Three officials of the Karnataka Maharishi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation have been suspended, Deputy Chief Minister Govind M Karjol said on Sunday.
Karjol said the action comes after raids by the ACB on the officials and others following bribery allegations related to a government land scheme. ACB officials seized a total of Rs 82 lakh from the corporation’s office and the residences of two developers
The corporation’s general manager S S Nagesh, assistant general manager Manjula and office superintendent P D Subbappa were found guilty of dereliction of duty under the Karnataka Civil Services rules. A criminal case has been filed against them, the DCM said.
The accused were allegedly buying land for a lower price under a government scheme and selling it at a higher price to realtors.