BMTF inspector held for not cooperating with ACB | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths on Wednesday arrested police inspector Victor Simon, attached to Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force, accusing him of non-cooperation during raids against nine government officials facing charges of having disproportionate assets that began on Tuesday morning.
ACB found Victor Simon possessing assets worth Rs 2.3 crore — 257% more than his known sources of income. Sources said they arrested Simon as he refused to cooperate during the investigation and tried to mislead them. Simon was produced before the local court and the judge sent him to three-day police custody.
Assets, including unaccounted cash worth over Rs 16 crore, have so far been seized from Krishnegowda, project director, Nirmitikendra, Chikkaballapur; Hanamantha Shivappa Chikkannanavara, deputy chief electrical inspector, Belagavi circle; Subramanya K Vaddar, joint director, town and country planning, Mysuru; Munigopal Raju, superintendent engineer, Chescom, Mysuru; Channaveerappa, FDA in RTO office, Mysuru south; Raju Pattar, account officer, Gescom, Yadgir; Victor Simon, police inspector, BMTF; K Subramanyam, junior engineer and assistant director, town planning office, BBMP, Yelahanka zone and KM Pratham, deputy director, Factories and Boilers, Davanagere.
ACB had on Tuesday listed disproportionate assets against six officials — Raju Pattar of possessing 223% more thanhis known sources of income (assets worth Rs 2 crore), Krishne Gowda (Rs 2.4 core; 295% increase) Munigoapalaraju (Rs 2 crore: 196% increase) Channaveerappa (Rs 82 lakh: 149% increase) and K Subramanyam (Rs 4.3crore: 364% increase).
Hanamantha was found having documents pertaining to one residence, two flats, one penthouse, four commercial complexes, fixed deposit of Rs 80 lakh, three cars, home appliances worth Rs 13 lakh, 800 grams of gold and six kg of silver. In all, his assets are Rs 2.7 crore — 161% more than his official income.
During raids on KM Pratham, documents regarding two independent houses in Bengaluru, two cars, home appliances worth Rs 25 lakh, 34 litres of liquor worth Rs 1.9 lakh and 400grams of gold were found. His assets were worth Rs 1.7 crore and 118% more than his known sources of income.
The raid on Subramanya K Vaddar resulted in unearthing of documents pertaining to one house in Puttur, Udupi district, 200 grams of gold, two kg silver, Rs 1.35 lakh and home appliances worth Rs 15 lakh. His assets are Rs 82 lakh: 82% more than official income, ACB said.
Shop raided
Eight officials from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) department on Wednesday raided a shop owned by Tushara Hanamanta in Belagavi.
ACB sources said they alerted GST officials as Tushara had no such income to own and run the shop, selling electrical accessories.

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