Lokayukta told to speed up probe against IAS officer
By Rashmi Belur | Express News Service | Published: 08th October 2016 02:17 AM |
BENGALURU: The State Department of Personal and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) has written to the Lokayukta to speed up the probe into IAS officer Kapil Mohan’s disproportionate assets case. Confirming this, principal secretary to DPAR, Anil Kumar B H, said, “We have written to Lokayukta to expedite the case.”
Lokayukta police registered an FIR against Kapil Mohan and his wife Ruchi Saxena in a disproportionate assets case on September 2015.
Following the order by the state government, Lokayukta police started the probe and registered an FIR under Sections 13 (1) (e) and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. He was principal secretary to the Department of Sports and Youth Services when the case was registered. Now, he is chairman of Karnataka Administrative Tribunal.
“As the case is before the Lokayukta, we want to know the status of the investigation and we have also written to them to speed up the investigation,” said Anil Kumar.
What was the case?
Based on the report submitted by CID officials, the Chief Minister ordered a Lokayukta inquiry. Following the order, Lokayukta police had conducted searches at five places linked to Kapil Mohan. During the searches, they seized jewellery worth `50 lakh and documents of properties, which were bought in his wife’s name in Uttar Pradesh. There was one complaint lodged at Old Hubballi police station under Sections 392, 120(B), 201 of the IPC and Sections 7, 9, 12, 13(1D) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, regarding a cricket betting racket involving policemen and cricket bookies.
Following this, some of the bookies were arrested by the Hubballi police. During interrogation, the bookies revealed that the cricket betting racket was run from a flat at Golden Grand Apartment in Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru, which belong to Naresh Mohan, father of Kapil Mohan.