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Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao An ANIMAL!? ask Protesters? SIT arrests two more in Lokayukta case: July 22, 2015

The Hindu:

A placard with Justice Y. Bhaskara Rao's picture near Anand Rao Circle during protests against the Lokayukta in Bengaluru. File photo: Sudhakar Jain.
The Hindu: A placard with Justice Y. Bhaskara Rao’s picture near Anand Rao Circle during protests against the Lokayukta in Bengaluru. File photo: Sudhakar Jain.

Realtor Ashok Kumar was arrested by the SIT on Tuesday.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe the alleged corruption charges against the Lokayukta office is gaining steam with the arrest of two more persons on Wednesday. The arrested include a journalist and a Right to Information (RTI) activist.

The accused Srinivasa Gowda, a journalist and owner of Biryani Adda, a chain of food-joint in Bengaluru along with his associate Shankare Gowda, an RTI activist were arrested based on the information provided by Ashok Kumar who was arrested by the SIT on Tuesday.

SIT officials, after analyzing the call records of Ashok Kumar, found that the two men are part of the racket and they were assigned to gather information about Government officials working in various departments and pass it on to Ashok Kumar, who in turn made ransom calls for the other people involved in the racket.

The two men have been taken into custody till July 30 for a detailed probe.

A placard with Justice Y. Bhaskara Rao’s picture near Anand Rao Circle during protests against the Lokayukta in Bengaluru. File photo: Sudhakar Jain.

Realtor Ashok Kumar was arrested by the SIT on Tuesday.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe the alleged corruption charges against the Lokayukta office is gaining steam with the arrest of two more persons on Wednesday. The arrested include a journalist and a Right to Information (RTI) activist.

The accused Srinivasa Gowda, a journalist and owner of Biryani Adda, a chain of food-joint in Bengaluru along with his associate Shankare Gowda, an RTI activist were arrested based on the information provided by Ashok Kumar who was arrested by the SIT on Tuesday.

SIT officials, after analyzing the call records of Ashok Kumar, found that the two men are part of the racket and they were assigned to gather information about Government officials working in various departments and pass it on to Ashok Kumar, who in turn made ransom calls for the other people involved in the racket.

The two men have been taken into custody till July 30 for a detailed probe.

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CITIES » BENGALURU>> BENGALURU, July 22, 2015 >>Updated: July 22, 2015 18:55 IST

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KV Dhananjay files writ for CBI to take over corruption probe of K’taka Lokayukta from its own police wing [READ PETITION]: 14 July 2015

Four members of civil society, represented by Supreme Court advocate KV Dhananjay, have filed a writ petition in the Karnataka high court praying that a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation be started against the Lokayukta of Karnataka, Y Bhaskar Rao and his son Ashwin Y Rao, who are being investigated for corruption charges by the Lokayukta’s internal police force.

The younger Rao stands accused of extorting a bribe from another government official by threatening him with an anti-corruption raid, with the petitioners – the Karnataka NGO Samaj Parivartana Samudaya, social activist Deepak CN, Bangalore University’s Prof Vishnu Kamat, and the Commitee on Judicial Accountability’s Ganesh Koundinya – demanding for the court to “direct an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged extortion and corruption” and for the CBI to “submit periodic status reports” to the court.

The petition’s synopsis alleged:

This father-son duo has shaken the confidence of the public in the due administration of the anti-corruption law in Karnataka. The only question before this Hon’ble Court today is whether this father-son duo and their conspirators should not be impartially investigated and criminally prosecuted – in order to restore the deteriorating rule of law in the State of Karnataka.

… This is a public interest litigation and this very petition would have been unnecessary had only any other person come to this Hon’ble Court or this Hon’ble Court had itself taken suo- moto cognizance of the alarming corruption by this father-son duo – made public knowledge by disturbing reports in the media.

Yesterday, an FIR was registered by the Lokayukta’s police wing against the father and son under Section 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act section 8 and the IPC for extortion, cheating by impersonation and criminal conspiracy, reported the Indian Express.

However, the petition argued that an investigation by the Lokayukta’s own police wing would not “stand the test of independence, impartiality or fearlessness in the eye of the law. Hence, the inevitable need for a CBI investigation in this case”.

The synopsis added:

In terms of the Karnataka Lokayukta Act, 1984, Y.Bhaskar Rao wields substantial authority over diverse class of public servants who are employed in connection with the affairs of the Karnataka Government. Therefore, any criminal investigation by any person who reports to the State Government or who is an employee of the State Government runs every risk of inviting the wrath of Y.Bhaskar Rao and retribution by his conspirators within the Lokayukta.

Further, in terms of the Karnataka Lokayukta Act, 1984 a majority of two-thirds of the State Legislature is necessary to impeach and dislodge a Lokayukta from his office. Until then, Y.Bhaskar Rao would continue to remain in his office. Even the possibility of his arrest and subsequent bail – even if occasioned by an investigation by persons subject to his wrath or retribution – would not have the effect of dislodging Y.Bhaskar Rao from his office. This aspect alone would render it inevitable for this Hon’ble Court to entrust the investigation against the Lokayukta’s son to the Central Bureau of Investigation – to eliminate the risk of failure and miscarriage of justice.

Ordinarily, in terms of Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 under which statute the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) came to be established by the Central Government, the State Government may request the CBI to investigate and prosecute any criminal offence within its territory. Effectively, this power is vested and exercised by the Cabinet in the State Government. The Chief Minister, Sri K.Siddaramaiah is the chairperson of the Cabinet and is himself facing the possibility of a criminal investigation by the Lokayukta on the extremely serious 500 acres Arkavathy Denotification corruption scandal. The Home Minister of Karnataka, Sri K.J.George is already the subject of a serious enquiry before the Lokayukta on a complaint made by the first petitioner, Samaj Parivartana Samudaya – the charge is of a plainly evident case of criminal conspiracy to defraud the State Government of valuable land through a web of corruption. Sri T.B.Jayachandra, the law minister is facing a trial in the Lokayukta Special Court on a charge of corruption and any further investigation in that case would be conducted by the Lokayukta. Sri D.K.Shivakumar, the minister for energy resources in the State is the subject of several criminal enquiries and investigation, some on charge of never-before-seen-scale of corruption, in the Lokayukta and is the accused in a trial in the Lokayukta Special Court. Some of the underlying complaints against him were made by the first petitioner, Samaj Parivartana Samudaya. Minister for food supplies, Sri Dinesh Gundu Rao is facing serious enquiry before the Lokayukta on charges of land encroachment and defrauding a Government company, among others. Therefore, the Cabinet of Karnataka is unlikely to take any decision to the dislike of Y.Bhaskar Rao.

In fact, the petitioners have learnt that the Government of Karnataka has entrusted the criminal investigation against Ashwin Y. to a hotchpotch of officers handpicked by Y.Bhaskar Rao – the evidence of this dictate is to be readily seen from the fact that this hotchpotch of persons was not even a ‘police’ and therefore, incompetent to conduct any criminal investigation when it was so entrusted. No responsible Government would entrust an extremely serious investigation to a random person who is not even a police person and later clothe him with police power – such an act is unheard of in this country.

Writ Petition No 29445 48 of 2015 to Kar HC Against Kar Lokayykta and His Son (PDF)

http://www.legallyindia.com/Bar-Bench-Litigation/karnataka-lokayukta-graft-probe-writ

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Karnataka Lok-Ayukta-Extortion RACKET- 14 July 2015

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KARNATAKA LOK-AYUKTA EXTORTION RACKET-Officials who paid up, under scanner – 3 July 2015 -Bangalore Mirror

Senior IAS officer who paid Rs 3 cr and a BDA deputy secretary who paid Rs 50 lakh in trouble

All officials who buckled under the recent extortion racket at the Lokayukta and paid up are also likely to get into serious trouble once the SIT files its probe findings.

The Lokayukta city police wing, which set the ground for the SIT probe with an FIR against Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao’s son Ashwin Rao alias Krishna Rao have found startling details in their probe. Ashwin was booked on Wednesday by the police wing officials.

 
Justice Rao’s 9 June order for probe has raised suspicions too
These details, to be furnished to SIT, led by ADGP (additional director general of police) Kamal Pant, include information on a senior IAS officer paying a whopping Rs 3 crore and a BDA deputy secretary who was raided two days prior to his retirement paying Rs 50 lakh to the syndicate. The syndicate used seven mobile numbers, all procured under different identities, a source told Bangalore Mirror. The role of a senior officer from the Lokayukta public relations wing has also emerged, the source added.

“It is found that Krishna Rao (who is said to be Ashwin) operated from an ante-chamber attached to another senior official’s chamber in the second floor. As the entry to the chamber/conference hall is locked from the outside and could be accessed only through an official’s chamber, his role too is evident. Further, the official under the scanner had the keys to the conference hall. All this indicates that the senior official was hand- in-glove with the accused. Further, Krishna Rao’s call records show that he was in constant touch with this particular official,” the source told BM. “The police wing also found seven active numbers, of which one was purchased at Sondekoppa. The second-floor support staff too were used in the nefarious activities of the gang. Call data records (CDR) of seven sim cards have been obtained, the Lokayukta police wing source told BM.These numbers were particularly used to send messages. The message ‘Hi, I tried calling you. Please call back when you are free’ was sent often from the number 9066029213,” the source added. Officials also said that the complainant, Krishna Murthy, was also threatened by miscreants including a person claiming to be from the underworld. Five officers including two AEEs (assistant executive engineers) were called similarly, but they refused to pay and two of them had shared details with the police wing without lodging a formal complaint, another source revealed.

SIT takes over

Meanwhile, SIT has taken over the probe. SIT chief Kamal Pant said that a comprehensive probe will be carried out and several aspects including constitution of the team and providing technical assistance to it have been discussed with government brass.

“Officers with an impeccable record will constitute the SIT. I have written to the government on the number of officers required and facilities required. Once these are in place, the SIT will start its probe,” said Kamal Pant.

Rao’s 9 June order

Meanwhile, the Lokayukta is abuzz over Justice Rao’s enquiry order dated June 9, which he revealed only on June 26. “Justice Rao’s 9 June order doesn’t have any proceeding explaining the cause of action. It is handwritten bearing no details of complainant, their prayer, and hearing details. It has created supicion if Justice Rao sensed trouble and tried to protect somebody. Rumours are also making rounds that it was done to scuttle Justice Adi’s order,” a source said.

BJP, JDS to pin down govt over issue

The state government’s refusal to hand over the Lokayukta graft probe to the CBI has brought Opposition parties together yet again. Both the BJP and JD(S) have decided to corner the government on the issue by deciding to move a notice in the legislative assembly for removal of the Lokayukta (Justice Y Bhaskar Rao) as he faces graft charges.

The issue of internal corruption at Lokayukta which witnessed heated debate on Wednesday gained momentum on Thursday afternoon with the government refusing to allow BJP leaders to raise the subject in the Legislative Council. Angered by the CM’s stand, both BJP and JD(S) leaders not only staged a walkout but soon decided to move a notice to remove the Lokayukta. While the Opposition leaders in the Legislative Council submitted a notice to the council chairman DH Shankaramurthy, the Opposition leaders in the assembly will submit a similar notice on Monday to Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa after collecting signatures of the required number of MLAs.

Read: ‘Extortionist Krishna Rao and Lokayukta son one and same’

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KARNATAKA LOK-AYUKTA EXTORTION RACKET: ‘Top babus flocked to meet Ashwin sir’ – Bangalore Mirror- 4 July 2015

Accused linked to extortion racket opens up, says Lokayukta set-up is neck deep in corruption

‘Top babus flocked to meet Ashwin sir’
The Lokayukta affair just got murkier. V Bhaskar alias Nivarana Bhaskar, whose name has been prominently linked to the extortion syndicate that demanded bribes from government officials by threatening them with Lokayukta raids, has begun to sing.

In an interview to Kannada television channel Suvarna 24×7 on Friday, Bhaskar laid bare the allegedly deep-rooted rot in the State Lokayukta, thickening the plot with potentially explosive revelations of family links and painting a picture of corruption at the top-most levels in the bureaucracy and administration.

Bhaskar boasted of his proximity to Ashwin Rao, son of Lokayukta, Y Bhaskar Rao. “He is not Ashwin Rao, he is Yerrabati Ashwin. I was introduced to him by Upa Lokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi’s son-in-law Ganagadhar Swamy, a KAS officer.” Bhaskar has been a familiar face in the BBMP office for the past two decades where he is known as an RTI activist-cum-self-styled journo-cum-tout. But he’s definitely not earned himself any brownie points. In fact, BBMP employees recently went on a day’s strike, claiming he was “harassing” them using RTI applications. A case was booked at Ulsoorgate Police station against him.

The man, though, portrays himself as the victim. “I was facing harassment from all quarters, I needed a godfather. After I began to work for Ashwin Sir, my troubles ended. Whenever Ashwin Sir came to Bengaluru, I used to pick him up from the airport in my car. I helped him in his vintage car business. He used to introduce me as his secretary.”

Bhaskar says being known as ‘Ashwin sir’s secretary’ turned around things. “Even IAS officers began to respect me and offer a seat in their car. They even responded to my missed calls.”

On the wheeling-dealing behind the scenes, he says PAs of ministers used to meet Ashwin. “I won’t say where, but 15 days ago, a person wearing a helmet came on a two-wheeler. He handed me his card to be given to Ashwin sir. On seeing it, I figured the person was a top bureaucrat. Even principal secretaries thronged to meet Ashwin sir.”

In an ominous suggestion, he said, “Corruption is rampant in the entire Lokayukta institution. Nobody is above board there. I know everything.” However, he has not clearly said Ashwin took money from anyone. He claims he was only reflecting on the state of affairs in the Lokayukta office. He has said that Ashwin visited the Lokayukta office. “With CCTVs and cameras watching every movement, this fact cannot be hidden. Whenever Ashwin sir visited the Lokayukta office, he used to sit in Joint Commissioner Syed Riyaz Ahmed’s chamber (the same chamber in front of which Krishna Rao, purportedly Ashwin, made the bribe demand of Rs 1 crore from executive engineer M N Krishnamurti),” Bhaskar stated, exposing the association between Riyaz and Ashwin.

Bhaskar says he was a journalist with a news organisation called IBC and he used his connections to help several builders. “I used to help them get sanctions and approvals for their projects. They paid me consultancy charges.” But jealous detractors pulled him down, he says. That’s when he sought out Ashwin Rao.

Reacting to Bhaskar’s claims, Upa Lokayukta Justice Adi told BM, “My son-in-law Gangadhar Swamy has clarified he has never seen Ashwin. He came to know about the son of the hon’ble Lokayukta only recently after seeing his photograph in various media. The question of introducing somebody to him doesn’t arise. He has not seen Bhaskar either.”

…………………………………………Lokayukta to go on leave?

Bogged down by controversies and mounting pressure to resign, Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao may consider going on long leave. Justice Rao, who so far has clearly refused to resign, is said to be considering the option of going on leave after a delegation led by senior advocate KN Subba Reddy asked him to do so.

The delegation met Justice Rao on Friday. Reddy, leading the delegation which pursued the demand for Justice Rao’s resignation in the wake of an FIR filed against the Lokayukta’s son Ashwin, said Justice Rao was considering the option.

“We met him again today with the same demand – asking him to resign. We told the Lokayukta that he should either resign or consider going on a long leave – at least for 15 days – in the wake of the ongoing protests and increasing demand for his resignation. Former Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde too has said that he should either resign or go on leave. Hence, we told the same to him today (Friday). Till yesterday, he clearly denied resigning. Today, he was a bit soft and paid heed to our words – to go on leave at least for 15 days. He said he would look into it. However, he said he was hurt and would resign once the special investigation team (SIT) report comes out – be it in his favour or against. He listened to us patiently and said he would give a serious thought to our advice when we told him that his being in office amidst the protests would only create more problems,” Reddy told Bangalore Mirror.

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MR. KATJU: HERE’S YOUR STORY ABOUT CJI WHICH TOI DID NOT CARRY- 15 May 2015

India Samvad Bureau

Controversial legal eagle Justice Markandey Katju has alleged that serving Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has several illegal properties. These properties are in the name of Justice Dattu’s wife. Justice Katju has also alleged that Times of India and other leading media organisation did not carry this story despite documents were provided to the concerned journalists.

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In one of the most shocking revelation against the Chief Justice of India Dattu , it has been alleged that his wife has large number of plots near Banglore. Justice Katju has claimed that he has entire dossier on Chief Justice of India’s properties. In his blog as well as Facebook and other sites Justice Katju has said that in sale deed of the properties Justice Dattu’s wife Gayathri name has been mentioned. “However she has described her as daughter of Guravayoor(probably her father’s name), and not wife of Dattu. This is strange, since the plots were purchased long after her marriage. Was this done to concel these transactions?” Justice Katju questions.

Most of the plots were purchased in violation of the provisions of Karnataka Land Reforms Act, which state that a person having family income of Rs 2 lacs per year cannot buy land in rural area of Karnataka. At the time of purchase these plots were all technically in rural area, though in reality they had become part of Banglore as the city had expanded. Justice Dattu’s income at the time of purchase was over Rs 15 lacs per year(the approximate salary of High court Judges) so his wife illegally purchased these plots, alleges Justice Katju.

CJI Dattu has built a palatial house in Banglore, allegedly on 1200 sq.m land possibly that house itself would be worth Rs 50 crore or more.One plot of Land allotted Justice Dattu though it could not been allotted to him as High Court Judge is not an employee of the Court. The allotment was meant for High Court employees only. India Samvad would welcome to carry version of CJI HL Dattu against the allegations levelled by Justice Katju. . India Samvad tried to contact CJI to include his side of story but could not get any response.

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India Samvad Bureau Controversial legal eagle Justice Markandey Katju has alleged that serving Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has several illegal properties. These…
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