Probe into Mysuru Palace gold leafing scam stayed

The Karnataka High Court has extended the stay granted on Lokayukta proceedings against Mysuru Palace Board’s deputy director T S Subramanya.

The Lokayukta ADGP had initiated suo motu proceedings against Subramanya and engineers following allegations of misuse of funds meant for gold leafing work of the Darbar Hall of the Mysuru Palace.

It was alleged that there was misappropriation of funds allotted for gold leafing work by Subramanya and others. The government had allotted Rs 3.65 crore for gold leafing work in 2013 and the same work was issued for Rs 55 lakh in 2011, Rs 24 lakh in 2012, but the work was not executed as expected.

Subramanya had approached the high court contending that there was no misuse of funds and the proceedings against him be quashed. Justice Anand Byrareddy on January 25, 2017 extended the stay granted on the Lokayukta proceedings and passed an order to call the matter the following week. The matter is yet to be listed for hearing.

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