Massive crackdown as ACB raids 18 officers in State
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Massive crackdown as ACB raids 18 officers in State

March 16, 2022

In Mysuru, Vijayanagar Police Inspector’s house and Gundlupet Excise Inspector’s residence under radar

Mysore/Mysuru: In a massive crackdown against officials that began in the wee hours of today, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has been conducting raids against 18 Government officers at 75 different locations across Karnataka.

Over 100 officers and 300 officials of the ACB conducted raids in connection with disproportionate assets cases. In a press statement issued in Bengaluru, the ACB said that the raids are based on written and oral complaints received by the anti-corruption body.

In Mysuru city, the ACB sleuths raided Vijayanagar Police Inspector H.N. Balakrishna’s house at Mahadeshwara Layout in Vijayanagar 2nd Stage and are scanning various documents.

ACB sources told SOM that the sleuths knocked on the doors of Inspector Balakrishna’s house at about 6.30 am and all the family members including Balakrishna were present at the house.

The house of Gundlupet Excise Inspector Chaluvaraju at Srirampura in Mysuru. Picture right shows gold and silver confiscated by ACB Police during the raid this morning.

Simultaneous raids were conducted on the houses of Balakrishna’s father-in-law Chandregowda and the Inspector’s another house in Holenarasipura town on Holenarasipura-Channarayapatna Road. ACB sleuths of Mandya and Hassan have raided the houses in Holenarasipura and are verifying documents, sources added.

It is learnt that Balakrishna, who is facing charges of owning assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, was serving in the same Police Station for three years.

After searching Balakrishna’s house till 11 am, the ACB sleuths took the Inspector to Vijayanagar Police Station and searched his office.

The teams have now come back to his house and are verifying various documents pertaining to gold jewellery, vehicles, properties etc. The search was still on when we went to the Press and the quantum of the property and assets is yet to be disclosed by the ACB.

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Mysuru ACB Superintendent of Police (SP) Arunamshugiri guided ACB Dy.SP Thammanna and staff in the raid. The house of Gundlupet Excise Inspector Chaluvaraju’s house at Srirampura was also raided. Gold ornaments weighing 650 grams and silver articles have been confiscated and the ACB Police are verifying the documents.

In the State-wide raid, the houses and offices of 18 officers in 75 places were raided this morning. Other officers who were raided are: Gnanendra Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Transport and Road Safety, Bengaluru, Rakesh Kumar, BDA, Town Planning, Bengaluru, Ramesh Kankatte, Range Forest Officer (RFO), Social Forestry, Yadgir, Basavaraj Shekar Reddy Patil, Executive Engineer, Koujalagi Division, Gokak, Basavakumar S. Annigeri, Shirastedar at DC Office, Gadag, Gopinath N. Malagi, Project Manager, Nirmiti Kendra, Vijayapura, B.K. Shivakumar, Additional Director, Industries and Commerce, Bengaluru, Shivanand P. Sharanappa Khedagi, RFO, Badami, Manjunath, Assistant Commissioner, Ramanagar, Srinivas, General Manager, Social Welfare Department, Maheshwarappa, District Environmental Officer, Davangere, Krishnan, Assistant Engineer, APMC, Haveri, Girish, Assistant Engineer, National Highways Sub-Division, Gavirangappa, Assistant Executive Engineer, PWD Chikkamagaluru, Ashok Reddy Patil, Assistant Executive Engineer, Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Ltd., Devdurga, Raichur and Dayasundar Raju, Assistant Executive Engineer, KPTCL, Dakshina Kannada.

5 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Massive crackdown as ACB raids 18 officers in State”

  1. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    Large house there with the meagre salary of a police inspector. Gold ingots? Sounds like the links to Malayalee crime bosses who smuggle gold ingots into Kerala , and have already using Mysuru as their crime kingdom, expecting better road l, rail and air links( through airport expansion). This is just a taster. Wait until Mysore airport starts linking to Gulf countries, and Wayanad is linked to Mysuru better.
    Without ministerial connections this will not have happened. Corrupt India.

  2. modi pandu says:

    Yes BJP party fund included !

  3. swamy says:

    They have done so many raids, but nothing happened. No information on what happened to the culprits, what happened to the seized assets? People forget over the time and are ready for next raid news..

  4. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    These are eyewash raids the corrupt Karnataka government indulges from time-to time to show that they do not tolerate corruption. Just look at the mansions that Devo Gowda, Kumaraswamy, Yediyurappa and Bommaii have as their homes. One wonders, how many crores of Rupees they have in their accounts, besides the gold and silver in all forms of articles. For every ton of gold smuggled into India by criminal gangs, ministers of the respective state governments ,particularly the CMs, get a good piece of that gold.
    When the Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa died, the AIADMK factions of her party wanted to audit her wealth, because her deputy Sasikala wanted to takeover Jayalalithaa’s Bungalow with its contents.
    The audit found: 65 swiss watches,60 pairs of luxury footwear, several kilograms of gold and silver, the former as gold ingots ,and more than half-a-dozen properties as mansions and large acres of lands in 3 states! This audit was held, AFTER Sasikala helped herself with some of the above watches, footwear, gold and silver
    Hence ,think about what DeveGowda, Kumaraswamy, Yediyurappa and Bommai are hiding in their large mnsions.
    As for these raids, they will amount to nothing in the end, after the police inspector for example, threatens to reveal his connections to ministers, and other officials , particularly who he distributed the smuggled gold ingots!!
    Politicians, officials, institutions and the society are all corrupt. India is a massive corrupt cesspit.

  5. Satarawalla says:

    The cities of the Gulf countries: Dubai, Abudhabi, Doha and Muscat are the origins of these gold ingots ,which are smuggled into India, thanks to the massive corruption in the customs department. No police raids in the houses of these customs officers, as they are protected by the central and state ministers and central officers of the highest cadres. They all get a fair share of what is being smuggled every day through Indian airports- We have seen this in Mumbai.
    A small state like Kerala has 4 international airports located in : Trivandrum, Cochin, Calicut and Kannur with massive traffic of Keralites travelling from the above Gulf cities and to them. Keralites control the gold ingot business, as they are able to bribe the ruling community of Sheikhs in the above Gulf cities through a variety of means, including arranging the trips to flesh spots of Bangkok, where they take drugs and drink alcohol ( they cannot do this in their own countries. They punish alcohol drinkers with lashes ,that is Muslims for you!) besides visiting prostitutes.
    The above 4 airports in Kerala smuggle massive quantities of gold into Kerala and reroute them to the neighbouring cities like Mysuru.
    The fool Bommai facilitating their business expansion by expanding the Mysuru airport which will work in tandem with the 4 Kerala airports doing the smuggling business, as these Kerala criminal gangs expand their business into Mysuru. Hence ,you will see the enthusiastic welcome for the expansion of Mysuru airport from Keralites
    You will then see besides the MLAS and MPs, most of the police officers , engineers, accountants and the IAS officers who work in the Karnataka State government getting very rich, thanks to these Keralite businessmen who are ruthless in their pursuit. We have see this in Mumbai and Pune.
    Illegal money will be laundered through creating more private hospitals and clinics, where the money is easy to hide by constructing buildings, equipment purchase and salaries of the medical and allied staff-all looking legitimate. Where do you think the money for these massive expansion of private clinics and hospitals that are functioning now came from? The same case with private clinics and hospitals in Bangalore.
    My home city of Mumbai and Pune, have been the focus of this type of illegal money laundering in Bollywood films, flats construction and private hospitals and clinics .Raids like the above took place from time-to-time as a pretence, but nothing happened after those raids
    Today , it is Mysore’s chance now!!
    This is independent India ,thriving after 70 years of independence! Jai Hind!!

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