A private complaint was filed before the Special Lokayukta Court against Lokayukta Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP) H.N.S. Rao here on Tuesday accusing him of withholding information about criminal cases against M.V. Veerabhadraiah who contested from the Madhugiri constituency on a Janata Dal (S) ticket in the recent Assembly elections after taking voluntary retirement.

Mr. Veerabhadraiah, who got his voluntary retirement application approved the evening before he filed his nomination papers, lost in the elections.

According to the complaint, Mr. Rao withheld information about a criminal case against Mr. Veerabhadraiah to facilitate his discharge from service. The complainant, C. Lakshminarayana, said that the government sought the opinion of the Lokayukta police on Mr. Veerabhadraiah’s application for voluntary retirement. Mr. Lakshminarayana’s complaint said that Mr. Rao did not inform the government that a charge-sheet had been filed against Mr. Veerabhadraiah by the investigating agency in a land scam when he was the Special Deputy Commissioner of the BDA. By withholding this information, Mr. Rao facilitated the smooth passage of Mr. Veerabhadraiah’s application.

The complaint said that the same application had been rejected thrice by the government on the grounds that there are pending criminal cases against him including the one where he has been accused of owning assets disproportionate by 155 per cent to his known sources of income.

Although, the FIR in the disproportionate assets case was filed by the Lokayukta police in 2011, the agency hasn’t yet filed a charge-sheet against him, the complainant said.

Lokayukta Court Judge N.K. Sudhindra Rao posted the case to June 20 for further hearing.