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Rs 13 Lakh Cash Seized From Drain Pipe At Govt Official’s Home

Officials of Anti-Corruption Bureau in Karnataka on Wednesday seized Rs.13 lakhs in cash hidden in a drainage pipe at an assistant engineer’s house in Kalaburagi as part of the government crackdown on officials holding disproportionate assets.

Visuals showed wads of cash falling out from a drainage pipe at the residence of Shantana Gowda, an Assistant Engineer in the Public Works Department in Kalaburagi.

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An ACB official said that while Rs 13 lakh was recovered from the pipe alone, a total of Rs 54 lakh in cash was found at the engineer’s residence during the raid. Visuals showed the officials collecting all the cash in a yellow bucket that filled up to the brim with Rs 500 notes pulled out of the pipe.

This was seized from a single government official’s house, and the ACB is said to have seized a massive quantity of gold and silver ornaments, huge amounts of cash, and a horde of documents during the searches carried out across 60 locations in Karnataka.

Over 400 officials from the anti-corruption body were deployed in districts across the state in the recent past.

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