Complaint filed against H D Kumaraswamy, brother

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Bangalore, Jan 25 (PTI) A complaint was today filedwith the Karnataka Lokayukta against JDS state president HD Kumaraswamy, his brother H D Balakrishna and family membersfor alleged possession of wealth disproportionate to theirknown sources of income to the tune of Rs 167 crore whenKumaraswamy was the chief minister.

Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde told PTI that aDharwad-based advocate filed the complaint.

"Yes we have received the complaint. But we have takenthe complaint against the two (Kumaraswamy and Balakrishna)and not the other members as they are not public servants."

He said he was also examining whether Kumaraswamy andBalakrishna would come under the purview of public servantsunder Karnataka Lokayukta Act because the former is an MP andBalakrishna, an IAS officer had taken voluntary retirementfrom government service a few years back.

"We will examine this and also the complaint. If theycome under the purview of the Lokayukta Act, we will hold thenecessary enquiry," Hegde said.

On January 22, a Bangalore-based advocate had filed acomplaint before the B Padmaraj Commission of Enquiry, seekinga probe into denotification of lands during the regimes offormer chief ministers S M Krishna, H D Deve Gowda, his sonKumarswamy and N Dharam Singh.

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