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Ballari: ACB raids sub-registrar, finds he has three wives, six sites!

Daijiworld Media Network – Ballari (EP)

Ballari, Mar 17: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) raided houses owned by K Marigadi, acting sub-registrar of Hoovina Hadagali in Ballari, on Thursday, March 16 and unearthed six sites, other property and that he has three wives.

There are no records concerning Marigadi's marriage with his first wife Huligemma and third wife Sudha. His second wife Yallamma though, has filed for divorce in Siriguppa court, whose hearing is in progress. "During the investigations, six sites were found in his wife Sudha's name," said Kalaburgi and Bellary ACB SP Anita Haddennanavara.

ACB SP Anita further said, "The houses in Basaveshwara layout include those in the names of Marigadi's first wife Huligemma, third wife Sudha and deed-writer Althaf, who is said to be close to Marigadi. Records relating to houses of Kadalabalu grama resident A M Kotresha and Kadalebalu camp's Suryanarayana who are also close to Marigadi are being scrutinized. Kotresha has a DTP centre near the office of the Tahsildar. Touts are handling all the work concerning registrations of land, sites and looking after all the affairs concerning Marigadi. Suryanarayana hails from Andhra Pradesh and earns his living through agriculture. Records of Hoovina Hadagali deputy registrar office where Marigadi is working are also on the radar."

"Rs 3.5 lac in cash, and an apartment in the name of Marigadi's son were found during the raid. A car and two two-wheelers were also seized. Investigation on properties is in progress. Amassing property beyond his known source of income is already found at the onset of investigation," she added.

Marigadi had worked as an attender in the deputy registrar office from 1989 to 1991. He was later promoted to second division assistant before getting assigned to the Hosapete office. Though there were orders for his promotion a few months ago, he rejected it fearing transfer to another district and had continued as SDA.

Tip-off about raid

It is said that the sub-registrar knew of the raid a few months ago. The rumour about the tip-off was heard after raids in the deputy registrar's office on Thursday. There were arguments about money among the staff members during work. Marigadi suspected his adversaries to have conspired against him, thereby complaining to ACB officials.

Marigadi who had recently taken over as the acting sub-registrar in Hoovina Hadagali, is said to have commuted from Hosapete everyday. He was suspended when he worked in Hagaribommanahalli office of the deputy registrar as the SDA, for dereliction of duty. He was assigned the Hosapete office after a few months, when his suspension orders were revoked.


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  • MN, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    We heard many such raids. But we haven't heard that the ill-gotten property is permanently confiscated by government.
    Unless there is law enacted that the properties belonging to such corrupt officials and people in public life (including politicians) become government property, nothing will change.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    When you visit sub-registrars office they have well knowledge of Karnataka Land Act.
    Why he forgotten Marriage Act?
    Funny sub-registrar!

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    A worthy candidate for MLA seat in the upcoming State Assembly elections.....

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    No wonder! He can afford dozen wives also from what he is getting under the table. Punish him also under Polygamy being a Govt. servant. Dildaar guy!

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  • francis lewis, Sastan / Bangalore

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Just pack them and terminate their jobs. No Bail / Suspension please

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  • NN, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    He himself is a Registrar of Marriages and Registrar or Deeds. Who are we to question him?

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    May be he can afford more than three wives. money power.

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  • Nithya, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Door to corruption is opened by currency.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman/Wash DC.

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Impound his 2 wives for State of Karnataka...leave him with just one....Corruption will be reduced by two third by default...

    What say you Sir J ???...


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  • Mark, Bangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Why only sub-registrar? Why not Registrars? Country's bureaucracy has gone to dogs. Over 6 months, panchayat clerk still not transferred my land purchased documents; because I haven't bribed him. There is no judicial justice to strip these buggers! I wish what Justice Katju said comes true that - "Only hope for India is revolution". Dilapidated construction can't be re-furbished but re-built. So does this nation!

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Simply praise Modi and you will get clean chit in no time and nobody even the highest law on the country can touch you. But with one cavier you may have to share some of the kitty you accumulated with PM Modi. This is Nagpur Court Law.

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  • Avinash, Ksd/Bluru

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Simple blame Hindu gods. You will get clean chit as well as some award within no time

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  • Peter, KSA

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    I don't think different religions have different Gods ! If so, those who do not believe in Goddess Lakshmi would not have any wealth or those who do not worship Saraswati would not have education/knowledge.

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