ACB (Anti Corruption Bureau) raided the house of Chikkarayappa, who is the Managing Director of Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Ltd. on 8th December. Prior to this, IT sleuths had raided Chikkarayappa’s house on 2nd December. During the first raid, IT officials found ₹ 5.7 crores in cash (new currency notes), 7 Kgs of gold, luxury cars and other property documents.

 

Initially, the members of Chikkarayappa’s family did not allow the ACB officers inside. They closed the doors, made them stand outside and wait at the door for about one and a half hours at around 6 a.m.

 

One will be shocked to know what ACB seized from Chikkarayappa’s house during the raid.

 

Here is the list of what they found:

 

What they found

Quantity

Estimated value (₹ in thousands)

Shirts

111

46

T Shirts

107

74

Pants

73

65

Socks

15 pairs

2

Socks (used)

13 pairs

1

Dhoti

13

18

Inner wear

59

24

Kerchief

2

.24

T cups

20

.20

Plates

20

1.7

Wrist watches

16

17.5

Chudidar, Lehenga

178

140

Sarees

81

268

Shoes and slippers

42

15

 

The ACB officers had previously evaluated the furniture, TV, bed, bedsheets etc. Chikkarayappa’s wife had secretly kept the gold (1.7 kgs) and silver (14.7 kgs) items inside the pooja room. It is said that the ACB officers evaluated the value of the bullion and have returned them back to her without seizing it.

 

Chikkarayappa’s wife had also locked the door of a bedroom. She refused to hand over the keys to the ACB officers and told them that the keys are misplaced. The ACB officers did not bother to insist for the key nor break open the door of the room.

 

Questions have already started arising whether Karnataka ACB is trying to protect the corrupt officers.