Indira Canteens have been making the news in the last couple of ways as a scheme that provides good food at an affordable rate to those who need it. However, it has received an enormous amount of backlash with people referring to it as a ‘populist scheme’.
While the Karnataka government ran into a few hiccups while setting up the canteens it seemed everything was going smoothly. But, that was before two men alleged that a cockroach was found in the food in Indira Canteen in Kamakshipalya and created a scene. However, the BBMP said they suspected foul play.
Police said the CCTV cameras installed inside the canteen showed Hemanth bringing the cockroach with him and putting it in the food. Devaraj apparently knew this but supported Hemanth’s claim anyway, according to police.
City civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which is executing the programme in the city, handed over the video footage to police and lodged a complaint against Hemanth and his friends.
“We have arrested Hemanth and Devaraj. They are autorickshaw drivers from Kamakshipalya. During interrogation they revealed that they did it to seek publicity,” a police official said.
Well, they’re famous now, albeit not in the way that they suspected.