KIMS scam allegation reaches Lokayukta office

The alleged irregularities committed by the then Estate Officer Shripad Savakar in the works carried out at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) has now reached the office of the Karnataka Lokayukta.

Theatre personality and editor of ‘Vidyavardhini’ magazine M.M. Dhalayat has filed a complaint before the Karnataka Lokayukta after having unsuccessfully tried to get the heads of the Public Works Department to act against the irregularities.

He told presspersons here on Saturday that although even elected representatives had complained against Mr. Savarkar, nothing had happened for three years.

Mr. Dhayalat said Mr. Savakar, using his influence, was able to hold two posts simultaneously and had indulged in rampant corruption.

He alleged that Mr. Savakar, presently the assistant executive engineer in Public Works Department’s Hubballi Subdivision, had misappropriated funds meant for development works at KIMS.

On learning about his attempt to purchase air conditioners at a rate higher than the market price, the bill for the said purchase had been withheld by the KIMS authorities.

The lack of response from the authorities and incorrect replies had been given to the RTI applications, which forced him to approach the Lokayukta, he said.

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