA, D K Shivakumar said, "I would like to congratulate Lokayukta. Extorting money from people has been there from a long time. This incident is a lesson to the other MLA's who are involved in taking bribe".
Former Chief Minister and member of JDS, H D Kumaraswamy reacting to the incident said, "From the beginning BJP has been speaking about development of people. But BJP is involved in development of its own. The party is money oriented. Such an MLA should be sent out of the party."&13;
neIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)