Belthangady, Dec 23,2016 : Officials of the Anti-Corruption Bureau raided the residence of Govinda Naika, a First Division Assistant at the Belthangady Taluk Office on December 22, Thursday and traced assets worth nearly Rs 1.2 crores. The raid which took place during the wee hours continued till afternoon and the team comprised of ACB officials from Mangaluru, Udupi, Karwar and Chikkamagaluru. ACB’s DySP Sudhir Hegde and SP Chennabasavanna were part of the raiding team.
The raiding ACB team found total assets worth Rs 1.2 crores including 500 gram gold jewellery worth Rs 14.5 lakhs, a cash of Rs 2 lakhs, Rs 10 lakh in bank locker apart from 2 houses and luxury household goods worth Rs 10 lakhs. ACB officials have said that the raid followed definite information that the officer had purchased land at different places. The team is yet to scrutinise his ten other bank accounts.
It has been gathered that the officer had during the raid tried to give a clarification that the cash at his home was to be given towards the Karavali Utsav at Belthangady and that the house in which he was staying was eight years old. He also told officials that his new house construction was completed in May and he had planned to furnish information regarding his assets to the government.
Officials have stated that there is no complaint against Govinda Naika’s wife Leelavathi is also a government servant and works as a Senior Health Assistant at the Punjalakatte Primary Health Centre.