CM`s camp levels allegations against JD(S) leader
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 05, 2011, 21:49
Bangalore: Hitting back at Opposition JD(S) in Karnataka, which has been levelling corruption charges against Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, his camp today alleged involvement of JD(S) leader H D Revanna in financial irregularities during his tenure as Chairman of Karnataka Milk Federation between 1995-96 and 2001.

An official inquiry conducted by the Cooperation Department into 19 charges has indicted Revanna in 2003 in connection with financial irregularities, recruitment of personnel in disregard to the law and rules and awarding works and leasing out KMF land for a private firm bypassing tenders, among others, B J Puttaswamy, Political Secretary to the Chief Minister, told reporters here.

Puttaswamy said the report stated that during Revanna's tenure during the five years, there was misuse of funds to the tune of Rs 38.25 crore.

Several officials, including members of KMF Board, toured foreign countries multiple times and caused financial loss to the body, and nearly half-acre of KMF land had been given on lease for Gujarat-based Milk Marketing Federation for a period of 99 years without following any rules and regulations during Revanna's tenure, he alleged.

It recommended to the government to take steps to recover the financial loss from Revanna and other officials involved in the misuse of KMF funds and filing criminal cases.

The then coalition government headed by Dharam Singh government in 2004 set aside the report findings by instructing KMF officials not to indulge in financial irregularities in future.

To reopen the case, the Cooperation Department has decided to file a petition in the Karnataka High Court on Monday, Puttaswamy added.


First Published: Saturday, February 05, 2011, 21:49

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