Bengaluru, Sep 19 (PTI) Social activist V Shashidhar has sought the state Governor’s sanction for prosecution of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for alleged nepotism and misuse of power in the appointment of a legislator to a public office. Also Read - Thanks to Karnataka Police, Woman Reunited With Her 9-Month-Old Son After He Was Left Abandoned

He said he has petitioned Governor Vajubhai Vala to permit him to initiate criminal proceedings under Prevention of Corruption Act and various IPC sections against Siddaramaiah for “illegally appointing Hoskote MLA N Nagaraj to the post of Chairman of Bengaluru International Airport Area Planning Authority.” Also Read - Wait Over! Tesla Finally Enters India as it Registers Office in Bengaluru; Karnataka CM Tweets Welcome to Elon Musk

In the petition submitted to the governor on September nine, Shashidhar, President of ‘Karnataka Police Maha Sangha’, which is yet to be recognised, contended that Nagaraj was not a resident of a location which does not fall under BIAAPA jurisdiction. Also Read - List of States That Announced Reopening of Schools, Colleges This Month

He told PTI that the Congress legislator was a resident of Garudacharpalya instead, and “hence it is a violation of government rules.”

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.