Lokayukta raids agri dept director, nine other officials

Lokayukta raids agri dept director, nine other officials

Lokayukta raids agri dept director, nine other officials

 The Lokayukta police on Friday raided the residences of 10 government officials across the State, including 26 places in Bangalore.

Additional Director General of Police, Lokayukta H N Satyanarayana Rao said raids were conducted in Srinivasapura (Kolar), Haveri, Srirangapatna (Mandya) and Mudigere (Chikmagalur), besides 26 locations in Bangalore. The Range Forest Office of Mandya K Ramadas was found to possess a staggering 487 per cent of assets disproportionate to his income. He was found to possess three multistoried buildings in Bangalore and Mandya; a site in Mysore and agricultural lands in Mandya.

S M Basavaraju, a chief engineer at BWSSB in Bangalore, was found to possess more than 2 kg of gold and a residential house in HRBR Layout, a three-storey commercial complex in Sahakara Nagar, a site in Kacharakanahalli and two sites in Mysore.

P B Channabasappa an executive engineer of Chitradurga Zilla Panchayat, had Rs 1.02 crore of disproportionate assets with 18 acres and 4 guntas of agricultural land, seven sites and two houses. Police also raided the premises of Thippeshi M, the Commissioner of Hubli-Dharwad Urban Development Authority, Dharwad, and unearthed disproportionate assets worth 1.36 crore. Police also discovered that Thippeshi had 21 bank accounts. Rao said criminal cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act were registered against the officials on Thursday in the jurisdictional Lokayukta police stations.

Sleuths seized various documents, including bank passbooks, cheque books, share certificates and original papers relating to immovable assets. Rao said that many bank accounts and property documents are still being scrutinised.

* Syed Anwar Islam
Designation: Junior Engineer, ZP Engineering, Sub Division, Srinivasapura, Kolar district
Total : Rs 1.03 crore
Disproportionate assets (DA): Rs 65.03 lakh
DA percentage: 184.76

* K V Sarvesh
Designation: Director, Department of Agriculture
DA percentage: 315
Currency: 3,100 Euros valued at Rs 2.17 lakh

* SM Basavaraju
Designation: Chief engineer, Corporate Planning and Waste Water Management, BWSSB
DA percentage: 166
Gold: 2.24 kgs of gold worth Rs 49.5 lakh

* Rajabhaksha Garibsab Gudugeri
Designation: Asst. Agriculture officer, Watershed department, Hanagal taluk, Haveri district
Total: Rs 91.70 lakh
Disproportionate assets:
Rs 33.85 lakh
DA percentage: 58.52

* Thippeshi M
Designation:  Commissioner, Hubli-Dharwad, Urban Development Authority, Dharwad
Total: Rs 2.21 crore
Disproportionate Assets:
Rs 1.36 crore
DA percentage: 160
n Mohammad Yaseen
Designation: Revenue Inspector, Tahsildar office, Haveri
Total: Rs 46.84 lakh
Disproportionate assets:
Rs 31.84 lakh
DA percentage:  212.33

* P B Channabasappa
Designation: Executive Engineer, Zilla Panchayat, Chitradurga
Total: Rs 1.56 crore
Disproportionate Assets:
Rs 1.02 crore
DA percentage: 189.18

* Dr K Jagadeesh
Designation: Resident Medical Officer, District hospital, Chitradurga
Disproportionate Assets:
Rs 98.92 lakh
DA percentage: 198
* K Ramadas
Designation: Range forest officer, Srirangapatna, Mandya district
Total: Rs 1.87 crore
Disproportionate Assets:
Rs 1.55 crore
DA percentage: 486.56

* Channabasappa
Designation: Executive Officer, Taluk Panchayath, Mudigere, Chikmagalur district
Total: Rs 1.12 crore
Disproportionate Assets:
Rs 83.51 lakh
DA percentage: 287.98

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