Top news stories from Karnataka: State constitutes SIT in Lokayukta corruption case
news Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 05:30
1. The state government on Tuesday decided to constitute a Special Investigative Team (SIT) to probe the allegations of corruption against some members of the Lokayukta. Although no deadline was set, the government has directed the team to submit a report at the earliest. 2. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday announced that the state government would pay the dues amounting to Rs 923 crore for the year 2013-2014 to sugarcane farmers. He has assured that the payment would be directly made to farmers in two installments. 3. A PIL has been filed by three persons in the Karnataka High Court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the allegations of extortion by Lokyukta son's and others at the official residence of the Lokayukta, and at the office premises. 4. Even as the needle of suspicion points towards Ashwin Rao, son of Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao, he has now submitted an alibi to prove that he was not in the city at the time of the incident when an executive engineer was allegedly asked to pay of sum of Rs 1 crore. 5. Two debt-ridden farmers reportedly committed suicide in Mysuru and Haveri districts on Tuesday. Ashoka Madiwalara (45) ended his life after consuming poison after he was issued notice by the bank to repay a long of Rs. 10.68 lakh.