Investigations into the alleged misuse of funds in urban development authorities in Mandya, Ramanagaram, and Channapatna have so far revealed that the accused had regular financial transactions with at least four banks in Mandya. While Mandya Urban Development Authority (MUDA) commissioner H.S. Shivaramu was arrested on Tuesday, Ramanagaram-Channapatna Urban Development Authority Commissioner (RCUDA) commissioner M. Chidananda surrendered before Ramanagaram Superintendent of Police Anupam Agarwal on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Ramanagaram police said a few banks in Mandya were already under their scanner and that they were questioning the accused. The police have detained a person identified as Shekar from Mandya in connection with the case, Mr. Agarwal said.
Besides Indian Bank in Mandya, the accused in the RCUDA scam had also made transactions in Visvesvaraya Co-operative Bank, Baroda Bank and State Bank of Mysore too. “We will send our teams to these banks to probe the case,” Mr. Agarwal said.
The police will also verify documents in Allahabad Bank, Vijaya Bank and ICICI Bank as the RCUDA money was transferred from these banks, another official said.
The Ramanagaram police on Thursday visited Indian Bank’s branch off Bangalore-Mysore Highway and seized some documents.
Meanwhile, the Mandya police on Thursday raided the residence of Congress leader Kebballi Ananda, one of the accused in the MUDA scam, at Chamundeshwari Nagar and MUDA office and seized documents.
“Hemmanahalli Chandrashekar, another accused, is still absconding,” Mandya Superintendent of Police Borase Bhushan Gulabrao.
The Mandya police on Thursday night arrested a First Division Assistant at MUDA in connection with the scam. The police identified the accused as Nagaraj. They arrested him at 8 p.m. here and seized documents.