Karnataka BJP MLA Sampangi moves HC for bail
Bangalore: Jailed in a corruption case, BJP MLA Sampangi on Monday moved the Karnataka High Court seeking bail and review of the Lokayukta court verdict.
The matter will come up for hearing tomorrow before Justice Jagannathan.
In the first-ever conviction of an elected representative of the people in Karnataka, Lokayukta court Judge N K Sudhindra Rao had on June 2 convicted and sentenced Sampangi to undergo more than three years rigorous imprisonment and slapped Rs 1 lakh fine, besides ordering extension of imprisonment by six more months in case he failed to pay up.
Sampangi, who represents KGF Assembly constituency, was caught by Lokayukta Police on January 29, 2009 while accepting Rs 50,000 in cash and Rs 4.5 lakh by cheque from Farooq, a businessman, to settle a civil dispute.
Sampangi is lodged at Parappana Agrahara central prison on city outskirts.