Lokayukta court orders probe against Jeevaraj

 The District Lokayukta Special Court on Wednesday took cognisance of the private complaint filed against Food and Civil Supplies Minister D N Jeevaraj, alleging irregularities in the Bagair Hukum Committee, headed by him, and directed the Lokayukta police to file an investigation report by January 11, 2013.

According to the complaint filed by Vasudeva Kotyan, a farmer from NR Pura taluk, Jeevaraj, during his tenure as president of the committee in the period 2004-2010 and other members of the panel fabricated documents to include names of their family members and relatives in the list of beneficiaries of cultivation slips (saguvali chits).

The complaint also names five tahsildars, three beneficiaries and the committee members as the accused.

The court has directed the DySP of Lokayukta police to investigate the matter.

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