Twelve site papers, diamond necklace tumble out of BBMP engineer’s locker

ACB officials had conducted simultaneous raids on the premises of Chief Engineer Nagaraju and six other government officials on Tuesday.

Published: 03rd March 2017 04:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd March 2017 04:09 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Thursday found documents of 12 sites in a bank locker belonging to K T Nagaraju, Chief Engineer, Central Projects, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). In another bank locker, the officials found 500gm of gold and a diamond necklace worth Rs 22 lakh.

According to ACB sources, Nagaraju owned 12 sites in and around Kengeri, the approximate value of which is Rs 5 crore. The officials are yet to verify the two bank lockers and the total worth of the disproportionate assets.

ACB officials had conducted simultaneous raids on the premises of Nagaraju and six other government officials on Tuesday. Cases were registered against these officials under the Prevention of Corruption Act for possessing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income. 

During Tuesday’s raid, the ACB found that Nagaraju owned a 139-acre coffee estate in Hassan district, which were also in the names of his wife, brother and friend.

This apart, he also owned properties in benami name in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Ramanagara and Hassan districts. The officials also found Rs 7.32 lakh in new currency notes, 6kg of silver articles, gold ornaments weighing 800g and benami plots and sites.

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