Lokayukta cops raid 7 officials

The Lokayukta officials on Tuesday raided 15 premises belonging to seven government employees and unearthed illegal assets worth Rs 8.4 crore.

The raided officials are M S Ravi Kumar, assistant conservator of forests, planning section, Aranya Bhavan, Bangalore; Lakshminarasimhaiah, Assistant Executive Engineer, BDA; A Nanjundaiah, Food Inspector (North), Bangalore; Y A Talwar, Range Forest Officer, Gujanal, Belgaum; G B Ramachandra, Accounts Officer, CESC, Mandya; H V Chandrashekar, Chief Executive Officer, Primary Agriculture Co-operative Society, Hariharapura in Chikmagalur district, and Sridhar Nayak, junior engineer, City Municipal Council, Udupi.

Simultaneous raids were carried out in Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Udupi, Belgaum and Mandya, said a Lokayukta official. The Lokayukta police raided the premises of Ravi Kumar and unearthed immovable properties worth Rs 2.25 crore, which include a house, commercial complex and residential plots in Bangalore. The movable properties unearthed are worth around Rs 45.63 lakh, including vehicles, cash, gold (6.94 kg) and silver (9.68 kg). The disproportionate assets (DA) per cent is up to 498.76.

Lakshminarasimhaiah was found to possess immovable property worth Rs 94 lakh and movable property, including 13 vehicles worth Rs 1.24 crore. The DA percentage is 244.10.

Nanjundaiah owns immovable assets worth Rs 1.2 crore and movable assets worth Rs 32.80 lakh, including cars, a two-wheeler, cash, and gold ornaments. The DA percentage is 169.24. Talwar owns immovable assets worth Rs 67.78 lakh and movable assets worth Rs 94 lakh. The DA percentage is 176.93.

Ramachandra was found owning immovable properties worth Rs 1.08 crore, including residential plots in Mandya and Mysore, besides movable properties worth Rs 10 lakh.

The DA percentage is 223.05. Chandrashekar owns immovable property worth Rs 20.15 lakh and movable property worth Rs 12.59 lakh. The DA percentage is 430.52. Nayak owns immovable assets worth Rs 43.26 lakh and movable assets worth Rs 12.85 lakh. The DA percentage is 130.80.

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