Bengaluru: The High Court on Tuesday August 2 reserved the bail plea of former Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner and IAS Officer J. Manjunath in the bribery case.
According to sources, the judgment is likely in two days.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) police arrested Manjunath for allegedly accepting Rs. 5 lakh as a bribe in his office.
The case made headlines when a High Court judge summoned the service records of the ACB Chief and the IAS officer while considering the bail plea of Deputy Tahsildar, one of the case’s accused.
Manjunath was arrested days after Justice H. P. Sandesh in the deputy tahsildar’s bail petition asked why top officers were not charged in the case.
Manjunath was arrested on July 4; and on July 11, the Special Court hearing the case denied his bail plea. He appealed to the High Court, where the petition was considered by Justice K. Natarajan.
His counsel claims that following the High Court’s comments through an additional report, he was wrongly accused of being involved in the case.