Bengaluru: The Upparpet police arrested a person for allegedly demanding bribe from an NRI in lieu of exemption from institutional quarantine.
Arrested person is Krishnegowda, a resident of Byatarayanapura. He allegedly demanded money from an NRI so that the latter does not serve the quarantine period.
It is said that 55-years-old Krishnegowda was demanding Rs.25,000 bribe per person. Based on the complaint lodged by a doctor, the police arrested the accused.
The police has launched an investigation to ascertain if the hotel owners are also a part of this nexus.
This incident has sent shockwaves across the state as it was alleged that many persons left the quarantine facility using their money power.
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