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Bangalore Development Authority Officials Charged In Rs 100 Crore Land Scam

Bangalore Development Authority Officials Charged In Rs 100 Crore Land Scam


Bangalore Development Authority Officials Charged In Rs 100 Crore Land Scam

The Bangalore Growth Authority chairman stated a case has been registered. (Representational)

Bengaluru:

Some officers of the Bangalore Growth Authority (BDA) have been on Saturday booked for swapping prime land acquired by the authority with one other parcel of property, inflicting a Rs 100 crore loss, BDA chairman S R Vishwanath stated.

Mr Vishwanath, who can also be the Yelahanka MLA within the metropolis, stated in a press release that the officers colluded with one Nagaraj. He, nevertheless, didn’t identify the officers concerned within the alleged fraud and the variety of authorities was additionally not talked about.

He added {that a} case was registered on the Bangalore Metropolitan Process Drive (BMTF) on Saturday primarily based on a BDA activity drive report that gave particulars of large-scale irregularities within the deal.

The BMTF is a particular police setup in Karnataka established to safeguard and shield authorities property in Bengaluru.

The BDA had acquired about 4.three acres of land approach again in 1983 at village Banaswadi in Bengaluru East Taluk from an individual Eeranna, and the quantity was deposited within the civil court docket, Mr Vishwanath stated.

“Nevertheless, Nagaraj bought a Normal Energy of Lawyer (GPA) from Eeranna, confirmed it as his personal land, fashioned a format and bought them. Within the meantime, the BDA acquired land from the income land homeowners and filed an utility within the court docket saying that various websites must be given to them,” the BDA chairman stated.

The Karnataka Excessive Courtroom, which heard the case, directed the BDA to take a choice as per laws, Mr Vishwanath stated.

Nagaraj bought all of the plots transferred to his identify and utilized to get the choice websites sanctioned in his identify however the BDA board rejected his plea saying that this can’t be performed, the BJP MLA stated.

In a gathering in 2012, the BDA board determined to present 4.three acres of land in numerous survey numbers within the BDA-formed Arkavathi Structure.

Additional, he once more filed an utility to the BDA to present an alternate website stating that many areas within the land have been within the buffer zone, which made it unimaginable to construct homes, the MLA stated.

In a buffer zone, no building exercise of any sort is permitted.

“The BDA accepted his plea in 2014, granted land parcels in Thanisandra and at numerous different prime areas in Nagaraj’s identify and registered the property in his identify,” Mr Vishwanath stated.

Contemplating it as a “mega rip-off”, the BDA chairman stated he directed the BDA activity drive to research all of the paperwork.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police of BDA activity drive, P Ravi Kumar and his workforce submitted a report stating that giant scale irregularities have taken place on this case, which resulted in a lack of about Rs 100 crore to the BDA.

The BDA Process Drive lodged a grievance with the BMTF to take motion towards Nagaraj and different BDA officers concerned within the case.

“A BMTF inspector has registered a case and began investigation into it,” Mr Vishwanath stated within the assertion.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)



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