Lokayukta raids 5 officials, unearths Rs 4.6-crore assets

Lokayukta raids 5 officials, unearths Rs 4.6-crore assets

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

The simultaneous raids were conducted on 14 premises in Bidar, Davangere, Haveri, Kalaburagi and Uttara Kannada districts, and illegal assets worth Rs 4.6 crore were seized.

The officials raided are first division assistant at the office of the Assistant Commissioner in Bidar, Rajendra Kumar; executive engineer, Davangere Mahanagara Palike, B
Prabhakar Shetty; office superintendent at Women and Child Welfare Department in Haveri, Shakuntala; district manager at Karnataka Minorities Development Corporation in Kalaburagi, Shivasangappa; and manager of TAPCMS,  Joida taluk in Karwar district, Arun Krishna Naik.

An official said Rajendra Kumar owned a two-storey building at Kumbarwada in Bidar (Rs 40 lakh), six acres and 25 guntas of land in and around Bidar (Rs 13.9 lakh), seven sites at Jamistanpur village in Bidar (Rs 1.40 lakh), and a site in Dasanapura in Nelamangala, Bengaluru (Rs 6.34 lakh). The official possessed immovable assets worth Rs 62.14 lakh and movable properties worth Rs one crore, including a car (worth Rs 13 lakh) and Rs 8.90 lakh cash.

Prabhakar Shetty has purchased four sites in Davangere and constructed a house in one of the sites (all worth Rs 32 lakh), two apartments in Basavanagudi, Bengaluru (Rs 41 lakh), and two sites in Banashankari 6th stage (Rs 26 lakh).

The officer possessed immovable properties worth Rs 98.99 lakh and movable assets worth Rs 32.12 lakh, including gold and silver articles worth Rs 10 lakh, and Rs 1.17 lakh cash.

Shakuntala owns a house in Haveri (Rs 32 lakh), nine plots in and around Haveri, and a building in one of the sites (Rs 56.7 lakh). The officer owns immovable properties worth Rs 88.71 lakh and movable assets worth Rs 10.13 lakh, including Rs 23,000 cash.

Shivasangappa owns a site and a two-storey house near the High Court building, Kalaburagi (Rs 67 lakh), six sites (4.27 lakh), lands in Afjalpura taluk (Rs 6.8 lakh).

The officer possessed
immovable properties worth Rs 90 lakh and movable assets worth (Rs 28.73 lakh),
including gold worth Rs 10 lakh.

Arun Krishna Naik owns a commercial complex in Karwar (Rs 30 lakh), a site and a house in Karwar (Rs 29.81 lakh), two under-construction buildings in Joida and Karwar (Rs 35 lakh) and 18 acres of land in Joida and Jagalpet (Rs 19.90 lakh).

The officer owns immovable properties worth Rs 1.14 crore and movable assets worth Rs 27.19 lakh, including two lorries and three two-wheelers.

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