An IPS officer in Karnataka Lokayukta has filed a complaint of “conspiracy” and “intimidation” against a man suspected to be part of a “gang of extortionists” operating in the Lokayukta for allegedly making false allegations against the officer in an audio recording aired by a local television channel.
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The Bengaluru city police have registered an FIR against V Bhaskar, a businessman, and against the management of a local news channel that aired the purported telephonic conversation between Bhaskar and a city advocate where allegations were made against the IPS officer. The Vidhana Soudha police in Bengaluru registered a case on Friday on the basis of a complaint lodged by IPS officer Sonia Narang, a Superintendent of Police in the Lokayukta. The IPS officer is incidentally the one who brought to light the extortion racket in the Lokayukta in May this year.
The Lokayukta’s son is the prime accused in the extortion case. Based on a preliminary probe report prepared by SP Sonia Narang, a Special Investigation Team of the Karnataka Police is currently investigating the case.
According to Sonia Narang’s complaint to the Bengaluru Police regarding an audio clip aired by BTV news channel, a voice purported to be of V Bhaskar, a prime suspect in the extortion racket, is heard telling an advocate, in a telephonic conversation, that Sonia Narang is not a clean hand.