Misappropriation case against B V Acharya

BANGALORE: A private case has been filed in the Lokayukta court against Advocate General B V Acharya accusing him and four others of involvement in fraudulent transactions in the BMS Education

Published: 26th January 2012 05:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:22 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: A private case has been filed in the Lokayukta court against Advocate General B V Acharya accusing him and four others of involvement in fraudulent transactions in the BMS Education Trust.

The complainant has also questioned how Acharya can hold two positions — Advocate General and chairman of the council of trustees of the trust.

N Venkateshiah, a 94-year-old resident of Shivaganga Mutt Road in Chamarajapet, filed the case on Tuesday. Judge N K Sudheendra Rao reserved his order on the admissibility of the case till January 31.

The trust’s member appointed by the government and Director of Technical Education, H U Talwar (55), member secretary B S Ragini Narayan (70), members Dr P Dayananda Pai (66) and former additional chief secretary of Karnataka, Vijay Gore (63) are the other accused in the case.

The complainant has alleged that the accused had entered into a criminal conspiracy to fraudulently misappropriate for themselves huge sums of money received as donations form students and substantial part of the fees. “Pai, the main person behind the misappropriation, has been periodically and unofficially paying huge sums to other trustees, including Acharya and Talwar, from out of the misappropriated amount, as a reward for their co-operation in misappropriation,” the complaint stated.

Meanwhile, questioning Acharya on holding two positions, the complainant stated that Acharya, on moral grounds, should have resigned from the trusteeship and chairmanship soon after his appointment as Advocate General. “Instead, he is continuing to play a dual role to accomplish the mal-objectives of Pai. Acharya and Talwar have not only committed the offence of misappropriation, but have committed offences under various Sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.”

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