Karnataka irrigation official owns 87 acres, four sites, three cars

ACB conducts raids on 6 officials who amassed illegal wealth

Published: 10th March 2017 07:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2017 07:19 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Agricultural land running into 87 acres, 11 lakh worth shares and bonds, `5.5 lakh in cash, three cars and several benami sites and buildings. These are the assets owned by Srihari, Assistant Engineer, Minor Irrigation Department, Sira Sub-Division in Pavagada taluk of Tumakuru district whose properties were raided by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)on Thursday.

The officials said Srihari’s assets include 87 acres agriculture land worth `50 lakh in his wife and father-in-law’s name in Pavagada taluk, four sites in Pavagada, Tiptur and Dasanapura in Bengaluru and a house each in his wife and mother’s name in Pavagada town. He had invested `11 lakh in shares and bonds in Sahara India and had cash of `5.5 lakh in four bank accounts. He possesses three cars- Swift Dzire, Maruti 800 and Tata Indica -- and a two-wheeler.
Gold ornaments weighing 250 gm were also unearthed during the raid.
The ACB also raided the properties of Swamy, Panchayat Development Officer (PDO) working at Mayaganahalli Gram Panchayat in Ramanagar district. The officials unearthed two sites, a house worth `35 lakh at Channapatna town in his wife’s name, 2.5 acres agriculture land in Maddur, gold ornaments weighing 200 gm, silver articles weighing 1.5 kg, Hyundai i20 sports car, 3 two-wheelers and `20 lakh cash in different bank accounts.

Simultaneous raids were conducted on the premises of four other officials and their relatives in Ramanagara, Tumakuru, Kolar and Udupi districts. The raids were conducted after registering the cases under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act against these officials for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets to their known sources of income. The exact disproportionate assets owned by each official is yet to be finalised as the search is still on.

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