Summons issued to former Lokayukta Rao

Summons issued to former Lokayukta Rao

A Lokayukta Special Court has issued a summons to former Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao to appear before it on August 30.

The summons has been issued in connection with the additional charge sheet filed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) against Justice Rao in the case (56/2015) pertaining to extortion and demand for bribe from M N Krishnamurthy, former Executive Engineer, Zilla Panchayat (Bengaluru Urban), on May 4, 2015, at the office of Joint Commissioner Lokayukta (PRO) Syed Riyaz in the Lokayukta office.

The court took cognisance of the charge sheet and issued summons. Justice Rao’s son Yerabati Ashwin and Riyaz are the prime accused in the case. Justice Rao has been named accused number seven in the case.

The SIT has pressed charges of abetment, destroying of evidence and attempting to save his son Ashwin, who ran an extortion racket from both the office and the residence of the Lokayukta.

The charge sheet mentions that Justice Rao not only delayed enquiry when the incident was brought his notice through a report by the then Lokayukta SP (City) Sonia Narang, but also made attempts to save his son.

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