A councillor reportedly roughed up a Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) engineer when the latter refused to oblige his brother.

The councillor in question is Gautham Kumar (Jogupalya ward). According to a complaint filed on January 5 by junior engineer M.G. Hegde at the Jeevanbimanagar police station, the councillor was incensed when Mr. Hegde refused to let Mr. Kumar's brother, who is constructing a house in Domlur, to cut the road.

It is said he had violated several building bye-laws and a resident of the area had objected to this.

Mr. Kumar, using his clout, is said to have leaned on the Mayor to transfer Mr. Hegde.

However, Domlur councillor Geetha Srinivas Reddy stood by the engineer saying officials should not be ill-treated.

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