Bengaluru, Dec 11: In a joint operation by the Mandya and Kalburgi police KAS officer Bheema Naik accused of abetment to suicide has been arrested. The KAS officer was accused of corruption and money laundering in his driver's suicide note. His official driver Muhammed has been apprehended as well.
The duo will be handed over to CID for further investigations once they have been brought to Bengaluru. The state government had handed over the investigations into the case to CID.
Ramesh, the KAS officer's driver had committed suicide earlier this month and had held Bheema Naik responsible for his death.
Bheema Naik who worked as Special Land Acquisition officer in Bengaluru was removed from his post after the suicide note was discovered. The officer is accused of helping Janardhana Reddy convert old demonetised notes with legal tender for his daughter's wedding.
In his suicide note, Bheema Naik's driver had mentioned specific dates and places where he is said to have met Sriramulu and Janardhana Reddy. The officer was also accused of accepting bribe amassing wealth beyond his known.sources of income
Bheema Naik had been absconding ever since his driver was found dead. He was arrested in Kalburgi on Sunday.