Corruption Case: Police file chargesheet against past Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao


Reports conveyed that, the Karnataka police have filed a chargesheet next to previous Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao in a corruption case connected to an extortion racket engaging his son. The case came to light when previous anti-grant ombudsman unsigned a grievance filed by an executive engineer who supposed that someone from the anti-graft office demanded Rs one crore to shun a raid. Rao is the seventh accuse in the case, while his son, Y Ashwin is the initial.

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Rao has been volume for a betting unlawful gratification to influence a community servant, concealing confirmation and being part of a criminal conspiracy to cover up and defend the offenders. A particular examination squad was presently set up to look into the case. In July 2015 ashwin was detained for his role in the scandal. In December 2015 the previous high court chief justice resigned from his post as Lokayukta. Rao is the primary Lokayukta in the nation to be booked on corruption charges.

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His son Y Ashwin is the prime accused in the alleged extortion racket that was being run in the Lokayukta office, with subsequent public and opposition outcry causing the exit of Rao as the head of the anti-graft institution. Different provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, have been raised, counting Section 8. Under the IPC, he has been charged invoking sections 120 (b) connecting to penalty for criminal conspiracy and Section 119 about community servant concealing design to commit offence which it is his duty to avert.

 Yesterday, IPC section 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion) and Section 419 (punishment for cheating by personation) have been slapped next to Rao in the supplementary chargesheet filed by the Special Investigation squad in the Special Lokayukta court here. Governor Vajubhai Vala had lately given the nod to the SIT to prosecute Rao in the case, which is one of the five pertaining to the alleged extortion scandal.