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Education Minister should pay a fine of Rs 6.96 crore or go to jail, why did the Bengaluru court say this?

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The Bengaluru Special Court for Public Representatives has issued an order convicting Karnataka Education Minister Madhu Bangarappa and imposing a fine of Rs 6.96 crore in the 2011 check bounce case. The court has said that in case of non-payment of fine, Minister Madhu Bangarappa will have to face simple imprisonment for 6 months. This order was given on Friday. After this incident, BJP has demanded his resignation.

What did the BJP state president say?

BJP state president B.Y. Vijayendra said that the Congress government minister has been declared a criminal in the check bounce case. “This is a black spot on the dignity of the government and the sanctity of education,” he said. Bangarappa should take moral responsibility and tender his resignation. Otherwise, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah should seek his resignation.” He said that if the Congress government becomes arrogant and meddles in this matter, the education sector of the state will face a big blow at the international level.

BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal said those who were expected to bring sweeping changes in the education sector are involved in fraud and have been declared criminals. He said, “Where will he take the education department? According to sources, he cannot read or write Kannada. ,

Check worth Rs 6.96 crore bounced

Minister Madhu Bangarappa was supposed to pay the pending amount of Rs 6.96 crore to Rajesh Exports and had issued a cheque, which had bounced. The court had ordered that out of the fine amount, Rs 6.96 lakh should be given to the complainant as compensation and Rs 10,000 should be given to the government.

The court also criticized the attitude of the minister

Bangarappa, as the director of Aakash Audio-Video Pvt Ltd, was the second accused in the check bounce case. Special court judge Preet J had passed the order. The court had also criticized the attitude of the minister for dragging out the case. Bangarappa had approached the High Court to quash the case, but his plea was rejected. (Input- IANS)

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