India News | Karnataka State Contractors’ Association President Kempanna Detained


Bengaluru, Dec 24 (PTI) The president of the Karnataka State Contractors Association and his four friends were arrested on Saturday in connection with a criminal defamation case, police said.

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Vaiyalikawal police arrested D Kempanna after a court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for failing to appear before the court in a criminal defamation case filed against him and his associates by state Horticulture Minister Munirathna.

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Attempts to reach Kempanna were futile as the phone was switched off.

Kempanna caused a storm a few months ago when he accused some ministers of demanding a 40 percent commission on public works in the state.

This gave the opposition parties an ammunition against the ruling BJP in polls in Karnataka.

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