Probe ordered into complaint against Siruguppa BJP MLA

 The Lokayukta Court today ordered a probe by the Lokayukta Superintendent of Police into the private complaint against a BJP MLA for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Judge N K Sudhindra Rao directed the SP Lokayukta to submit his report by March 12.
B Eranna, a Pre-University lecturer in Siruguppa, who filed the complaint, submitted that Somalingappa was first elected to the Karnataka Assembly in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 from Siruguppa segment in Bellary district.

Somalingappa while filing his nomination papers and declarations made before the Karnataka Lokayukta, right from 2004-05 upto March 31,2011, had declared income of rs 13,40,000 against the assets acquired by him and his family to the tune of Rs 76,99,333.
This excluded the cost and value of certain assets like a property in Siruguppa, declared value of which is Rs 9 lakh against the actual value of Rs 45 lakh, he had said.

The disproportionate income of Rs 63,59,333 was not accounted for, he submitted.
Somalingappa is the second BJP MLA to face allegations of disproportionate assets after S R Vishwanath.

Congress MLA Krishnappa is also facing a similar complaint.

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