Lokayukta police raid six officials, seize assets worth Rs 4.7 cr

Lokayukta police raid six officials, seize assets worth Rs 4.7 cr

The Lokayukta police on Saturday raided six government officials for possessing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

The simultaneous raids were conducted at 21 premises in Bengaluru Rural, Bidar, Hassan, Mandya, Shivamogga and Mangaluru districts.

The Lokayukta police have seized illegal assets to the tune of Rs 4.7 crore.The officials raided are - RTO Koppal, P G Panduranga Shetty; personal assistant to Police Superintendent, Bidar, Ashok G Mahaling; food inspector in Hassan, M Doreswamy; revenue inspector of Kasaba hobli in Srirangapatna, Mandya district, Doddaiah; assistant general manager, coal handling plant, Mysore Paper Mills Ltd in Bhadravati, G V Nanjaiah, and Junior Engineer, PWD Bantwal, Mangaluru, Arun Prakash D’Souza.

BDA site
Police said Panduranga Shetty owned a BDA site in Banaswadi Layout, Bengaluru (Rs 32 lakh) and a house (Rs 50 lakh), another site in Banaswadi Layout as a gift deed. He also owns sites in Sahakaranagar, Hennur, Dattagalli 3rd stage in Mysuru and at Tumakuru Industrial Area. Shetty has Rs 91.15 lakh worth of immovable assets and Rs 30 lakh worth of movable assets.

Ashok G Mahaling owns a house at Noubad in Bidar (Rs 36 lakh) and four sites and land, also in Bidar. The official owns immovable assets worth Rs 52 lakh and movable assets worth Rs 13.15 lakh, the police said.

Immovable assets
The Lokayukta sleuths have found documents of immovable assets worth Rs 39.65 lakh and movable assets worth Rs 22.65 lakh at food inspector Doreswamy’s house. Revenue inspector Doddaiah owns immovable assets worth Rs 59.94 lakh and movable assets worth Rs 62 lakh, including gold jewellery (Rs 13.60 lakh) and bank balance (8 lakh). The official also owns two cars and three two-wheelers (Rs 24.80 lakh).

The police have seized immovable assets worth Rs 86.39 lakh from G V Nanjaiah in Bhadravati.

The immovable assets include 15 properties in and around Bhadravati taluk. The official also owns movable assets worth Rs 48 lakh, including gold (Rs 10 lakh) and fixed deposits (Rs 10 lakh).

PWD junior engineer Arun Prakash D’Souza owns immovable assets worth Rs 33.18 lakh and movable assets worth Rs 89.90 lakh, including gold ornaments (Rs 16.85 lakh) and at Karnataka Bank (Rs 16.85 lakh).

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