By Express News Service | Published: 16th May 2017 05:32 AM |
Last Updated: 16th May 2017 05:32 AM
HYDERABAD: Days after registering a case against an Army officer and a private builder in connection with a Rs 500 crore land scam, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials from New Delhi on Monday raided the offices and residences of an army officer in Hyderabad and seized incriminatory material.
CBI registered cases against Lieutenant Colonel M G Thimmaya, former estate manager of DRDO, Bengaluru and N H Rustumji, builder and other unknown persons in connection with the transfer of a
12-acre land worth Rs 500 crore at Benniganahalli in KR Puram to a real estate developer.
The raids were conducted after court direction to probe a complaint by private land owners and various civil appeals.
During investigation, CBI officials found that Lieutenant Colonel MG Thimmaya, H Rustum and other officials entered into a criminal conspiracy with the accused in 2004-06, pursuant to which the public servants cheated the government through transfer of 12 acres 1 gunta of land in favour of a private person against the decision of the defence ministry.
CBI officials stated that the searches were conducted at seven different places including the residential and official premises of accused persons at Hyderabad and Bengaluru which led to recovery of some incriminating documents.