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MANOJ B. PATEL

RTI activists protest over alleged corruption in Karnataka Lokayukta

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MANOJ B. PATEL

A group of RTI activists staged a protest in Bengaluru on Wednesday demanding the resignation of anti corruption ombudsman and Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao in the light of allegations of corruption within the Lokayukta. The RTI activists while demanding the resignation of the Lokayukta have referred to a recent letter written by a Superintendent of Police alleging the existence of an extortion racket within the Lokayukta set up. - See more at: RTI activists protest over alleged corruption in Karnataka Lokayukta | The Indian Express

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akhilesh yadav

A group of RTI activists staged a protest in Bengaluru on Wednesday demanding the resignation of anti corruption ombudsman and Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao in the light of allegations of corruption within the Lokayukta. The RTI activists while demanding the resignation of the Lokayukta have referred to a recent letter written by a Superintendent of Police alleging the existence of an extortion racket within the Lokayukta set up.

 

 

- See more at: RTI activists protest over alleged corruption in Karnataka Lokayukta | The Indian Express

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Prasad GLN

Where is the end for such affairs ? In AP one Top level Police official was running a gang of Robbers and his gang members are constables.

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koteswararaonerella

YADHA RAAJA THADHA PRAJA (As is the king so are the people). since our rulers are PHD's in corruption, so it is there everywhere.

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MANOJ B. PATEL

The office of the Karnataka Lokayukta, the top anti-corruption agency in the state reportedly feared by many errant government officials, is facing allegations of corruption itself. In a letter sent to the registrar on May 11, a senior police officer attached to the Lokayukta has sought an investigation into an alleged attempt to extort money from a government engineer by a man claiming to be a joint commissioner of the agency. - See more at: Karnataka Lokayukta hit by corruption charges | The Indian Express

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koteswararaonerella

if the corruption penetrates into lokhayukta ,NHRC, and major courts then god only should save the public.

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MANOJ B. PATEL

It is the responsibilities of so called powerful government to control all these and full fill the promises given about good governance and transparency. But unfortunately, as media says, absconder/most wanted criminal is being helped by minister.

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Bengaluru: Under scanner for alleged corruption by some of its officers, Karnataka Lokayukta has handed over all such cases to Central Crime Branch (CCB) for a probe.

 

 

 

Amid allegations that one of its officials had demanded Rs 1 crore bribe, Y Bhaskar Rao, a former Chief Justice of the state High Court, has transferred all the cases to the CCB but dismissed charges that his relatives were involved in graft.

 

"We have transferred all the cases to CCB for a fair investigation. We did this after we came to a conclusion that it wouldn't be fair to probe the matter by us where the allegations are levelled against our body," he told reporters here.Read more at;

 

Graft allegations: Karnataka Lokayukta hands over cases to CCB | Zee News

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akhilesh yadav

[h=1]Karnataka: Lokayukta insiders use RTI queries to extort money[/h]

 

[h=1]BENGALURU: Amid reports of corruption within the Lokayukta, it has been found that an extortion racket is run within the institution. To make money, insiders allegedly use RTI queries and complaints filed against government officers, a source informed STOI.

 

With help from persons within the anti-corruption watchdog, some private individuals source RTI applications filed to seek information against government officers. These officers are then threatened with Lokayukta cases if they don't pay up. [/h]

Read at: Karnataka: Lokayukta insiders use RTI queries to extort money - The Times of India

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MANOJ B. PATEL

BENGALURU: Amid reports of corruption within the Lokayukta, it has been found that an extortion racket is run within the institution. To make money, insiders allegedly use RTI queries and complaints filed against government officers, a source informed STOI.

 

With help from persons within the anti-corruption watchdog, some private individuals source RTI applications filed to seek information against government officers. These officers are then threatened with Lokayukta cases if they don't pay up. Read more at;

 

Karnataka: Lokayukta insiders use RTI queries to extort money - The Times of India

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MANOJ B. PATEL

The Lokayukta police investigation into the alleged extortion ring led them to a group of Right to Information (RTI) Act applicants before the probe was transferred to the Central Crime Branch (CCB).

 

An investigation into how the ring of extortionists zeroed in on officials to whom they made calls demanding a bribe to prevent “raids”, led the police to a set of suspicious RTI applications which may have been the starting point of the conspiracy.Read more at;

 

RTI applicants under the scanner - The Hindu

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MANOJ B. PATEL

BENGALURU: An FIR has been registered against Ashwin Rao, son of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Bhaskar Rao, by Lokayukta police on Wednesday. He has been booked under Prevention of Corruption Act and other sections of IPC for allegedly demanding bribe from an executive engineer with PWD, on May 4. Read more at;

 

Karnataka Lokayukta's son booked on corruption charges - The Times of India

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koteswararaonerella

Dear Manoj , you are a sincere and senior police officer. do you think that the son of lokayukta will get any punishment though FIR was filed which is a routine formality . even in case of red handed catched by ACB/CBI, people are escaping. let us see the outcome.

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MANOJ B. PATEL

You are 100% correct sir. But people can understand that without a signal from father son can not collect money.

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Prasad GLN

Now no one is believing even a broker, and depending on son. Even in a case at Hyderabad, the mediator who received the money is judge's own son.

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Through priest of a temple they take bribe asking to drop in 'Daan Peti' under intimation of the priest.

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Prasad GLN

You may not be knowing in most famous Srikalahasti Temple (Politically most famous, as No.1 leaders/actors prayed in the temple) were suspended for asking devotees to keep Dakshina (alms) in the plate.

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Sir, who were suspended? Kindly inform.

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Prasad GLN

The priests for asking devotees to keep Dakshina in Plate and not in Hundi. (just some coppers and not currency)

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karira

First, it was Lokayukta of MP.

Now, it is Lokayukta of Karnataka.

 

We Indians cannot even keep anti corruption watchdogs free of corruption !

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MANOJ B. PATEL

The investigation by the Karnataka police into the involvement of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao’s son in an extortion racket targeting state government officials is dependent on electronic evidence in the form of telephone calls, cell tower locations and CCTV footage.

The Karnataka Lokayukta police in an FIR filed on July 1 named Ashwin Rao, the son of the chief of the anti corruption watchdog, as the main accused in the extortion racket.

From preliminary investigations, since the matter was first reported on May 7 by an engineer attached to the Bangalore Urban zilla panchayat, M N Krishnamurthy, the Lokayukta police have gathered that a well organized gang of operatives using an elaborate set up of fake identities, fake SIM cards and RTI information has been at work in the racket.

- See more at: Electronic evidence key in probe against Karnataka Lokayukta’s son | The Indian Express

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Directive to its registrar seeking stoppage in investigations leaves everyone puzzled

 

After the Lokayukta police filed an FIR against Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao's son Ashwin, Justice Rao is believed to have directed the registrar of the watchdog to issue directions to stop investigations in the case, citing a high court order. The question now is, can the Lokayukta or the registrar issue such missives to the police wing? This issue has sparked a huge debate in police and legal circles.

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Is Lokayukta arm-twisting its police wing? - Bangalore Mirror

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Prasad GLN

Am I missing some thing, as I could not find such sentence/ meaning in Registrar's letter.

 

"to issue directions to stop investigations "

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Justice Y Bhaskar Rao of the Karnataka Lokayukta may end up being the most ‘adamant’ member of the judicial system. Everyone in Karnataka wants his resignation: civil society leaders, lawyers, ex- judges, political parties, rti activists and the public in general. Rao’s actions in last couple of weeks have brought only embarrassment to the premier anti-graft body in the state, the Karnataka Lokayukta.

 

For the last three weeks, the Lokayukta’s office in Bengaluru has witnessed plenty of action. Protests by concerned citizens, lawyers and political groups have brought the traffic on the bustling Ambedkar Road to a standstill, but the 71-year-old anticorruption ombudsman Rao remains unfazed and holds on to the post shamelessly.

 

It’s not just the role of his son Ashwin Rao in the extortion cases in Karnataka, but the manner in which Rao is protecting his son and his associates, by wiping out the trail of crimes committed by them, has spawned huge debates.Read more at;

 

Hanging by a Slender Thread | Tehelka - Investigations, Latest News, Politics, Analysis, Blogs, Culture, Photos, Videos, Podcasts

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zafar123

Yes Sir It is very True.

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