Hubbali contractor seeks mercy killing over pending bills, alleges 40 percent commission

Karnataka: A contractor, Basvaraj Amaragol, from Shanti Nagar, Hubbali wrote a letter to the President of India, Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking “kindness for death*

The man claimed that he has two years of pending bills of more than 1 crore. And he is being demanded 40 percent commission by officer Devaraj . Amaragol alleges that there is no respite even after meeting several officers, MLA and CM Bommai.
He claimed that he had to stay for 20 days in Bengaluru and had to spend five lakh rupees to meet MLA and the CM.

Amaragol had provided Rs. 83 lakh worth of covid-19 supplies in Chikkamagaluru in January 2021 after taking a work tender from the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department, he has now received only Rs. 23 lakhs in spite of providing all the bills. He alleged that officers are demanding 30-40% commission on each bill before releasing it.

He writes in his letter that for the past two years he is being both mentally and financially harassed. The contractor’s GST number has also been cancelled and now fears his bank account will be frozen too.

The inability to pay mounting bills, taxes, bank loan and house rent has put the Amargole on the verge of suicide, hence has sought permission to kill himself.

This letter comes amidst several allegations by contractors in BJP-ruled Karnataka, alleging officials demanding 40 percent commission in government tenders.

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