Bangalore: Karnataka High Court on Friday stayed
further action by the state government against former
Karnataka Milk Federation Chairman H D Revanna,facing
allegations of financial irregularities and violation of rules
Justice S Abdul Nazeer granted the interim stay on a
petition filed by Revanna seeking quashing of the proceedings
initiated by the Cooperation Department on the basis of a
report submitted after re-auditing of KMF accounts between
1994-2001 when he was the Chairman.
Revanna in his petition contended "political vendetta"
as the reason for such an action, which he also termed as
"illegal and arbitrary".
Under direction from the Government, the Cooperation
Department, in whose jurisidiction the KMF fell, had ordered
re-verification of audited accounts, findings of which
brought to the fore that the alleged irregularities had
caused a loss of Rs 38.25 crore to the KMF.
The Cooperation Department had issued notices to Revanna
seeking his explanation on the re-audited report.
Meanwhile, a batch of petitions was filed before the
court by two persons on the basis of these notices praying for
action against Revanna.