ACB raids houses of 9 civil officials in disproportionate assets cases; gold,cash seized


Teams of the Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday raided residences and offices of nine officers in connection with disproportionate assets cases at 28 places in 11 districts of Karnataka.

“A team of 52 officers and 172 staff of Anti Corruption Bureau today conducted raids and search related to disproportionate assets against nine officers at 28 places in 11 districts,” an official of Karnataka unit of ACB told ANI on Tuesday.

As per initial details, cash, jewellery, expensive watches and gold utensils were recovered during ACB’s raid at CESCom Superintendent Engineer KM Munigopal Raju’s house in Mysore, it added.

Raids are being conducted in Chikkaballapura, Belagavi, Mysuru, Yadgiri, Bengaluru and Devengere districts. According to the ACB, the officials whose houses are being investigated include Krishnegowda, Project Director of Nirmiti Kendra in Chikkaballapur; Hanamantha Shivappa Chikkannanavara, Deputy Chief Electrical Inspector, Belagavi Circle; Subramanya K Vaddar, Joint Director, Town and Country Planning, Mysuru; Munigopal Raju, Superintendent Engineer, Chescom, Mysuru; Channaveerappa, a first division assistant at an RTO office in Mysuru; Raju Pattar, Accounts Officer, GESCOM, Yadgir; and K M Pratham, Deputy Director, Factories and Boilers, Davangere Division.

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