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Two CESC Engineers trapped while accepting bribe
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Two CESC Engineers trapped while accepting bribe

January 27, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: Two CESC Engineers of the city were caught by Lokayukta sleuths while accepting Rs. 50,000 bribe for issuing R.R. Nos for a newly constructed building on Wednesday. The engineers who were caught have been identified as AEE Raju and AE Lokesh, attached to CESC N.R. Sub-Divisional Office. The two engineers are said to have…

HC abolishes ACB, shifts cases to Lokayukta
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HC abolishes ACB, shifts cases to Lokayukta

August 12, 2022

Bengaluru: A Division Bench of Karnataka High Court abolished the State Government-controlled Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Police and revived the anti-corruption Police unit attached to Karnataka Lokayukta, which works independently without any State control. In 2016, the Congress Government led by Siddharamaiah formed the ACB, curtailing the powers of the Lokayukta. The Court said, “The Government…

Former Karnataka HC Judge B.S. Patil takes charge as new Lokayukta
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Former Karnataka HC Judge B.S. Patil takes charge as new Lokayukta

June 15, 2022

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka High Court (HC) Judge, Justice Bhimanagouda Sanganagouda Patil (B.S. Patil) took charge as the new Lokayukta of the State this morning at Raj Bhavan here. Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath of office in the presence of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Leader of the Opposition Siddharamaiah and others. Serving Upa Lokayukta, Patil…

Mysore Palace gold-leafing case: Cabinet junks Lokayukta probe report
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Mysore Palace gold-leafing case: Cabinet junks Lokayukta probe report

September 5, 2021

Bengaluru/Mysuru: The Karnataka Cabinet has decided to close the Lokayukta investigations into the gold-leafing work of Durbar Hall and other inner areas of Mysore Palace, alleged misappropriation of funds on the works undertaken to lay concrete floor for elephant sheds inside the Palace and also the charges of allowing a pre-wedding photoshoot inside the   …

Photography without flash allowed inside Mysore Palace
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Photography without flash allowed inside Mysore Palace

September 5, 2021

Bengaluru/Mysuru: The Cabinet has decided to close the Lokayukta investigation against Mysuru Palace Board Deputy Director T.S. Subramanya on charges that he allowed a VIP pre-wedding photoshoot inside the Palace premises though photo-shooting is banned there.  In 2016, the son of a retired IAS officer Nandakumar B.N. Aditya, his fiancé Navyatha and Venkatesh, the photographer…

Woman attempts suicide in front of Govt. officials
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Woman attempts suicide in front of Govt. officials

August 30, 2021

They had gone to demolish her house Nagamangala: A woman reportedly consumed pesticides in a bid to end her life in front of Government officials who had come to demolish her house as per the orders from Lokayukta. The incident took place at Hullenahalli village, Devalapura hobli in Nagamangala taluk recently and the woman, who…

Lokayukta officials to receive complaints
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Lokayukta officials to receive complaints

February 8, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The Lokayukta officials will receive petitions from the public at various places in the district from Feb.10 to 29 from 11 am to 1 pm.  The locations and dates are as follows: PWD Guest House, Periyapatna on Feb. 10; PWD Guest House, Hunsur on Feb. 11; SP Office, Dewan’s Road in city on Feb.12…

Upa Lokayukta seeks report on illegal Layouts in Mysuru
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Upa Lokayukta seeks report on illegal Layouts in Mysuru

December 28, 2019

Mysuru: Upa Lokayukta B.S. Patil on Friday directed Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G. Sankar to submit a report on the proliferation of illegal layouts in Mysuru taluk. Chairing a day-long public complaints inquiry and disposal programme held at the Zilla Panchayat premises here yesterday, Patil took up the illegal layouts case on a suo-moto basis…

Justice B.S. Patil is new Upa Lokayukta
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Justice B.S. Patil is new Upa Lokayukta

November 21, 2019

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka High Court Judge Justice B.S. Patil will take charge as the new Upa Lokayukta here this evening. The office of the Upa Lokayukta was lying vacant for more than  a year after the tenure of Justice Subash B. Adi. Now with Justice (Rtd.,) B.S. Patil’s  appointment, hundreds of pending cases will be…

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