BBMP suspends bill collector

BBMP suspends bill collector

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike on Tuesday suspended a bill collector accused of misusing the money collected as property tax.

According to a press release issued by the Palike, M G Karthik is found to have misappropriated a sum of Rs 1,66,648 during his posting as assistant revenue officer at Laggere help centre.

The BBMP Officers’and Employees’ Association had accused the three - M G Karthik, C Janardhan and G Santosh Kumar - of misusing the money collected as property tax from the public.

Karthik has been suspended immediately and the Additional Commissioner of Rajarajeshwari Nagar zone hasbeen directed to file a criminal against him, the statement said.

The members of the association had alleged that notices were issued to a few bill collectors last year for misusing property tax. But no action had been initiated against them.