Anti-corruption Bureau officials have raided the residences and offices of four private individuals in Bengaluru since Saturday morning. The raids, according to ACB officials, are being carried out in connection with the Transferable Development Rights (TDR) scam of BBMP.
Among the individuals raided include Ratan Lal, Amit Bolar, K Gautham and Munirajappa. While both the office and residence of Ratan was raided, residences of the other three are being searched by ACB sleuths. This is the third search operation being carried out by ACB sleuths in connection with the TDR scam after it filed an FIR against six individuals on April 11, this year. While an executive engineer Krishnalal and two middlemen Amit Jain and Deepak were searched on April 26, two private surveyors Abhishek and Manoj were searched on May 1. Leaking documents related to the case had also resulted in the suspension of a second division assistant working in BBMP commissioner’s office recently. The scam is regarding issuing of TDR in exchange for land used for road-widening projects.