High Court seeks records in ex-AG's case

High Court seeks records in ex-AG's case

The High Court has directed the State government to hand over the records submitted in connection with the allegations levelled against former advocate general B V Acharya.

The State government on Tuesday submitted that there were documents which state that there has been no misuse of funds by Acharya.

The Bench directed the State to handover the records to Lokayukta.

The complainant nonagenarian N Venkateshaiah had accused Acharya,H U Talwar, B S Ragini Narayan, P Dayananda Pai and Vijay Gore, all members of BMS Educational Trust of entering into a criminal conspiracy and misappropriating funds collected in the form of donations.

The donations were collected from students under the management quota. The value of assets belonging to the Trust is more than Rs 10,000 crore, the complaint stated.

In the complaint, Acharya is also accused of holding dual roles of Chairperson of the Council of Trustees and that of the Advocate General, when a case pertaining to succession of members to the Trust was being challenged by the State in the Supreme Court.

The complainant further stated that Acharya and Talwar, as public servants have not only entered into criminal conspiracy but also committed offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Acharya resigned the post of Advocate General on February 8, 2012.

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