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Minister ‘catches’ two journos trying to carry out sting operation

Express News Service | Bangalore | Posted: March 11, 2014 5:01 am | Updated: March 11, 2014 6:00 am

ENERGY minister and senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar on Monday accused political rivals of trying to finish his career after he claimed to have caught two journalists attached to a private English news channel while they were allegedly attempting to carry out a sting operation by offering a bribe amount of Rs 5 lakh to clear a power project for them.

“I have been in social service for 30 years. My rivals are trying to finish my political career. Accepting or receiving a bribe is an offence. Two scribes, including a woman, tried to offer me a bribe by posing as representatives of a company,” Shivakumar alleged.

Sources close to Shivakumar said the journalists tried to catch him on camera. The two persons from a private channel had been meeting him over the past one week, he claimed.

Joint commissioner of police for law and order (east) K V Sharath Chandra confirmed the incident.

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