Sampangi case complainant seeks mercy killing

Sampangi case complainant seeks mercy killing

The businessman submitted his application in the office of President’s secretary at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on Tuesday.

Speaking to Deccan Herald from Delhi on Wednesday, Hussain said he had been “dying every second because of corrupt politicians” after he complained to the Lokayukta against Sampangi.  “Instead of dying at the hands of corrupt politicians, I prefer to undergo mercy killing,” Hussain said.

The Lokayukta Police arrested Sampangi while he was accepting a bribe of Rs five lakh from Farooq Hussain in the Legislators’ Home in Bangalore in January 2008. The MLA had reportedly assured Hussain of securing  favourable treatment for him with respect to a police complaint in KGF.

In his application to the President, Hussain said that soon after the MLA was trapped by the Lokayukta, the government machinery began “working against him”. He had been undergoing mental agony, and “tortured” by the government.

Hussain, 35, father of three children said that Sampangi’s men attempted to assault him and his family members many times. Sampangi had been pressuring him to file an affidavit in court to withdraw case against him. Officers of Commercial Taxes also harassed him prompting to close his business firm in Bangalore. Earlier too Hussain had written to the CJI alleging threat to his life.