Karnataka Anti-Corruption Bureau officials are continuing their raids on govt officials’ residences on Thursday. The ACB had, on Wednesday, found Rs 25 lakh in cash, along with gold ornaments, hidden inside the PVC pipes of a state government employee’s house in Kalaburgi.
An ACB official said at least Rs 3.5 crore worth gold ornaments and Rs 15 lakh in cash were seized in Joint Director of Agriculture Department T S Rudreshappa’s Gadag residence.
Meanwhile, the bureau unearthed several alleged scams as it continued the raid on the city’s premier civic agency Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), including the sale of corner sites and crediting compensation to ineligible persons. The ACB officials say that the misappropriation of funds runs to more than Rs 200 crore and has caused a huge loss to the state exchequer.
In other news, heavy rains in parts of Karnataka over the last week have driven up vegetable prices in Bengaluru, with tomatoes now costing Rs 100-110 per kg in retail.