BENGALURU: Lokayukta justice Y Bhaskar Rao, who till now maintained that he had no knowledge of his son’s involvement in the in-house corruption racket, seems to be in trouble.
Photo:- Karnataka Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao with Ex-Lokayukta N. Venkatachala
The chargesheet submitted by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) reveals the Lokayukta was indeed a crucial witness in the scam. In the chargesheet documents available with TOI, the SIT wrote, “Soon after Lokayukta SP Sonia Narang filed an FIR against Krishna Rao alias Ashwin Rao, Bhaskar Rao ordered Sandeep, the official cook at the Lokayukta’s residence, to switch off his mobile and go on leave for 15 days.” The cook, the SIT reveals, acted as an emissary for Ashwin and other accused.
Suspended & Jailed Lokayukta PRO Syed Riyaz
The documents say statements by a constable attached to the Lokayukta office reveal that suspended PRO Syed Riyaz wanted to show Narang and Upa Lokayukta justice Subhash B Adi in bad light. “Riyaz collected old allegations against Narang and Justice Adi. Then, through a common friend, Syed passed the news to some journalists in the electronic media and asked them to highlight the issue,” constable Pramod says in his statement.
……………..Rajiv Kalkod & MK Madhusoodan,TNN | Sep 22, 2015, 01.32 AM IST