Bengaluru: A senior IAS officer was arrested on Monday by the Lokayukta Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the Janthakal mining case.

Gangaram Bhaderia, who currently serves as Principal Secretary (Mujurai and stamping), is a 1989 batch officer. He was arrested in connection with the alleged irregularities of Janthakal enterprises when he was the commissioner of mines during the chief ministership of HD Kumaraswamy. After questioning him, IGP of the Lokayukta SIT KSR Charan Reddy took him into custody.

The SIT had registered the cases against Kumaraswamy and his predecessor Dharam Singh and also against several officers in connection with the case at the direction of the Supreme Court.