ACB raids 7 govt officials across state, unearths assets worth crores

ACB raids 7 govt officials across state, unearths assets worth crores
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Tuesday raided seven government servants in different parts of the state for owning assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

The officers raided are: K T Halaswamy, deputy transport commissioner, KR Puram, Bengaluru; Dr S M V Kumaragowda, principal, district training centre, Kolar; Venkataramanappa, senior hostel warden, government hostel for boys,  Chikkaballapur; Vijay Kumar M Gudageri, revenue inspector, Shiggaon Circle, Haveri; Basavaraj Rudrappa Goudar, assistant executive engineer, Panchayat Raj Department, Raichur; Bannappa Kumar, assistant engineer, Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigama Niyamitha, Khanapur, Yadgir; Sahadev Bheemrao Mankere, executive engineer, Gescom (urban), Kalaburagi and SP Thippareddy, assistant engineer, KRIDL, land army, Chikkamagaluru.

The sleuths unearthed two sites in the names of Halaswamy’s father and wife, 26.20 acres of land in his father’s name, three cars worth Rs 48 lakh, three bikes, gold ornaments worth Rs 11 lakh, silver articles worth Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 2.7 lakh in cash.

During raids on  Kumaragowda’s premises, the sleuths unearthed details of about 24.55 acres land in Kolar district, three sites in Bengaluru, three-storey building comprising 12 houses and three shops in Bengaluru, three-storey building comprising a nursing home and a house in Mulbagal, three shops in Mulbagal, Rs 1.70 lakh cash, 685 grams gold jewellery, 500 grams silver articles, one car, one ambulance and one bike.

According to sleuths, Venkataramanappa has two wives — Gangamma and Narasamma. He has two sites and one house in Chikkaballapur, three houses and two shops at Mashtur village, gold articles worth Rs 5 lakh, silver articles worth Rs 1.5 lakh, one car and two bikes and Rs 21,000, all in Narasamma’s name.

In Gangamma’s name, he has 1.6 guntas land in Chintamani taluk, 2.7 guntas land at Kariyappanapalya , Kasaba hobli, three sites in Chikkaballapur town and one bike.

With regard to Vijay Kumar M Gudageri, the sleuths unearthed three sites worth Rs 13.5 lakh in his wife’s name in Haveri, a duplex house worth Rs 50 lakh in Haveri, one car and three bikes.

During the raid on Basavaraj Rudrappa Goudar, the sleuths unearthed details of 36 acres land, 13 sites, one SUV and gold ornaments worth Rs 30 lakh.

The sleuths unearthed six sites, one car, one bike, gold ornaments worth Rs 5 lakh, silver articles worth Rs 30,000, domestic appliances worth Rs 4 lakh and 15 bank accounts during raids on Bannappa Kumar’s office and houses.

Sahadev Bheemrao Mankere has earned properties in his and family members’ names. He has three houses worth Rs 60 lakh, one shop, gold ornaments worth Rs 8 lakh, a 14-acre land and a farmhouse.

During the raid on SP Thippareddy’s residence, the sleuths unearthed one duplex house worth Rs 1 crore, gold ornaments worth Rs 10 lakh, two cars, two bikes, 20 insurance policies, 10 bank accounts, one bank locker, Rs 2 lakh deposit in his children’s name, five mutual funds, one site and 16 acres land.

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