Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) conducted raids at Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) on Friday evening and seized Rs 100 crore worth of property records.
Based on a tip off that BDA officers were indulging in huge misappropriation, over 80 ACB officials searched the offices of four deputy secretaries and five senior officers in charge of the land acquisition wing. The raid that began at 4 pm continued till night.
An official statement from ACB said, “During the raid, it is found that sites have been distributed illegally to people though they were not eligible. Prima facie, it is found that BDA officers and the staff, conniving with some private associations, has flouted the norms of the authority to benefit them. Several documents have been seized during the search operation.”
Sources said that the BDA officers have issued documents to various persons on single property and allotted 35 sites to a private institution near K.R. Puram.
ACB confirmed that the raids were continuing on Saturday and the BDA officers will be inquired and questioned based on the evidence gathered.
(With inputs from IANS)