B. Eranna, a retired lecturer, who has accused M.S. Somalingappa, Sirguppa MLA, of amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income, has levelled another charge saying that the MLA had purchased a house and had got documents fabricated later showing that he had got it constructed.

Disclosing this at a press conference here on Thursday, Mr. Eranna said that he would be submitting fresh documents to the Special Judge under the Prevention of Corruption Act with a request to get it investigated by the Lokayukta Superintendent of Police.

In response to a private complaint filed by Mr. Eranna against Mr Somalingappa, N.K. Sudhindra Rao, Special Judge, recently ordered the Superintendent of Police, Lokayukta, to file an FIR and investigate the complaint and submit a report.

Mr. Somalingappa is accused of extending his support to his brother-in-law and two others to acquire government land in Sirigere, Halekote, and Devalapur villages in Sirguppa taluk using fabricated/false documents. According to Mr. Eranna, verification of documents/affidavits with regard to declaration of assents submitted by Mr. Somalingappa to the Lokayukta, had revealed that the latter had possessed property/assets worth Rs. 76.99 lakh, while his declared income was around Rs. 13 lakh.

“In the case that has come to light now, one document provided by the Chief Officer of Tekkalakota Town Panchayat states that Mr. Somalingappa had purchased the house, while another document issued by the same officer mentions that the MLA had got the house constructed. The discrepancies show that he got the documents created later with the help of the officials. These facts would come to light during an inquiry,” he said.


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