ACB raids six govt. officers' houses, offices across Karnataka

ACB raids six govt. officers' houses, offices across Karnataka

The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) carried out raids on six different government officers' homes and offices across Karnataka on Wednesday.

Kalburgi

ACB sleuths raided the house of Minor Irrigation Department Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) H B Malappa at about 2 pm.

It is learnt that he was earlier posted at Shivamogga and later transferred to Kalburgi four months ago.

ACB police said that he owns houses in Shivamogga and Bengaluru, but lives in a rented house in Kalburgi. Investigations are on.  

Bantwal

ACB police raided the office, Thokur (Bantwal) and Kinnigoli (Mangaluru) houses belonging to  agriculture department Assistant Director P F Miranda. Investigations are on.  

Chikkaballapur

Minor Irrigation Department Assistant Executive Engineer  Hemanth's office in Chikkaballapur, farm house and his Bengaluru house were raided by the ACB team 11 officers on Wednesday morning. Investigations are on.

Tumakuru    

The house of PWD Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) Jagadish in Koratagere in Tumakaru district was raided by ACB.  

ACB police said that Jagadish has been serving in the public works department (PWD) at Koratagere for the last four and half years, and owns a house there.

The Lokayukta police had gathered information against the AEE two years ago and the ACB has raided his house now.    

ACB officers have also inspected documents found in the AEE's Saraswathipuram house in Tumakuru.  

Dharwad

In a separate incident, ACB sleuths raided the house of Ankola Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) Panduranga Pai and searched his Hubbali, Dharwad and Ankola houses on Wednesday.    

Belagavi

Another PWD AEE Suresh Bhimanayaka's house was raided by an ACB team and documents were inspected.  He is posted at Kittur taluk in Belagavi district.

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