Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: The Anti-Corruption Bureau has conducted searches in the houses and offices of seven Karnataka government officials after obtaining information regarding the officials owning “disproportionate assets” to their legal income.
The raids were conducted in Bengaluru, Chitradurga, Bellary, Davanagere, Chamarajanagar and Dakshina Kannada Districts under the supervision of Anti-Corruption Bureau Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. M.A. Saleem and Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) K.V. Gagan Deep.
All the seven officers were booked under 13(1) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
Raids were conducted at the office and residence of Basavaraju, Assistant Director, Town Planning, BBMP, Mahadevapur Ward, Bengaluru.
According to the ACB, Basavaraju owns a site at R.R. Nagar, University Layout with three-floor building; a site at Padmanabhanagar with two-floor building; one acre and eight gunta agriculture land at Magadi taluk; four acre and six gunta agriculture land at Magadi Taluk; a site at Kottigepalya, Bengaluru; a Skoda Car and a two-wheeler and gold jewellery, The search is still under progress.
Searches were conducted at the office and residence of H.L. Puttalingaiah, Assistant Engineer, PWD, Irrigation, Hangal Sub Division, Chitradurga District.
Puttalingaiah assets include two sites at Kelgote Grama; three sites at Medehalli; a site at Madakaripura, Maheshwari Estate; a site at Channenahalli; three storied building at Medehalli village; one-storied building at Medehalli village; a two wheeler; and gold and silver ornaments. The search is still under progress, said ACB.
Raids are being conducted at his residence and office premises of Umesh N. Patil, Assistant Executive Engineer, KRIDL, Davanagere Sub Division.
According to ACB Patil owns three sites at Shabanuru Grama; a site and three-storied building in Shabanuru Grama; two-acre and 16.5 guntas of agriculture land at Halekhalegrama; 26 guntas agriculture land at Halekhalegrama; two-storied building at Davanagere Town; one acre and 19 guntas of agriculture land at Agasanakatte grama, Davanagere; two-acre and 11 gunta agriculture land at Teredanahalli Grama, Davanagere; two sites at Kundawada Grama; two sites at Kabanuru Grama; one acre nine guntas of Agriculture land at Hoskote Taluk; a Skoda Rapid car; two two-wheeler vehicles; bank deposits of Rs. 4,00,000; gold ornaments; and many more bank lockers details found and should be ascertained.
ACB also conducted raids at the residential house and District Hospital Premises of Pampapthi, Principal, District Training Center, District Hospital Bellary District.
Pampapthi owns a site at Ramanjaneyanagar, Bellary; a site at Gandhinagar, Bellary; four sites and a building at Kuvempunagar, Bellary; a site at Doddanakundi village, Bengaluru; a Fiat car; two two-wheeler vehicles; bank deposits of Rs. 10,29,000; and gold and silver ornaments and cash of Rs. 18,991. The search is still underway on his premises.
Searches are also being conducted at the residence .R. Rechanna, Teacher, Chamarajanagar and his relative’s house at Alur and Andrakallai Chamarajanagar.
R. Rechanna owns five guntas of agriculture land at Chamarajanagar Rural; a site at Chamarajanagar CMC; one acre and 13 guntas of agriculture land at Muttige Village; a site at KEB East Extension area Chamarajanagar; one acre of agriculture land at Muttige Grama; three houses located at Chamaal Road; a site at KEB East Extension and 3 sites at Karinanjapura layout; nine nine guntas of agriculture land at Madapura Grama; one gunta agriculture land at Railway Station road; three sites at Medhara Road and a building; five guntas of agriculture land located opposite to Govt. Polytechnic; a site at HD Kote & Ring Road Junction at Mysore; a Tata Indica car; a two-wheeler vehicle; gold ornaments; and cash. Searches are still under progress.
The ACB is also conducting searches at the residence and office premises of Govinda Naik, FDA, Taluk Office, Belthangadi, Dakshina Kannada and Leelavathi H.B, Senior Women Health Assistant, Panchalakatte Health Center.
Naik’s assets include 26 guntas of agriculture land located at Kuvettu Grama, Beltangadi taluk; a residential house at Kuvettu Grama, Beltangadi taluk; three rented houses at Kuvettu Grama, Beltangadi taluk; a Maruthi Alto Car; two two-wheeler vehicles; gold and silver ornaments; and bank deposits of Rs. 10,00,000. Searches are still under progress.
Revenue Collector, BBMP, Puttenahalli Ward, Bengaluru, C.S. Vinay Kumar’s residences at Vijayanagar and Katriguppe, Bengaluru, were being raided by ACB.
Kumar’s assets include a site and two-storied building situated at Kempapura Agrahara, Basaveshwara Layout, Bangalore; one acre and 26 guntas of agriculture land at B.M. Kaval, Kengeri Hobli; one acre and 35 guntas of agriculture land at B.M. Kaval, Kengeri Hobli; a flat at Vijayanagar 2nd stage Pipeline Road; bank deposits of Rs. 31,00,000; 1kg and 160 grams of gold and 8 kg of silver; cash of Rs. 1,16,000; and 4,186 American Dollars. Searches are still underway, said ACB. (ANI)