Bangalore: Lokayukta police Friday raided the
residences of five government officials here and in two other
towns and unearthed assets worth over Rs seven crore
disproportionate to their known sources of income.
Three separate teams conducted searches at three places in
the city and one each in Bagalkot and Bhadravati towns.
"All the five have been arrested and will be produced before
a court later," Lokayukta ADGP J V Gaonkar told reporters.
The searches were conducted on credible information that the
officials possessed assets disproportionate to known sources
of income, he said.
Those arrested are T Sriram,Executive Engineer of Bangalore
Water Supply and Sewarage Board with assets worth over Rs 2.17
crore. Among valuables seized were 30 grams of platinum and
bank balance of Rs 42 lakh.He also has four houses and a flat.
S M Ramakrishna, Additional Chief Engineer BWSSB had assets
worth Rs 1.25 crore, which included two houses and three house
sites in the city. He also had 10 bank accounts, Gaonkar said.
Ramalingaiah, AEE in PWD here owned assets and cash worth
Rs 1.17 crore.He also has two houses in the city and two sites
in an industrial town.
Lakshman Shivappa Goundi, head clerk in Food and Civil
Supplies Department, Bagalkot, had amassed assets worth Rs
1.19 crore. He also owns 10 acres of irrigated land besides
two houses and three cars, Gaonkar said.
S Ramakrishnappa an AEE in Minor Irrigation Sub Division in
Shimoga owned assets worth Rs 1.26 crore. He owned 10 acres of
irrigated land, 2.5 kg of gold, two farm houses and two cars,