Bengaluru: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths on Friday morning raided the houses and offices of five bureaucrats in 17 locations across the state, including in the city.
The sleuths raided the bureaucrats based on credible information that they possessed assets disproportionate to their income.
In Bengaluru, the raids were carried out on Additional Controller of the Belur Cooperative Bank R. Sridhar. His cabin in the Office of the Regulatory Authority of Cooperative Societies on Ali Aksar Road in Bengaluru and his residence in Hassan were raided.
Similarly, Assistant Director of the Planning Commission Besattappa, Additional Director of Agriculture Department Hamsaveni’s home and office in Davangere, Officer at the Mangaluru Government Teacher Training Centre D. Manjunath and Assistant Engineer in Mysuru K. Mani’s office and residences in Mooda and Hunsur were also raided.
During the raid, it was found that Hamsaveni owned a 75x40 ft piece of land in Hassan where a three-storey house has been constructed. She owns 15 acres of land in Harappanahalli, a Xylo SUV, five two-wheelers, one tractor and large amounts of gold and silver jewellery, which the sleuths were yet to weigh. Her assets outweigh the income she generates. The sleuths also raided the office of Hamsaveni’s husband A.D.N. Kumar, who is serving as the Director of the Horticulture Department, ACB sleuths said.
The officials also raided the office of Reader Manjunath at the training centre and found that he owned a flat whose value is beyond his income. Manjunath earlier worked as a civic official with the Managaluru civic body and later got a job as a reader....