Lok Ayukta raid on govt officials; cash, properties seized

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Bangalore, Nov 3 (UNI) More than Rs five lakh cash and properties worth several crores of rupees were seized in a raid conducted on 13 Karnataka Government officials by the Lok Ayukta here today.

In all, over 800 officials of 16 teams swooped on the houses of the officials, simultaneously, in Bangalore, Bellary and Bidar.

The raids were conducted under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Additional Director General of Police (Lok Ayukta) Rup Kumar Datta said 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 were raided, included Motor Vehicle Inspector Ishwara Naik, Senior Motor Vehicle Inspector Balachandrarao, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Vidhana Soudha G T Ajjappa and Superintendent of Police, APTS, Yelahanka, Bangalore City.

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