Gaali Janardhana Reddy faces Lokayukta Heat Again

Gaali Janardhana Reddy faces Lokayukta Heat Again

Submitted by Subeditor on Tue, 2015-12-29 10:51 Bengaluru: The Karnataka Lokayukta police have conducted simultaneous raids on many premises belongs to seven tainted government servants and also a former tourism minister and BJP leader G Janardhana Reddy at eight districts across the state on Tuesday.They have also unearthed illegal assets to the tune of over Rs 8 crores from them except Reddy.The Lokayukta officials said that they have registered FIRs against them under the provision of various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly in possession of assets disproportionate to their known source and conducted searches on premises belongs to them after obtained search warants from the concerned courts.More than 50 officials from the Karnataka Lokayukta's Bengaluru city wing conducted the raid on the Janardhana Reddy's residence at Bellary district in Hyderabad-Karnataka region and also at his Bengaluru residence.'“Seraches are still ongoing in respect of Reddy and details will be given later,” a Lokayukta police official said at evening.Janardhana Reddy was facing 13 criminal cases related to illegal iron ore mining investigating by the CBI in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. He was arrested on September 5, 2011 and released on January 21, 2015 after he granted bail for his all 13 cases. Recently on November 20, he was again arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Lokayukta in fresh illegal mining case and few days later he released on bail.