ACB raids BBMP chief engineer, 6 others for ill-gotten wealth

The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Tuesday raided seven government servants in different parts of the state for owning disproportionate assets.

The officials raided are: K T Nagaraju, chief engineer, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP); P D Kumar, executive engineer, Bangalore Development Authority; Kariyappa Ningappa Kernel, assistant commissioner, Commercial Tax Department, Hubballi; Salim Sadu Sab Syed, deputy tahsildar, Hirebagevadi, Belagavi district; Karunakara M B, senior motor vehicle inspector, RTO, Chitradurga; Jagannath, executive officer, Aurad taluk panchayat, Bidar and Shivakumar Dollina, panchayat development officer, Yavagal gram panchayat, Gadag.

In Bengaluru, the ACB sleuths searched the premises belonging to Nagaraj and Kumar and recovered documents of properties worth several crores. The officials seized documents pertaining to 40 acres of coffee estate in Belur in Hassan district from Nagaraj’s house at Jayanagar 3rd Block. The official also possessed 72 acres of coffee estate in Sakaleshpur in the name of his brother Chandrappa Gowda and friend Hardik Gowda, 27 acres coffee estate Belur in the name of his wife M B Roopa, 4 sites, two houses and a commercial complex in Mysuru. ACB sleuths found Rs 7 lakh in new currency and 800 gms of gold jewellery. The two lockers are yet to be verified, an official said.

The ACB officials found documents about a house each in Bengaluru and Davangere from the house of Kumar at Jayanagar 4th T block.

The raided official also owned a Rs 2 crore worth house in JP Nagar, another house near Sarakki signal in JP Nagar, a commercial complex in JP Nagar and four acres of agricultural land in Harapanahalli in Davangere district. The ACB sleuths have recovered Rs 2 lakh in cash from his residence.
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