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Lokayukta files FIR against Katta and son

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Bangalore: In a significant development, the Karnataka Lokayukta on Thursday filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Minister for IT and BT Katta Subrahmanya Naidu, his son and Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) councillor Katta Jagadish and their eight associates here on Thursday.

The accused have been charged with forgery, cheating, benami transactions, creating false documents, creating fictitious firms among others, sources in the Lokayukta told The Hindu.

According to the sources, eight others are partners of firms that were started by Mr. Katta's son. “The Government illegally allotted land to a firm started by Mr. Katta. Some persons, including government officials, would also be included soon in FIR. One of the firms also paid Rs. 87 crore to a real estate company whose identity is being investigated”, sources added.

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