Shivarj Patil had earlier on Sept 19 submitted his resignation after he was indicted of illegal possession of property in Bangalore. He had even offered to return back the land.
A report in Bangalore Mirror accused the Lokayukta of possessing two plots in Bangalore by breaching rules.
According to reports, he acquired both the properties; one in his name, while the other in his wife's name.
It was alleged that he had acquired the land flouting the by-laws that bars two people from the same family of buying land separately. The VHBCS site is in the name of Patil's wife. He had even built a house in one of the plots years back.
Shivarj Patil's resignation comes as a setback to the state.