Karnataka Lokayukta

  • AAP protest incorrect, illegal, says Santosh Hegde January 21, 2014

    Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde said whatever is happening in Delhi is not correct or legal. The AAP government is protesting in the Central Delhi against the Centre and the police. He said, "I don't think what is happening in Delhi recently is correct or legal. It seems to be...
  • Karnataka: Passport verification on sale, IAS, IPS officers indicted May 22, 2013

    Bangalore: A passport scam has now surfaced in Karnataka. The state Lokayukta has indicted six senior government officers of taking bribes in return for issuing verification on passports. Over 1,000 such verifications were issued over a period of five months. The state anti-corruption unit in its report alleges that the...
  • Former judge appointed Karnataka Lokayukta February 13, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka government on Wednesday appointed former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court Justice (retd) Y Bhaskar Rao as the Lokayukta, a post lying vacant since September 2011. Rao succeeds Justice (Retd) Shivaraj Patil who resigned from the post of Lokayukta in September 2011 following an allegation that he illegally...
  • K'taka: Lokayukta post vacant since 2011, cases pile up January 20, 2013

    Bangalore: Has the Karnataka Lokayukta been rendered toothless by the BJP state government? Since Justice Shivraj Patil stepped down in September 2011, the state government has left the post of the anti-corruption watchdog vacant. Since then, nearly 1200 new cases have been filed, but only two have been disposed of....
  • Karnataka Deputy CM faces Lokayukta raids December 24, 2012

    Bangalore/Shimoga: In a huge embarrassment to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lokayukta sleuths seized Rs 10.9 lakh in cash, 1.9 kg of gold and 37 kg of silver during searches at the residences of Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister K S Eshwarappa and educational and business establishments allegedly belonging to...
  • Ramdev may re-energise anti-graft movement: Hegde August 14, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde, who was closely associated with now disbanded Team Anna, feels yoga guru Ramdev's agitation on black money and graft issues may re-energise the anti-corruption movement and says it might cause electoral damage to the Congress. "There seems to be a lot of ground support...
  • Karnataka: Yeddyurappa, Somanna granted bail June 20, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and housing minister V Somanna were on Wednesday granted bail by a Lokayukta court in a case relating to alleged irregularities in denotification of land. Yeddyurappa and Somanna appeared personally before special Lokayukta court judge N K Sudhindra Rao, who granted bail to...
  • Team Anna's allegations against me motivated: Krishna May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Hinting at suing Team Anna which accused him of wrongdoings during his tenure as Karnataka Chief Minister, SM Krishna on Thursday said these were "motivated" and aimed at maligning him. The External Affairs Minister said while he was open for a probe, it...
  • Krishna rejects Team Anna's allegations of graft May 26, 2012

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Saturday rejected allegations of corruption levelled against him by Team Anna and cautioned its members that their actions would amount to over-reaching a judicial process. In a letter to Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal hours after the allegations were levelled, Krishna reminded that...
  • Lokayukta court summons BSY, Somanna April 14, 2012

    Bangalore: The special Lokayukta court in Bangalore on Friday issued summons to former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and his aide V Somanna in connection with land denotification case. The court has asked Yeddyurappa and his aide to appear before it on April 30. Ordering issue of summons, judge N K...
  • FIR against BSY: Lokayukta to submit report March 14, 2012

    Bangalore: The Lokayukta Police in Karnataka is scheduled to submit its probe report to a district court over an FIR against former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa. An FIR was filed against Yeddyurappa and his daughter over the alleged illegal allotment of land from the working journalists' quota. A case of cheating...
  • K'taka: Lokayukta police raids IAS officer March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Karnataka Lokayukta police raided the house of an IAS officer and other officials of the Women and Child Welfare Department after CNN-IBN reported on malnutrition deaths in Raichur. The ADGP of the Lokayukta Police said, "We had credible information that the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) run by...
  • Hegde defends Lokayukta report on illegal mining March 8, 2012

    Bangalore: Defending the Lokayukta report on illegal mining, then Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on Wednesday rejected views that quashing of an FIR against former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa by the High Court on the grounds of violation of natural justice was a "rap" on his findings. "I don't consider it as...
  • Karnataka: Arrest warrant issued against BSY March 5, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Lokayukta court has issued another arrest warrant against former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa after he failed to appear for a hearing in a land denotification case. Yeddyurappa had been summoned to appear before the court on Monday but he did not do so as his lawyer had joined...
  • Gowda's choice for Karnataka Lokayukta quits February 8, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Kerala High Court Chief Justice S R Bannurmath has decided to opt out of the post of Lokayukta in Karnataka. According to sources, Karnataka Chief Minister Sadanand Gowda said that the judge sent a letter to him, requesting the government not to pursue the matter with Governor HR Bharadwaj. "I...
  • K'taka: Transfer of top Lokayukta cop sparks row November 12, 2011

    Bangalore: A Karnataka Lokayukta police officer who investigated former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa is shifted out. The officer also claims threats from former prime minister H D Deve Gowda. The senior police officer in the Karnataka Lokayukta, JV Gaonkar, was transferred out for writing that he was threatened by former...
  • FIR filed against another Karnataka minister October 29, 2011

    Bangalore: In more embarrassment for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka, the Lokayukta police registered an FIR against Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani on Saturday in connection with alleged irregularities in denotification of lands acquired for industrial purposes. Eight others, including Nirani's brother H R Nirani, have also been named...
  • Yeddyurappa's bail plea deferred to October 28 October 24, 2011

    Bangalore: The hearing of former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa's bail plea was on Monday adjourned till October 28. Earlier, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader had withdrawn his interim bail plea and then applied for regular bail. His counsel had on Friday sought a three-day bail so that Yeddyurappa could...
  • Decision on Yeddyurappa's bail plea likely today October 21, 2011

    Bangalore: The bail plea of former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa will come up for hearing on Friday. On Thursday, Yeddyurappa's counsel told the Karnataka High Court that no prima facie case could be made out against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act in connection with the land scams. Meanwhile, petitioner...
  • BSY still in hospital, to seek bail today October 17, 2011

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa will stay in hospital for another 24 hours while his lawyers will seek a bail for him on Monday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was arrested on Saturday and sent to judicial custody for seven days by a special Lokayukta court in connection...
  • BS Yeddyurappa surrenders after evading arrest October 15, 2011

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa was on Saturday put behind bars in a land denotification scam. He evaded arrest by the police and instead surrendered before Lokayukta court, following which, Yeddyurappa was remanded to judicial custody till October 22. The land scam was once dismissed by Yeddyurappa as a...
  • BSY surrenders, remanded to judicial custody October 15, 2011

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday surrendered in front of a sessions court judge after the Lokayukta court rejected his bail plea and issued arrest warrant against him. Following his surrender, Yeddyurappa was remanded to judicial custody till October 22 and sent to the Bangalore Central Jail. The...
  • Lokayukta police unable to trace Yeddyurappa October 15, 2011

    Bangalore: The Lokayukta police was on Saturday unable to meet former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa when they went to his residence to drop the arrest warrant against him. According to reports, there was no clue on the whereabouts of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, and all his secretaries have...
  • Justice Patil resigns as Karnataka Lokayukta September 20, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Shivraj Patil resigned on Monday after allegations that he violated norms to get land allotment. Justice Patil, who took over as the state's chief anti-corruption officer from Justice Santosh Hegde said that he has submitted his resignation to the Governor. CNN-IBN had accessed documents that show he...
  • Land row embarrasses Karnataka Lokayukta September 16, 2011

    Bangalore: Corruption charges have come calling on Karnataka's anti-corruption watchdog. CNN-IBN has accessed documents that show how Justice Shivaraj Patil has three government properties in his name denting his credibility even as he attempts to follow the example set by his predecessor Justice Santosh Hegde. CNN-IBN has access to documents...
  • Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Patil in land row September 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Karnataka's new Lokayukta Justice Shivraj Patil is caught in a potentially embarrassing row that puts questions on his credibility. CNN-IBN has accessed documents that show he got three government allotted properties in Bangalore in violation of rules. Justice Patil recently took over as Karnataka Lokayukta from Justice Santosh Hedge...
  • Yeddyurappa must step down at once: Kumaraswamy July 27, 2011

    JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy who has also been indicted in the Karnataka Lokayukta illegal mining report has refused to take any blame even though he is pressing for the resignation of Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. ...
  • Report on illegal mining on Wednesday: Hegde July 25, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde will submit his much-awaited report on illegal mining to the Government on Wednesday. "Yes, I will submit the report on Wednesday," Hegde, a former Supreme Court Judge and member of Jan Lokpal Bill Drafting Committee said. Lokayukta sources said much of the findings are...
  • BJP wanted to get BSY's name dropped: Hegde July 22, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, who's report indicts Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and his family in the illegal mining scam, has said that BJP leader Dhananjaya Kumar tried to influence him to keep Yeddyurappa's name out of the report. But the Karnataka Lokayukta said, despite the politicians pressurised him...
  • Cong demands Yeddyurappa's resignation July 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday mounted pressure on Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa demanding his resignation in the wake of the Lokayukta report indicting him and his ministers in the illegal mining scam. "...Immediate resignation of the Chief Minister should be the starting, of every other minister should be the...