BANGALORE : Lokayukta police raided the houses of five officials of the Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Corporation (KFCSC) in Shimoga on Wednesday.
The raids were conducted following a complaint by one Y B Chandrakanta accusing the officials of allowing the proprietor of Suraksha Warehousing Corp to divert 85,000 quintals of paddy procured and stored in 2011-12 in Shimoga under the Minimum Support Price Operation. The paddy is said to be worth `12.08 crore, said the police.
Officials searched the houses of KFCSC managing director C K Shivanna, district manager K Kodandarama, deputy manager Ramchandra Raoji, senior assistants H S Nagaraj and V Lingaiah. They also searched the office of Suraksha Warehousing Corp.
Some incriminating documents have been seized, said H N Sathyanarayana Rao, Additional Director General of Police, Lokayukta.