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MANOJ B. PATEL

RTI activists protest over alleged corruption in Karnataka Lokayukta

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[h=1]RTI replies help SIT sleuths get clues in Lokayukta racket[/h][h=1]

BENGALURU: The voluminous Right to Information (RTI) replies found with `420' Bhaskar, a go-between and fixer in the Lokayukta corruption case, revealed the involvement of several government officials, especially of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. Meanwhile, the Lokayukta court on Friday remanded Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao's son Y Ashwin to judicial custody till August 17.

"We were lucky to lay our hands on several documents which may help in questioning Bhaskar and determine how they were used to target officials to extort money from both tainted and clean persons.We also raided Ashwin's flat in Kukatpalli on the outskirts of Hyderabad and are examining papers seized there.Preliminary inspection also revealed documents relating to cases booked by the Lokayukta which revealed the extent of corruption within the Lokayukta," said a source in the SIT.

 

Read more at: RTI replies help SIT sleuths get clues in Lokayukta racket - The Times of India

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MANOJ B. PATEL

BENGALURU: The Special Investigation Team (SIT), investigating the alleged corruption and extortion racket run by insiders in the Lokayukta, on Sunday arrested one more accused in the case.

 

Hotte Krishna, 40, an RTI activist, was arrested from Chennai airport on Sunday. Krishna is a close associate of the prime accused, Lokayukta's son Y Bhaskar Rao's son Ashwin Rao, and V Bhaskar. Hotte Krishna is the 11th person to be arrested in connection with the case.

 

Police said Krishna would get information about engineers working with PWD and BBMP by filing Right to Information Act (RTI) queries, and pass it on to Ashwin who would then make extortion calls. Read more at;

 

Bengaluru RTI activist held for helping Ashwin extort money - The Times of India

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