Bangalore, June 23: Secretary of minority welfare department and IAS officer Syed Zameer Pasha not has gold weighing nearly 1 kg in his possession, but records reveal he is part of three family-run trusts which manage three educational institutions.
When Lokayukta sleuths raided his Richmond Town house on Friday, they found he was part of Winners International School and Moulana Azad Residential School (both in Magadi), MMU College of Pharmacy and MMU High School (both in Ramanagaram). He also has 25 acres of agricultural land in Motaganahalli village in Magadi: two houses (one in his name and another in his family member's name in Wellington Street, Richmond Town; a house in Magadi town; a flat in Commercial Laxing Town at Kadugodi in his son's name; a flat in Koramangala, another flat behind Sagar Hospital in Tilaknagar and a site measuring 60ft x 40ft in HSR Layout in his daughter's name.
He has five bank accounts to his name which had Rs 2.08 lakh other than accounts held by educational institutions, he has a locker that's yet to be verified.
During the raid on managing director of Karnataka Neeravari (Irrigation) Nigama Limited N Lakshman Rao Peshwe, Lokayukta police found a large cache of foreign currency, including $3057, Sri Lankan Rupees 24,000, Singapore $500, 363gm of gold jewellery and 4kg of silver articles.
"He might have been a frequent flier to foreign destinations. There may be other reasons like he might be working as a consultant for some foreign firms and that's under investigation," said additional director general of police (ADGP) of Lokayukta HNS Rao.
Peshwe has sites worth Rs.1.48 crore, four in Hennur Banaswadi, two houses in BHEL Layout, three flats in Jayanagar and Kanakapura Road. In his three savings bank accounts, he had more than Rs 92 lakh besides three bank term deposits of over Rs 32.5 lakh.
Lokayukta police also raided Inspector Kenchegowda of Yelahanka police station and found he had a three-floor residential building in Saptagiri Layout in Nelagadaranahalli, a site at HMT Layout, a commercial complex near Kalegowda Industrial Estate in Kamakshipalya and 4 acres of agricultural land in Tumkur district. He had 1.4kg gold and silver articles over 5 kg, Rs 1.2 lakh in cash and total disproportionate assets of 150% more than his known sources of income.
Mruthyunjaya B Burji, an additional secretary of Public Works Department (PWD) and a director of projects, has disproportionate assets 85% more than his known sources of income. He owns a house in Nagarabhavi Layout, a site in Chandra Layout, a farmhouse in Kengeri, land on Hubli-Dharwar main road, gold jewellery weighing 140gm and 15kg of silver articles. He also had foreign curreny worth Rs 35,000.
Lokayukta police raid at the house of G Nagaraj, an accounts controller of Bescom in Kolar revealed he owns a house, three residential sites. He pledged 558gm of gold jewellery with a private financier, while family members had 165gm, all worth over Rs 21.7 lakh.
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