Lokayukta raids unearth huge illgotten wealth from corrupt officials

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Bangalore, Jan 31 (UNI) Continuing their tirade on the corrupt officials the sleuths today conducted raids on offices and homes of ten Karnataka Government officials across the state and unearthed crore of rupees of 'illgotten wealth'.

Speaking to UNI Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde said that he would intensify the crackdown on the corrupt officials. "We have conducted 37 raids in January and nothing will stop me from cracking the whip on these corrupt people," he said.

Justice Hegde however expressed disappointment over the reports in a section of the media which opposed publishing of names of those against whom raids were conducted.

"We are not doing this for publicity. Everyone should understand our intention," he said.

Lokayukta spokesperson Syed Riyaz said today's action included on the offices and homes of Social Welfare commissioner Baburaj Mudabi in Bangalore, Public Rights directorate Superintendent of Police Pitambar Hazare in Gulbarga, Senior official of Industry and Commerce department Srishaila P Kolar and Subramanya, Additional SP of Bellary S P Rajappa and Circle Inspector Revanna of Davangere.

"The search is still on and the estimation of ill gotten wealth is yet to be done. But it runs into crores of rupees. Apart from other things the IAS officer Mudabi had misappropriated even the World Bank funds meant for poor people," he said.

Huge amount of cash, jewels, documents of land ownership, bank lockers and pass books had been seized.

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