Lokayukta raids motor, CID inspectors

A total of 15 officers were raided simultaneously in five places in Koppa and N R Pura
Last Updated 24 May 2013, 20:51 IST

The Mysore Lokayukta police raided the residences of two officers, on the charges of amassing wealth disproportionate to their income, at Madikeri on Friday.

The house of Nasir Ahmed who has been serving as Motor Inspector at RTO office in Chitradurga was raided in Madikeri. The police have seized documents related the house worth Rs 1.69 crore, at Azad Nagar. The relatives house of K N Rangaswamy, who has been serving as inspector at CID wing in Bangalore was also raided, said Lokayukta SP Jagadish Prasad to Deccan herald.

Naseer Ahmed was working in RTO office in Madikeri in 1991. He had purchased 6.36 acre coffee estate in his mother’s name. He had built a house at a cost of Rs 80 lakh by demolishing the old house and had purchased furniture worth Rs seven to eight lakh, for the new house.

In the name of his brother Zaheer Ahmed, he had purchased one floor of a Hotel Hill View at a cost of Rs 37 lakh. His wife owns 10 cents land on College road.

Ahmed does not have income from any other sources apart from his salary. The family does not even own a farm land, to supplement the additional income to purchase property.

If one calculates the income of his salary during his service, then it would come upto Rs 35 lakh to Rs 40 lakh. However, he owns disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.37 crore.
The family of Ahmed resides in a rented house at Richmond Road in Bangalore.

On the other hand, K N Rangaswamy’s sister-in-law resides in Madikeri. There is huge asset in the name of his sister-in-law Kamala. He had purchased 17 acre estate in two places in Madikeri in the joint name of his wife and her sister.

The value of the property is Rs 1. 17 crore. Rangaswamy had joined the service in 1993, said the SP.

Lokayukta officers from Chikmagalur and Hassan raided the house, Harshalakshmi hospital and property of Koppa government hospital Medical Officer Dr N R Ramachandra in Koppa.

The officers during the raid have unearthed property worth over Rs three crore. A corruption case has been booked against the government doctor.

N R Ramachandra from N R Pura taluk, had taken transfer from Balehonnur hospital to Koppa 15 years ago and has been serving as the general surgeon. He had applied for voluntary retirement recently.

Apart from serving in the government hospital, he was running Harshalakshmi hospital at Melinapet in Koppa. The team of officers who raided his properties on Friday, recovered 130 gm of gold, 425 gm of silver, Rs 54,000 cash from his residence, 334 gm of gold from his locker at State Bank of India branch in the town and documents related the sites and properties in the name of his family members.

A total of 15 officers simultaneously raided five places in Koppa and N R Pura.

(Published 24 May 2013, 20:50 IST)

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