Wads of foreign money notes had been dug out of pipelines in a raid by Karnataka’s Anti-Corruption Bureau on the residence of an engineer with the Public Works Development (PWD).
Officials mentioned the residence of PWD joint engineer Shantha Gowda Biradar in Kalburgi district was raided as a part of a statewide crackdown on authorities officers accused of corruption.
During the raid at Mr Biradar’s residence, officers of the Anti-Corruption Bureau recovered Rs 25 lakh in money and an enormous amount of gold. On receiving data that the PWD joint engineer had hidden money within the pipelines at his residence, officers received a plumber to extract the wads of foreign money notes from the pipes.
Visuals recorded through the raid present officers and the plumber eradicating sections of pipes and fishing out wads of notes from inside. Apparently, these pipes for present had been put in on the home to cover unaccounted money.
The raid at Mr Biradar’s residence is a part of a statewide crackdown on officers accused of corruption. The Anti-Corruption Bureau has performed searches at 60 places in reference to disproportionate belongings instances in opposition to 15 officers.
The bureau not too long ago raided the workplace of the Bengaluru Development Authority too.
Responding to a question on this, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai not too long ago mentioned the state authorities is not going to tolerate corruption in any kind.
“Our government will not tolerate corruption in any form. There is no question of shielding anyone found guilty,” he mentioned.
The Chief Minister mentioned the state authorities will act on the premise of the report submitted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau.