The president of Bangalore district Agricultural Produce Marketing Ltd. was arrested for intimidating Adabagere taluk panchayat members into not casting their votes against his wishes.

K. Srinivasa alias Kadabagere Seena was arrested and remanded in judicial custody five days ago. He was released on bail on Monday.

According to the police, Srinivasa, who had several criminal cases against him, including murder, riot and criminal intimidation, used to enjoy political patronage and got elected as district AMPC president.

In addition to this, he continues to control Kadabagere village panchayat by nominating his men as members of the panchayat and forced them to vote for the president and vice-president of his choice. Srinivasa allegedly threatened few members of the panchayat from the backward classes when they filed their nominations to contest for the president’s post against his candidate.

Based on the complaint, the Madanayakanahalli police arrested him under criminal intimidation and SC, ST Atrocity Act.

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