Lokayukta raids in Bengaluru, Ramnagar, Bagalkot, Belagavi, Tumakuru, Kalaburgi, Yadgir, Kolar, and other places
On Wednesday, the Karnataka Lokayukta was conducting simultaneous raids on the residence and offices of several government officials across Karnataka. The Lokayukta officials knocked on the doors of the officers’ residences early in the morning and started the inspection, sources said.
The raids were conducted in Bengaluru, Ramnagar, Bagalkot, Belagavi, Tumakuru, Kalaburgi, Yadgir, Kolar, and other places. The raids were also underway in Raichur and Kolar districts.
In Bengaluru, raids have been conducted at 10 locations, including the residence of former K R Puram Tehsildar Ajith Rai. Sources stated that they have found huge cash at his residence. The allegations of rampant corruption had surfaced against Ajith Rai, and the raids were conducted against this backdrop, Lokayukta sources stated.
The Lokayukta sleuths have also raided the premises of Ravi, the joint director attached to the agriculture department. The raids were underway at his residence in Shankarapura in Tumakuru and his farmhouse in Ramnagar.
Lokayukta officials have raided the residence of Hubballi Electricity Supply Company (Hescom) Chief Executive Officer Shekar Bahuroopi at Ramatheerthanagar in Belagavi.
Raids were also underway on the joint director of the Agriculture department Chetana Patil in the Akkimaradi layout in Bagalkot. The sleuths found two turtles at the residence and took away her laptop and some documents into custody.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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