Houses of 13 govt officials raided and more than Rs 5 lakh seized

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Bangalore, Nov 3 (UNI) More than Rs five lakhs cash and properties running to several crores of rupees were seized in a raid conducted on 13 Karnataka government officials by Karnataka Lok Ayukta today.

In all over 800 officials in 16 teams swooped on the houses of officials in a simultaneous raids on the houses and properties of 13 State Government officials in Bangalore, Bellary and Bidar under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Additional Director General of Police (Lok Ayukta) Rup Kumar Datta said that the raids were conducted at the houses and properties of three Motor Vehicle Inspectors, one Executive Engineer and seven police officers, including one Superintendent of Police, two Assistant Commissioners, one Deputy Superintendent and one Traffic Inspector.

The Officials whose houses and properties raided included Motor Vehicle Inspector Ishwara Naik, Rajajinagar, Bangalore, Balachandrarao, Senior Motor Vehicle Inspector, RTO Office, Yeshwanthpur, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Devanahalli, Bangalore Assistant Commissioner of Police, Vidhana Soudha G T Ajjappa, Assistant Commissioner of Police Vidhana Soudha Security Vishwanath Singh, Superintendent of Police, APTS, Yelahanka, Bangalore City Sreenivas Iyer, Police Inspector, Ramamurthynagar, Bangalore H Siddappa, Police Inspector, City Special Branch, Bangalore City Mariswamygowda, Police Inspector (Traffic) Upparpet Police Station, Bangalore S B Mallikarjun, Police Inspector, Kadagodi, Bangalore City Purushotham, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Bellary Siddeshwara, Karanja Project, Janawada, Bidar Assistant Executive Engineer Lakshman Rao, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Bellary Shankarappa.

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