Bangalore: The Lokayukta Court Monday ordered a
probe by the Lokayukta Superintendent of Police into the
private complaint against a BJP MLA for allegedly possessing
assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Judge N K Sudhindra Rao directed the SP Lokayukta to
submit his report by March 12.
B Eranna, a Pre-University lecturer in Siruguppa, who
filed the complaint, submitted that Somalingappa was first
elected to the Karnataka Assembly in 2004 and re-elected in
2008 from Siruguppa segment in Bellary district.
Somalingappa while filing his nomination papers and
declarations made before the Karnataka Lokayukta, right from
2004-05 upto March 31, 2011, had declared income of Rs
13,40,000 against the assets acquired by him and his family
to the tune of Rs 76,99,333.
This excluded the cost and value of certain assets like a
property in Siruguppa, declared value of which is Rs 9 lakh
against the actual value of Rs 45 lakh, he had said.
The disproportionate income of Rs 63,59,333 was not
accounted for, he submitted.
Somalingappa is the second BJP MLA to face allegations of
disproportionate assets after S R Vishwanath.
Congress MLA Krishnappa is also facing a similar