Lokayukta unearths Rs 9.7 cr worth "illegal" assets

Lokayukta Police in Karnataka on Tuesday conducted simultaneous raids at 14 premises belonging to government servants across the state and unearthed alleged illegal assets to the tune of around Rs 9.7 crore.

Bangalore: Lokayukta Police in Karnataka on Tuesday conducted simultaneous raids at 14 premises belonging to government servants across the state and unearthed alleged illegal assets to the tune of around Rs 9.7 crore.

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

It said raids were conducted in Chitradurga, Kolar, Mysore, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur and Yadgir districts in 14 premises belonging to accused government servants, unearthing "illegal" assets of around Rs 9.7 crore.

Stating that criminal cases under Prevention of Corruption Act were registered against government servants, Lokayukta police said the bank accounts were being scrutinised and further investigation was in progress.

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