Kolar: FIR against Udupi DC, others for accepting costly gifts at farewell


Daijiworld Media Network - Kolar (SP)

Kolar, Jun 29: With reference to an incident in which a silver mace and crown were presented to the then outgoing Kolar zilla panchayat chief executive officer and current deputy commissioner of Udupi district G Jagadeesha, at his farewell function, a first information report (FIR) stands registered against the Udupi DC, taluk panchayat executive officer, and nine panchayat development officers.

The said farewell had been arranged allegedly at the zilla panchayat auditorium at Kolar on August 23, 2019. Based on the complaint, Kolar chief district and sessions court has instructed Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Kolar district to hold an investigation under the Prevention of Corruption Act and file a report of the finding in the court.

The complaint was filed by S Narayanaswamy from Kolar with the director general of Anti-Corruption Bureau along with documentary proof. The complainant has alleged that the farewell was arranged to the outgoing zilla panchayat chief executive officer and gifts were presented in the form of illegal gratification. He had, on June 17, 2020, urged the district court to investigate the matter.

The court has instructed the ACB to submit a report of its finding by August 25 this year.

The FIR has been filed against former zilla panchayat executive officer of Kolar G Jagadeesha, panchayat development officers K Mahesh Kumar, P Narayanappa, M Ramakrishna, V Shankar, H Samparaj, S G Harish Kumar, M Somashekhar, Ashwath Narayan M, Suresh Kumar, and Srinivasapura taluk panchayat executive officer H Anand. The FIR was registered under section 465, 467, 468 and 471 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Deputy superintendent of police M L Puruhotham, and police inspector G N Venkatachanalapathi, are the investigating officers.

Six government officials including outgoing deputy commissioner of Kolar, G Manjunath, have been named as witnesses.

In the past too, some people had made similar allegations. In response, on behalf of Panchayat Development Officers Association, a press meet had been organized in which an explanation was given claiming that the crown and mace had been hired for the function. As the case has now reached the court, the incident has again gained public attention.

 

 

  

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  • smr, Karkala

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    The Bellary Reddy looted the Karnataka 'Boo tahi' and Rs 40 crown studded with diamond, platinum, silver and gold.

    This is the Reddy who had most expensive wedding of his daughter, who was caught 'bail for sale' scam and found in the murder of Judge in Hyderbad.

    Today the officer who worked tirelessly and ensure the safety of the Udupi District residence Covid free for months now booked for his good work.

    DC Sir, auction this silver and donate the amount to the same panchyat for civil work like school, clinic or tube well. The expensive gift to the honest officer is good memories and good deeds.

    Jai Hind

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  • Sachidananda Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Same people do not have any problem when one such National Political Party took Party Fund or Donation from Chinese Govt that also by doing favour at Nation's Cost.... Why you want to trouble those people who do their job excellently???
    Pls do not promote hate culture in our coastal region.... else we too end up like any other State in India

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    1 kg silver costing Rs. 41000 only. Looks like people who didn't get favour from DC wanted to take revenge. If DC wants to make money he can make in millions.

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Looks expensive; BUT it is NOT expensive.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Sand Mafia is now taking Revenge ...

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Someone must boiling with vendetta politics on DC and hence it took so long to dig and file a FIR, this act may no way help society and no benefit.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    My friend accepted a Rs. 11 Lack Suit which he wore & auctioned for Rs. 4.31 Crores ...

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Good, he didn't keep it for himself, PM being a state head is authorised to accept gifts in the capacity of PM, he didn't take it home, there is clear difference...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Sanjay, Hebri
    Who buys used clothes ...

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    The auctioned amount money can buy only 2 MLA's

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  • Sathish Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Jossey hope you have not forgotten Mr. Siddaramayya's wrist watch.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Gifts act one must study in full. If he has not taken that gift to home, and have kept in office only , how it is treated as gift accepted. That point must clearly clarified. Our top leaders also while visiting foreign countries they receive many gifts and that they don't take home. That what I believe.

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  • Suneed, Manglore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    When compared to ex CJI accepting MP post and current CJI posing on costly bike registered to political leader, this is nothing.
    Law must be equal for everyone. Some government buy the power with the tax money.

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  • Observer, Managlore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    May be he is under black list? like the trend which has become common nowadays.

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  • parvez hamad, dxb/mlore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    its ok yaar cant catch the big fish of corruption ... cumplaint like this is only NATAKA showoff as if we people are big DESH BHAKT... simply one more FIR wast of paper and time (PUBLIC + CITY)

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    High command got disturbed....

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  • Jhanavi, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    he is a good DC of Udupi.... why simply drag him to unnecessary issues...

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Accepting gifts in service is a type of corruption. Ignorance of law is not an excuse.

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  • Jhanavi, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    It might be a corruption, but he accepted it as a gift when getting transferred from that place.. and that too he was given the gift with love by people there... when there are so many MLAs and other political people who have grabbed unaccountable assets, why this small thing is being made a issue,... not only this even yesterday there was some news....

    dont you think it is political driven... he is a very good dc with humble background. he understand the issues of poor and needy.. i have seen him work.... i have never supported any dc's till date but this person is the first one i am appreciating... i have not received any favour from him... but he has and is following rules and regulation.... few small mistakes here and there will be there as they are also humans.... bu my question is why back to back allegation on DC now.... i am sure he has gone against some politician...

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    We all know our DC is good, but he should have followed the rule of law, taking costly gifts is clearly a type of corruption, i am sure it is not so in this case, but rules cannot be framed differently for good officials and not good officials. Law is equal for all.

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  • Kevib, Dubai

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Send off will never be forgotten

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Costly gifts are indirect bribes.The givers and takers should be thoroughly investigated. The gifts should be seized, auctioned and distributed amongst the most needy during these difficult times.

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  • Gobardas, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Abh ki baar topi sarkar

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Social distancing ? See the picture it is just the reverse and not a single person wearing a mask!!

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  • Vinay, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    My dear, it was held on 23rd Aug, 2019. FIR is filed now. Please read the news properly and then comment!

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  • RonRon, Udupi

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Learn to read it properly and completely before commenting.....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Monty, it was august, 2019....not recent one...

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Anna, beccha neerug onji thundu limbu puntidu parle, you will feel good

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai.

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Dear All
    How quick are we to correct others ?  
    Correction is ok but why so much hatred whilst correcting ?  What are we trying to prove ?

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  • RonRon, Udupi

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Gangara Sales yencha undu!!!!!

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  • Mangalorean, MANGALORE

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Madam, before commenting you have to read the article properly.

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