Some armed criminals hit an honest cooperative official on his head with a rod with the express intention of killing him in Bangalore, according to local police.
S.P.Mahantesh , deputy director working in the department of cooperative audit is seriously injured and being kept on life support system in a hospital in the city.
Sources say most of the cooperative societies are synonymous with graft and fraudulent activities. The Mafiosi controlling them are so powerful that they can go to any extent to get rid of the people who are exposing them. .
Mahantesh has recently been involved in exposing scandals in several cooperative societies including the BEML Employees Cooperative Society.
There have recently been reports that several housing cooperative societies have been indulging in serious irregularities and corrupt practices. The murderous attack on auditor Mahantesh needs to be viewed against this background.
The directorate of co-operative audit, where Mahantesh worked, looks beyond routine audit of societies and probes administrative lapses, deviation from bylaws and discharge of responsibilities by boards. Mahantesh is in charge of auditing documents of several housing co-operative societies which have allegedly broken rules in site allotments.
In another incident a director of a cooperative bank was killed by unidentified men in Chakra village in Western Uttar Pradesh, according to the police. Police is investigating the matter and is at work trying to nab the criminals.