The trap was laid by the Lokayukta police based on a complaint filed by Prathap BN, an Electrical Contractor.
The Lokayukta further said Bescom is collecting electrical charges from the public, who expect corresponding facilities from the authorities to make their life comfortable and hassle-free.
'Negligence on the part of BESCOM for electrocution', says Karnataka Lokayukta, orders investigation
"Non-maintenance of electrical lines in a reasonable condition would be a serious dereliction of duty. Such derelictions will prove fatal to the lives of people," Justice B S Patil said.
Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister H K Patil said the cabinet took note that the investigation was still pending in 10 criminal cases and no chargesheets were filed to dispose of 59 cases pending.
Lokayukta rejects petition against Kerala CM, 18 ex-cabinet ministers on alleged misuse of relief funds
The petition was filed in September 2018, questioning decisions taken by the cabinet.
Lokayukta had recommended penal action against officials after the charges against them were proved in 1,074 cases. But the government is yet to take action.
Telangana HC, in a crucial verdict, has asserted that the Lokayukta’s powers under the Telangana Lokayukta Act, 1983, did not extend to the issuance of an order to RDO, Husanabad.
Orders were issued to investigate the case and take stern action, following which an FIR was filed.
The Lokayukta police registered a case against the executive engineer on May 29 under the Prevention of Corruption Act and searched his premises.
The other three accused are Ashoka HM, first division assistant; Sheela, excise inspector of Harihara zone, and Shailashree, second division assistant.
The anti-corruption watchdog has summoned the additional chief secretary of Steel and Mines department seeking his views and comments on the matter within six weeks.
Citing the report, BJP on Friday alleged that on the instructions of Arvind Kejriwal, 7,180 classrooms were reduced to 4,126 but there was no cut in the budget.
According to the official statement, Lokayukta police received several complaints of irregularities and corruption in RTOs from the public.
The Lokayukta Special Court, on Monday, issued NBW against Sasikala and Ilavarasi, who are currently on bail, besides ordering to issue notice to sureties.
Material placed before the court prima facie indicates the involvement of the petitioner in committing the offence, without showing any mercy to the pregnant woman who was suffering from labour pain.
Sasikumar’s contention was that the conduct of the Upa Lokayuktas during the hearing of the case was unusual and that raised suspicion of their impartiality.
Coming across several cases where investigation has gone on for years and no final report was filed, the court said it speaks volumes for the lackadaisical attitude of the prosecution/ Lokayukta.
According to police sources, the duo accused were engaged in blackmailing PWD officials by posing themselves as Lokayukta officials.
Patil had threatened government engineers in Kushtagi and Lingasur taluks. The Vidhana Soudha police caught Santosh Koppad, who is Patil’s associate.
In Bengaluru, Mahadevapura Zone BBMP revenue inspector S Nataraj , was found with immovable assets of Rs 3.91 crore and movable assets of Rs 1 crore.