Lokayukta raids on officials, Rs 8.8 Cr illegal assets found

 Illegal assets worth about Rs 8.8 crore were unearthed during simultaneous raids conducted by Lokayukta police on Friday in 25 premises belonging to government servants across the state.

Bengaluru: Illegal assets worth about Rs 8.8 crore were unearthed during simultaneous raids conducted by Lokayukta police on Friday in 25 premises belonging to government servants across the state.

Based on the information collected by Lokayukta police officers, source reports were generated against 10 government servants for alleged possession of assets disproportionate to their known source of income, the Lokayukta said.

It said raids were conducted in Bangalore Rural, Bagalkote, Bidar, Hassan, KGF, Kalburgi, Mandya, Raichur and Vijyapura districts.

Criminal cases under Prevention of Corruption Act were registered against the government servants, a Lokayukta statement said. The Bank accounts and lockers are being scrutinised it said, adding, further investigation is in progress.

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