ED pursues case against Kattas

Former minister and BJP MLA Katta Subramanya Naidu and his son Jagadish Katta, a Bangalore corporator, are accused of running a ficticious company, to enjoy the benefits of the KIADB land. The Lokayukta police have filed a charge sheet against the Kattas. The Lokayukta special court is hearing the case.

Based on the charge sheet, the Directorate of Enforcement has begun its investigation since last week. The money transactions of a dubious company run by the Kattas is being tracked, according to sources in the police.

Under the Act, after trailing money transactions, if any violations are noticed, movable and immovable properties are attached.

Appellate tribunal

A report on the same has been submitted to the jurisdiction magistrate. The aggrieved may appeal in appellate tribunal. If the aggrieved loses the case, then the properties will be confiscated. Later, a case will be filed before the designated court.

 The minimum imprisonment for committing an offence under the PML Act is three years, and the maximum is seven years.

Sources said so far the ED has not begun investigations against Minister Shobha Karandlaje or former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.

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