Lokayukta raids over 63 locations in Karnataka; property, valuables worth crores seized

Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS): Karnataka Lokayukta on Tuesday conducted raids at more than 63 locations belonging to 13 government officers across the state during which valuables and property documents worth crores have been seized.

Over 200 Lokayukta officers initiated simultaneous raids early in the morning, with three locations in Bengaluru. Additional raids are being conducted at two locations each in Ballary, Koppal, Chikkaballapura, Mysuru, Kolar districts and Dharwad city.

Sources revealed that the raid on an executive engineer associated with the Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) exposed property worth crores of rupees in his wife's name. The officers recovered three kilograms of gold, 28 kilograms of silver, diamond jewels worth Rs 25 lakh, Rs 6 lakh in cash, and antique collections valued at Rs 1.5 crore.

The executive engineer allegedly accepted bribes for providing connections to apartments and commercial buildings, leading to complaints filed with the Karnataka Lokayukta. The officer presently resides in a luxury apartment, and raids are being conducted at seven of his properties located in different places.

In addition to the Bescom executive engineer, raids are also being carried out on residences of various other officials, including the District Health Officer (DHO) in Kalaburgi, CEO of a Milk Co-Operative Society, Reserve Forest Officer, geologist, retired vice-chancellor, lecturer, deputy director of the horticulture department, storekeeper, and Municipality Commissioner, according to sources.



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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Wed, Dec 06 2023

    this is the brain of our great Lord Sidda Devaraya..now as the guarantees are announced...the funds will be short in treasury as the earlier brashta people have siphoned off all money in the name of 40%...now all govt officials have to cough the ill gotten wealth...it will be used for good purposes...Bahu Paraakk...Trivikrama Lord Janaabe Ali Sidda devaraya....Kannadigara Kanamani.

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  • R S Kadibagil, Dharwad

    Tue, Dec 05 2023

    Very good. Suomoto actions needs to be more that, the more the government servants/public servants involved in curruption, be subjected with foolproof evidence, supported with a highly Commendable prosecution.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Tue, Dec 05 2023

    Why no raids on politicians? Are they saints?

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  • Ramesha, Ramanagara

    Tue, Dec 05 2023

    All BJP politicians are saints...each and every one of them.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Dec 05 2023

    Oza Surathkal may be they have Immunity?But now small ants are also making dirt,that mounts more than bigger one.Find it super they thought of making raids simultaniously

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 05 2023

    I don’t mean to generalize, but if you look at the people who have accepted bribes, you’ll find that most of them are from Andhra Pradesh. Although they have been settled in Bangalore for a long time, they seem to hold corrupt culture of Andhra Pradesh.

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  • ca girishkk, valencia/m'lore

    Tue, Dec 05 2023

    ना खाऊंगा, ना खाने दूंगा...it is as simple as that.....,

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  • Pacific Heights, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 05 2023

    When the leader is the richest politician of India, 2500 Crores, whose only source of income was 'social service' in a village. His daughter is still in college and already worth 300 Crores, then what can you expect???? Raids and Raids. The day the leader is summoned, the Govt will be rear ended.

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  • Rajender, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 05 2023

    THIS IS SMALL FISH --- every day if there are raids --- (“A Fish rots from the head down”) -- -- from the Top --thousand of crores can be got ---- the innocent tax payers ---& -- the poor their burden can be reduced --

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, Dec 05 2023

    Karnataka has also become like Ambani & Adani ...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Dec 05 2023

    words of winston churchill in 1947...country is going in the hand of rascals....today it is very much proven....in fact within 10 or 20 years of attaining indepndence....we proved it...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 05 2023

    Today Bumper crop, I believe.

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  • Indian, INDIA

    Tue, Dec 05 2023

    A to Z.. sab ke sab chor hai.... Reminds me of a dialogue from the movie "NAYAK"

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