Two men were held for forging the signature of former chief minister Siddaramaiah and sending a letter to the backward caste department to sanction Rs 200 crore.
The Cubbon Park police arrested Siddaruda Sangolli from Gokak and Gurunath from Bengaluru and remanded them in judicial custody.
Police said that the accused Gurunath was working as a shorthand writer at the Chief Minister’s Office.
He, along with Sangolli, sent a letter with Siddaramaiah’s forged signature to the secretary of backward caste department for approval of Rs 200 crore.
The official grew suspicious and filed a complaint with the Vidhana Soudha police. Subsequently, a special team was formed which arrested the duo.
Police said that Sangolli was the president of Kurubara Sangha in his village Thimmapura and had applied to the government to build a community hall two years ago.
He used to visit Vidhana Soudha frequently, but did not get any response.
Later, he came into contact with Gurunath and both hatched a plan to forge Siddaramaiah’s signature, police said.