15 Govt Officers’ Premises Raided By ACB
- Anti Corruption Bureau carried out searches at 60 locations across Karnataka.
- Property related documents, cash and investment documents been seized.
- Gold and cash to the tune of Rs 15 lakh recovered from Gadag Agriculture Department.
Karnataka: Anti-corruption sleuths searched 60 locations throughout Karnataka on Wednesday in a sweeping crackdown on government officials accused of amassing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income. In the state capital, Mangaluru, Mandya, and Ballari, 400 ACB officials raided the homes of 15 officers from various departments. “Today the ACB conducted a search in 60 places with respect to disproportionate assets cases registered against 15 officers by a team of 8 superintendents of police, 100 officers and 300 staff,” the ACB said in a statement.
Raids were carried out at the homes of Mangalore Smart City Executive Engineer K S Lingegowda, Mandya Executive Engineer Srinivas K, Doddaballapur Revenue Inspector Lakshminarashimaiah, Former Project Manager of Bengaluru Nirmiti Kendra Vasudev, Bengaluru Nandini Dairy general manager B Krishna Reddy, Gadag Agriculture Department Joint Director T S Rudreshappa, Bailhongal. According to ACB sources, they seized property records, a large quantity of gold and silver jewellery, cash, and investment paperwork. Nearly seven kilogrammes of gold and Rs 15 lakh in cash were discovered at the home of Gadag Agriculture Department Joint Director Rudreshappa. The Bangalore Development Authority officials were raided by the ACB lately in connection with alleged irregularities in the allotment of plots in a few BDA-developed schemes.