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'Need time to act against minister for cash seizure from his

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

: H D Friday sought time to act against for backward classes welfare C Puttarangashetty, whose personal assistant was nabbed with unaccounted cash of Rs 25.76 lakh on January 4 at the state secretariat.

"Give me some time. I take decisions in accordance with the law. There is no question of patronising anyone. I never believe in cover-up politics in the case of wrongdoing," he said in response to a question from reporters on when he would take action against the

The declined to comment on Puttarangashetty's move to seek a court injunction to bar the media from publishing reports relating to the seizure.

Police said S G was arrested on January 4 with Rs 25.76 lakh in cash, which was collected from four contractors.

The matter has been handed over to the anti-corruption bureau for investigation.

The BJP has demanded that the ministerbe sacked to ensure an impartial investigation.

"How can a fair investigation be carried out as long as Puttarangashetty is in the cabinet? He should be removed first," BJP state B S Yeddyurappa had demanded threedays ago.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 18:35 IST