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Lokayukta police raid 10 govt officials

The police registered criminal cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act

A surveyor with the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and an assessor with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahananagar Palike were among 10 government servants raided by the Karnataka Lokayukta police here on Friday in simultaneous operations at 32 premises.

Additional Director General of Police (Lokayukta) HN Sathyanarayana Rao said that raids were conducted on the premises of accused persons including M Narendra Kumar,a surveyor in the BDA,R Prashanth Kumar,an assessor with the BBMP and Narayana Karvi,an Assistant Executive Engineer in the Port and Fisheries Department. Based on credible information collected by the Lokayukta police illegal assets worth over Rs 15.5 crore were unearthed,the ADGP said. The BDA surveyor whose present pay scale is Rs 18,100 per month had amassed assets worth over Rs 3.3 crore. He had a posh guest house and swimming pool in the Sahakaranagar area,the Lok Ayukta police said.

The Lokayukta police have registered criminal cases at Bangalore,Bellary,Chitradurga,Dharwad,Karwar,Koppala,Mandya,Tumkur and Udupi under the provision of the Prevention of Corruption Act for possession of assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

ADGP Rao said the BDA surveyor threw his car key out of the window when the Lokayukta police entered his house because he had hidden bundles of documents in it. The Lokayukta team managed to locate the key in his garden and seized the documents.