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April 29, 2017

BEML RTI Murders

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Editor: NAGARAJA.M.R… VOL.11 issue.17… . 03  / 05 / 2017

Editorial :  BEML  Housing Society  Murders  RTI  Activists

 

    What action has been taken against guilty office bearers of BEML Housing Society Mysuru & Benagaluru for their crimes. What action has been taken against BDA , MUDA  and other public servants  who aided these criminals in their crimes. Are  the judges  BENEFICIERIES of land crimes  , so keeping mum?

  

Police grill MUDAofficial over RTIactivist’s murder

 

 Police took six people into custody in connection with the death of RTI activist Srinath, whose body was found near Ganjam in Srirangapatna, Mandya district on Friday. Srinath, who had unearthed the BEML Employees Housing Society scam, had been reported missing since Thursday.

 

Police took four office-bearers of the society, an official of the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) and his car driver for investigation on Saturday. Srinath had unearthed various scams of the society in connection with the development of Rajarajeshwari Layout in the city.

 

Srinath and his family had been residing at Rajarajeshwari Layout developed by the society since 2008. The society had allotted the sites without providing basic amenities such as drinking water, streetlights and roads. Even after repeated petitions to the society, the authorities failed to provide facilities and Srinath had obtained related documents about the layout from MUDA under RTI Act, said his brother Srinivas.

 

Srinath brought to light anomalies like illegal allotment of sites, land encroachment and others through the documents he had procured. The society had obtained 105 acres of land from MUDA by providing fake documents and had encroached agriculture lands which were not acquired by the government. Srinath launched a legal fight against the society, said Srinivas.

 

Srinath’s friend Lokesh said site registration and transfer of site documents had stopped after Srinath launched the legal fight. Srinath provided documents to farmers who approached the court, questioning the encroachment of their land by the society. Lokesh said the society office-bearers had approached Srinath several times for a compromise and had also offered him three sites free of charge.

 

 

BEML housing society now in Rs. 500-cr. land scam

 

By  Sudipto Mondal

 

Office-bearers of the BEML Employees’ Housing Cooperative Society, who were at the centre of a recent controversy over irregular plot allotments, appear to be involved in another Rs. 500-crore land scam.

In what has been a season of land scams, this one stands out for the ingenuity with which the system was once again exploited by the society’s president J. Munnagappa and the former vice-president H.S. Kumar.

They posed as farmers and claimed that they lost 100 acres of land during the formation of the Arkavathy Layout by the Bangalore Development Authority, and received compensatory plots in the layout that are estimated to be worth Rs. 500 crore. The compensatory residential plots allotted to them are situated in the vicinity of the Bengaluru International Airport.

On their part, officials of the BDA failed to scrutinise Mr. Kumar and Mr. Munnagappa’s claims, although they could have done it by checking the records of the land for which the claims for compensation were raised. The BEML officials “invested” only Rs. 20 crore to secure the illegal compensation from the BDA.

How they pulled it off

Documents provided to The Hindu by the former Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) councillor K.N. Chakrapani show the way Mr. Kumar and Mr. Munnagappa staked their claims for compensation.

On February 23, 2004, the BDA issued final notification for 100 acres in Hennur, Gedlahalli, Tannisandra and Byrathi Khane villages.

Soon after the final notification orders were issued, Mr. Munnagappa and Mr. Kumar purchased land from the farmers in violation of Sections 3 and 4 of The Karnataka Land (Restriction on Transfer) Act, 1991, which stipulate that nobody shall sell, mortgage, gift or lease land that has been acquired or notified for acquisition by the government.

Documents of transfer between the original landholders and the two society officials show that the operation was conducted between March 2004 and April 2005, and cost Mr. Kumar and Mr. Munnagappa Rs. 20 crore.

Seven-year hiatus

After lying low for nearly seven years, they raised a claim for compensation before the BDA posing as farmers and land losers. For each acre of the 100 acres that they purchased illegally, the BDA gave them plots adding up to 9,583 sq ft.

One such allotment deed registered on April 17, 2012 states that Mr. Munnagappa is a land loser and is being compensated as per the land-in-exchange-for-land policy. (This policy was instituted to make land losers stakeholders in development.)

The land allotted to the two society officials as compensation by the BDA is valued at Rs. 500 crore, at Rs. 5,000 per sq ft. On the other hand, the real land owners got only between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 12 lakh per acre from Mr. Kumar and Mr. Munnagappa.

Rs. 100 as stamp duty

What is more, Mr. Munnagappa and Mr. Kumar benefited from the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s “pro-farmer” policy, under which they were exempted from playing the full stamp duty for the land given as compensation. The allotment deeds show that they paid only Rs. 100 as stamp duty per plot.

Asked to respond, Mr. Kumar initially said that he was acting on the orders of his superiors at BEML. Mr. Munnagappa refused to react.

BDA Commissioner Pradeep Singh Kharola did not respond to repeated phone calls and text messages seeking an explanation.

Terming the scam “daylight robbery”, Mr. Chakrapani has demanded that the State government order a judicial inquiry into the alleged illegalities in the Arkavathy Layout project.

 

 

Neck-deep in corruption charges, BEML chief now accused of fraud

 

V R S Natarajan provided different addresses and wrong age to register three plots in his name in Bangalore and Mysore.

By  Vanu Dev

 

BEML chairman and managing director V R S Natarajan, who is facing a plethora of corruption charges, has another problem on hands.

Natarajan allegedly committed a fraud by providing different addresses and mentioning his wrong age while registering residential plots in Bangalore and Mysore through the BEML Employees’ Cooperative Society (BECS). Disgruntled members of the BECS now plan to approach the Registrar of Cooperative Societies with their complaint.

The plots were allotted to Natarajan by BEML allegedly in violation of cooperative sector rules. According to disgruntled members of the BECS, Natarajan allegedly pressurised the BECS office-bearers to allot him two plots, measuring 6000 square feet combined, in BEML Layout 6th Stage, Bangalore, during January 2005, for a sum of Rs 10 lakh.

The Bangalore plots, number 795 and 796, are valued at more than Rs 1 crore as per current market price. At the time of registering the plots, Natarajan had reportedly provided his residential address in Bangalore, which is his official quarter provided by BEML. He had also mentioned his age as 53 years.

 

During March 2005, the BECS allotted another plot (No 91) at BEML Layout in Mysore. In the registration papers, he has given a Mysore residence address and mentioned his age as 52 years.

“The allotments were made hastily, resulting in a number of discrepancies. The rules are clear about possessing multiple residential plots. Besides, he has mentioned his age wrong. We will lodge a complaint against him with the Registrar of Cooperative Societies,” sources in the BECS said.

The acquisition of the three plots by Natarajan is in direct violation of the rules laid down by the Karnataka government. Section 10 (a) of the model bye-laws for the house building cooperative societies, implemented by the Karnataka government in 1993, clearly states that any member of a housing co-operative society is eligible for a site only if “he/she does not already own a plot or house/flat/apartment in his/her own name, or in the name of any other member of his/her family in the corporation limits/development authority limits/municipal limits in whose limit the society is situated”.

In addition, Natarajan had not completed the mandatory 5 years of service in BEML to become eligible for allotment of the plots. Natarajan had joined BEML in 2002, and by 2005, within a span of three years, the BECS allotted the three plots to him.

In addition to the alleged out-of-turn allotment of plots to Natarajan, another 60 plots were allotted in violation of rules by BECS. Three BEML employees — C Umesh, Martin Luther and S Vishwanatha — alleged that they were transferred from Bangalore to Kolar Gold Fields office after they formally complained to the Registrar of Co-operative Societies against the unauthorized allotments. Subsequently, the three employees approached the high court seeking relief.

However, BECS office-bearers defended the allotments to Natarajan, saying there was nothing illegal in the process. In a statement, the BECS said, “Top officials of BEML in the management and Board have been given sites under the five per cent discretionary quota. Associate members too have been given sites as associate membership is allowed under the law. We have allotted 8,000 sites in Bangalore so far and that includes sites to directors, and chairmen from 1972 onwards.”

But people, who own plots in Bangalore, cannot acquire more even under the discretionary quota. Former Supreme Court judge, Justice Shivaraj Patil, had to quit as the Lokayukta of Karnataka after it was found that he was in possession of multiple residential plots in Bangalore.

 

 

BEML housing society flouted allotment rules: ex-employees

By  Johnson T A ,

 

A housing co-operative created in Karnataka by the employees of defence public sector unit BEML, whose top management is currently under the CBI scanner for alleged irregularities in the purchase of Tatra trucks, has been accused of allotting as many as 63 residential sites in violation of housing co-operative rules in 10 housing colonies under its purview.

In a complaint to the registrar of co-operative societies, some former employees of BEML have accused the management of the housing co-operative of allotting plots to 39 members without applications and 24 outsiders or non-members in its housing colonies.

In a letter written to Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, the president of the National Confederation of Ex-employees Association of PSUs, S N Ashok, has linked some of these out-of-turn allotments as payoffs to muzzle questioning of the Tatra deal.

Seeking an inquiry by the Corps of Detectives in Karnataka, Ashok has estimated that property worth Rs 80 crore has been illegally given away to non-employees by the BEML Employees Co-operative Society Ltd.

Apart from allotting properties to persons not connected directly with BEML, the co-operative is accused of allotting land to employees who had not completed a mandatory five-year term with the company, to members of the board and to on-deputation employees.

K S Periyaswamy, an ex-employee of BEML, has alleged that close relatives and friends of T K A Nair, an adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, are among the recipients of sites meant for the BEML employees. The out-of-turn allotments has resulted in several genuine employees not being allotted properties in BEML colonies, Periya-swamy has stated.

The ex-employee of BEML has accused chairman of BEML V R S Natarajan of influencing the management of the BEML Employees Co-operative to make out-of-turn allotments. Natarajan himself has been accused of availing two properties in violation of housing co-operative bye-laws.

Preethi Prabha, a relative of Nair who had been allocated site number 14 measuring 2,400 square feet in a BEML housing colony in the Uttarahalli region of Bangalore in December 2008 had returned her site in 2010 after complaints were filed with the PM, the official of the ex-employees’ confederation said.

There may be many more people connected to top persons in the establishment in the list of illegal allottees of sites in BEML housing colonies, Ashok said. “Every time there was a visiting delegation from the Central government to BEML in recent years, be it an SC/ST commission or any other body the visitors were given lavish gifts, including gold biscuits,” Periyaswamy claimed.

Hundreds of housing co-operatives in Bangalore have over the years been plagued by similar allegations of out-of-turn allotments and violations of bye-laws by managements.

The Bangalore Development Authority which provides the land to housing co-operatives and validates the allotments and their legality rarely intervenes in out-of-turn allotments. Among the most controversial has been the Karnataka State Judicial Department Employees House Building Co-operative Society where the allotment of properties to judges has in the past been called into question. The issue was resolved after a ruling said judges were also eligible.

A case filed against irregularities in housing co-operatives across Bangalore is currently pending before the Karnataka High Court.

No illegal allotments, says Nair

New Delhi: Denying allegations of any ‘wrongdoing’ in the allotment of plots by the Housing Co-operative Society of BEML, Prime Minister’s adviser T K A Nair on Sunday claimed in a statement that “no irregularity or illegality” was involved in it “to the best of my knowledge”.

Nair’s statement came in the wake of media reports suggesting that two plots were allotted to his niece and a friend in Bangalore in an “irregular” manner.

Nair said he had sought “all the relevant facts” in this matter even as he dismissed as “absolutely baseless” any linkage to the Tatra truck deal. “My attention has been drawn to media reports about the alleged irregular allotment of residential plots of the Housing Co-operative Society of BEML to my relatives and family friends. To the best of my knowledge no irregularity or illegality was involved in the allotments,” Nair said.

“I have requested the PMO to obtain all the relevant facts of this matter through the Department of Defence Production,” he said.

The Hindu in its report from Bangalore on Sunday reported that the plots were allotted to Nair’s niece Preethi Prabha and family friend Uma Devi Nambiar at “throwaway prices” in BEML society in South Bangalore in 2008.

It further said the allotments were made at a time when complaints about the role of BEML chairman and managing director V R S Natarajan in controversial Tatra truck deal were pending with the Prime Minister’s Office besides the Central Vigilance Commission and Ministry of Defence. Responding to this, Nair said, “The insinuation linking these allotments with the Tatra deal is absolutely baseless.”

 

Karnataka official Mahantesh’s murder case figures in Rajya Sabha

 

The killing of the Karnataka official SP Mahantesh, said to be the whistle-blower in the controversial land allotments by societies, was raised in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by CPI-M member KN Balagopal.

   

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, Balagopal said that Mr Mahantesh was a crucial source of some of the stories that appeared in the newspapers published on the corruption and irregularity in the land allotment for various cooperative societies including that of BEML (Bharat Earth Movers Limited) employees in Banglaore.

   

He said over a dozen RTI activists and whistle-blowers have been murdered in last one year and that the government has “pathetically failed” to protect them, he insisted that the murder of Mr Mahantesh is different as he had released a copy of the report on land allotment to the BEML.

   

Army Chief General VK Singh had said in an interview that the money was offered to him to clear the purchase of 600 “sub-standard” Tatra trucks. Tatra, a Czech manufacturer, supplies trucks to the Army through BEML. These trucks are manufactured in the Czech Republic.

   

On the controversy surrounding the supply of Tatra Trucks to Indian Army through BEML, Balagopal said, “it is for the Centre to prove that the murder is not related to Tatra Truck and BEML.”

   

Mr Mahantesh succumbed to injuries after being assaulted a few days back.  His death triggered strong reactions from the civil society and the political class.

 

Why  NOT  demolish illegal buildings  of Ministers

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/why-not-demolish-illegal-bungalows-of-ministers  ,

 

PIL – Land Mafia ,  Judges  &  RTI  Activist  Murder

An  Appeal to Honourable Supreme Court of India ,  Karnataka High Court & National Human Rights Commission

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

CRIMINAL WRIT PETITION NO. OF 2017

IN THE MATTER OF

NAGARAJA . M.R

editor SOS e Clarion of Dalit & SOS e Voice for Justice
# LIG 2 , No 761 ,, HUDCO First Stage , Laxmikantanagar ,
Hebbal , Mysore – 570017 , Karnataka State
.
….Petitioner

Versus

Honourable Chief Secretary , Government of Karnataka & Others

….Respondents

PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 12 to ARTICLE 35 & ARTICLE 51A OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA FOR ISSUANCE OF A WRIT IN THE NATURE OF MANDAMUS UNDER ARTICLE 32 & ARTICLE 226 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA.

To ,
Hon’ble The Chief Justice of India and His Lordship’s Companion
Justices of the Supreme Court of India. The Humble petition of the
Petitioner above named.

MOST RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH :
1. Facts of the case:
“Power will go to the hands of rascals, , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight among themselves for
power and will be lost in political squabbles . A day would come when even air & water will be taxed.” Sir Winston made this statement in the House of Commons just before the independence of India & Pakistan. Sadly , the forewarning of Late Winston Churchill has been proved right by some of our criminal , corrupt public servants.

2. Eventhough , I have repeatedly appealed to government of karnataka authorities , MUDA , BDA , KIADB , MCC , BBMNP , etc seeking information regarding illegal buildings , land encroachments specifically in mysore & bangalore , they didn’t provide me information. Now one land scam after another are tumbling out.

3. I have given certain details to authorities including judiciary , SCI regarding land , lake encroachments in mysore when encroachment was at preliminary stage. The authories could have stopped it , but they didn,t. Now , the hinkal lake , hebbal lake , hootagalli lake & BEML Quarters lake have been encroached to maximum extent and criminals have made crores of rupees profit.

4. Government authorities has not given title deeds to tribals living in forest since centuries , government authorities has not given title deeds to landless people , dalits who are cultivating on government land since decades.

5. Government authorities , police immediately evict , take suo motto action when a poor family , nomadic family just erects a hutment on government land. The same public servants , police don’t take action when a rich crook palatial bungalow , business complex on government land , lake bed. Cann’t they see it. , they can but are hands in glove with looters.

6. even some of the judges don’t take action when appeal for justice is made to them , to evict encroachers , to stop encroachment. It may be quid pro quo arrangement with crooks. See how many judges have benefitted from government discretionary quota allotment of sites , illegal judicial layout , etc.

7. The land encroachers are not poor people below poverty line , they don’t even have ability to build a pucca house. Encroachers are rich crooks , greedy individuals with political connection. So they don’t deserve compassion.

8. Now , government of karnataka is trying to legalise illegalities in buildings , land encroachments , which gives a booster dose to criminals to commit more crimes.

9. As per equitable law if present land encroachments are legalized , in future too government must legalize future land encroachments when ever it takes place.

10. Prior to enactment of AKRAMA SAKRAMA SCHEME of government of karnataka legalizing illegal constructions , land encroachments, MUDA , BDA , MCC , KIADB officials evicted , demolished buildings of encroachers who didn’t cough up bribes. The one who paid bribes , their encroachments , illegal buildings survived and now getting legalized by government.

11. Now , as per equity who ever have been evicted from encroachments , who’s illegal buildings demolished must get compensation from government. If not all encroachers must be evicted & illegal buildings must be demolished.

12. Now  Karnataka High Court  has given green signal to  “AKRAMA SAKRAMA” scheme of government of Karnataka , therby HC Judges are favoring land mafia , criminals.

13. It is the duty of the government  , Police & Court  to  give protection  to journalists , whistle blowers , RTI Activists  who are unearthing  truths , crimes. But  all of them have failed in their duties  to protect RTI Activist Mr.Srinath of Mysuru who was brutally murdered.

14. Recently  Karnataka high court  gave  clearance to Karnataka government’s  regularization of illegal buildings  ( AKRAMA  SAKRAMA ) scheme.

a.  Law is one & same for all.

b.  Government  authorities , police razes down , demolishes  small temporary hutments built by tribals , dalits without  mercy ,  takes suo motto action.  No  court comes to their rescue.

c. Till date  bagar hukum  lands  are not given to dalits , tribals  are not given land rights over their huts in forests. Is Cout  blind , deaf ?

d. However  when rich crooks build  bungalows , commercial complexes  illegally , no suo motto action  taken by government authorizes , police , why ? Courts go a step further it gives  stay orders against demolition  of rich crook’s illegal buildings , asks government to modify plan , law itself  to save illegal buildings of rich crooks.

e. Does Karnataka HC  has  details of exact number of building violations , buildings built on forest lands , lake beds , raja kaluves  with  respective  after  affects on neighbouring buildings , road traffic , ecology , etc  and contingency plan by authorities to overcome those  after affects  casewise backed by technical studies. Make it public.

f. What criminal  action initiated against revenue , police & other officials  who failed in their  duties at the first instance  to stop the  illegal building construction.

g. Small houses  of  poor people  who have  smaller building violations  but  who failed to bribe officials  were dealt mercilessly. Their houses were razed down . Now , will the HC order the government to compensate them , to rebuild houses for them  as the court is now saying they are legal now.

h. Government & HC has given a  cut  off  date  for consideration of  regularization of illegal buildings. When a crime before that cut off date becomes legal , why cann’t it be legal  after that date ?

i. What  guarantee  HC gives no illegal  buildings  has  come up after cut off date  and will never come in future ?

j. If comes what criminal action  against the concerned officials ?

Bottomline : Judges open your eyes , listen , think & then act.

2. Question(s) of Law:

Is robbing another’s property right , legal ? is robbing land , lake – a public property for private , individual use right ? 

Is it  NOT  the  duty  of Police , Court & Government  to  protect Rights , Lives  of  Journalists , Whistle Blowers , RTI  Activists and their family ?

Why   they failed to protect  the life of  Mysuru RTI Activist  Mr. Srinath ? 

3. Grounds:
Requests for equitable justice , Prosecution of master minds of land grabbing ,frauds and related crimes.

4. Averment:

Covering up Land Frauds & Land Mafia . Please read details at :

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/rti-first-appeal—muda-bda-kiadb ,

Karnataka High Court Judges favoring  Land  Mafia

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/hc-judges-favoring-mafia

Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants in the following cases to perform their duties ,  to answer the  following RTI questions  , to  protect Rights , Lives of Journalists , Whistle Blowers , RTI Activists , their family members  and to  annul  Karnataka High Court order legalizing  illegal buildings in Karnataka.

The Petitioner has sent many letters / appeals / petitions to supreme court of india & other courts through e-mail , DARPG website & through regular mail requesting them to consider those as PILs. But none ofthem were admitted , even acknowledgement for receipts were not given. See How duty conscious ,our judges are & see how our judges are sensitive towards life , liberty of citizens , commonmen & see howcareless our judges are towards anti national crimes , crimes worth crores of rupees. That the present petitioner has not filed any other petition (which are admitted by courts) in any High Court or the Supreme Court of India on the subject matter of the present petition.

PRAYER:
In the above premises, it is prayed that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased:

a . Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants , Government of Karnataka authorities in the following cases to perform their duties & to answer the questions  raised above.

b. Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India for  orders  to   concerned public servants , Government of Karnataka to answer the  following RTI questions. 

c. Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India for  orders  to   concerned public servants , Government of Karnataka  to  protect  Rights , Lives of Journalists , Whistle Blowers , RTI Activists  &  their family members  and to  pay  compensation  of minimum  five crore rupees  to victim’s family   from public exchequer. Afterwards the  property , money  of  alleged criminals & their family members must be seized , money recovered  by the public exchequer / government.

d. Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India for  orders  to  government of Karnataka  to apprehend , legally prosecute  the  criminals involved  in the recent murder of RTI Activist  Mr. Srinath  in Mysuru , to pay compensation of five crore  rupees  from public exchequer to   the  family of deceased and  to seize all properties of alleged criminals.

e. Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India for  orders  to  annul  Karnataka High Court order legalizing  illegal buildings in Karnataka  and  to order all Karnataka High Court Judges to make public  their & their family member’s  full  property  , wealth details  on sworn affidavit.

f. Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India for  orders  to  government of Karnataka  officials , Revenue department officials , MUDA , BDA  officials   to make public  their & their  family members  full property , wealth  details on sworn affidavit  within 90 days.


g . to pass such other orders and further orders as may be deemed necessary on the facts and in the circumstances of the case.

FOR WHICH ACT OF KINDNESS, THE PETITIONER SHALL BE DUTY BOUND, EVER PRAY.

Kindly read full details at following web page :

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/rti-first-appeal—muda-bda-kiadb ,


Karnataka High Court Judges favoring  Land  Mafia

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/hc-judges-favoring-mafia

Dated :  01st January 2017 ………………….FILED BY: NAGARAJA.M.R.

Place :   Mysuru , India…………………….PETITIONER-IN-PERSON 

 

RTI  ACTIVIST’S   MURDER :  POLICE  DETAIN  6  FOR  QUESTIONING 

RTI activist Srinath

Mysuru, Dec. 31 – Six persons have been detained for questioning in the murder of Srinath, a Mysuru-based RTI activist. They were detained this morning based on the clues provided by Srinath’s family members that the RTI activist had faced threats from the corrupt as he had exposed their illegal dealings.

The 36-year-old Srinath, a resident of Rajarajeshwarinagar in city, was murdered in Srirangapatna and his body was found yesterday below the bridge that connects Karighatta and Ganjam. His body including face, legs and private parts bore deep injuries.

The six detained persons include an engineer whose house was recently raided by Anti Corruption Bureau in Mysuru where crores of rupees worth properties were recovered, his driver and four others from BEML Layout who were at loggerheads with Srinath. Though the Police are tight-lipped about the detention, sources told Star of Mysore that they are being questioned at an undisclosed location and clues to the murder might emerge by today evening.

Srinath was active in exposing the corrupt through his RTI activism and had earned the wrath of the rich and the corrupt who saw him as a roadblock for their illegal activities.

He used to fight injustice by collecting information and had made RTI a powerful weapon.

Srinath had also exposed how BEML Layout was built without permission from the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA). Through RTI, he had waged a war against some persons since the last three years for building a layout without mandatory permission from MUDA. This issue had even reached the Saraswathipuram Police Station where compromise meetings were held.

City Police Commissioner Dr. A Subramanyeshwara Rao, Deputy Commissioner (Law and Order) Dr. H.T. Shekar and KR ACP C. Mallik visited the murder spot this morning and held a meeting with in-charge Inspector of Srirangapatna Police Station M.K. Deepak and Sub-Inspector Puneet. The case will be investigated by Srirangapatna Police, sources said.

Speaking to Star of Mysore at the MMCR&I mortuary where the post-mortem of Srinath’s body was conducted this morning, his brothers V. Srinivas and Pradeep said that the RTI activist had faced threat from the MUDA engineer and some persons from BEML Layout whose Khata was not issued by MUDA due to illegality.

“All of them had openly threatened our brother and we suspect their involvement in the murder. We have also given their names to the Police,” they said.

Soon after the murder case was registered yesterday, the Police visited Srinath’s house at Rajarajeshwarinagar and recovered many documents regarding the controversial BEML Layout. Also, many documents regarding other corrupt officers have been recovered, sources said.

Yesterday, Srinath’s body was spotted by some passers-by and in-charge Inspector of Srirangapatna Police Station M.K. Deepak found the body wrapped in four bed sheets. A pit had been dug near the body where turmeric, kumkum, eggs and other items were found.

According to the Police, these items were usually used in black magic and as Dec. 30 (Thursday) was a New Moon (amavasye) the killers would have placed the items to mislead the investigation team.

The Police also suspect that the assailants might have dumped the body near the river after killing him elsewhere.

Srinath had gone out from his house on Thursday evening on his bike (KA-09-HH-5332) and when his brother V. Srinivas had called him up at 7.30 pm Srinath had replied that he was heading towards the house of building supervisor Kumar at Vijayanagar and would return soon.

As Srinath did not return and both of his mobile phones were switched off, the family members had lodged a missing person complaint at the Kuvempunagar Police Station. Srinath’s mobile phones and bike have not yet been recovered.

 

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores

 
Mysuru: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) police raided the residence of assistant engineer of Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) on December 6 and seized jewellery and lot of vital documents related to properties owned illegally by him.

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores-1Based on definite tip offs and complaints from general public, ACB cops raided the residence of Assistant Engineer Mahesh.

It is gathered that large volumes of currencies totaling to crores of rupees, including the new and spiked ones were seized during the early morning raid.

ACB Superintendent of Police Kavitha led the team of officials comprising DySP Gajendra Prasad, Inspector Anil Kumar and other police personnel.

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores

Are  Karnataka  HC  Judges  favoring  Land Mafia ?

 

Recently  Karnataka high court  gave  clearance to Karnataka government’s  regularization of illegal buildings  ( AKRAMA  SAKRAMA ) scheme.

1.      Law is one & same for all.

2.      Government  authorities , police razes down , demolishes  small temporary hutments built by tribals , dalits without  mercy ,  takes suo motto action.  No  court comes to their rescue.

3.      Till date  bagar hukum  lands  are not given to dalits , tribals  are not given land rights over their huts in forests. Is Cout  blind , deaf ?

4.      However  when rich crooks build  bungalows , commercial complexes  illegally , no suo motto action  taken by government authorizes , police , why ? Courts go a step further it gives  stay orders against demolition  of rich crook’s illegal buildings , asks government to modify plan , law itself  to save illegal buildings of rich crooks.

5.      Does Karnataka HC  has  details of exact number of building violations , buildings built on forest lands , lake beds , raja kaluves  with  respective  after  affects on neighbouring buildings , road traffic , ecology , etc  and contingency plan by authorities to overcome those  after affects  casewise backed by technical studies. Make it public.

6.      What criminal  action initiated against revenue , police & other officials  who failed in their  duties at the first instance  to stop the  illegal building construction.

7.      Small houses  of  poor people  who have  smaller building violations  but  who failed to bribe officials  were dealt mercilessly. Their houses were razed down . Now , will the HC order the government to compensate them , to rebuild houses for them  as the court is now saying they are legal now.

8.      Government & HC has given a  cut  off  date  for consideration of  regularization of illegal buildings. When a crime before that cut off date becomes legal , why cann’t it be legal  after that date ?

9.      What  guarantee  HC gives no illegal  buildings  has  come up after cut off date  and will never come in future ?

10. If comes what criminal action  against the concerned officials ?

Bottomline : Judges open your eyes , listen , think & then act.

 

Why  MUDA , BDA  officials and   Public Servants NOT Answering  ?

 

To,

Shri. Dr.Sindhe Bhimsen Rao . H ,

RTI APPELLATE  AUTHORITY &  CPIO ,

Additional Secretary to Chief Minister ,

Room No 236 , 2nd Floor ,

Vidhana Soudha , Bangalore – 560001.

 

APPEAL UNDER SEC 19 (3) OF RTI ACT 2005 OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA & GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA 

 

FULL NAME OF THE APPLICANT : NAGARAJA.M.R.

ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT : NAGARAJA.M.R.,

EDITOR , SOS E-VOICE JUSTICE  & SOS E-CLARION OF DALIT ,

# LIG-2 / 761, OPP WATER WORKS OFFICE,

HUDCO FIRST STAGE, LAXMIKANTANAGAR,

HEBBAL, MYSORE , KARNATAKA  PIN – 570017.

 

Please  go through  the  some of  actual criminal cases of  land grabbings   enclosed herewith.

  “Power will go to the hands of rascals, , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts.  They will fight among themselves for power and will be lost in political squabbles . A day would come when even air & water will be taxed.” Sir Winston made this statement in the House of Commons just before the independence of India & Pakistan. Sadly , the  forewarning of  Late Winston Churchill  has been proved right by  some of our  criminal , corrupt people’s representatives , police , public servants &  Judges.  Some of the below  mentioned  officials  fall among the category of churchill’s men –  Rogues  , Rascals & Freebooters. To my previous RTI requests & appeals  they  tried covering – up crores worth  SCAM   by transferring application from one to the other at the end  by denying  information to me, Does not the Revenue  department  possess  information ?

We salute honest few in public service , our whole hearted respects to them.  HEREBY , I DO HUMBLY REQUEST YOU TO GIVE ME WRITTEN STATEMENTS / ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS – WHICH IN ITSELF ( ie answers ) ARE THE INFORMATION SOUGHT BY ME. HERE WITH I AM SEEKING NOT THE OPINIONS ABOUT SOME HYPOTHETICAL ISSUES , BUT YOUR OFFICIAL STAND , LEGAL STAND ON ISSUES WHICH ARE OF FREQUENT OCCURRENCE WHICH ARE VIOLATING PEOPLE’S FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS & HUMAN RIGHTS. WE DO HAVE HIGHEST RESPECTS FOR JUDICIARY & ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS , THIS IS AN APPEAL FOR TRUTH , INFORMATION SO THAT TO APPREHEND CORRUPT FEW IN PUBLIC SERVICE, WHO ARE AIDING & ABETTING TERRORISM , UNDERWORLD & CRIMINALS. I  HAVE SHOWN IN DETAIL WITH LIVE , ACTUAL CASES , EXAMPLES , HOW INDIAN LEGAL SYSTEM IS MANIPULATED BY CRIMINALS  WITHIN JUDICIARY , POLICE , PROSECUTION , ETC. READ DETAILS  AT  :

https://sites.google.com/site/eclarionofdalit/wheeling-dealing-judges-police ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/judges-cover-up-land-scams ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/land-grabbers-in-m-u-d-a  ,

 

Main  A  :

1.      The land encroachments & illegal buildings  and  it’s continued existence  since years  is not possible  without  tacit , covert  support  of  jurisdictional  revenue  officials. What  disciplinary action has been taken  against concerned officials with  respect to each case of land  encroachment &  illegal buildings , case wise ?

2.      If not , why ?

3.       Is not “land AKRAMA SAKRAMA SCHEME” itself illegal ?

4.      Is not the move of government of Karnataka to legalise land encroachments & illegal buildings , in itself illegal ?

5.      Till date in some cases of land encroachers are evicted & some buildings  violating building byelaws demolished , you could have spared them to enjoy the benefit of land akrama sakrama scheme. Why you didn’t spare them ?

6.      Is this scheme applicable for only chosen few ?

7.      Does this scheme also benefit rich people above BPL ?

8.      Does this scheme also benefit big land developers , land developing companies ?

9.      To my previous RTI appeals to MUDA , BDA only partial information was given , conveniently hiding the truth. Is it not violation of RTI act ?

10.   Does not hiding information about land crimes , in itself  also a crime ?

11.  I have shown in detail some land crimes in Karnataka. What action by government of Karnataka , casewise ?

12.  https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/judges-cover-up-land-scams ,

13.  https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/land-grabbers-in-m-u-d-a  ,

14.  Does not hiding a land crime , embolden land grabber to commit more land crimes ?

15. What action taken against BDA , MUDA & Revenue department officials  who are covering crores worth land scams inspite of my repeated appeals & RTI  Requests ?

 

Main  B  :  RTI QUESTIONS  Mysore DC , COMMISSIONER OF MUDA ( MYSORE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ) & COMMISSIONER OF MCC ( MYSORE  CITY CORPORATION ) ARE AFRAID TO ANSWER

  1. how many times since 1987 , MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT has revised / modified the mysore city’s comprehensive city development plan ?

2. how many cases of CDP violations were registered by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ?

3. how many cases of CDP violations were legalized in the CDP revision / modification by the authorities ?

4. when an application for alienation of land is made to you , say from civic amenity site to commercial , what norms are followed by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT ?

5. how do you provide alternate civic amenity site in the locality , if the area is already full ? do you deprive people of civic amenities ?

6. during such alenation , is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT collecting market rate difference between civic amenity site & commercial site ? if not why ?

7. in mysore city , many building complexes , buildings have been built fully violating building bye-laws – no set off , no parking space , no emergency fire exit , no earthquake tolerant . what action by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT ?

8. how many cases of building bye-laws violations has been registered by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT since 1987 ? what is the action status report yearwise ?

9. how much of MUDA’s / MCC’s / GOVERNMENT’s lands , sites , buildings & houses have been illegally occupied by criminal tresspassers since 1987 ?

10. has the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT registered criminal cases against each such illegal occupation ? if not why ? provide status report yearwise ?

11. in how many cases of such illegal occupation MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT has legalized , regularized such illegal occupation just through MUDA’s / MCC’s resolution instead of of reallotting the same through public notification to the next senior most in the waiting list , after giving notice of allotment cancellation to original allottee ? if not done so why ?

12. has the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT followed all legal norms in reallotment of lands , sites , houses , etc to the illegal occupiers ? what is the procedure followed ?

13. in mysore city , numerous housing societies & real estate Developers have mushroomed , Land allotments of how many housing societies , real estate firms among them are legally authorized by MUDA , MCC , GOVERNMENT & how many not ? since 1987 till date ?

14. has the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT filed criminal complaints against such illegal housing societies & illegal real estate firms ? if not why ?

15. what action MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT has initiated against real estate firms & housing societies who have violated MUDA norms , layout plans , etc ? if not why ?

16. the government has framed building bye-laws like width of road , space for civic amenities , parking space , emergency fire exit , etc keeping high in the mind safety of people first. MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT is in the practice of levying a pittance as penalty on the building byelaw violators , layout Development plan violators & legalizing those
violations. Safety of public & amenities of public are totally neglected by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT . When public people die , suffer injuries / accidents – say during a fire tragedy in a complex due to lack of fire exit , when people park vehicles on pavement in front of a business complex as the complex doesn’t have a parking space of it’s own , the pedestrians going that way are forced to come down on road resulting in accidents , injuries & deaths . is not the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT responsible for those accidents , injuries & deaths ?

17. what is the criteria adopted by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT for out of Turn allotment of Lands , sites , houses to renowned sports persons , judges , journalists , politicians , artists , etc ?

18. how many judges , artists , politicians , journalists , sports persons , etc have benefited from these out of turn allotments by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT ? specific figures yearwise since 1987 ?

19. what action has been taken against developers , housing societies , who have violated MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT norms ?

20. when poor scheduled caste , scheduled tribe people , minority people illegally live On MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT sites building temporary huts , MUDA / AUTHORITIES with the help of police razes down those huts & evicts the poor by brute force. Whereas , when cronies of political bigwigs illegally occupy MUDA , MCC / GOVERNMENT lands worth crores of rupees & build big complexes earning thousands of rupees monthly rent , MUDA or authorities not even files police complaint against them instead regularizes the illegal occupation by levying a pittance as fine. Why this double standard by MUDA / MCC GOVERNMENT ?

21. HOW MANY CASES OF ILLEGAL OCCUPATIONS are regularized by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ? yearwise figures ?

22. how much of MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT lands , sites , houses are under illegal occupation ? status report yearwise since 1987 ?

23. how much of those has been recovered ? has the MUDA ,AUTHORITIES recovered the rents earned by illegal occupation ?

24. have you filed police complaints against those criminals – tresspassers ? if not why ?

25. is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT giving wide publicity & sufficient time to bidders about it’s auction schedules ?

26. is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT giving market value to land loosers ?

27. is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT exactly using the acquired lands , for the same purpose mentioned in the project plan ?

28. is the MUDA / AUTHORITIES acquiring lands at lower rates from farmers & selling it at a premium , by way making profits just like a real estate agency ?

29. in villages , there are cattle grazing grounds meant for the usage of whole villagers, forest for the usage of whole village , lands belonging to village temples. Some villagers have donated their personal lands to village temples , cattle grazing for the benefit of whole villagers. All the villagers are stake holders , owners of such lands. When MUDA / MCC /
GOVERNMENT acquires such lands to whom does it pay compensation ? what about welfare objectives of those lands ?

30. till date , how many lakes , ponds , how many feeder canals have been closed , filled with mud , developed , sold as sites , etc by MUDA MCC or other land developers ?

31. has the MUDA , MCC taken alternate steps to create new lakes , ponds ? how many are created till date ?

32. in & around mysore city , high tension electric lines are there in busy residential areas . as per Indian electricity act , no permanent structures should be under the HT lines. However there are buildings under it. In some places , HT lines runs in the middle of the road. The authorities Have developed those areas beneath HT lines as parks , rented out
advertisement spaces & built permanent fencing of those areas spending lakhs of taxpayer’s money. This fencing obstructs the movement of service personnel of electricity board , to service HT line. Are all these structures under
& surrounding HT lines legal ?

33. till date how many burial grounds are acquired & sold as sites by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT or other developers ? specific figures yearwise since 1987 castewise , religionwise ?

34. in & around mysore city , in how many areas developed by MUDA & private developers , the sewage water generated in those areas is directly let into lake , ponds ?

35. how many tributaries , lakes , ponds are killed in this fashion by MUDA , MCC & other developers , housing societies ?

36. how many business complexes , flats , residential layouts developed by private real estate developers , housing societies are dumping the sewage , / waste generated in their buildings , into unauthorized dumping grounds , lakes , etc . thus disturbing the environment & creating public health hazard ? how the MUDA / MCC is monitoring sewage / waste disposal ? status report yearwise since 1987 till date .

37. how many unauthorized housing layouts are there in & around mysore city ? what action by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT against them ? action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date .

38. around mysore city , vast areas of village farm lands , agricultural lands are acquired by private real estate developers for non agricultural purposes by a single firm or single owner. Are these actions legal ? some of these real estate agents have sold those lands to private industries , multinational companies for crores of rupees. Has the MUDA / MCC /
GOVERNMENT given alienation of land ie conversion from agricultural to industrial usage. Has KIADB given consent to it ?


39. can a single individual / firm can purchase such vast tracts of agricultural lands , is it legal ? is it within the KIADB’s
comprehensive industrial area development plan ?

40. has the MUDA / MCC , KIADB given wide publicity , public notice calling for objections before alienation of such lands ?

41. are all those alienations , strictly in conformance to MUDA’s / MCC’s CDP & KIADB’s industrial area development plan ? violations how many ?

42. is the MUDA & KIADB revising / modifying CDP & INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN , to suit those real estate developers & Private companies ? on what legal grounds ?

43.what action has been taken based on mysore district magistrate mr.T.M.Vijaya Bhaskar’s report on land grabbings in mysore ?

44.in mysore city , hebbal-hootagalli industrial area , a lake has been destroyed while building kaynes hotel , hinkal lake is shrinking , lake in front of BEML Quarters has been alloted to M/S THRILLER CLOTHING CO, are all these actions legal & in conformance to MUDA’s CDP ? if not why ? what action ?

45. while auctioning off the lands of sick industrial unit M/S IDEAL JAWA LTD , was there any pre-qualification to bidders that after purchase of lands only it must be used for industrial use or only industries can participate in the bidding process ?

46.why not it has been clearly mentioned in the tender document that , said land is open for alienation ?

47. about this issue , our publication has even raised it’s objections , in it’s newspaper . no action , why ? as a result , the government , banks , employees were cheated off their dues & the private firm made huge profits. is this auction & alienation legal ?

48.numerous NGO’s , trusts promoted by religious bodies , mutts are allotted prime lands at preferrential rates , for the reason that they will use it for public / social welfare. however many of the trusts are using the whole or part of the land for commercial purposes other than the stated public / social welfare purpose. what action has been taken by MUDA , MCC or government in such cases ?

49.how many trusts have violated government norms in this way since 1987 till date? what action taken by MUDA , MCC & government action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date ?

50.how many such illegalities / violations by trusts are regularized by MUDA , MCC or authorities , on what legal grounds ? ATR since 1987 till date ?

51.before regularizing such violations have you sought public objections & given media publicity ? if not why ?

52.how you are monitoring the net wealth growth of some MUDA / MCC / REVENUE officials & their family members , who have land acquisition / denotifying , land usage conversion authorities ?

53.how many trusts , NGOs are allotted prime residential / commercial lands by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT on lease basis , in turn the said trusts , NGOs have sulet it either partly or wholly to others ?

54.how many such lease allotments are sold by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT before the expiry of lease period , without public auction ?

55. what are the norms followed by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT for the sale of leased lands to the lessee before the expiry of lease period ?

 

Main  C :  RTI – QUESTIONS COMMISSIONER OF BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY  ( BDA ) , COMMISSIONER , BRIHATH BANGALORE MAHANAGARA PALIKE ( BBMP ) & CHAIRMAN , KARNATAKA INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT BOARD ( KIADB)  ARE  AFRAID TO ANSWER

 1. how many times since 1987 , BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT has revised / modified the Bangalore city’s comprehensive city development plan ?

2. how many cases of CDP violations were registered by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ?

3. how many cases of CDP violations were legalized in the CDP revision / modification by the authorities ?

4. when an application for alienation of land is made to you , say from civic amenity site to commercial , what norms are followed by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT?

5. how do you provide alternate civic amenity site in the locality , if the area is already full ? do you deprive people of civic amenities ?

6. during such alenation , is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT collecting market rate difference between civic amenity site & commercial site ? if not why ?

7. in bangalore city , many building complexes , buildings have been built fully violating building bye-laws – no set off , no parking space , no emergency fire exit , no earthquake tolerant . what action by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT?

8. how many cases of building bye-laws violations has been registered by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT since 1987 ? what is the action status report yearwise ?

9. how much of BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT lands , sites , buildings & houses have been illegally occupied by criminal tresspassers since 1987 ?

10. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT registered criminal cases against each such illegal occupation ? if not why ? provide status report yearwise ?

11. in how many cases of such illegal occupation BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT has legalized , regularized such illegal occupation just through BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT ` s resolution instead of of re-allotting the same through public notification to the next senior most in the waiting list , after giving notice of allotment cancellation to original allottee ? if not done so why ?

12. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT followed all legal norms in reallotment of lands , sites , houses , etc to the illegal occupiers ? what is the procedure followed ?

13. in bangalore city , numerous housing societies & real estate Developers have mushroomed , Land allotments of how many housing societies , real estate firms among them are legally authorized by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT & how many not ? since 1987 till date ?

14. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT filed criminal complaints against such illegal housing societies & illegal real estate firms ? if not why ?

15. what action BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT has initiated against real estate firms & housing societies who have violated BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT norms , layout plans , etc ? if not why ?

16. the government has framed building bye-laws like width of road , space for civic amenities , parking space , emergency fire exit , etc keeping high in the mind safety of people first. BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT is in the practice of levying a pittance as penalty on the building byelaw violators , layout Development plan violators & legalizing those violations. Safety of public & amenities of public are totally neglected by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT. When public people die , suffer injuries / accidents – say during a fire tragedy in a complex due to lack of fire exit , when people park vehicles on pavement in front of a business complex as the complex doesn’t have a parking space of it’s own , the pedestrians going that way are forced to come down on road resulting in accidents , injuries & deaths . is not the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT responsible for those accidents , injuries & deaths ?

17. what is the criteria adopted by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT for out of Turn allotment of Lands , sites , houses to renowned sports persons , judges , journalists , politicians , artists , etc ?

18. how many judges , artists , politicians , journalists , sports persons , etc have benefited from these out of turn allotments by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT? specific figures yearwise since 1987 ?

19. what action has been taken against developers , housing societies , who have violated BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT norms ?

20. when poor scheduled caste , scheduled tribe people , minority people illegally live On BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT sites building temporary huts , BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT with the help of police razes down those huts & evicts the poor by brute force. Whereas , when cronies of political bigwigs illegally occupy BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT lands worth crores of rupees & build big complexes earning thousands of rupees monthly rent , BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT or authorities not even files police complaint against them instead regularizes the illegal occupation by levying a pittance as fine. Why this double standard by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT?

21. HOW MANY CASES OF ILLEGAL OCCUPATIONS are regularized by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ? yearwise figures ?

22. how much of BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT lands , sites , houses are under illegal occupation ? status report yearwise since 1987 ?

23. how much of those has been recovered ? has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT arecovered the rents earned by illegal occupation ?

24. have you filed police complaints against those criminals – tresspassers ? if not why ?

25. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT giving wide publicity & sufficient time to bidders about it’s auction schedules ?

26. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT giving market value to land loosers ?

27. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT exactly using the acquired lands , for the same purpose mentioned in the project plan ?

28. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT acquiring lands at lower rates from farmers & selling it at a premium , by way making profits just like a real estate agency ?

29. in villages , there are cattle grazing grounds meant for the usage of whole villagers, forest for the usage of whole village , lands belonging to village temples. Some villagers have donated their personal lands to village temples , cattle grazing for the benefit of whole villagers. All the villagers are stake holders , owners of such lands. When BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT acquires such lands to whom does it pay compensation ? what about welfare objectives of those lands ?

30. till date , how many lakes , ponds , how many feeder canals have been closed , filled with mud , developed , sold as sites , etc by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT or other land developers ?

31. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT taken alternate steps to create new lakes , ponds ? how many are created till date ?

32. in & around bangalore city , high tension electric lines are there in busy residential areas . as per Indian electricity act , no permanent structures should be under the HT lines. However there are buildings under it. In some places , HT lines runs in the middle of the road. The authorities Have developed those areas beneath HT lines as parks , rented out advertisement spaces & built permanent fencing of those areas spending lakhs of taxpayer’s money. This fencing obstructs the movement of service personnel of electricity board , to service HT line. Are all these structures under & surrounding HT lines legal ?

33. till date how many burial grounds are acquired & sold as sites by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT or other developers ? specific figures yearwise since 1987 castewise , religionwise ?

34. in & around bangalore city , in how many areas developed by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT & private developers , the sewage water generated in those areas is directly let into lake , ponds ?

35. how many tributaries , lakes , ponds are killed in this fashion by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT & other developers , housing societies ?

36. how many business complexes , flats , residential layouts developed by private real estate developers , housing societies are dumping the sewage , / waste generated in their buildings , into unauthorized dumping grounds , lakes , etc . thus disturbing the environment & creating public health hazard ? how the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT is monitoring sewage / waste disposal ? status report yearwise since 1987 till date .

37. how many unauthorized housing layouts are there in & around bangalore city ? what action by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT against them ? action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date .

38. around bangalore city , vast areas of village farm lands , agricultural lands are acquired by private real estate developers for non agricultural purposes by a single firm or single owner. Are these actions legal ? some of these real estate agents have sold those lands to private industries , multinational companies for crores of rupees. Has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT given alienation of land ie conversion from agricultural to industrial usage. Has KIADB given consent to it ?


39. can a single individual / firm can purchase such vast tracts of agricultural lands , is it legal ? is it within the KIADB’s comprehensive industrial area development plan ?

40. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT given wide publicity , public notice calling for objections before alienation of such lands ?

41. are all those alienations , strictly in conformance to BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT’s industrial area development plan ? violations how many ?

42. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT revising / modifying CDP & INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN , to suit those real estate developers & Private companies ? on what legal grounds ?

43.what action has been taken based on mysore district magistrate mr.T.M.Vijaya Bhaskar’s report on land grabbings in mysore ?

44.in mysore city , hebbal-hootagalli industrial area , a lake has been destroyed while building kaynes hotel , hinkal lake is shrinking , lake in front of BEML Quarters has been alloted to M/S THRILLER CLOTHING CO, are all these actions legal & in conformance to MUDA’s CDP ? if not why ? what action ?

45. while auctioning off the lands of sick industrial unit M/S IDEAL JAWA LTD , was there any pre-qualification to bidders that after purchase of lands only it must be used for industrial use or only industries can participate in the bidding process ?

46.why not it has been clearly mentioned in the tender document that , said land is open for alienation ?

47. about this issue , our publication has even raised it’s objections , in it’s newspaper . no action , why ? as a result , the government , banks , employees were cheated off their dues & the private firm made huge profits. is this auction & alienation legal ?

48.numerous NGO’s , trusts promoted by religious bodies , mutts are allotted prime lands at preferrential rates , for the reason that they will use it for public / social welfare. however many of the trusts are using the whole or part of the land for commercial purposes other than the stated public / social welfare purpose. what action has been taken by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT in such cases ?

49.how many trusts have violated government norms in this way since 1987 till date? what action taken by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date ?

50.how many such illegalities / violations by trusts are regularized by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT, on what legal grounds ? ATR since 1987 till date ?

51.before regularizing such violations have you sought public objections & given media publicity ? if not why ?

52.how you are monitoring the net wealth growth of some BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT officials & their family members , who have land acquisition / denotifying , land usage conversion authorities ?

53.how many trusts , NGOs are allotted prime residential / commercial lands by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT on lease basis , in turn the said trusts , NGOs have sulet it either partly or wholly to others ?

54.how many such lease allotments are sold by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT before the expiry of lease period , without public auction ?

55. what are the norms followed by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT for the sale of leased lands to the lessee before the expiry of lease period ?

56. what is the status of house allotted to sri.chandrashekariah vide BDA allotment letter no: 310/267/BDA/ADM/KMRSL(H)/78-79 dt 11/08/1978.

57. why BDA didn’t file police complaint to evict encroachers?

58. why BDA didn’t inform the descendents of original allottee about the cancellation of their allotment ?

59.what happened to the money deposited by original allottee?

60.is the action of BDA allotting the said house to an illegal encroacher just by the resolution of BDA committee legal ?

61. in case the BDA wished to re-allot the said house , first it must have informed the original allottee about cancellation of allotment allowing them sufficient time to reply with public notice in news papers , then they should have allotted the said house to the senior most in the waiting list. But BDA has just allotted the house to an illegal encroacher by the resolution of BDA committee. Is it legal ?

62. BDA officials gave half truths to my RTI request & stated that the said file concerning this issue cann’t be found ie lost . is it legal ?

63. has the BDA filed police complaint regarding theft of file from the record room ? HONOURABLE COMMISSIONER OF BDA PLEASE REFER THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE.

https://sites.google.com/site/eclarionofdalit/wheeling-dealing-judges-police ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/judges-cover-up-land-scams ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/land-grabbers-in-m-u-d-a  ,

 

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DATE :  28.03.2015 ……………..………………………NAGARAJA.M.R.

 

PLACE : MYSORE , INDIA….. ……………………….( APPLICANT)

 

 

PIL – Land Mafia and Judges

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

CRIMINAL WRIT PETITION NO. OF 2015

IN THE MATTER OF

NAGARAJA . M.R

editor SOS e Clarion of Dalit & SOS e Voice for Justice
# LIG 2 , No 761 ,, HUDCO First Stage , Laxmikantanagar ,
Hebbal , Mysore – 570017 , Karnataka State
.
….Petitioner

Versus

Honourable Chief Secretary , Government of Karnataka & Others

….Respondents

PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 12 to ARTICLE 35 & ARTICLE 51A OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA FOR ISSUANCE OF A WRIT IN THE NATURE OF MANDAMUS UNDER ARTICLE 32 & ARTICLE 226 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA.

To ,
Hon’ble The Chief Justice of India and His Lordship’s Companion
Justices of the Supreme Court of India. The Humble petition of the
Petitioner above named.

MOST RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH :
1. Facts of the case:
“Power will go to the hands of rascals, , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight among themselves for
power and will be lost in political squabbles . A day would come when even air & water will be taxed.” Sir Winston made this statement in the House of Commons just before the independence of India & Pakistan. Sadly , the forewarning of Late Winston Churchill has been proved right by some of our criminal , corrupt public servants.

2. Eventhough , I have repeatedly appealed to government of karnataka authorities , MUDA , BDA , KIADB , MCC , BBMNP , etc seeking information regarding illegal buildings , land encroachments specifically in mysore & bangalore , they didn’t provide me information. Now one land scam after another are tumbling out.

3. I have given certain details to authorities including judiciary , SCI regarding land , lake encroachments in mysore when encroachment was at preliminary stage. The authories could have stopped it , but they didn,t. Now , the hinkal lake , hebbal lake , hootagalli lake & BEML Quarters lake have been encroached to maximum extent and criminals have made crores of rupees profit.

4. Government authorities has not given title deeds to tribals living in forest since centuries , government authorities has not given title deeds to landless people , dalits who are cultivating on government land since decades.

5. Government authorities , police immediately evict , take suo motto action when a poor family , nomadic family just erects a hutment on government land. The same public servants , police don’t take action when a rich crook palatial bungalow , business complex on government land , lake bed. Cann’t they see it. , they can but are hands in glove with looters.

6. even some of the judges don’t take action when appeal for justice is made to them , to evict encroachers , to stop encroachment. It may be quid pro quo arrangement with crooks. See how many judges have benefitted from government discretionary quota allotment of sites , illegal judicial layout , etc.

7. The land encroachers are not poor people below poverty line , they don’t even have ability to build a pucca house. Encroachers are rich crooks , greedy individuals with political connection. So they don’t deserve compassion.

8. Now , government of karnataka is trying to legalise illegalities in buildings , land encroachments , which gives a booster dose to criminals to commit more crimes.

9. As per equitable law if present land encroachments are legalized , in future too government must legalize future land encroachments when ever it takes place.

10. Prior to enactment of AKRAMA SAKRAMA SCHEME of government of karnataka legalizing illegal constructions , land encroachments, MUDA , BDA , MCC , KIADB officials evicted , demolished buildings of encroachers who didn’t cough up bribes. The one who paid bribes , their encroachments , illegal buildings survived and now getting legalized by government.

11. Now , as per equity who ever have been evicted from encroachments , who’s illegal buildings demolished must get compensation from government. If not all encroachers must be evicted & illegal buildings must be demolished.

2. Question(s) of Law:

Is robbing another’s property right , legal ? is robbing land , lake – a public property for private , individual use right ?

3. Grounds:
Requests for equitable justice , Prosecution of master minds of land grabbing ,frauds.

4. Averment:

Covering up Land Frauds & Land Mafia . Please read details at :

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/rti-first-appeal—muda-bda-kiadb ,

Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants in the following cases to perform their duties & to answer the questions.

The Petitioner has sent many letters / appeals / petitions to supreme court of india & other courts through e-mail , DARPG website & through regular mail requesting them to consider those as PILs. But none ofthem were admitted , even acknowledgement for receipts were not given. See How duty conscious ,our judges are & see how our judges are sensitive towards life , liberty of citizens , commonmen & see howcareless our judges are towards anti national crimes , crimes worth crores of rupees. That the present petitioner has not filed any other petition (which are admitted by courts) in any High Court or the Supreme Court of India on the subject matter of the present petition.

PRAYER:
In the above premises, it is prayed that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased:

a . Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants , Government of Karnataka authorities in the following cases to perform their duties & to answer the questions.
b . to pass such other orders and further orders as may be deemed necessary on the facts and in the circumstances of the case.

FOR WHICH ACT OF KINDNESS, THE PETITIONER SHALL BE DUTY BOUND, EVER PRAY.

Kindly read full details at following web page :

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/rti-first-appeal—muda-bda-kiadb ,

Dated : 23rd July 2015 ………………….FILED BY: NAGARAJA.M.R.

Place : Mysuru , India…………………….PETITIONER-IN-PERSON 

 

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It is the duty of Supreme Court of India to Protect , Guard the constitutional rights , fundamental rights of every Indian citizen . Since 25 years  I am  appealing  to SCI  about  issues concerning public welfare , national security , etc and as a result suffering injustices , my constitutional rights , human rights are repeatedly violated  but SCI is mum even when repeated appeals were made to it. Paradoxically , after these appeals for justice , I have suffered more injustices , attempts on my life were made ,  physically assaulted , livelihood  / jobs were  denied , news publication closed , press accreditation denied ,  received threatening  calls , blank calls, even to date  rough elements follow us , rough elements  scout  near home at mid night. Does  not these indicate some ties between rough elements & SCI  Judges ?

 

Public Interest Litigation is an appeal  for justice  to the courts , to redress  the injustices meted out to  the public.  Individual cases of injustices  pertaining to an individual are not covered under PIL, however  an individual an activist  who  is fighting for public causes  suffering  injustices  as a result of   his struggle  ,caused by powers that be to silence him  can club  his individual case under the public causes  (PIL ) he is  appealing.

 

Nowadays people of questionable character , integrity  are being selected to public posts , end result is present day india.  In the following web sites I have shown  few actual cases of crimes by judges & police , just imagine what type of justice common man gets.

Traitors  in   Indian  Judiciary & Police

https://www.scribd.com/document/329980170/Traitors-in-Judiciary-Police

Crimes  by  Khaki

https://www.scribd.com/document/334590032/Crimes-by-Khaki  ,

Police show full bravery , courage , use  full might of law while acting against innocents , commoners. Even  takes suo motto action. Frequently crosses legal limits  while acting against commoners like 3rd degree torture , arrest / search  , seizure without warrant , arrest in mid night , etc . While they are supposed to take action against rich crooks , their own corrupt colleagues  no suo motto action , delayed action inspite of complaint  allowing time for rich crook to get anticipatory bail , no 3rd degree torture on him , no arrest , search , seizure without warrant. Where is the bravery , courage of police ?

Judges show their full wisdom , apply rigid law book while  judging cases of commoners , take suo motto action  where as  cases involving rich crooks comes before them inspite of repeated PILs they don’t consider it , let alone take suo motto action. Judges make far fetched interpretations of law , ultimately benefitting the rich crook. Where is the wisdom of Judges ?


I ,NAGARAJA.M.R. hereby do declare that information given above are true to the best of my knowledge & belief. If i am repeatedly called to police station or else where for the sake of investigations , the losses i do incurr as a result like loss of wages , transportation , job , etc must be borne by the government. prevoiusly the police / IB personnel repeatedly called me the complainant (sufferer of injustices) to police station for questioning , but never called the guilty culprits , rich crooks , criminals even once to police station for questioning , as the culprits are high & mighty . this type of one sided questioning must not be done by police or investigating agencies . if anything untoward happens to me or to my family members like loss of job , meeting with hit & run accidents , loss of lives , death due to improper medical care , etc , the jurisdictional police together with above mentioned accussed public servants will be responsible for it. Even if criminal nexus levels fake charges , police file fake cases against me or my dependents to silence me , this complaint is & will be effective.

Powers that  be , higher ups have referred all my previous cases to police although in most of the cases  police don’t  have jurisdiction over it.  It  sends  a subtle message by police force to  the  complainant  to keep silent . In the remaining cases  which are under their jurisdiction police  don’t act against higher ups , high & mighty. In such cases police lack  practical powers , their hands are tied although they  are  honest.  As a end result , police  have repeatedly called   me to police station  number of  times  ( have never called guilty  influential persons even once)  took  statement  from  me and closed  the files.

 

Hereby , I do make it clear  the statements made by me  in my original petitions , PILs , news papers  , etc  while I was in  a free & fair atmosphere  are  TRUE  , over rides , prevails over all the statements made by me before police  earlier and  which will be made by me  in future before police.

 

If I or my family members or my dependents are denied our fundamental rights , human rights , denied proper medical care for ourselves , If anything untoward happens to me or to my dependents or to my family members – In such case Chief Justice of India together with the jurisdictional revenue & police officials will be responsible for it , in such case the government of india is liable to pay Rs. TWO crore as compensation to survivors of my family. if my whole family is eliminated by the criminal nexus ,then that compensation money must be donated to Indian Army Welfare Fund. Afterwards , the money must be recovered by GOI as land arrears from the salary , pension , property , etc of guilty police officials , Judges , public servants & Constitutional functionaries.

 

date :  01.01..2017…………………………..Your’s sincerely,

place : India……………………………………Nagaraja.M.R.

 

Editorial :  JAIL  the  Police & Judges

–  Human Rights Violations by  Judges & Police

 

The public servants & the government must be role models in law abiding acts , for others to emulate & follow. if a student makes a mistake it is excusable & can be corrected by the teacher. if the teacher himself makes a mistake , all  his students will do the same mistake. if a thief steals , he can be caught  , legally punished & reformed . if a police himself commits crime , many thieves go scot-free under his patronage.  even if a police , public servant commits a crime , he can be legally prosecuted & justice can be sought by the aggrieved.  just think , if a judge himself that too  of apex court of the land  himself  commits crime – violations of RTI Act , constitutional rights & human rights of public  and obstructs the public from performing their constitutional fundamental duties , what happens ?   

  Public Interest Litigation is an appeal  for justice  to the courts , to redress  the injustices meted out to  the public.  Individual cases of injustices  pertaining to an individual are not covered under PIL, however  an individual an activist  who  is fighting for public causes  suffering  injustices  as a result of   his struggle  ,caused by powers that be to silence him  can club  his individual case under the public causes  (PIL ) he is  appealing.

 

Nowadays people of questionable character , integrity  are being selected to public posts , end result is present day india.  In the following web sites I have shown  few actual cases of crimes by judges & police , just imagine what type of justice common man gets.

Traitors  in   Indian  Judiciary & Police

https://www.scribd.com/document/329980170/Traitors-in-Judiciary-Police

Crimes  by  Khaki

https://www.scribd.com/document/334590032/Crimes-by-Khaki  ,

Police show full bravery , courage , use  full might of law while acting against innocents , commoners. Even  takes suo motto action. Frequently crosses legal limits  while acting against commoners like 3rd degree torture , arrest / search  , seizure without warrant , arrest in mid night , etc . While they are supposed to take action against rich crooks , their own corrupt colleagues  no suo motto action , delayed action inspite of complaint  allowing time for rich crook to get anticipatory bail , no 3rd degree torture on him , no arrest , search , seizure without warrant. Where is the bravery , courage of police ?

Judges show their full wisdom , apply rigid law book while  judging cases of commoners , take suo motto action  where as  cases involving rich crooks comes before them inspite of repeated PILs they don’t consider it , let alone take suo motto action. Judges make far fetched interpretations of law , ultimately benefitting the rich crook. Where is the wisdom of Judges ?

  

 

Our whole hearted respects to honest few in judiciary , police & public service who are an exception.

Judges & Police themselves must first learn to respect  human beings  as human beings. When you treat them like animals  they will also reciprocate do remember.  Or else  the almighty will ensure DOG’S DEATH to corrupt judges & police. On the D Day in the Almighty’s court  corrupt judges & police will face  ultimate punishment , no match fixing.

Judges & Police must do their constitutional duties  without bias , refer following case details and  act  :

 

 

Traitors  in  Judiciary &  Police

https://www.scribd.com/document/329980170/Traitors-in-Judiciary-Police  ,

 

The public servants & the government must be role models in law abiding acts , for others to emulate & follow. if a student makes a mistake it is excusable & can be corrected by the teacher. if the teacher himself makes a mistake , all  his students will do the same mistake. if a thief steals , he can be caught  , legally punished & reformed . if a police himself commits crime , many thieves go scot-free under his patronage.  even if a police , public servant commits a crime , he can be legally prosecuted & justice can be sought by the aggrieved.  just think , if a judge himself that too  of apex court of the land  himself  commits crime – violations of RTI Act , constitutional rights & human rights of public  and obstructs the public from performing their constitutional fundamental duties , what happens ?

It gives a booster dose to the rich & mighty , those in power , criminals in public service to commit more crimes. that is exactly what is happening in india. the educated public must raise to the occasion & peacefully , democratically  must oppose this criminalization of judiciary , public service. then alone , we can build a RAM RAJYA OF MAHATMA GANDHI’S DREAM.

Day after day we are seeing allegations against judges  in crimes against women , sex crimes , judicial orders for money , etc in the media.  There is total secrecy in the functioning of judiciary in india  with regards to disciplinary proceedings , promotions  and selection of judges.  We the public don’t know whether proper investigation / enquiry is done in such cases of allegations against judges , what action taken against the guilty judges ?

Hereby , we demand  code of conduct for judges &  police  with  provision of  criminal prosecution of  violators.

Regard for the public welfare is the highest law (SALUS POPULI EST SUPREMA LEX).

No man shall be condemned unheard (AUDI ALTERAM PARTEM).

No man can be judge in his own cause (NEMO DEBET ESSE JUDEX IN PROPRIA SUA CAUSA).

An act of the Court  or public office  shall prejudice no man (ACTUS CURIAE NEMINEM GRAVABIT).

 

Your’s

Nagaraja Mysuru Raghupathi

 

Why NOT  Demolish  Minister’s illegal  Bungalows

    There are  cases of present ministers , past ministers , MLAs , IAS , IPS officers encroaching government land , lakes , etc and have built palatial bungalows , commercial complexes. Why revenue officials , police are  NOT showing guts ,  performing impartial duty by demolishing those  illegal structures as they do mercilessly with houses of commoners , poor ?

   Jai Hind. Vande Mataram.

 

Your’s sincerely,

Nagaraja.M.R.

 

 Infosys  SAVE   Hebbal  Lake  in  Mysuru  from Land Mafia

 

   As part of  it’s  CSR  initiative,   Infosys  the software giant has recently  agreed to fund the  beautification , preservation of  Hebbal  Lake in  Mysuru city of Karnataka state , India. We welcome the good move by  Infosys.

   However  various lakes  including  Hebbal  lake  in mysuru city built by erstwhile  rulers  are encroached by land mafia. The good brand name  of  Infosys  should not be   misused by  authorities  or powers that be  to cover up the crimes of  Hebbal  lake encroachments.

  Till date  “Raja Kaluve” encroachments , encroachments of Hebbal lake , hootagalli lake , hinkal lake , BEML Quarters lake Ningaiah lake , etc  are not cleared.  Public Interest Litigation (PIL)  in this matter  is pending before the  Honourable Supreme Court of India for admission.  Hard earned Infosys share holders money should not be wasted on  disputed location.

    Even after years ,  MCC , MUDA , BDA & KIADB  are not giving  full information / answers to our following RTI  questions regarding  Land crimes. To begin with let MCC , MUDA , KIADB  answer  following  three questions :

1.     Where  are the encroachments of  various lakes , Raja Kaluve in mysuru  city  has taken place ? who are  the encroachers ? what action taken by authorities ?

2.     How much land belonging  to Sri Laxmikantaswamy Temple , Hebbal , Mysuru  has been encroached ? who are the encroachers ? what action by authorities ?

3.     How many commercial complexes , big residential apartments  in Mysuru city are built  without provision for fire exit , parking lot ? what action by authorities ?

 

   To preserve lakes Government of Karnataka must  :

1.     First conduct survey of sites / lakes  , clearly marking the encroachments.

2.     Make the name of encroachers public. Name them & Shame them.

3.     Evict the encroachers & initiate legal prosecution against them.

4.     Finally invest public funds or corporate funds  for preservation  &  beautification of lakes.

 

     Till such time we urge  the  Infosys  management  to with hold  CSR funding of  MCC  or MUDA  or  KIADB   for the purpose of Hebbal Lake  preservation.  Jai Hind. Vande Mataram.

 

 

Your’s  sincerely ,

Nagaraja.M.R.

 

 

 Save  Hebbal  Lake  Save  BEML Quarters Lake  in  Mysore            –  An  Appeal  to  Honourable Supreme Court of India

     In the  past , Mysore Maharaja & other philanthropists  have donated  their personal lands , properties , built many lakes & ponds in mysore , bangalore  and other places with public concern  ,  public  wellbeing  in their mind . They built  these lakes & ponds  in addition to preserving the natural lakes & ponds.  They  knew  about the importance of ecological balance & environment. The present rulers , IAS & KAS  babus  have even failed to  preserve  the lakes & ponds  built  decades ago , let alone build one.   These  Public servants have extended their tacit  support to building mafia , to   kill these lakes & ponds , to fill those  lakes with industrial effluents ,  sewage  & building  mud wastes. After killing those lakes & ponds , the building mafia encroaches on it  & usurps  that  public property  in turn selling it for crores of rupees.

 

    In this way , Hootagalli lake was killed  &  encroached by Kaynes Hotel  ( now silent shores hotel) ,  Hebbal Lake  is being  killed & encroached  from all sides by industries  and  the lake infront of BEML Quarters  is being killed  &  land  demarcation for selling those  land has already begun.

 

The public servants  were totally  indifferent  towards  public outcry against this . The IAS & KAS  babus  who are also magistrates  with judicial authority  have failed  in preserving these lakes & ponds inspite of appeals  to them.  These death of lakes resulting in their encroachments could have been prevented earlier  by DC , Tahsildar , MUDA Commissioner & KIADB Officers. Even I have appealed to them through my web news paper , they didn’t take action at all.  I have made RTI request to those authorities  to give me information regarding status of those lakes  years ago , fearing  truth will come out  they didn’t answer my questions in full , they only gave half truths. When I persisted with  my  RTI request  the Mysore District Magistrate at that time  Mr. P.Manivannan repeatedly called me over phone , abused me & threatened me .  Even threats were made by some policemen  in mufti .  Finally that lake land was allotted to a person  supposed to be close to  the Industries minister at that time.  The courts  are dispassionate & inhuman , while passing eviction orders against poor people , the  police are full of guts  & show their full bravery , valour against these poor land encroachers. Fine , let us appreciate their duty consciousness . However  rich & well connected criminals have illegally encroached upon  public lands , the same  courts  and police are not taking  appropriate action  inspite of repeated appeals , why ?  Even the  Supreme Court of India & Police are Weak & Meek before Land Mafia. Don’t the same Judges & Police have Guts , Bravery , Duty Consciousness & Integrity to take action against such  rich land grabbers ?  The answer lies in the following articles. Once again  we offer our conditional services to Supreme Court of India  , to legally apprehend criminals while the respective public servants have failed to do the same.

 

Hereby , we request the honourable Supreme Court of India ,

1.      To  initiate criminal prosecution  against  Mysore  district magistrate , Mysore  taluk magistrate , MUDA  Commissioner  , Jurisdictional Police Officers & KIADB Officer  , for making contempt of  Supreme Court of India  Order  applying throughout  india to preserve lakes & ponds.

2.      To evict all encroachers forth with .

3.      To  immediately stop all flow of industrial effluents & sewage  to these lakes & ponds.

4.      To initiate criminal prosecution  against  encroachers of these lakes &  pollters , killers of these lakes.

5.      To  preserve  the said  lakes & ponds  , by recovering cost from encroachers , polluting industries  and the  co-conspirators  Mysore DC , Mysore Tahsildar , MUDA Commissioner , KIADB Officer & Jurisdictional Police Officers.

6.      To protect me , my family members & dependents  from  land mafia & co-conspirators of the crime.

7.      To  order , to issue Writ of Mandamus  to  Mysore District Magistrate , MUDA Commissioner  & KIADB Officer to disclose all the information  sought by me in my RTI request publicly. The copy of my RTI request is reproduced below.

 

Date : 17.11.2012                                                         Your’s  Sincerely,

Place : Mysore                                                              Nagaraja.M.R.

 

Top companies in Byrasandra lake encroachers’ list

 

A Karnataka High Court commissioner’s report has confirmed encroachment of Byrasandra lake and identified Bagmane Tech Park, Congnizant Technologies Pvt Ltd and Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) among the “occupiers” of the encroached lake area.

The commissioner, who submitted his report to the court recently, has identified 3.95 acres of encroachment on the lake, which is located on survey number 112 of Byrasandra village, Varthur hobli, in Bengaluru East taluk.

The total area of the lake has been identified as 12.21 acres, including the encroached portion, as per the report, a copy of which is available with DH.  The report has identified seven different “occupiers” of the encroached lake area. Another public sector undertaking Bharath Earth Movers Ltd is also listed.

Bagmane Tech Park, which is one of the prominent IT parks in Bengaluru and houses many top IT companies, has occupied 36 guntas of land (approximately 39,207 sqft).

A portion of the LRDE campus, a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation, is located on the lake area too. It has occupied 19.5 guntas, as per the report.

The court had in January 2014 appointed Commissioner of Survey Settlement and Land Records (SSLR) as its commissioner and directed him to conduct a re-survey of the lake and submit a report.

The court had ordered the re-survey as some aggrieved private companies challenged a move by the revenue authorities to recover the encroached lake land in 2013. Encroachment of Byrasandra lake was first identified in 2007 by the then legislature committee on encroachment of government lands headed by A T Ramaswamy.

The court commissioner has prepared a sketch and a map of the lake, identifying the exact boundary. The report has identified and measured encroached and unencroached portions.

Encroachments have been marked on the spot as per the sketch. A prior notice was also issued to all the aggrieved persons before conducting the re-survey. The re-survey was carried out by the then SSLR commissioner Munish Moudgil.

Bengaluru Urban DCShankar said the re-survey has proved encroachment of the lake by Bagmane Tech Park and others.

“Nearly one acre of encroached vacant land of the lake has been already recovered. Now action should be taken on recovering areas where buildings are located. We have brought the issue to the notice of the legislature committee on lake encroachment headed by Speaker K B Koliwad. Action will be taken as per the committee’s directions,” Shankar said.

 

Judicial Layout Site Allotment – BRIBE TO JUDGES ?

  Throught this publication term JUDGE  includes public servants performing quasi judicial functions also. Supreme Court & High Court judges are  repeatedly neglecting our appeals for justice , to  reign in land mafia.

Is the  allotment of  residential plots to Judges @ yelahanka Judicial Layout , a mode of  paying bribe to judges by the biggest litigant government itself & the  corrupt public servants in the government. So that the government can pass illegal laws like “Regularization of Illegal Buildings” , “ Illegal Appointments to Medical colleges in Hassan , Mysore” ,etc &  ministers , IAS officers  can indulge in illegal unconstitutional acts , but the courts will not  take any  appropriate action suo motto or based on any petition. IT IS  MUTUAL HELP , NEXUS OF TWO CRIMINALS – JUDICIARY & GOVERNMENT. Ofcourse , there are honest few exceptions in judiciary & government. We Respect those honest few.

 

 

 Just months back , we have witnessed the collapse of a multi storied building in bellary ,Karnataka & we have witnessed  a fire tragedy in a  multi-storey building in Bangalore,  months ago there was collapse of a huge building under construction in Bangalore , all resulting in loss of human lives. Recently we have seen de-notification scam involving VVIPs . All these are the result of violations of Urban Town Planning Laws , Building bye-laws which  are observed more in breach by the criminals & conniving public servants .  The authorities are behaving like real estate agents of criminals , by-passing norms , framing laws to the tune of criminals . Authorities are not honoring RTI requests & even high ranking IAS officer  repeatedly threatens a commoner  seeking information under RTI ACT .

 

Before embarking on land acquisition for any projects government authorities must plan & assess what are the actual requirement of land for that particular project. After finding out the actual requirement of land , they must  assess the loss of forest area , cost of compensation pay-out , cost of rehabilitation of people , environmental damages & resultant health damages to people in surrounding areas ,it’s resultant losses when the project gets running , if at all the benefits , profits from that project far outweighs the losses ,then only project should be put before the public for their consent. Ministers & IAS officers must not take these decisions all by themselves in a hush – hush manner.

 

Even when a project is downsized , from the previously approved size , the land left over , surplus land must be given back to the original owner on first priority . The project managers must not sell those surplus lands to third parties for a premium .

Even when KIADB ,BDA ,MUDA & other authorities acquire lands from farmers ,for constructing industrial  parks or residential layouts , etc , has framed comprehensive development plans (CDP) for their respective cities , clearly demarcating land usage pattern . However after acquisition of land , the KIADB , BDA , MUDA , etc are selling those very lands to private third parties for different land usage purposes ,completely violating CDP. Are these KIADB , BDA , BBMP , MUDA ,MCC real estate agents of Rich people ?

 

Now , consider NICE – BMIC SCANDAL or MINING Scandals , public servants in responsible positions are accusing each other , there by proving that almost all of them are criminals. In democracy , ministers & IAS officers are public servants , MLAs , MPs are not leaders just public servants  – representative of people. They must represent people’s wishes & must order the IAS & other officers to fulfil the wishes of people as per legal provisions.

Information input  forms part of process of one’s expression. One’s expression in any forms – written , oral , etc becomes information input to the opposite person , in turn he expresses his reply. Information & Expression are inseparable parts & form lifeline of a democracy. That is the reason , Right to Expression is the basic fundamental right as well as human right of every Indian citizen. When a person’s  right to expression is violated , his other rights to equality , justice , etc also  are violated. Suppression of Information amounts to curbing of Expression.

 

In a democracy , people have a right to know  how the public servants are functioning. However till date public servants are hiding  behind the veil of  Officials Secrets Act (which is of british vintage created  by british to suppress native indians). By this cover-up public servants are hiding their own corruption  , crimes , mismanagement , failures , etc. even RTI Act is not being followed intoto by public servants. However the recent delhi high court ruling affirming that CJI is under RTI purview & bound to answer RTI request , is noteworthy.

 

Our previous RTI request to CJI , union home secretary of GOI, President of India  , DG & IGP of GOK and others were not honored. The information I sought were answers to the following questions mentioned in the below mentioned websites . the questions concerned the past , present continuing injustices meted out to  millions  of Indian citizens , due to wrong / illegal work practices of  Indian judges , police & public servants  .   The  information we sought would expose the traitors , anti-nationals , criminals  in public service.  The information we are seeking are no defense secrets , no national secrets. The truthful information exposes the anti-nationals , traitors in the public service & strengthens our national security , national unity & integrity.

 

Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants in the following cases to perform their duties & to answer the  following   Cross –  Examination / RTI  questions. 

 

:    https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/chief-justice-above-law                      


Jai  Hind.  Vande  Mataram.

Date :  05.03.2015                                                Your’s  sincerely,
Place : Mysuru                                                       Nagaraja.M.R.

 

 Sign  to  Save  Hebbal  Lake  &   BEML  Quarters  Lake  in  Mysore

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To,

Honourable  Chief  Justice  of  India ,

c/o  Registrar,

Supreme Court  of  India,

New Delhi.

 

Honourable   sir ,

 

Subject :  –  PIL Appeal To Honorable Supreme court of India For Writ of Mandamus

LITMUS  TEST   for   HONESTY   of   SUPREME  COURT  OF  INDIA        

 

AKRAMA SAKRAMA  /  REGULARISATION  OF  ILLEGAL LAND ENCROACHMENTS  ILLEGAL LAND CONSTRUCTIONS   BUILDING BYE-LAW VIOLATIONS  

 KIADB de-notification scandal , BMIC – NICE SCANDAL  , MINING SCANDALS and Threats to RTI Applicant

 

 Rich builders , crooks in their  greed for more money  ( knowing fully well the illegalities )  have constructed  buildings  on public land  ,  constructed  buildings violating  the building  bye-laws.  Now , those crooks are earning  lakhs of rupees rental income .  The  government  law enforcement agencies  were mum , didn’t demolish such buildings  in time , allowing time for crooks  to  benefit from  anticipated regularisation.  However   the same government agencies  have not shown kind consideration  to  poor  people  who have  constructed temporary  hutments  on public land . Those hutments were immediately demolished & people evicted.

 

These building  bye-law violators , Land grabbers are not poor people  living below poverty line  earning  only rupees 32  per day as per planning commission of india. These rich crooks don’t deserve sympathy , kind consideration  as they  have committed the crime knowing fully well the illegalities  and they  can  bear the loss due to the demolition of their illegal buildings. The government must  also recover rent & other monetary gains  made out of those illegal buildings by the  builder.

 

The recent  move of Government of Karnataka  to regularize  building bye-law  violations  &  Public Land Grabbers amounts to :

1.      Rewards  for illegalities , crimes  if  one is rich.

2.      Punishes , demotivates  honest law abiding citizens.

3.      Double standards in law – one set for rich & one set for the poor.

4.      Total  disregard  to safety  of  people  in those illegal buildings  .

5.      Total disregard to safety  of  people  in the neighbourhood  and  people using  roads  passing  by those  illegal buildings.

 

 

Bangalore Rural DC Aiyappa, three revenue officials held

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BANGALORE: Lokayukta police have arrested Bangalore Rural district deputy commissioner MK Aiyappa, a special tahsildar, a revenue inspector and a sub-registrar for allegedly changing records pertaining to 32 acres of land in Survey No. 62 of Madappanahalli, near Yelahanka.

Lokayukta additional director general of police HNS Rao said they registered a case against 15 persons, including IAS officer Aiyappa (then Bangalore Urban deputy commissioner), special tahsildar (Bangalore North) K Gopalaswamy, revenue inspector N Balakrishnamurthy of Arakere circle, Hesaraghatta, and sub-registrar (Hesaraghatta) KV Ravi Kumar.

The arrested officials were produced in the Lokayukta court, which remanded them to a day in police custody. The Lokayukta court had on November 5 last year ordered that a case be filed under Sections 13 (1)( c), (d), (e) and 13(2) read with Section 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act as well as criminal Sections 406, 409, 420, 426, 463, 468, 471, 474 read with Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy).
The Lokayukta court order followed a private complaint by P Anil Kumar, a resident of Hesaraghatta.
Preliminary investigation revealed the land was gomala land (common property resource used for livestock grazing), but a person named Narasimhaiah claimed ownership of all the 32 acres. Records were created and the land restored to him, but the then revenue inspector restored the title to the government. Even as the legal dispute was pending, the land was purchased by private individuals. The Hesaraghatta sub-registrar registered the land in their names in 2009.
“The present rate for the land is about Rs 60 crore. Bigwigs named in the complaint will be questioned, including the purchasers. Everything is on record, and nobody can deny their responsibility in taking away government land and restoring it to private individuals,” a Lokayukta police official privy to the investigation told TOI.
There will be some more arrests, he added, as there’s ample documentary evidence and other witness accounts available.

 

NICE Corridor Questions to former  CHIEF MINISTER .Mr.Yediyurappa

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LAND SCAM   IN   TAMILNADU   One for my officer, one for my boy…

 

Land and property are coveted assets. So why are chief ministers allowed to give these away as favours? JEEMON JACOB tracks how Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has been using his quotas

IN NOVEMBER, Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa almost lost his job, due to the uproar over preferential allotment of land and property to his sons and close associates. He has since cancelled the allotments, asked his children to move out of his official residence, and retained his seat through some deft political manoeuvring and muscle-flexing. At the height of the campaign against him, as political opponents paraded on apparent moral high ground, TEHELKA published details of plots similarly allotted by previous Karnataka chief ministers, both of the Congress and the JD(S), to relatives, servants, drivers, maids and partymen (LAND SCAM 2.0, 4 December). The purpose was not to make Yeddyurappa’s wrongdoings look less shocking, but to show that the problem was endemic and needed rooting out. The right given to chief ministers to hand out public land to a favoured few — relatives, bureaucrats, judges, police officers and others — smacks of nepotism and arbitrary feudal power structures that should have no place in a modern democracy. (Though there is no immediate proof of this, some of these allotments could also be benamitransactions, in which the ultimate ownership remains with the distributor of the largesse, camouflaged by a stack of fake documents.)

This power — euphemistically called “discretionary quota” — has even been used to favour allegedly corrupt army officers like General Deepak Kapoor (AT EASE WITH GREASE, TEHELKA, 20 November), who was given a large 500 sq yd plot in Haryana by the Hooda government, which then faced the embarrassment of refusing him permission to sell it off before five years had elapsed, as per rules. The plot was given to him by the government as preferential allotment in recognition for his ‘outstanding achievement’.

This week, continuing its campaign against out-of-turn allotments of land and property, TEHELKA has an exposé on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi. The Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) which commands a large land bank, has a government discretionary quota (GDQ) under which 15 percent of all allotments can be recommended by the CM. Eligibility for allotment under GDQ is as follows: single/deserted women; widows; social workers; physically handicapped persons; defence personnel; ex-servicemen; eminent persons in the field of science, arts, literature, economics, public administration and sports; freedom fighters; government servants with unblemished service records; employees of PSUs, central government undertakings and nationalised banks; PF institutions; journalists; university staff; and employees of local bodies and municipalities.

While some of these categories sound kosher, most of them raise a fundamental question: why should the government have the power to give coveted land to select employees and journalists over others? The only rationale could be proximity — which is an untenable reason for being the beneficiary of political favours, often worth several crores.

Setting this aside, even within the legal ambit of the GDQ, TEHELKA’s investigation shows that many of the allotments in Karunanidhi’s tenure have violated the rule book. Many bureaucrats and their relatives have been given plots or flats under the category of “social worker”. Some of these last did social work when they were in college; many of them claim to be volunteers in such routine activity as helping in blood donation or eye camps. Many have issued certificates to themselves; some have acquired letters from the Lions and Rotary Clubs with vague endorsements. In other violations, the rules say that no one who has any other land or property in Tamil Nadu or any other capital city, in either their own or spouse or minor children’s name, can apply for GDQ allotments. TEHELKA found this is routinely violated.

Many of the allottees issued certificates to themselves, while some got letters from Lions and Rotary Clubs

The other brazen violation lies in the claim of “unblemished” service records as a qualification for allotment. When RTI activist V Gopalakrishnan sought a list of such bureaucrats, Additional Secretary S Solomon Raj said, “As no unblemished government servant certificates are issued, the question of furnishing a list of names does not arise.” The additional secretary also clarified that the home department didn’t have such a list. This is the phantom category under which many public servants like Jaffar Sait, 1986 batch IPS officer, now Inspector General of Police–Intelligence, got large allotments of land in prime locations. Why them more than hundreds of others? That’s a democratic question the chief minister will have to answer.

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Legal Largesse
R Bhanumathi
Serving Judge, Madras High Court

FLAT NOS: MIG 249-250, SHOLINGANALLUR PHASE III, CHENNAI
DATE: 30 MARCH 2008
SIZE: 120 SQ M & 139 SQ M
PRICE: Rs. 27.55 LAKH & Rs. 30.05 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: NA

VIOLATIONS
The judge was allotted two adjoining plots on the same day (30 March 2008). According to her Disclosure of Assets statement of 2009, the judge already had a house in her name, and another plot in her husband, advocate K Ganesan’s name. The house, in the Uthangarai area of Krishnagiri district, was constructed in 1985 on a plot purchased in 1982. The plot of land is located in Saidapet and was purchased in 1993. She however admits in her declaration that she owns two plots, which she purchased from the TN Housing Board in 2008. But this allocation was made under the General Category. Since judges do not come under any of the quota categories, the government’s way of allotting land to them differs from the rest. Judges are informed about the availability of land. And when they apply for the same, the government facilitates the allotment.

K Raviraja Pandian
Retired Justice, Madras High Court

PLOT NO: B2/5, THIRUVANMIYUR EXTENSION
DATE: 11 NOVEMBER 2009
SIZE: 3,117 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 68.54 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 3.2 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
Close relative of DMK supremo Karunanidhi and the Chairman of the School Fee Determination Committee. Little wonder then he was also the recipient of special favours while he was still a serving judge. At the time of the allotment, the judge owned a 50 percent share in an ancestral house at Thiruveezhimizhalai village. The judge had also sold a property he owned at Pazhavatthankattali village near Kumbakonam. The land was purchased in 1991, a house was constructed on it in 1992 and sold in 2009. He had also sold the landed property of his wife in 2009.

V Ambika
Advocate

PLOT NO: A8, KADAPERY, MADHURANTHAGAM
DATE: 16 FEBRUARY 2008
SIZE: 2,285 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 4.54 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 15 LAKH

VIOLATIONS
The advocate owned landed property in more than one location when she was allotted the plot — one vacant house site in Karanai Puducheri village and another in Katrampakkam village, in Kancheepuram district. Her husband, Justice M Satyanarayanan of the Madras High Court, in his Disclosure of Assets, stated that he owns a repurchased MIG flat constructed in 1969 at Indra Nagar in Chennai. Ambika was allotted land under the GDQ.

Bureaucratic Bonanza
Jaffar Sait
IGP-Intelligence

FLAT NOS: 540, THIRUVANMIYUR, KAMARAJ NAGAR
DATE: 23 APRIL 2008
SIZE: 4,756 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 1.26 CRORE
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 6 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
Allotted under ‘unblemished’ government servant category. On 6 June 2008, the government transferred the ownership of the plot to his daughter Jennifer Jaffar, then a student. Jennifer made two payments of Rs. 46.03 lakh and Rs.1.73 lakh towards cost of the plot. In February 2009, she paid another Rs.60 lakh. After having paid Rs.1.07 crore, the ownership of plot was transferred to her mother Parvin Jaffar. Interestingly, Parvin also made the payment all over again. In October 2009, she paid Rs. 50.64 lakh and then again in November 2009, another Rs. 25 lakh was deposited. A further payment of Rs. 51.5 lakh in the same month was made. Income tax officials feel the Sait family made the double payment to avoid an IT investigation on Jennifer, who would not have been able to show any source of income. The Tamil Nadu Housing Board then returned the original amount paid by Jennifer. Now, Parvin in collaboration with Durga Sankar, son of an IAS officer, has commissioned a builder to construct a multi-storey complex in which 12 flats have already been built. Each flat is expected to fetch an estimated 1 crore. So, by paying Rs. 1.26 crore in 2009, the IGP’s family made a profit of more than Rs. 5.7 crore.

G Prakash
Joint Secretary, Industries

PLOT NO: S6, THIRUVANMIYUR EXTENSION
DATE: 6 MAY 2008
SIZE: 3,829 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 76.58 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 4 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
The former district collector of Tirunelveli issued himself a certificate for unblemished government service.

CK Gariyali
Retired IAS, Secretary to Governor at the time of allotment

FLAT NOS: S4, THIRUVANMIYUR EXTENSION
DATE: 7 MAY 2008
SIZE: 6,023 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 1.20 CRORE. PAYMENT WAS MADE IN 33 INSTALMENTS FROM 18 JULY 2008 TO 6 MARCH 2009
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 6.8 CRORE (APPROX)

VIOLATIONS
Her husband Dr S Rajakumar has a house in Chennai.

Sumathi Ravichandran
Former Regional Passport Officer, Chennai, and close relative of DMK minister K Anbazhagan

PLOT NO: 1050 HIG, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 28 MARCH 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 59.15 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 1 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
Her husband Dr S Ravichandran owns a plot. Following an RTI probe, the TNHB issued a show-cause notice and placed the allotment under suspension.

Political Perks
L Ganeshan
Former MP, who left Vaiko to join DMK

FLAT NOS: 1052 HIG, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 27 MARCH 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 79.86 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: NA

VIOLATIONS
Ganeshan is a trade union leader with the DMK and is close to Karunanidhi. He owns property in his as well as his wife’s name.

Brinda Nedunchezhiyan
Wife of late Chezhiyan and daughter-in-law of Agriculture Minister Veerapandi Arumugam

PLOT NO: HIG B 3/14, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 13 MARCH 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 9.82 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 45-50 LAKH

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flat under Social worker category. The tehsildar of Salem issued her a certificate though he is not empowered to. The certificate says she “is a well-known social worker involved in social welfare activities such as president of Poolavari village panchayat, head of parent-teachers association, participating in educational programmes of many schools”.

S Rajalakshmi
Wife of R Sakkarapani, MLA and DMK chief whip

PLOT NO: 1047, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 9 MARCH 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 79.86 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 3.5 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
She was allotted the flat under the Social Worker category. The supporting document was a letter from a Rotary Club. The letter from PNK Venkatachalapathy, president of the Rotary Club of Oddachatram, dated 31 March 2008, states that “she is known to me as a social worker who is participating in social service activities of our Rotary Club at blood donation camps, free health checkup camps and other welfare activities. She has also been helping in providing several other basic amenities for the people surrounding the slum area for the past several years. I wish her every success to do more services to needy people in and around the area”.

D Yasodha
Congress MLA, Kancheepuram Congress MLA, Kancheepuram

FLAT NOS: A5, HIG, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 19 DECEMBER 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 59.56 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 3 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
A certificate from the Chennai Municipal Councillor stating she has been an active social worker for the past 40 years actively involved in helping the poor in the area.

Poochi Murugan
Member of a DMK trade union

PLOT NO: A 11, THIRUVANMIYUR EXTENSION
DATE: 6 JUNE 2008
SIZE: 2,422 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 58.61 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 2.75 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
Though a member of a DMK trade union, he was allotted land under the Social Worker category. Has three plots in his name and one in his spouse’s name. He has not produced any supporting document about the social work he has done.

Bharati Thennarasu
Widow of Sivagangai politician Thennarasu

FLAT NOS: S7, THIRUVANMIYUR EXTN
DATE: 26 AUGUST 2008
SIZE: 3,879 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 79.13 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 3.75 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
She was allotted the plot under the Social Worker category. An RTI application revealed that she had not been engaged in any kind of social work that would make her eligible for this category.

P Moorthy
Madurai MLA

FLAT NOS: E2/6, MIG, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 5 DECEMBER 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 72.5 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 4 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
Allotted under the Social Worker category on a certificate issued by the Lions Club. Owns several plots in his and his wife’s name.

N Soorya
Daughter of Brinda Chezhiyan and grand-daughter of Agriculture Minister Veerapandi Arumugam

FLAT NOS: B3/13, HIG, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 3 JUNE 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 8.99 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 45-50 LAKH

VIOLATIONS
Like her mother, the 20-year-old was given a certificate of social work and domicile by the tehsildar of Salem, stating that she “is a wellknown social worker who is involved in many social welfare activities, such as national social service, participating in eye camp, blood donation and giving education to poor students”. The certificate was issued on 27 February 2008, the same day her mother got one. Both got adjoining flats.

Kith and Kin
Deepa
Daughter of Devaraj M, Private Secretary to the Chief Minister

FLAT NOS: 543, THIRUVANMIYUR, KAMARAJ NAGAR (PLOT ADJOINING SAIT’S AND SHANKAR’S)
DATE: 23 MAY 2008
SIZE: 4,466 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 1.08 CRORE
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: NA

VIOLATIONS
Allotted plot under the Social Worker category but there’s no evidence to back it. Constructing a three-storey building involving a cost beyond the family’s known sources of income. Her husband owns another property in his name. Her plot is adjacent to the plots of IGP-Intelligence Jaffar Sait and Durga Shankar, son of the CM’s secretary.

Naveenkumar
Son of P Muthuveeran, IAS, who was District Collector, Theni, and close to the Chief Minister

FLAT NOS: 541, HIG, THIRUVANMIYUR, KAMARAJ NAGAR
DATE: 27 JULY 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 1.06 CRORE
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: NA

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flat under the Social Worker category. He works in a software company in Chennai and submitted a salary slip of Rs. 20,000 per month at the time of allotment. Now, he is constructing a fourstorey structure on the plot.

J Naveen Ibrahim
Son of SI Jaffar Ali, IPS (retd)

FLAT NOS: AI HIG MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 31 MARCH 2009
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 64.95 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 3.25 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flat under the Social Worker category. Certificate issued relates to 1983, when he was a student. The college principal says he actively participated in “many social activities conducted by us. He continues to evince interest in social service activities”. Curiously, the EMI of Rs. 74,000 is almost double his monthly salary.

Durga Sankar
Son of Rajamanikkam, IAS, Secretary to Chief Minister

FLAT NOS: 538, THIRUVANMIYUR, KAMARAJ NAGAR (PLOT ADJOINING SAIT’S AND SHANKAR’S)
DATE: 28 MARCH 2008
SIZE: 2,450 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 1.12 CRORE
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: NA

VIOLATIONS
He is a businessman, but allotted the plot under the Social Worker category. He also submitted an affidavit that the plot would be used for residential purposes. But he violated the conditions and developed the property for commercial purposes.

The Others
M Ilamukil
IT Manager, DMK HQ, Chennai

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flat under the Social Worker category on a certificate issued by the Lions Club. The certificate states that he “is participating in social service activities of Lions Club at blood donation camp, free health camps for the past several years”.

Ilanthendral
Ilamukil’s sister

VIOLATIONS
Allotted HIG flat under the Social Worker category on the basis of a certificate issued by a panchayat, which is not valid.

N Kannabiran
Junior attendant at the Supreme Court

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flat under the Social Worker category. Kannabiran, a Delhi resident, was issued a salary certificate by the SC registrar for purchasing land in Tamil Nadu. He was allotted on the recommendation of his superior, who has close links with the DMK.

C Ganeshan and C Vinothan
PSOs, CM’s Security

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flats under the ‘unblemished’ government servants category. Documents reveal the Superintendent of Police, Security Branch, Chennai, issued vague conduct certificates after the duo were allotted the flats provisionally.

P Meena
W/O P Pandian, PSO, CM’s Security

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flat under the Social Worker category. She produced a letter from MS Velu of the Lions Club, who liberally issued certificates for sons and daughters of bureaucrats to help them avail of prime plots allotted by the TN Housing Board out of the government discretionary quota.

PHOTOS: THE HINDU, JEEMON JACOB

Reactions to Land Scam 3.0

D Yashoda, Congress MLA, Kancheepuram

“I have done a lot of work for Dalits throughout Tamil Nadu, especially in Sriperumbudur and Chennai. I have helped them in getting pattas for their land, recommending their names for loans from banks, distributing cycles to Dalits on the birthdays of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.”

Jaffar Sait, IPS, IG-Intelligence

“Government agencies have already probed the matter. I am being governed by the conduct rules, so I should not talk to you about the issue. It is advisable that you seek a response from the Tamil Nadu government. I would like to add that if any defamation or liability arises out of your article, necessary legal action would be taken.”

P Moorthy, Madurai MLA

“I don’t know much about the certificate, I think I got the plot because I’m an MLA. I have done a lot of work in uplifting the people in villages of my constituency. That amounts to social work. I don’t need a social work certificate from the Lions Club but my friends, partners and I took the certificate anyway. “

 

 

‘GDQ is a way of making you part of the syndicate’

BY JEEMON JACOB

C Umashanker

PHOTO: JEEMON JACOB

A1990 batch IAS officer, C Umashanker shot to fame during the AIADMK regime when he exposed a scam in the construction of sheds in a cremation ground under the Jawahar Rozgar Yojana when he was additional collector in Madurai. His brush with AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa’s partymen resulted in his transfer out of the district.

Later, when the DMK came to power, he was appointed managing director of the state-run Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu and put in charge of procuring colour television sets for free distribution to the poor in the state, in keeping with an election promise of the DMK. He was transferred with immediate effect after he exposed corporate fraud committed by the joint venture promoter ELNET Technologies Ltd.

Later, he was posted as managing director of the state-run Arasu Cable TV Corporation. In this capacity, he opposed the monopoly of Sumangali Corporation run by Kalanidhi Maran. He also took steps to nationalise Sumangali Cable Vision. By that time, Maran had a patch-up with the Karunanidhi family and Umashanker was transferred with immediate effect.

Later, the anti-corruption and vigilance department registered a case against him for disproportionate assets. The government suspended him for claiming fake caste certificate as a Dalit when he is a practising Christian.

Plots are allotted even without any formal applications. There is no transparency at all

He lodged a complaint with the National Backward Commission against his suspension and got a favourable order from the High Court. At present, he is managing director of Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation.

Umashanker was allotted a plot (under government order 2D 325) on 3 April 2008 at Thiruvanmiyur Extension when he was in charge of the free colour television for the poor programme. For this, he would have had to pay 55.12 lakh. He wrote to the chief minister that he could not afford to pay such a huge amount. Later, his allotment was cancelled without stating any reason.

Umashanker revealed he had an MIG flat in his name when the plot was allotted and he was not aware about the rule of Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) that he can’t claim a plot when he has another flat in his name.

It certainly seems commendable that Umashanker turned down a chance to own a plot in Thiruvanmiyur Extension, one of the poshest areas of the city. The plot is just 300 metres from the beach.

Though the entire colony has been parcelled out to those close to the ruling establishment, it is the nouveau riche and the industrialists who dream of owning a house in Thiruvanmiyur, where they can rub shoulders with former judges, bureaucrats and political power brokers. If and when the allottees decide to sell their plots, they can demand extremely high prices.

In a frank chat, Umashanker talks about how the government discretionary quota has been misused. Excerpts:


Why are bureaucrats, judges, former judges and politicians given housing plots in posh localities under government discretionary quota?
Who can refuse a good piece of land in Chennai city? It’s a way of rewarding people for good work done. No inquiry has been conducted in this matter so far. Discretionary quota is the prerogative of the government. After RTI came into existence, several activists are taking up the matter in court. Basically, there is no control mechanism or checks and balances. There is little transparency while awarding the GDQ — the plots are allotted without formal applications.

You were also allotted a plot in 2008 under the ‘unblemished government servant’ category. What happened to the allotment?
Yes, I was allotted a plot in Thiruvanmiyur Extension. Initial payment for the plot was Rs. 25 lakh. I never had that much money. So I requested the government to reduce the price. But there was no response. I did not want a house to compromise my integrity. So I never took possession. Later, in 2009, the government ordered a vigilance inquiry against me and cancelled the allotment. Frankly, I was not aware about the TNHB rules that bars a person having a plot, a flat or a house from claiming another plot.

Do you think the GDQ quota is a way of silencing people, buying them out?
Yes, it is a way of making you a part of the syndicate. Plots or flats are given to those civil servants, judges or relatives of the bureaucrats or politicians for complying with certain requirements. There is no procedure for IAS or IPS officers to get a land or plot or flat in a transparent manner. So everybody uses short cuts.

 

Minister’s DQ proves judges are more corrupt than civil  servant

 

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR: An investigation by Cobra post and IBN Network has revealed how former and sitting judges of Orissa, police officers and bureaucrats have received flats from the DiscretionaryQuota (DQ) of ministers. As a matter of fact, successive Urban Development Ministers in the Naveen Patnaik government have misused the discretionary housing quota.

According to the revelation, the judges have got the ‘minister quota’ flats out of turn and at cheaper rates.

The IBN Network accessed letters of judges written to the government asking for prime property in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

Prime properties were acquired in Cuttack at concession rates, bypassing the Cuttack Development Authority. In fact, Sectors 10, 11 and 13 of Cuttack’s Abhinav Bidanasi project has practically become a judges’ residential colony.

Former Chief Justice G B. Patnaik is a resident of flat 1B/22 in Sector 11 while former Orissa High CourtJudge Radhakrishna Patra has flat 1B/23 in the same sector, given out on lease.

Supreme Court judge Deba Priya Mohapatra, Orissa High Court judges Sanju Panda, Madan Mohan Das, Nityanand Prastuti also own flats in Sector 10 and 11.Papers for the flats were prepared quickly and some judges even got preferred plots.

Most of the allotments took place between 2000 and 2007, under the BJP  cadre Urban and Housing Development Minister  Sameer De who was State Development Minister from 2000-2004 and then Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo who called the shots from 2004 to 2007.

All that the judges had to do was written to the Minister. The CNN-IBN has a letter written by Justice Madan Mohan Das to the CDA Chairman and to Minister Kanak Vardhan Singhdeo, asking for a B-Category Flat in Sector 10, saying he would ensure a third party transfer of a C-Category Flat already owned by his wife.Justice Das was allotted the flat in just six days.

 

When asked why the discretionary quota was used to make the allotments, Sameer Dey, former Orissa urban development minister, said, “The Orissa act does not have any such rule. There is 5 per cent and 10 per cent allocation in discretionary quota. Apart from that we don’t have any rule.”

Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo, former Orissa urban development minister, said, “The rule is that only those who apply for the project can be allotted land via Discretionary Quota. So if any such person does not apply what can we do?”

CNN-IBN has also found that many of the judges who were allotted land through the discretionary quota already own ancestral property in Cuttack. Yet the ministers were allotted the land they asked for.

 

Mysore DC indicted for illegally delisting Rs 6k crore land

 

BANGALORE: A major land scam worth nearly Rs 6,000 crore, involving about 2,000 acres at the foothills of Chamundi Hills in Mysore, has been unearthed.

Mysore deputy commissioner P S Vastrad is in the spotlight for illegally delisting in June nearly 2,000 acres of prime government land in favour of the Mysore royal family. The land in question is 1,541 acres in Kurubaralli, 259 acres in Chowdahalli and 173 acres in Alanahalli. The market value of an acre in these areas is between Rs 1 crore and Rs 3 crore.

Some top state BJP leaders and influential religious leaders are said be behind the illegal conversion of the land from ‘B’ kharab to ‘A’ kharab. According to the Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1964, ‘B’ kharab land is property reserved for a public purpose. Any conversion of this to ‘A’ kharab – making it private property – needs government authorization. But Vastrad passed the order without bringing it to the notice of the government.

“This happened when DV Sadananda Gowda as chief minister held more than 20 portfolios, including revenue. Lack of monitoring in the revenue department enabled the deputy commissioner to change the format,” government sources said. Following complaints against the change in land use, deputy chief minister in charge of revenue K S Eshwarappa ordered a probe by chief secretary S V Ranganath, who has given a report indicting Vastrad of being “guilty of misconduct”.

The land was mentioned as kharab in survey records dating back to 1861. Later, during a resurvey between 1920 and 1930, the same land was shown as ‘B’ kharab.

“It appears the DC executed the order in undue haste. Any decision with respect to such land can only be taken by the government under Section of 86 of the Karnataka Land Revenue Act. The delisting of land from ‘B’ kharab to ‘A’ kharab without considering the original survey records of 1861 is illegal,” the chief secretary said in his report.

Sources in the government said the Mysore royal family had been claiming right over the land after the death of the Mysore Maharaja in 1974, but several orders of the department of personal and administrative reforms clearly state the land belongs to the government. “The heir of the last Maharaja had been raising disputes. Due to this and multiple litigation, unscrupulous elements are trying to falsify records to gain control over this precious land,” they added.

Interestingly, the DC withdrew his June order on August 18 on being indicted. Meanwhile, the Karnataka High Court ordered the status quo.

Chief minister Jagadish Shettar, who wanted to suspend Vastrad, is said to have dropped the idea following pressure from top BJP leaders. The government feels that shunting him out at a time when Dasara preparations are under way would mar the festivities.

“I will urge the CM to convene a meeting and take action against the DC,” Eshwarappa told TOI.

 

DC Vastrad yielded to real estate lobby: MLC

 

Mysore: BJP MLC G Madhusudan on Friday accused Mysore DC P S Vastrad of succumbing to the real estate lobby in a case related to some 2,000-acre land at the foothills of Chamundi Hills.
He has complained to CM Jagadish Shettar in this regard. The BJP leader has also asked for a stay on the proceedings following the order by Vastrad.
In his complaint to Shettar, the MLC said: “The land at the foothills is quite precious and costs several thousand crores as per the present market… You are requested to go through the documents and take up investigation into the matter.” In the strongly-worded letter, he has told the CM that “people are alleging that the DC has succumbed to the real estate lobby.”
Releasing the copies of his petition, and that of related documents to the media on Friday, Madhusudan asked the CM to intervene. According to him, the court of the deputy commissioner has declared it as B-kharab land and has directed the authorities concerned to issue khathas in the name of Srikantadatta Narasimharaaja Wadiyar, the scion of Mysore royal family and other respondents. In 1935 — when Maharaja was ruling the state — the said land was declared as B-kharab, which remained the same all these years. In fact, Maharajas Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar and Jayachamaraja Wadiyar wanted that to be maintained as a green belt to guard the sanctity of the sacred site. “To ensure this, maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar did not make any attempt to register the property in his name till his death,” he contended, adding that he didn’t even go in for partition of the land in Kurburhalli.
Claiming that it is a public property, the MLC accused the DC of taking arbitrary decisions. “First of all, he can’t review any decisions made in the district magistrate court. Secondly, he has to call public objections or have to seek opinion of public prosecutor before conversion of land from B-kharab (unusable land) to A-kharab, which he has not done.”
“There real estate lobby is behind it to usurp the property which needs to be probed,” the BJP leader said. He, however, was evasive when asked to name those involved. When asked whether district minister S A Ramdas is aware of it, he accused him of being negligent on the issue.
Meanwhile, deputy CM K S Eshwarappa, who also holds the revenue portfolio, said that he has convened a high-level meeting, and directed both the DC and the MLC to attend the same.

 

 

BMIC by NICE & land scams  in Karnataka  – an appeal to honourable supreme court of India & H.E.Honourable Governor Of Karnataka

 

When a crime is noticed , it is the duty of the government to investigate who did it ? and to legally prosecute them in court & provide justice . if  thousands of criminals , lakhs of criminals  got together & did the same type of crimes , all of them must be legally prosecuted. Just  for the overwhelming numbers of criminals law of the land cann’t be changed. However  in the Karnataka state , many political bigwigs , rich crooks have done the same crime , LAND GRABBING – illegal possession of government land & illegal constructions over it. Important land records of those government lands , lands belonging to poor are lost in record rooms of civic bodies ( cunningly destroyed by corrupt officials ) Now, their political masters are legalizing the crimes . what a shame to the government of Karnataka ?

 

The  shri.A.T. RAMA SWAMY , (M.L.A) standing committee in the Previous legislative assembly probed  the land grabbings in Karnataka & gave it’s report to the government . However the government in a hurry , is auctioning – off  those government lands without proper publicity  to the auction process , sufficient time for bidder’s expression of interest. In some cases , a pittance is levied as penalty for the illegal occupation to get it legalized. The government is not bothered about legally prosecuting the illegal  occupier  of those lands. In many civic bodies , important property documents belonging to the government  & poor are missing from the record rooms. All these point towards the government intention , to legalise the crimes of  illegal land occupiers who are nothing but their own political  cronies.

 

The recent ordinance by government of Karnataka to regularize land deals is envisaging to legalize the crimes of rich. The illegal land conversions , land encroachments , encroachment of civic amenities made by the rich are being legalized with levying a pittance as penalty in the name of public welfare . Whereas the land worth at today’s market prices are 10’s of thousands of crore it is only wefare of the rich & mighty . IT IS GOING TO BE MOTHER OF ALL SCAMS.  The authorities evict poor tribal people from their ancestral forest area in the name of conservation , evict tribal people from villages in the name of development without proper rehabilitation measures. The government is not giving land rights to slum dwellers , poor , dalits over the land they are dwelling , the government is deaf to appeals of dalits for land rights. However the same government is sympathetic to rich who have encroached land & built huge commercial complexes worth crores violating all norms with total disregard to civic amenity or safety.

 

ILLEGALITIES IN AUCTION OF M/S IDEAL JAWA LTD MYSORE

 

During the auction of above sick industry the land usage was for industrial purpose only. so, people with other commercial objectives were not allowed to participate in the auction. Thereby, the final auctioned amount was very much less than the market value. This has a direct bearing on employees of that industry , lending banks , govt dept , etc who have all put forward their claims for dues from that industry. noW, all of them are getting very much less than what is due from the closed company. A loss of crores of rupees to banks , government , employees has been made by the cunningness of civic bodies.

Now in a backdoor move the M.U.D.A , K.I.A.D.B , M.C.C are moving to give land usage conversion to the new occupier, who is building posh villas & resorts here. Is it right & justified ? should not they conduct auction once again or charge market value to the new owner.

 

LAND MAFIA IN KARNATAKA

 

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The land mafia which has links with political leadership & top govt servants in the state, is running business widely in & around bangalore,mysore & other major towns. The authorities like city corporation , B.D.A, M.U.D.A , K.I.A.D.B , etc are denotifying the lands meant for public welfare in favour of land mafia. The authorities have earmarked these lands for public welfare ie parks , schools , hospitals at the planning stage itself for current & future needs of the people. In most cases the land mafia has illegally occupied the lands , built commercial complexes & sold it for crores of rupees.

 

1. the authorities are not demolishing these illegal structures & prosecuting the occupiers.

 

2. In some cases the authorities are denotifying , regularizing those illegal occupations by levying a pittance as penalty which is very much less than the market value.

 

3. In some cases for example a notified site for school is alloted to an educational trust. They build 2 rooms in 25% of the site & state that this is free school meant for weaker sections. After a year or two , they state before the authority that to run this school they need funds. So they are planning to build commercial complexes around the school site & by the rent collected from shops they will run the school. In this manner sites meant for schools , hospitals , temples & other social organisations apply for conversion of land usage & use major portion of the land for commercial purposes.

 

Hereby , e-voice  urges the govt of karnataka & other authorities ,

 

1. to clearly demarcate the govt lands & announce it boldly to the public.

 

2. To clearly demarcate lands meant for public amenities both for current & future usage.

 

3. To clearly demarcate lands required for town planning say 20 years down the line.

 

4. To clearly mention in such plans the purpose it is reserved for ie parks , hospitals , schools , etc.

 

5. To impartially act against illegal occupiers – rich or poor.

 

6. Say while denotifying a land meant for school an alternate land for school must be incorporated in the original plan.

 

7. Before denotification public objections must be called for & considered responsibly.

 

8. After denotification the land must be sold at the market rate not the govt rate.

 

9. In case of land usage conversion also the objections from the public must be called for & considered responsibly.

 

10. After land usage conversion an alternate land must be incorporated in the plan for the original use.

 

11. In case of land usage conversion also the occupier must be charged at the market value.

 

12. To declare annually the property details of all officials with denotifying / land usage conversion authorities together with details of their family member’s properties with provision for public scrutiny, cross checking.

 

13. To ruthlessly prosecute the corrupt officials & ministers.

 

14. To make public the report of past district magistrate mysore mr. T.M. VIJAYA BHASKAR about illegal land dealings in & around mysore. Also the action taken report.

 

ILLEGALITIES IN BANGALORE-MYSORE EXPRESSWAY PROJECT BMIC by NICE

 

Different political parties are trading charges against each other about illegalities in the mysore-bangalore expressway project. Grave mistakes have been committed by the previous state governments. The saving grace is judiciary has taken note of it. The fundamental principle behind land acquisitions by the governments is to use that acquired lands for public welfare. As the govt acquires the land with this noble intentions even the land looser contents himself with compensation at govt rate. Always the govt rate is much below market value. If at all the govt wants to give out that acquired land to a private party for private use or for the use of a selected few, the govt must give prevailing market rate to the land looser. In such cases the govt does not have authority to force the land owner to sell his property.

 

In this mysore-bangalore 4 lane expressway project, following inconsistencies are there,

 

1.   this road is not for free public use, but only for those who pays the toll fees.

 

2.   The luxurious resorts , townships , etc which are to be built alongside this road are not open for free public usage but only for the rich who can afford it.

 

3.   The govt has concluded this deal in a hush-hush manner.

 

4.   Any disputes raised by this project should be addressed to international arbiter at london which a poor land owner or general public can ill-afford.

 

5.   The govt has not paid the prevailing market value to the land loosers.

 

6.   The govt has not given the option to land owners not to sell their property.

 

7.      This whole project is for rich , built by the rich for the rich & not meant for public welfare.

 

The govt must give back the lands to the owners who wants it back & must pay the market value to those willing to sell. As this project is built by wealthy people for wealthy people why cann’t they cough- up market value?

 

CRIMES BY BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ( B.D.A)

AGAINST A POOR WOWAN

 

The B.D.A flouts it’s own rules & spreads red carpet for big land developers & land grabbers. B.D.A posting is a huge money spinner for corrupt officials. The corrupt B.D.A officials work hand in glove with criminal elements & rowdies. They illegally evict genuine allottees who are poor & without any connections from allotted prime lands & sell-off those prime land to the highest bidder of bribe. The poor fellow is re-alloted lands in backward areas & in some cases left in the lurch.

 

Now , take the following case. Mr. S.D. chandrashekaraiah a poor old man aged around 80 years was allotted with house no.185, kumaraswamy lay-out, first block, bangalore in 1978 vide letter no.

310/267/BDA/ADM/KMRSL(H)/78-79 dt 11/08/1978.

 

The chairman of B.D.A has allotted the built house on lease cum sale basis. The poor old man mr. S.D.chandrashekaraiah complied with all the rules & in accordance with it even deposited 25% of the house cost in B.D.A’S account. However when he went over to his allotted house for residing in it, he found out some rowdy elements were already residing there. He complained about this matter to the legal owner of the house ie B.D.A . the B.D.A officials didn’t take steps to evict the illegal encroachers nor did they make any complaint to the police. His appeals to B.D.A, chief minister of karnataka , etc fell on deaf ears. Hurt by this gross injustice & mounting financial burdens the poor old man died.

 

Subsequently, the poor man’s daughter smt. Nagalakshmi who was also very poor , appealed to the B.D.A authorities once again , to evict illegal encroachers from her father’s allotted house. This time the corrupt B.D.A officials played a different game. They showed her a vacant house, gave her oral instructions to live in that vacant house & told her that they will regularise it in due course. The hapless poor woman took huge loans & repaired the house fit for occupation.  Just before she was to occupy that house , corrupt B.D.A officials once again planted rowdy elements in that house. Once again the poor woman was cheated. She lost her house, on top of it her loan burden mounted.

 

Till date, that poor woman is suffering from these gross injustices of B.D.A . SHAMELESS B.D.A OFFICIALS who take thousands of rupees salary & perks every month, all at the expense of tax-payer has not even cared to rectify the injustice. Thereby, they are violating the poor woman’s fundamental & human rights.

 

Hereby,  e-voice urges  the honourable chief minister of karnataka, honourable lokayuktha for karnataka , honourable chairman national human rights commission , honourable chairman national commission for women & honourable chairman state commission for women karnataka, to take the appropriate action & to speedily provide justice to this poor woman.

 

 

 

MLC alleges encroachment of 15,000 acres of forest land in Chamarajanagar District

 

After exposing alleged encroachment of large areas of land in Survey No. 4 of Kurubarahalli in Mysore, BJP MLC G. Madhusudhan has come up with another exposure of about 15,000 acres of forest land encroachment in Chamarajanagar District. These lands were encroached by private parties owing to an order passed by a former Deputy Commissioner.

This was disclosed by MLC G. Madhusudan at a press meet at Pathrakarthara Bhavan here today.

Elaborating on the issue, Madhusudan said “The 15,000 acres of land covers Survey No. 1 in Palya Hobli of Kollegal taluk and Survey No. 174 in Shivanasamudra forest area in Chamarajanagar district. In fact, Kollegal Assistant Commissioner, in an order passed through the DC Court on Dec. 13, 2011, had reiterated that the said area was a government forest land. However the then DC M.V. Savithri bowing to the pressure of a few vested interests had issued an order on July 8 stating that the said land was not a government property which subsequently let in many private parties to encroach upon the land threatening the rich flora and fauna of the forest region.

Continuing, Madhusudan said that any such important order should have come from the High Court. Hence he urged the government to initiate a CBI inquiry into the case by cancelling the former DC’s order and booking her for criminal offence.

Expressing apprehension that the forest land would become a haven for land mafia, he alleged that former Senior Police officials, rich industrialists and influential politicians were involved in the deal. He, however, did not mention names.

Madhusudan said that he would submit a detailed letter to the Chief Minister enclosing the relevant documents to initiate immediate action.

Referring to the scam of land at the foot of Chamundi Hill, Madhusudan said that he was happy that a departmental enquiry would begin soon on the former Deputy Commissioner Vastrad who was involved in the issue.

 

BDA a den of corruption: T B Jayachandra

Author: ‘BDA a Den of Corruption’

  • Published Date: Jul 28, 2012 8:48 AM
  • Last Updated: Jul 28, 2012 8:48 AM

Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has become a den of corruption and the government needs to take steps to check large scale irregularities in the authority, said Deputy Leader of Congress in the Assembly T B Jayachandra.

 Speaking on the demands on departments in the Assembly, the Congress leader on Friday urged the government to constitute a House Committee to look into the irregularities.

 “The BDA has unlawfully de-notified hundreds of acres of land to help builders to form private layouts.

 It is a big business involving hundreds of crore of rupees,” he alleged.

 He added that many people whose lands were acquired for developing layouts were made to run from pillar to post to get compensation.

 “Many allottees have to run around seeking alternate site as in many instances after allotting sites to people the BDA de-notifies land,” he said.

 Jayachandra said that during a recent visit to BDA’s Arkavathy layout, he found a big building in the land meant for developing a park.

 “It is a 10-year-old project.

 Now all that has come up there are buildings in the site meant for park and an IAS Officers House Building Cooperative Society.

 BDA has allotted sites in bulk to the society.

 Why is BDA selectively helping officers and not common people?” he questioned.

 Jayachandra said that former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda had assured the House of ordering a probe by Corps of Detectives (CoD).

 “Why the CoD inquiry was not ordered? Is the government trying to protect the corrupt? Everyone knows no work can be done in BDA without paying bribe,” he added.

 According to him, will get `2 lakh crore if it regularises the illegal BDA layouts.

 “Many real estate agents are entering into politics and want to contest elections.

 This is a big lobby and they can spend crores.

 It is a scary trend and we need to stop it,” he added.

 

 MUDA LAND IS EASY GRAB !

RTI exposes 4-storey apartment built on MUDA’s encroached land

 

Caption: RTI activist B.N. Nagendra

Mysore, Jan. 8- With the land value in city shooting to the skies, the land mafia continues to encroach upon vacant government lands through dubious means. Despite the land-grabbers encroaching upon the government lands and building multi-storey buildings upon them, the Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) and Mysore City Corporation (MCC) authorities are sitting tongue-tied and hands tied, which has further emboldened the land grabbers who are hand in glove with some unscrupulous officials to create fake records.

It has come to light of late that fake documents were created for two MUDA sites in Chikkaharadanahalli (Aravindanagar) First Stage at Chamaraja Mohalla, on which a four-storey building with 12 apartments have been constructed and all of them are occupied now.

The alleged fraud came to light after an RTI activist B.N. Nagendra, resident of Yadavagiri in city, sought information about the building from the MUDA.

The two sites measuring 50×80 ft in Aravindanagar are close to Kuvempunagar. MUDA had formed the layout during 1988-89. At that time, Sites No. 700 and 701 in Chikkaharadanahalli First Stage were not allotted to anyone.

In reply to the Nagendra’s query under the RTI provisions, the MUDA Public Information Officer replied that MUDA had no records or documents to say that the said two sites were not allotted to anyone.

The sites were formed during 1988-89 and the building on it is eight years old. So, does it mean that the MUDA authorities were blind to the encroachment all these years? Or, is it that they are not aware that the sites belong to the MUDA? Or, does it imply that they are involved with the land-grabber?

The MUDA does not have records of allotment, possession certificate, sale deed, Khata-revenue letter or receipts for cash transactions made. However, the City Improvement Trust Board (CITB) ledger shows the names of Chikkathayamma, resident of No. 818, New Kantharaj Urs Road, Mysore, along with Mahadevamma, Lakshmi and N. Shivakumar, residents of No. 555 of the same address, written by hand. The ledger shows that the two sites were purchased for a mere sum of Rs. 39,366 on April 4, 1988; the Khata and revenue have been fixed based on this document alone. The building was constructed by getting the building plan approved in the names of Mahadevamma and Chikkathayamma. The four-storied building is named as Shashank Paradise.

The site and building was inspected this morning by MUDA Superintending Engineer Shivakumar, Zonal Officer of Zone-1 Bhaskar and other MUDA officials. The 12 families residing in the flats are now an anxious lot after realising that they have been cheated and they do not possess relevant documents for the flats they purchased.

Some of the residents of the building whom SOM spoke to said that they had purchased the apartments based on sale agreements and paid Rs. 25 to Rs. 35 lakhs in advance. They confessed that the low prices lured them to buy the apartments as the actual price in that area was much higher. Each apartment has a master-bedroom, another smaller room, a living room, puja room, kitchen and a toilet.

Meanwhile, MUDA Commissioner S. Palaiah told SOM that he will investigate the matter and take suitable action.

 

 

Muda Land Encroachment: Criminal Case Booked against Housing Society President

 

Mysore, Sept. 20- In view of the allegation of encroaching 27 guntas of MUDA land close to Vijayanagar 2nd Stage, the Vijayanagar Police have booked a case against the President of Sri Mahadeshwara House Construction Co-operative Society, R. Shankare Gowda.

A written complaint filed by MUDA Zone 4 Zonal Officer R. Rajashekhar yesterday, following which a case was registered by Sub-Inspector Kumar.

The land is a portion of the land under survey number 120 in Hinkal, measuring 3.25 acres. Out of this, 1.16 acres of land was acquired on June 20, 1974 under LAC 10. Remaining 2.09 acres was acquired by MUDA from one Puttathayamma through mutual agreement on Oct. 31, 1985.

A 1.14 acre land was given to the Karnataka Water Board where a road and park have been developed. The remaining area lies vacant, of which Shankare Gowda allegedly created fake documents to stake claim on 23 guntas of land in the name of the Housing Society.

RTI activist B.N. Nagendra had sought information about the said land under the Right to Information (RTI) Act which brought to light the alleged irregularity.

Response to MLA Vasu’s letter: Chamarajanagar MLA Vasu had written a letter to Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, urging him to probe the irregularities in sites allotment, suspecting the involvement of some MUDA officials.

The Minister directed the Urban Development Department Secretary to probe the matter, who in turn asked the MUDA Commissioner to submit a report regarding the allegations. A directive was issued to the DC too to probe the matter, following which a complaint was lodged against the Housing Society President.

 

Bid to usurp MUDA corner site using fake documents

 

With the real estate prices in city skyrocketing, efforts to usurp sites and government land by hook or by crook are on too, despite several precautionary measures taken up by the MUDA.

Here is an incident of a person trying to acquire a corner site in Jayalakshmipuram, measuring 110×120 ft, by not paying a single paisa to MUDA but by merely paying Rs. 27,540 in an auction. The matter came to light when a citizen named B.N. Nagendra applied for information under the Right To Information (RTI) Act. It is said that he took interest in digging out information about the site after an acquaintance of his disclosed about the fraudulent deal.

Thanks to the efforts of MUDA Secretary Basavaraju who made meticulous investigations of the documents, the MUDA property worth several crores was saved from being usurped.

The site is in Jayalakshmipuram, which was formed about 40 years ago. It is a corner site off the road leading to The Green Hotel on Hunsur road. The site bears the number 23/A, having site number 23 towards the east, another site on the north and roads on the western and southern sides.

The fraud was committed by Raju, 60, a resident of Paduvarahalli 2nd Main, Door No. 54. He is said to have forged the signature of MUDA Zone 4 Special Tahasildar Devaraj and also used a duplicate rubber stamp for the fake documents.

The truth is that no auction was held for site no. 23/A. However, the accused Raju is said to have created fake documents that claimed that he had purchased the site in an auction for Rs. 27,540 on Jan. 3, 1979. A title-deed for the site was prepared at Zone 4 office under Form-2 (5) in Kannada dated Jan.2, 2013.

The site, for which fake documents were prepared in January, was registered three months later — that is on Mar. 22, 2013, at 4.30 pm, at the Sub-Registrar’s office in MUDA. It is said that the letter written by Special Tahasildar Devaraj to the Sub-Registrar to get the site registered was also forged.

Soon after the fraudulent deal came to the fore, MUDA Secretary Basavaraju placed a signboard at the site four days ago, stating that the land belonged to the MUDA. A complaint was lodged at the Lakshmipuram Police Station yesterday.

It is surprising that the title-deed for the site was prepared despite any auction conducted by the MUDA, no application submitted, no notes written by the officials concerned and no entry made about cash payment. The Police have launched a hunt for the accused who is at large.

 

MUDA employees booked for forgery, cheating

 

Mysore Urban Development Authorities (MUDA) have filed a police complaint against one P Nagaraj son of Puttaswamygowda and two employees of MUDA staff who supported the accused in creating fake documents at Lakshmipuram police station.

MUDA commissioner C G Betsurmath said a site in Gokulam III stage was allotted to one M K Ranganayaki in 1973 through auction and she had obtained title deed in 2002. But in the meantime, the accused Nagaraj has created fake documents about the site and made the authorities believe that he had purchased the said land in 1979 in an auction. Later he has taken title deed for it and then sold it to another party.

But the crime has come to light after the actual owner approached the authorities only recently. When the documents were verified, MUDA authorities found that site number has been forged from 37 to 73.

The commissioner said the title deed of the said site obtained by Nagaraj has been cancelled and we are investigating on this score.

Krishnaraja subdivision ACP A N Prakashgowd said MUDA has given against three persons and we are investigating it.

 

Fraudster sells government land, dupes MUDA

 

The Mysore City Corporation almost lost a huge site because of the negligence of the Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) before the fraud was discovered in the nick of time.

The accused Krishna had forged documents of 1.13 acres in Survey No 505 in Kesare village and sold it to one Parveez who started constructing a building when it was stopped by MCC officials. The accused had even got an NoC to sell the land from MUDA, which did not bother to find out the real owner. 

Krishna is said to be a relative of the man to whom the land originally belonged before it was acquired by the erstwhile City Improvement Trust Board (CITB) for civic purposes about 58 years ago.

Finding the land vacant for many decades, the accused created fake documents and tried to sell it.

Sources in the MCC said that after obtaining information through RTI about the land, Krishna, along with his relative Chennaiah, obtained an NoC from MUDA and got the Khata made for the land from the taluk office by producing fake documents.

The property was registered in Krishna’s name in 2009.

Krishna then sold the illegal property to Parveez in 2011-12. After realising that he had been cheated, Parveez filed a suit in court, getting a permanent injunction restraining the defendant from interfering with his peaceful possession of the property. 

Revenue Assistant Commissioner R Lokanath said that when he inspected the place, he found that Parveez had occupied the land and even fenced the property that belonged to the Corporation. Upon questioning, he produced the clearances obtained from MUDA, Taluk office and even the court.

After being alerted, MCC officials registered a land grab-cum-cheating complaint against Krishna and Parveez. They have even approached court and the case is pending.

 

THE CLOUT OF LAND MAFIA IN INDIA -the governments daring to by-pass judiciary

An appeal ( PIL ) to the honourable supreme court of India

 

The recent attempts by government of India & other state governments to legalise land grabbings by enacting new land laws in the name of public welfare is farce . while crores of people are without shelter & are living on streets , people in slums , tribal lands are struggling for land rights since decades the governments were mum & deaf. Now , as the rulers themselves & their cronies have built illegal constructions running into crores they are shedding crocodile tears in the name of public welfare. In india, various state governments have enacted ” town municipal / city corporation laws & building laws” , to ensure orderly growth of cities & towns , to ensure the safety of buildings & it’s occupants , to ensure the safety of pedestrians & road users.

 

Numerous educated people , ruling elite – ministers , police , government officials , M.Ps , M.L.As , etc knowing fully well about the laws have illegally built bungalows , commercial complexes , throwing to wind all laws. In their greed they have shown utter contempt towards law. They have encroached dried –up lakes , rivulets , rain flow paths , drainages , foot paths , civic amenity sites. In their building there are violations of- lack of fire safety exits , lack of parking space , encroachment of foot paths , conservancy line , drainages , etc.

 

There is wide spread corruption in the corporation / municipal authorities. For a price officials have converted  CA sites to commercial purposes , authorised deviations / encroachments of public

lands like foot paths , drainages , parking space , set-off , etc. The corporation officials themselves are violating city master plans. Even before authorising the conversions & encroachments of lands , the

corporation officials are not making alternate arrangements. By all these corrupt deeds many of the corporation officilas have become millionaires . however more & more road accidents are taking place , building collapses & fire tragedies are occurring , during heavy rainfalls water is getting  clogged – ALL THESE RESULTING IN LOSS OF HUMAN LIVE & PROPERTIES. In recent days numerous murders have taken place over the real estate issues . THE CRIMINAL LAND GRABBERS MADE DEATH THREATS & FORCED THE PIL APPLICANT IN THE KARNATAKA HIGH COURT ABOUT LAND GRABBINGS IN KORAMANGALA LAYOUT BANGALORE. The government of karnataka instead of protecting the PIL applicant & upholding the law has taken sides with the land grabbers.

 

 

The state governments of karnataka & delhi has got M.L.As & officials who have themselves violated building laws & grabbed govt lands. Now , the two govts are contemplating to bring in laws regularising these land grabbing crimes for a pittance as penalty. All to by-pass judiciary. The governments are least bothered about the lives of poor & only too caring towards the land grabbing criminals.  The same governments have not yet given land rights to poor slum dwellers / dalits , land rights to tribals living in forest since centuries , land rights to poor agricultural labourers, where as it is full of concern towards rich & mighty land grabbers – criminals.  Bottom line – whatever be the magnitude of crime if you are rich & mighty law will be bended to suit you , by bad luck if you are a poor folk you are bound to suffer being on the right side of law also.  Hereby , e-voice  urges requests the honourable supreme court of india , to register this as a PIL , to provide protection to the PIL applicant in bangalore & to take appropriate actions against the GOK & GOD nipping at bud their illegal motives to regularise land grabbings.

 

Instead  of  answering  our  RTI  questions , the  officials  are  giving  half  truths , vague answers  to our questions , some of the serious questions they are not answering at all.  Even  Mr. P. Manivannan past deputy commissioner of Mysore District & Chairman of MUDA , failed to uphold justice . He threatened me for asking truth , but he didn’t answer the  RTI questions. Through media management he has cultivated a clean  public image of demolishing man of illegal structures , whereas during his time only some illegal structures were raised.

 

Due to Criminal nexus of  Some MUDA officials – Politicians – Police , these  illegal land grabbings are happening , the honest  among MUDA , POLICE  & Politicians must raise to the occasion . They must  save government land , first of all ask MUDA  Chairman / commissioner  to answer the above RTI  Questionnaire publicly.

 

 

Hereby , e-voice urges the  concerned authorities  , to answer the following questionnaire about BMIC project by NICE

 

http://www.vijaykarnatakaepaper.com/svww_zoomart.php?Artname=20100214a_009101001&ileft=50&itop=56&zoomRatio=130&AN=20100214a_009101001 

 

Hereby ,e-voice  appeals to honourable supreme court of India , to annul the bid process of government of Karnataka with respect to illegally occupied government lands &  to annul this ordinance of government of Karnataka which seeks to legalize land crimes. Jai hind . vande mataram.

 

 

Your’s sincerely,

Nagaraja.M.R.

 

To,

Shri. Dr.Sindhe Bhimsen Rao . H ,

RTI APPELLATE  AUTHORITY &  CPIO ,

Additional Secretary to Chief Minister ,

Room No 236 , 2nd Floor ,

Vidhana Soudha , Bangalore – 560001.

 

APPEAL UNDER SEC 19 (3) OF RTI ACT 2005 OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA & GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA 

 

FULL NAME OF THE APPLICANT : NAGARAJA.M.R.

ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT : NAGARAJA.M.R.,

EDITOR , SOS E-VOICE JUSTICE  & SOS E-CLARION OF DALIT ,

# LIG-2 / 761, OPP WATER WORKS OFFICE,

HUDCO FIRST STAGE, LAXMIKANTANAGAR,

HEBBAL, MYSORE , KARNATAKA  PIN – 570017.

 

Please  go through  the  some of  actual criminal cases of  land grabbings   enclosed herewith.

  “Power will go to the hands of rascals, , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts.  They will fight among themselves for power and will be lost in political squabbles . A day would come when even air & water will be taxed.” Sir Winston made this statement in the House of Commons just before the independence of India & Pakistan. Sadly , the  forewarning of  Late Winston Churchill  has been proved right by  some of our  criminal , corrupt people’s representatives , police , public servants &  Judges.  Some of the below  mentioned  officials  fall among the category of churchill’s men –  Rogues  , Rascals & Freebooters. To my previous RTI requests & appeals  they  tried covering – up crores worth  SCAM   by transferring application from one to the other at the end  by denying  information to me, Does not the Revenue  department  possess  information ?

We salute honest few in public service , our whole hearted respects to them.  HEREBY , I DO HUMBLY REQUEST YOU TO GIVE ME WRITTEN STATEMENTS / ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS – WHICH IN ITSELF ( ie answers ) ARE THE INFORMATION SOUGHT BY ME. HERE WITH I AM SEEKING NOT THE OPINIONS ABOUT SOME HYPOTHETICAL ISSUES , BUT YOUR OFFICIAL STAND , LEGAL STAND ON ISSUES WHICH ARE OF FREQUENT OCCURRENCE WHICH ARE VIOLATING PEOPLE’S FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS & HUMAN RIGHTS. WE DO HAVE HIGHEST RESPECTS FOR JUDICIARY & ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS , THIS IS AN APPEAL FOR TRUTH , INFORMATION SO THAT TO APPREHEND CORRUPT FEW IN PUBLIC SERVICE, WHO ARE AIDING & ABETTING TERRORISM , UNDERWORLD & CRIMINALS. I  HAVE SHOWN IN DETAIL WITH LIVE , ACTUAL CASES , EXAMPLES , HOW INDIAN LEGAL SYSTEM IS MANIPULATED BY CRIMINALS  WITHIN JUDICIARY , POLICE , PROSECUTION , ETC. READ DETAILS  AT  :

https://sites.google.com/site/eclarionofdalit/wheeling-dealing-judges-police ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/judges-cover-up-land-scams ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/land-grabbers-in-m-u-d-a  ,

 

Main  A  :

1.      The land encroachments & illegal buildings  and  it’s continued existence  since years  is not possible  without  tacit , covert  support  of  jurisdictional  revenue  officials. What  disciplinary action has been taken  against concerned officials with  respect to each case of land  encroachment &  illegal buildings , case wise ?

2.      If not , why ?

3.       Is not “land AKRAMA SAKRAMA SCHEME” itself illegal ?

4.      Is not the move of government of Karnataka to legalise land encroachments & illegal buildings , in itself illegal ?

5.      Till date in some cases of land encroachers are evicted & some buildings  violating building byelaws demolished , you could have spared them to enjoy the benefit of land akrama sakrama scheme. Why you didn’t spare them ?

6.      Is this scheme applicable for only chosen few ?

7.      Does this scheme also benefit rich people above BPL ?

8.      Does this scheme also benefit big land developers , land developing companies ?

9.      To my previous RTI appeals to MUDA , BDA only partial information was given , conveniently hiding the truth. Is it not violation of RTI act ?

10.   Does not hiding information about land crimes , in itself  also a crime ?

11.  I have shown in detail some land crimes in Karnataka. What action by government of Karnataka , casewise ?

12.  https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/judges-cover-up-land-scams ,

13.  https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/land-grabbers-in-m-u-d-a  ,

14.  Does not hiding a land crime , embolden land grabber to commit more land crimes ?

15. What action taken against BDA , MUDA & Revenue department officials  who are covering crores worth land scams inspite of my repeated appeals & RTI  Requests ?

 

Main  B  :  RTI QUESTIONS  Mysore DC , COMMISSIONER OF MUDA ( MYSORE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ) & COMMISSIONER OF MCC ( MYSORE  CITY CORPORATION ) ARE AFRAID TO ANSWER

  1. how many times since 1987 , MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT has revised / modified the mysore city’s comprehensive city development plan ?

2. how many cases of CDP violations were registered by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ?

3. how many cases of CDP violations were legalized in the CDP revision / modification by the authorities ?

4. when an application for alienation of land is made to you , say from civic amenity site to commercial , what norms are followed by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT ?

5. how do you provide alternate civic amenity site in the locality , if the area is already full ? do you deprive people of civic amenities ?

6. during such alenation , is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT collecting market rate difference between civic amenity site & commercial site ? if not why ?

7. in mysore city , many building complexes , buildings have been built fully violating building bye-laws – no set off , no parking space , no emergency fire exit , no earthquake tolerant . what action by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT ?

8. how many cases of building bye-laws violations has been registered by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT since 1987 ? what is the action status report yearwise ?

9. how much of MUDA’s / MCC’s / GOVERNMENT’s lands , sites , buildings & houses have been illegally occupied by criminal tresspassers since 1987 ?

10. has the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT registered criminal cases against each such illegal occupation ? if not why ? provide status report yearwise ?

11. in how many cases of such illegal occupation MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT has legalized , regularized such illegal occupation just through MUDA’s / MCC’s resolution instead of of reallotting the same through public notification to the next senior most in the waiting list , after giving notice of allotment cancellation to original allottee ? if not done so why ?

12. has the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT followed all legal norms in reallotment of lands , sites , houses , etc to the illegal occupiers ? what is the procedure followed ?

13. in mysore city , numerous housing societies & real estate Developers have mushroomed , Land allotments of how many housing societies , real estate firms among them are legally authorized by MUDA , MCC , GOVERNMENT & how many not ? since 1987 till date ?

14. has the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT filed criminal complaints against such illegal housing societies & illegal real estate firms ? if not why ?

15. what action MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT has initiated against real estate firms & housing societies who have violated MUDA norms , layout plans , etc ? if not why ?

16. the government has framed building bye-laws like width of road , space for civic amenities , parking space , emergency fire exit , etc keeping high in the mind safety of people first. MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT is in the practice of levying a pittance as penalty on the building byelaw violators , layout Development plan violators & legalizing those
violations. Safety of public & amenities of public are totally neglected by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT . When public people die , suffer injuries / accidents – say during a fire tragedy in a complex due to lack of fire exit , when people park vehicles on pavement in front of a business complex as the complex doesn’t have a parking space of it’s own , the pedestrians going that way are forced to come down on road resulting in accidents , injuries & deaths . is not the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT responsible for those accidents , injuries & deaths ?

17. what is the criteria adopted by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT for out of Turn allotment of Lands , sites , houses to renowned sports persons , judges , journalists , politicians , artists , etc ?

18. how many judges , artists , politicians , journalists , sports persons , etc have benefited from these out of turn allotments by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT ? specific figures yearwise since 1987 ?

19. what action has been taken against developers , housing societies , who have violated MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT norms ?

20. when poor scheduled caste , scheduled tribe people , minority people illegally live On MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT sites building temporary huts , MUDA / AUTHORITIES with the help of police razes down those huts & evicts the poor by brute force. Whereas , when cronies of political bigwigs illegally occupy MUDA , MCC / GOVERNMENT lands worth crores of rupees & build big complexes earning thousands of rupees monthly rent , MUDA or authorities not even files police complaint against them instead regularizes the illegal occupation by levying a pittance as fine. Why this double standard by MUDA / MCC GOVERNMENT ?

21. HOW MANY CASES OF ILLEGAL OCCUPATIONS are regularized by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ? yearwise figures ?

22. how much of MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT lands , sites , houses are under illegal occupation ? status report yearwise since 1987 ?

23. how much of those has been recovered ? has the MUDA ,AUTHORITIES recovered the rents earned by illegal occupation ?

24. have you filed police complaints against those criminals – tresspassers ? if not why ?

25. is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT giving wide publicity & sufficient time to bidders about it’s auction schedules ?

26. is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT giving market value to land loosers ?

27. is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT exactly using the acquired lands , for the same purpose mentioned in the project plan ?

28. is the MUDA / AUTHORITIES acquiring lands at lower rates from farmers & selling it at a premium , by way making profits just like a real estate agency ?

29. in villages , there are cattle grazing grounds meant for the usage of whole villagers, forest for the usage of whole village , lands belonging to village temples. Some villagers have donated their personal lands to village temples , cattle grazing for the benefit of whole villagers. All the villagers are stake holders , owners of such lands. When MUDA / MCC /
GOVERNMENT acquires such lands to whom does it pay compensation ? what about welfare objectives of those lands ?

30. till date , how many lakes , ponds , how many feeder canals have been closed , filled with mud , developed , sold as sites , etc by MUDA MCC or other land developers ?

31. has the MUDA , MCC taken alternate steps to create new lakes , ponds ? how many are created till date ?

32. in & around mysore city , high tension electric lines are there in busy residential areas . as per Indian electricity act , no permanent structures should be under the HT lines. However there are buildings under it. In some places , HT lines runs in the middle of the road. The authorities Have developed those areas beneath HT lines as parks , rented out
advertisement spaces & built permanent fencing of those areas spending lakhs of taxpayer’s money. This fencing obstructs the movement of service personnel of electricity board , to service HT line. Are all these structures under
& surrounding HT lines legal ?

33. till date how many burial grounds are acquired & sold as sites by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT or other developers ? specific figures yearwise since 1987 castewise , religionwise ?

34. in & around mysore city , in how many areas developed by MUDA & private developers , the sewage water generated in those areas is directly let into lake , ponds ?

35. how many tributaries , lakes , ponds are killed in this fashion by MUDA , MCC & other developers , housing societies ?

36. how many business complexes , flats , residential layouts developed by private real estate developers , housing societies are dumping the sewage , / waste generated in their buildings , into unauthorized dumping grounds , lakes , etc . thus disturbing the environment & creating public health hazard ? how the MUDA / MCC is monitoring sewage / waste disposal ? status report yearwise since 1987 till date .

37. how many unauthorized housing layouts are there in & around mysore city ? what action by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT against them ? action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date .

38. around mysore city , vast areas of village farm lands , agricultural lands are acquired by private real estate developers for non agricultural purposes by a single firm or single owner. Are these actions legal ? some of these real estate agents have sold those lands to private industries , multinational companies for crores of rupees. Has the MUDA / MCC /
GOVERNMENT given alienation of land ie conversion from agricultural to industrial usage. Has KIADB given consent to it ?


39. can a single individual / firm can purchase such vast tracts of agricultural lands , is it legal ? is it within the KIADB’s
comprehensive industrial area development plan ?

40. has the MUDA / MCC , KIADB given wide publicity , public notice calling for objections before alienation of such lands ?

41. are all those alienations , strictly in conformance to MUDA’s / MCC’s CDP & KIADB’s industrial area development plan ? violations how many ?

42. is the MUDA & KIADB revising / modifying CDP & INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN , to suit those real estate developers & Private companies ? on what legal grounds ?

43.what action has been taken based on mysore district magistrate mr.T.M.Vijaya Bhaskar’s report on land grabbings in mysore ?

44.in mysore city , hebbal-hootagalli industrial area , a lake has been destroyed while building kaynes hotel , hinkal lake is shrinking , lake in front of BEML Quarters has been alloted to M/S THRILLER CLOTHING CO, are all these actions legal & in conformance to MUDA’s CDP ? if not why ? what action ?

45. while auctioning off the lands of sick industrial unit M/S IDEAL JAWA LTD , was there any pre-qualification to bidders that after purchase of lands only it must be used for industrial use or only industries can participate in the bidding process ?

46.why not it has been clearly mentioned in the tender document that , said land is open for alienation ?

47. about this issue , our publication has even raised it’s objections , in it’s newspaper . no action , why ? as a result , the government , banks , employees were cheated off their dues & the private firm made huge profits. is this auction & alienation legal ?

48.numerous NGO’s , trusts promoted by religious bodies , mutts are allotted prime lands at preferrential rates , for the reason that they will use it for public / social welfare. however many of the trusts are using the whole or part of the land for commercial purposes other than the stated public / social welfare purpose. what action has been taken by MUDA , MCC or government in such cases ?

49.how many trusts have violated government norms in this way since 1987 till date? what action taken by MUDA , MCC & government action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date ?

50.how many such illegalities / violations by trusts are regularized by MUDA , MCC or authorities , on what legal grounds ? ATR since 1987 till date ?

51.before regularizing such violations have you sought public objections & given media publicity ? if not why ?

52.how you are monitoring the net wealth growth of some MUDA / MCC / REVENUE officials & their family members , who have land acquisition / denotifying , land usage conversion authorities ?

53.how many trusts , NGOs are allotted prime residential / commercial lands by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT on lease basis , in turn the said trusts , NGOs have sulet it either partly or wholly to others ?

54.how many such lease allotments are sold by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT before the expiry of lease period , without public auction ?

55. what are the norms followed by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT for the sale of leased lands to the lessee before the expiry of lease period ?

 

Main  C :  RTI – QUESTIONS COMMISSIONER OF BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY  ( BDA ) , COMMISSIONER , BRIHATH BANGALORE MAHANAGARA PALIKE ( BBMP ) & CHAIRMAN , KARNATAKA INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT BOARD ( KIADB)  ARE  AFRAID TO ANSWER

 1. how many times since 1987 , BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT has revised / modified the Bangalore city’s comprehensive city development plan ?

2. how many cases of CDP violations were registered by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ?

3. how many cases of CDP violations were legalized in the CDP revision / modification by the authorities ?

4. when an application for alienation of land is made to you , say from civic amenity site to commercial , what norms are followed by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT?

5. how do you provide alternate civic amenity site in the locality , if the area is already full ? do you deprive people of civic amenities ?

6. during such alenation , is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT collecting market rate difference between civic amenity site & commercial site ? if not why ?

7. in bangalore city , many building complexes , buildings have been built fully violating building bye-laws – no set off , no parking space , no emergency fire exit , no earthquake tolerant . what action by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT?

8. how many cases of building bye-laws violations has been registered by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT since 1987 ? what is the action status report yearwise ?

9. how much of BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT lands , sites , buildings & houses have been illegally occupied by criminal tresspassers since 1987 ?

10. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT registered criminal cases against each such illegal occupation ? if not why ? provide status report yearwise ?

11. in how many cases of such illegal occupation BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT has legalized , regularized such illegal occupation just through BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT ` s resolution instead of of re-allotting the same through public notification to the next senior most in the waiting list , after giving notice of allotment cancellation to original allottee ? if not done so why ?

12. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT followed all legal norms in reallotment of lands , sites , houses , etc to the illegal occupiers ? what is the procedure followed ?

13. in bangalore city , numerous housing societies & real estate Developers have mushroomed , Land allotments of how many housing societies , real estate firms among them are legally authorized by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT & how many not ? since 1987 till date ?

14. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT filed criminal complaints against such illegal housing societies & illegal real estate firms ? if not why ?

15. what action BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT has initiated against real estate firms & housing societies who have violated BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT norms , layout plans , etc ? if not why ?

16. the government has framed building bye-laws like width of road , space for civic amenities , parking space , emergency fire exit , etc keeping high in the mind safety of people first. BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT is in the practice of levying a pittance as penalty on the building byelaw violators , layout Development plan violators & legalizing those violations. Safety of public & amenities of public are totally neglected by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT. When public people die , suffer injuries / accidents – say during a fire tragedy in a complex due to lack of fire exit , when people park vehicles on pavement in front of a business complex as the complex doesn’t have a parking space of it’s own , the pedestrians going that way are forced to come down on road resulting in accidents , injuries & deaths . is not the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT responsible for those accidents , injuries & deaths ?

17. what is the criteria adopted by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT for out of Turn allotment of Lands , sites , houses to renowned sports persons , judges , journalists , politicians , artists , etc ?

18. how many judges , artists , politicians , journalists , sports persons , etc have benefited from these out of turn allotments by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT? specific figures yearwise since 1987 ?

19. what action has been taken against developers , housing societies , who have violated BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT norms ?

20. when poor scheduled caste , scheduled tribe people , minority people illegally live On BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT sites building temporary huts , BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT with the help of police razes down those huts & evicts the poor by brute force. Whereas , when cronies of political bigwigs illegally occupy BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT lands worth crores of rupees & build big complexes earning thousands of rupees monthly rent , BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT or authorities not even files police complaint against them instead regularizes the illegal occupation by levying a pittance as fine. Why this double standard by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT?

21. HOW MANY CASES OF ILLEGAL OCCUPATIONS are regularized by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ? yearwise figures ?

22. how much of BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT lands , sites , houses are under illegal occupation ? status report yearwise since 1987 ?

23. how much of those has been recovered ? has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT arecovered the rents earned by illegal occupation ?

24. have you filed police complaints against those criminals – tresspassers ? if not why ?

25. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT giving wide publicity & sufficient time to bidders about it’s auction schedules ?

26. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT giving market value to land loosers ?

27. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT exactly using the acquired lands , for the same purpose mentioned in the project plan ?

28. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT acquiring lands at lower rates from farmers & selling it at a premium , by way making profits just like a real estate agency ?

29. in villages , there are cattle grazing grounds meant for the usage of whole villagers, forest for the usage of whole village , lands belonging to village temples. Some villagers have donated their personal lands to village temples , cattle grazing for the benefit of whole villagers. All the villagers are stake holders , owners of such lands. When BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT acquires such lands to whom does it pay compensation ? what about welfare objectives of those lands ?

30. till date , how many lakes , ponds , how many feeder canals have been closed , filled with mud , developed , sold as sites , etc by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT or other land developers ?

31. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT taken alternate steps to create new lakes , ponds ? how many are created till date ?

32. in & around bangalore city , high tension electric lines are there in busy residential areas . as per Indian electricity act , no permanent structures should be under the HT lines. However there are buildings under it. In some places , HT lines runs in the middle of the road. The authorities Have developed those areas beneath HT lines as parks , rented out advertisement spaces & built permanent fencing of those areas spending lakhs of taxpayer’s money. This fencing obstructs the movement of service personnel of electricity board , to service HT line. Are all these structures under & surrounding HT lines legal ?

33. till date how many burial grounds are acquired & sold as sites by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT or other developers ? specific figures yearwise since 1987 castewise , religionwise ?

34. in & around bangalore city , in how many areas developed by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT & private developers , the sewage water generated in those areas is directly let into lake , ponds ?

35. how many tributaries , lakes , ponds are killed in this fashion by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT & other developers , housing societies ?

36. how many business complexes , flats , residential layouts developed by private real estate developers , housing societies are dumping the sewage , / waste generated in their buildings , into unauthorized dumping grounds , lakes , etc . thus disturbing the environment & creating public health hazard ? how the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT is monitoring sewage / waste disposal ? status report yearwise since 1987 till date .

37. how many unauthorized housing layouts are there in & around bangalore city ? what action by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT against them ? action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date .

38. around bangalore city , vast areas of village farm lands , agricultural lands are acquired by private real estate developers for non agricultural purposes by a single firm or single owner. Are these actions legal ? some of these real estate agents have sold those lands to private industries , multinational companies for crores of rupees. Has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT given alienation of land ie conversion from agricultural to industrial usage. Has KIADB given consent to it ?


39. can a single individual / firm can purchase such vast tracts of agricultural lands , is it legal ? is it within the KIADB’s comprehensive industrial area development plan ?

40. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT given wide publicity , public notice calling for objections before alienation of such lands ?

41. are all those alienations , strictly in conformance to BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT’s industrial area development plan ? violations how many ?

42. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT revising / modifying CDP & INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN , to suit those real estate developers & Private companies ? on what legal grounds ?

43.what action has been taken based on mysore district magistrate mr.T.M.Vijaya Bhaskar’s report on land grabbings in mysore ?

44.in mysore city , hebbal-hootagalli industrial area , a lake has been destroyed while building kaynes hotel , hinkal lake is shrinking , lake in front of BEML Quarters has been alloted to M/S THRILLER CLOTHING CO, are all these actions legal & in conformance to MUDA’s CDP ? if not why ? what action ?

45. while auctioning off the lands of sick industrial unit M/S IDEAL JAWA LTD , was there any pre-qualification to bidders that after purchase of lands only it must be used for industrial use or only industries can participate in the bidding process ?

46.why not it has been clearly mentioned in the tender document that , said land is open for alienation ?

47. about this issue , our publication has even raised it’s objections , in it’s newspaper . no action , why ? as a result , the government , banks , employees were cheated off their dues & the private firm made huge profits. is this auction & alienation legal ?

48.numerous NGO’s , trusts promoted by religious bodies , mutts are allotted prime lands at preferrential rates , for the reason that they will use it for public / social welfare. however many of the trusts are using the whole or part of the land for commercial purposes other than the stated public / social welfare purpose. what action has been taken by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT in such cases ?

49.how many trusts have violated government norms in this way since 1987 till date? what action taken by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date ?

50.how many such illegalities / violations by trusts are regularized by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT, on what legal grounds ? ATR since 1987 till date ?

51.before regularizing such violations have you sought public objections & given media publicity ? if not why ?

52.how you are monitoring the net wealth growth of some BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT officials & their family members , who have land acquisition / denotifying , land usage conversion authorities ?

53.how many trusts , NGOs are allotted prime residential / commercial lands by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT on lease basis , in turn the said trusts , NGOs have sulet it either partly or wholly to others ?

54.how many such lease allotments are sold by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT before the expiry of lease period , without public auction ?

55. what are the norms followed by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT for the sale of leased lands to the lessee before the expiry of lease period ?

56. what is the status of house allotted to sri.chandrashekariah vide BDA allotment letter no: 310/267/BDA/ADM/KMRSL(H)/78-79 dt 11/08/1978.

57. why BDA didn’t file police complaint to evict encroachers?

58. why BDA didn’t inform the descendents of original allottee about the cancellation of their allotment ?

59.what happened to the money deposited by original allottee?

60.is the action of BDA allotting the said house to an illegal encroacher just by the resolution of BDA committee legal ?

61. in case the BDA wished to re-allot the said house , first it must have informed the original allottee about cancellation of allotment allowing them sufficient time to reply with public notice in news papers , then they should have allotted the said house to the senior most in the waiting list. But BDA has just allotted the house to an illegal encroacher by the resolution of BDA committee. Is it legal ?

62. BDA officials gave half truths to my RTI request & stated that the said file concerning this issue cann’t be found ie lost . is it legal ?

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The Art of Living Illegally

 

THE ‘GURU of joy’ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been found guilty of encroaching more than five acres of government land worth Rs 50 crore in Karnataka. The land meant to be distributed to the poor and landless has been illegally acquired by Sri Sri, who has constructed an Art of Living meditation centre on it, violating the law.

 

Even though the Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) wanted to fine ‘Guruji’ and had asked for the demolition of the building, a timely intervention by former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has saved the Art of Living Foundation from facing legal action.

According to documents obtained by TEHELKA, MUDA had acquired 100 acres at Alanahalli village near Mysore in 1985, ’92 and ’97 for the development of residential colonies for 1.5 lakh landless poor. Out of the 100 acres notified by MUDA, 70 were developed and the rest was denotified and restored to the original owners.

“The land that Sri Sri acquired was left as a buffer zone and not developed as a residential layout as it allowed for the free flow of water from Chamundi Hills to Alanahalli tank. It was supposed to be converted into a botanical park,” says M Lakshmana of the Association of Concerned and Informed Citizens of Mysore.

However, in 2002, the land was acquired by the Art of Living through a proxy by the name of R Raghu, even when the land was in the possession of MUDA. And a building was constructed for conducting yoga and meditation classes.

Taking note of this, on 20 December last year, the then Deputy Commissioner of Mysore Harsh Gupta wrote to MUDA directing it to reclaim the government land from the Art of Living, and sought a response within seven days. Following the order, MUDA wrote to the tehsildar instructing him to serve a notice to Art of Living. The tehsildar’s office did so on 4 January, stating that the building constructed at Alanahalli was illegal and slapped a fine of Rs 1,000 on the organisation as per the Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1964.

Apart from this penalty, Art of Living was given two days time to demolish the building, failing which the department would clear the encroachment and slap an additional fine of Rs 25 per day.

Shunted out of the deputy commissioner’s post, Gupta, now assistant director of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, says, “During my tenure, a survey was being conducted of the 1,500 acres of government land. And wherever discrepancies were found, notices and orders were issued. During that survey, we found out that the Art of Living had encroached upon five acres of government land.”

Gupta’s orders were not carried out. The same day, a letter from the chief minister’s office signed by Principal Secretary ISN Prasad prevented the deputy commissioner and the taluka administration from carrying out its duties.

The letter instructed the district and taluka administration against demolishing the Art of Living building on survey No. 41/F block (P6) in Alanahalli, saying, “The chief minister will take a decision on it.” However, Yeddyurappa did not bother to take any decision and the Art of Living continued construction activities on the land.

“It was done to stop the precipitate action,” says Prasad. An Art of Living delegation had met Yeddyurappa and he had asked the district administration to refrain from action till a further decision is taken.

“That didn’t happen due to various reasons. But the current Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda will call a meeting with all the local officials,” says Prasad.

Responding to the claims, Karthik Krishna of the Art of Living’s bureau of communication says, “Since 2003, we have been working to denotify this land that was falsely notified to extract a bribe, which we fought tooth and nail and were also slapped with a fine.”

The Art of Living has not encroached on any land, he says. The 5-acre plot was purchased by R Raghu from Gangu Belli Belliappa on 25 November 2002. Since then, the premises have been utilised with the permission of the landlord for conducting yoga and meditation classes, says Krishna.

 

“This is not the first time a case of land-grab has been brought against the Art of Living,” says Lakshmana. In Mandya district, the organisation has been accused of grabbing 20 acres. And a 2006 report on government land encroachments in the state had also found discrepancies in its Bengaluru ashram. In Mysore, apart from the five acres of government land, the Art of Living has encroached around seven acres worth Rs 70 crore near the tourist spot of Chamundi Hills.

V Balasubramaniam, former chairman of Land Task Force, says the AT Ramaswamy Committee report had found that the organisation had encroached upon 6.35 acres of government land in Agara village in Kengeri, Bengaluru. The committee claimed that the land encroached by the Art of Living was worth more than Rs 8 crore.

Lakshmana has filed a criminal complaint against Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Yeddyurappa. “I have also lodged a complaint with the state Human Rights Commission, asking how a high-flying organisation like the Art of Living could obtain a site when poor and landless people are waiting for the past 30 years,” says Lakshmana.

 

YET ANOTHER MUDA SITE GRABBED 

Mysuru, Mar. 26- In yet another case of land grabbing that has now come to light, a 50’x80’ site (No. 5491) in Vijayanagar second stage, adjoining site No. 5490, which was allegedly grabbed by unscrupulous persons using forged documents (reported in SOM on 24.3.2015), too has been reportedly grabbed.

One B. Thimmappa, a resident of 9th main, Saraswathipuram, is alleged to have grabbed site No. 5491 measuring 50’x80’ located near the water tank in Vijayanagar second stage, using forged documents.

The hand of unscrupulous MUDA employees is suspected in this case too.

MUDA Commissioner S. Palaiah, after coming to know of the fraud, has annulled the allotment letter, Sale Deed and other documents pertaining to the site.

B. Thimmappa is said to have taken the site into possession under the Asha Mandira Scheme on 17.2.2003, with unscrupulous MUDA employees allegedly joining hands with him in creating fake documents. Thimmappa later sold the site to K. Kantharaj and S. Vinutha on 13.5.2010, with the khata transfer too done.

Later, Kantharaj and Vinutha sold the site to P. Gopal Rao, M. Ravishankar and Prabhushankar.

Thereafter, the buyers Gopal Rao, Ravishankar and Prabhushankar sold the site to one D. Diwakar, along with khata transfer. Despite all these transactions taking place, the unscrupulous MUDA employees and the fraudsters have taken enough care to ensure that the cheating does not come to light.

However, the fraud came to light when the documents came under thorough scrutiny of MUDA Commissioner.

With the grabbing coming to light, the authorities have erected a shed in a portion of the site.

The grabbing of a site adjacent to another allegedly grabbed site on which a building has come up, has caused concern amongst the public, who are now left wondering on how to distinguish between genuine and fake documents. The MUDA officials are coming across such site grabbing cases, even as they dig deeper into the mess.

Even as MUDA authorities are unearthing site grabbing case, MUDA Commissioner S. Palaiah has appealed the buyers to thoroughly check the documents with MUDA for authenticity.

Meanwhile, Pooja Prabhakar, who claims to be the owner of site No. 5490 in Vijayanagar second stage, which was found to have been grabbed using forged documents, during a scrutiny on Mar. 10, is reportedly all set to drag the MUDA to the Court over the issue.

Pooja Prabhakar is said to have cited a case where in a person is said to have allegedly built an unauthorised commercial structure on an illegally purchased site and thus earning a huge sum of money after letting out the structure on rent/lease.


Illogical land laws fostering mafia, says High Court judge

 

 

Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka, Justice K Sreedhar Rao on Saturday said lack of logic in several laws, including land reforms and acquisition laws, is encouraging land mafia, especially in urban centres. 

“The existing Land Acquisition Act is the greatest enemy of the common man. We have only encouraged land mafia through legislation,” he said, while addressing the National Consultation on “Urban Poor and the Law,” organised by National Law School of India University (NLSIU) here.

Justice Rao said laws related to land need an overhaul, to ensure owners of the land get a share of development. “The growth of real estate mafias and skyrocketing property prices hindered average income earners from purchasing property. By creating mega cities, we have done a great damage to the country,” he added.

Justice Rao said various governments have failed to develop district and taluk head quarters as a result of which we are not able to prevent migration to cities. “Bangalore has developed as a cancerous slum. The urban areas are not having the infrastructure or facilities to deal with this massive population inflow,” he said. The judge also pointed out that the zoning laws often allow arbitrary classifications without taking into account the real situations on ground.

P K Mohanty, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation, said the proposed law for property rights for urban poor, to ensure spaces for street vendors, was under consideration and it would be soon placed before the Parliament.

A major issue that needs to be addressed is residency rights of urban poor in the context of vulnerabilities that they face. Though several governmental programmes, specially JNNURM were designed for this purpose, there was a lack of sufficient response from the States to avail the funds and use them in time, he said.

 

BMTF proposes, government disposes

 

Siddaiah was brought back to BBMP despite request for his suspension for his role in DLF case

Senior IAS officer H. Siddaiah, who returned as Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner for a second stint, has come under the scanner of the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) as a ‘suspect officer’ for his alleged role in the DLF case.

The BMTF, probing the DLF scam that involved illegal widening of a road to facilitate an increase in the floor area ratio (FAR) of an apartment complex, had named Mr. Siddaiah, his predecessor Bharat Lal Meena, besides the former Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) Commissioner Pradeep Singh Kharola among the three IAS officers whose role had surfaced during its investigation “based on oral and documentary evidence”.

BMTF letter

In a letter to Chief Secretary S.V. Ranganath, dated November 29, 2012, the BMTF had sought to place under suspension these three officials, besides 23 others of the BDA and BBMP, to facilitate fair probe.

However, the government chose to ignore the BMTF’s recommendation and brought Mr. Siddaiah back to the BBMP from the Higher Education Department where he was serving as Principal Secretary, thus replacing Commissioner Rajneesh Goel.

The report also names several senior officials of the BBMP and the BDA as “suspect officials” for having allegedly colluded to allow the DLF to up the FAR for its projects, violating BBMP bylaws and BDA’s master plan.

Charge against Shettar

Meanwhile, RTI activist Dinesh Kallahalli accused Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar of trying to hush up the matter by bringing back the same “suspect” officials. He plans to seekGovernor H.R. Bhardwaj’s intervention in the matter as the Chief Minister was involved.

Speaking at a press conference here on Saturday, Mr. Kallahalli said Tirakana Goudar, Town Planning Member (TPM) in the BDA, who was reinstated to his post while he was out on bail, was also being favoured by the Chief Minister.

DLF violations

The BMTF has arrested Mr. Goudar, who was charged with helping DLF Southern Homes legalise construction beyond what was permitted on a civic amenity (CA) site. He was accused of approving the widening of the Hulimavu-Begur Road to legalise DLF Southern Homes illegal construction.

“DLF constructed 1,962 flats instead of the 440 for which they had taken permission. We are not even able to get documents under the Right to Information Act. We want the Governor to intervene,” Mr. Kallahalli said.

 

‘CCTV cameras in BDA are covered with cow dung’

 

The government will cancel alternative land and sites allotted by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) in “prestigious extensions” in lieu of private land acquired for the development of Sir. M. Visvesvaraya, Kempe Gowda, Jnanabharathi and Banashankari extensions.

Making an announcement in this regard in the Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah promised to order a probe into alleged violation of norms and irregularities committed by BDA and punish the guilty.

Responding to a calling attention notice moved by S.T. Somashekar, K.N. Rajanna and K. Shadakshari of the Congress, Mr. Siddaramaiah admitted that there were illegalities and irregularities in allocation of sites and land for the land acquired in BDA.

The government would order a probe into the scam and action would be initiated against those involved in it. He would direct the senior officials to inquire into the misuse of incentive scheme of allotting land for land losers. Irregularities in revenue land scam would also be probed and all allotments made under this category would be cancelled forthwith, Mr. Siddaramaiah said.

Detailing the allotment made by BDA since 2008, Mr. Siddaramaiah said that 3,314 sites had been allotted under the categories of alternative sites, incentive schemes, land to land and revenue sites. “The government will not spare anybody who has misused the schemes in connivance with the officials”, he said.

Initiating the debate, Mr. Somashekar alleged that BDA had flouted norms while allotting sites and land for acquisition of land without notification.

“BDA officials used the scheme to their convenience, which are meant for helping the poor farmers and land owners”, he lamented.

Accusing BDA of generously giving sites and land to GPA holders in posh localities, Mr. Rajanna, alleged that the authority had not followed guidelines and officials allotted sites and land at their whims and fancies. “The close circuit cameras installed in BDA are being covered with cow dung to gloss the murky dealings. It is scam worth Rs. 1,000 crore and needs comprehensive investigation”, he said.

Violation of order

Pointing at the violation of Mr. Siddaramaiah’s order, Mr. Rajanna said that, through the Chief Minister issued order against allotting sites and land under the category on July 11, BDA allotted six sites on the same evening and issued possession certificates on July 13. This clearly exhibits the uncanny knack of BDA officials to circumvent the directions of the Chief Minister and shows that BDA was above government, he observed.

 

Reclaim 308 G category sites, says Padmaraj panel

 

BANGALORE: In a big blow to allottees of G category sites, the Justice B Padmaraj Committee recommended to the state government it cancel and reclaim 308 sites allotted under the chief minister’s discretionary quota. These sites in prime localities were allotted between 2004 and 2011.

Three beneficiaries, who have already constructed houses, have been asked to cough up twice the current market price of the sites if they want to retain them.

 

The panel has reserved its decision on two sites allotted to former CM DV Sadananda Gowda and BJP MLA DN Jeevaraj as their cases are pending before the Supreme Court.

In all, 313 sites/plots were allotted under G category of BDA rules by previous CMs N Dharam SinghHD Kumaraswamy and BS Yeddyurappa. The beneficiaries included a present minister, MPs, MLAs, MLCs, political party leaders, bureaucrats, police officers, doctors, journalists and even personal assistants, cooks, drivers and peons of powerful politicians.

In Mysore on Saturday, chief minister Siddaramaiah said he would study the report and take necessary action.

Based on a petition filed in 2010 by advocate Vasudev Murthy, the Karnataka High Court directed the state government to form a committee to look into the matter and submit a report. Accordingly, the government constituted the Justice B Padmaraj Committee. By then, many allottees who bagged these prime sites worth crores of rupees had sold their plots in the open market for 10 times that amount.

Though the panel submitted its report on August 26, 2013, the government has dithered taking action. Though the issue was part of the agenda in cabinet meetings, it was kept aside reportedly under pressure from the beneficiaries.

There are even allegations of beneficiaries influencing chief minister Siddaramaiah to bring an amendment to the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) Act, 1976 so that they can hold on to their sites.

According to BDA rules, a person who owns a site or a house in Bangalore is not eligible for allotment under the G category. But, the majority of beneficiaries owned a site or house in the city. The committee report has pointed out that persons who gave a false declaration on this count should forfeit their sites.

Some prominent allottees

Visveshwar Anantha Hegde Kageri (BJP)

Murugesh R Nirani (BJP)

MP Renukacharya (BJP)

Prahalad Joshi (BJP)

R Roshan Baig (Cong)

Ashoka (BJP)

Sharan Prakash Patil (Cong)

Shakuntala Shetty (BJP)

MT Krishnappa (JDS)

M Srinivas (JDS)

G category site

Rule 5 of BDA (Allotment of Sites) Rules, 1984, lays out various categories under which it can dispose of stray sites. There are seven categories: A (via auction), B (for sportspersons), C (for those who excel in arts, science, literature, education, medicine and public administration), D (for ex-servicemen); F (for dependents of government servants who die in the line of duty) and G (for persons in public life as may be directed by the government). While A, B C, D, E & F category sites are allotted on the recommendation of a BA sub-committee, G category site allotments are the prerogative and discretion of the chief minister.

Who is eligible

* Domiciled in Karnataka for not less than 10 years

 

* Neither allottee nor family should own a site or house in Bangalore metropolitan area

* Allottee or family should not have been allotted a site or house by the BDA, or any other authority within Bangalore metropolitan area. Allottee has to submit affidavit to this effect

 

Read  articles  on  BDA  :

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/keyword/bangalore-development-authority 

 

 

Ex-MUDA chairmen feel heat over site scam

 

Former chairmen of Mandya Urban Development Authority (MUDA) are in a state of panic as the Urban Development Department has sent a proposal to the Home Department seeking  a CBI probe into illegal financial transactions and distribution of sites.

Ten days ago, the Urban Development Department had sent a letter to the Home Department seeking it to hand over the investigation of the irregularities in MUDA and Ramanagaram-Channapatana Urban Development Authority to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The Police Department has already submitted the preliminary report to the court.

As money was invested in foreign banks, huge irregularities had taken place in the site allotment.

Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake had provided details of the irregularities to the Home Ministry and requested them to hand over the case to the CBI.

In 1998, the then irrigation minister K N Nagegowda had closed a lake (432 acres, 10 guntas) belonging to the department and handed over 232 acres and 10 guntas to MUDA and 200 acres to the Housing Board for construction of houses for the poor and middle classes.

The then MUDA chairman P M Somashekar took a loan of `5 crore from State Bank of Mysore, Mandya branch, and through a contractor from Andhra Pradesh developed Vivekananda Nagar layout with 2,600 sites in the 232 acres. 

Later, when Asadulla Khan was MUDA chairman, 2,200 sites were distributed through lots.

When Hansiyabanu was MUDA chairman, under the ‘Nimma Aayke’ scheme, 200 sites were distributed.

During the BJP government, MUDA chairman Vidya Nagendra had distributed 107 sites even be fore the final date for the submission of applications.

This illegal distribution of sites was also discussed at the Vidhana Soudha.

Advocate T S Satyananda had lodged a case against three members of the Legislative Assembly and several others in the Mandya Lokayukta Special Court for illegal distribution of sites. The government had directed the authorities to withhold the distribution.

Recently, financial irregularities of Rs 5 crore in MUDA and Rs 16.90 crore by the Ramanagaram-Channapatna Urban Development Authority have come to light.

The local police investigated the case and filed a chargesheet.

The minister said: “We have sent a proposal to hand over the case to the CBI. In a few days, with the CM’s approval, the case will be handed over.”

 

 

Probe panel yet to scratch surface of MUDA ‘irregularities’

 

It’s been a month since a high-level committee was formed to probe allegations of irregularities in land acquired by Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) for Chelyar Layout. It is operational only on paper.

The grandiose plan of MUDA to form a layout and distribute sites to applicants at Chelyar and Madya villages near Surathkal comes at a cost: Rs. 75,000 monthly outgo to service a Rs. 12 crore loan taken for it.

In an order sent by the Urban Development Department, on August 5, a committee was to deliver a report on the legality of the project within 15 days. The committee is headed by Regional Commissioner (Mysore) M.V. Jayanthi, with Deputy Commissioner N. Prakash and Deputy Director of Land Records B.K. Kusumadhara as members.

After allegations that the price paid for the land in 2008 was too high and favourable to private players, Minister for Urban Development Vinay Kumar Sorake promised a probe in June.

The project envisaged buying 200 acres of private land at an agreed rate of Rs. 25,500 a cent. After the approval of the erstwhile BJP-led government, nearly 73 acres of land had been bought.

‘Unscientific project’

While most MUDA officials who talked to The Hindu claimed to have been transferred to the Authority only after site formation, one senior official said: “The entire project was approved by the State government. And so, in this respect, the papers are clean. However, there is a need to ask why the ambitious layout was formed when the Authority was reeling under debt.” Already burdened with a Rs. 4 crore loan, in 2008, MUDA took an additional Rs. 12 crore.

Many officials view the inquiry as a political witch-hunt: aimed at the now-out-of-power party, rather than the Authority itself.

‘Report soon’

With not one meeting called so far, Mr. Kusumadhara said there was little clarity on the scope of inquiry.

However, the Deputy Commissioner said, “We only have to clear the suspicions. We will collect the required documents, and present it before the Regional Commissioner during her visit on September 12.”

 

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Probe into bogus bill scam will cover larger picture: BMTF

 

Bangalore: Attempting to clear the air on speculations regarding the alleged multi-crore bogus bill scam in three assembly constituencies, Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) inspector general of police RP Sharma said the investigation will not be restricted to Rajarajeshwarinagar, Gandhinagar and Malleswaram constituencies. The probe will also include other areas, he clarified.

Speaking at the BBMP head office on Wednesday, Sharma said even though the FIR filed on November 4 by the additional commissioner (administration) pertains to only three constituencies, sleuths will look into other areas if necessary. “The C(TVCC) had mentioned only three constituencies in its report pertaining to irregularities from 2008 to 2011. The FIR was only an instrument to take up investigation, but it does not restrict us from taking up the investigation in other areas,” he said.

 

Town planners’ help to be sought

He said even though there is a delay in filing a case, BMTF is trying to clear all hurdles and expose those involved in the scam. The BMTF has seized 153 files pertaining to the irregularities from the three constituencies. Eleven persons and TVCC officials were interrogated and 153 files verified by sleuths in 20 days, Sharma said.

Reacting to a question raised on BMTF’s ability to investigate financial crimes and demand to hand over the probe to the Lokayukta, Sharma said the sleuths would seek help from town planners. Currently, there are only two town planners of the 15 sanctioned posts. The investigation team will also include a superintendent of police, deputy superintendent of police (who will join the team shortly), two inspectors, four sub-inspectors and 15 head constables. A fair and impartial investigation would be conducted by the investigation team, he assured.

“We can ascertain the quantum of money that is involved in the scam only after the investigation,” Sharma said.

BBMP commissioner Siddaiah entrusted the BMTF to carry out inquiry into the `1,539 crore scam after it was unearthed by the TVCC. The BMTF is an autonomous agency under the state government. It is alleged that bills were sanctioned even though works were not completed in the three assembly constituencies. The irregularities took place during the administrative period when BBMP remained without people’s representation. With no corporators, MLAs looked after project works in the wards. The elections to BBMP were held in 2010 after a gap of three years.

Last Friday, leaders of the ruling and opposition parties and civic officials participated in a two-hour meeting called by BBMP mayor R Shardamma to discuss the probe. It was decided to set up a house committee, consisting of five ruling party corporators, two from the opposition and two officials, to investigate the scam, before BMTF took up the case. The move was seen as a delaying tactic by the ruling party in the BBMP council.RK Sharma, IGP, Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force, after a press conference at Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike headquarters on Wednesday.

 

Bangalore: BMTF Registers FIR Against Suresh Kumar, Krishnaiah Setty

 

The Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force has registered an FIR against Minister for Urban Development Suresh Kumar, former Housing Minister M Krishnaiah Setty and senior IAS officer V P Baligar for allegedly returning four acres 20 guntas of land, which was acquired by the government under the Karnataka Urban Land Ceiling Act to construct houses for the slum dwellers at Laggere, to the original owner.

The case was lodged based on a complaint by Dinesh Kallalli, a social worker, who stated that Kumar, in his capacity as Urban Development Minister, granted permission to return the land to the original owner, while then Housing Minister Krishnaiah Setty halted the process of constructing houses for the urban poor.

The BMTF has registered a case against the trio under Sections 13 (1) and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and Section 157 of the CrPC on Saturday. Kallalli told Deccan Herald that in 1982, the government acquired 4.2 acres of excess land in survey number 19/2, which belonged to K Gopinath to build houses for the financially weaker and downtrodden people. In 2003, the Karnataka Slum Development Board (KSDB) started the process of constructing houses.

When the process reached the stage of inviting tenders, the Yeddyurappa government took the decision to return the land to the original owner.

It is learnt that under the Karnataka Urban Land Ceiling Act, no one can hold more than 59 acres of land and the excess land should be confiscated. Gopinath had reportedly possessed 4.2 acres in excess, which the government took it in its custody in 1982. Once the land is in government’s custody, it cannot be returned to its original owner, although the government has the power to allot it to other individuals.

Kallalli alleged that the decision was taken to help Gopinath, who is the brother of senior RSS functionary K Narahari. He claimed that the KSDB had objected to the decision, reminding that it was not only illegal, but would also affect the weaker sections of the society. The board also said that the tender process was almost over.

However, the government set aside the objections of the KSDB and the tender process to construct houses. When contacted, Kumar said he had no information about the case since he was away in Bellary. He said he would find out once he returned to Bangalore.

A few months ago, Kumar had tendered his resignation after it was alleged that his family was the beneficiary of a ‘G’ category site. However, the chief minister refused to accept the resignation as no substance was found in the allegation.

Setty, who was in jail over a land denotification case, is out on bail. Baligar is the Managing Director of Housing Urban Development Company (HUDCO) in New Delhi.

When contacted Dr R P Sharma, Additional Director General of Police, BMTF was not available for comments.

 

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Muda Land Encroachment: Criminal Case Booked against Housing Society President

 

Mysore, Sept. 20- In view of the allegation of encroaching 27 guntas of MUDA land close to Vijayanagar 2nd Stage, the Vijayanagar Police have booked a case against the President of Sri Mahadeshwara House Construction Co-operative Society, R. Shankare Gowda.

A written complaint filed by MUDA Zone 4 Zonal Officer R. Rajashekhar yesterday, following which a case was registered by Sub-Inspector Kumar.

The land is a portion of the land under survey number 120 in Hinkal, measuring 3.25 acres. Out of this, 1.16 acres of land was acquired on June 20, 1974 under LAC 10. Remaining 2.09 acres was acquired by MUDA from one Puttathayamma through mutual agreement on Oct. 31, 1985.

A 1.14 acre land was given to the Karnataka Water Board where a road and park have been developed. The remaining area lies vacant, of which Shankare Gowda allegedly created fake documents to stake claim on 23 guntas of land in the name of the Housing Society.

RTI activist B.N. Nagendra had sought information about the said land under the Right to Information (RTI) Act which brought to light the alleged irregularity.

Response to MLA Vasu’s letter: Chamarajanagar MLA Vasu had written a letter to Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, urging him to probe the irregularities in sites allotment, suspecting the involvement of some MUDA officials.

The Minister directed the Urban Development Department Secretary to probe the matter, who in turn asked the MUDA Commissioner to submit a report regarding the allegations. A directive was issued to the DC too to probe the matter, following which a complaint was lodged against the Housing Society President.

 

d to usurp MUDA corner site using fake documents

 

With the real estate prices in city skyrocketing, efforts to usurp sites and government land by hook or by crook are on too, despite several precautionary measures taken up by the MUDA.

Here is an incident of a person trying to acquire a corner site in Jayalakshmipuram, measuring 110×120 ft, by not paying a single paisa to MUDA but by merely paying Rs. 27,540 in an auction. The matter came to light when a citizen named B.N. Nagendra applied for information under the Right To Information (RTI) Act. It is said that he took interest in digging out information about the site after an acquaintance of his disclosed about the fraudulent deal.

Thanks to the efforts of MUDA Secretary Basavaraju who made meticulous investigations of the documents, the MUDA property worth several crores was saved from being usurped.

The site is in Jayalakshmipuram, which was formed about 40 years ago. It is a corner site off the road leading to The Green Hotel on Hunsur road. The site bears the number 23/A, having site number 23 towards the east, another site on the north and roads on the western and southern sides.

The fraud was committed by Raju, 60, a resident of Paduvarahalli 2nd Main, Door No. 54. He is said to have forged the signature of MUDA Zone 4 Special Tahasildar Devaraj and also used a duplicate rubber stamp for the fake documents.

The truth is that no auction was held for site no. 23/A. However, the accused Raju is said to have created fake documents that claimed that he had purchased the site in an auction for Rs. 27,540 on Jan. 3, 1979. A title-deed for the site was prepared at Zone 4 office under Form-2 (5) in Kannada dated Jan.2, 2013.

The site, for which fake documents were prepared in January, was registered three months later — that is on Mar. 22, 2013, at 4.30 pm, at the Sub-Registrar’s office in MUDA. It is said that the letter written by Special Tahasildar Devaraj to the Sub-Registrar to get the site registered was also forged.

Soon after the fraudulent deal came to the fore, MUDA Secretary Basavaraju placed a signboard at the site four days ago, stating that the land belonged to the MUDA. A complaint was lodged at the Lakshmipuram Police Station yesterday.

It is surprising that the title-deed for the site was prepared despite any auction conducted by the MUDA, no application submitted, no notes written by the officials concerned and no entry made about cash payment. The Police have launched a hunt for the accused who is at large.

 CID to probe Rs 6,697 crore KIADB denotification scam

 

Lokayukta directs the agency to submit a report within July 30

Irregularities to the tune of Rs 6,697 crore in land acquisition and compensation by the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) between 2006 and 2011 – the span of the BJP government – will be investigated by the CID. The land involved is a whopping 26,674 acres.

A petitioner, Jayakumar Hiremath, filed a complaint with the Lokayukta last August following a directive from the Karnataka High Court. He had sought a CBI probe into the issue.

“The matter is now referred for a CID probe,” Hiremath told Bangalore Mirror. “I welcome this. As the deadline is set now, it has set the ball rolling into the probe.”

In an order dated 29 May 2014, A C Vidhyadhar, additional registrar of enquiries (ARE), Karnataka Lokayukta, has referred it to the CID with a July 30 deadline to submit a report on the case. ”Honourable Lokayukta has taken up the matter for investigation and requisitioned your services under section 15 (3) of Karnataka Lokayukta Act for a further investigation and report.

In this context, I would like to bring to your notice that under sec 15 (3) of Karnataka Lokayukta Act, the Honourable Lokayukta and Upa Lokayukta can avail the services of any agency for the purpose of investigation. As the matter pertained to economic offences, the Honourable Lokayukta has felt it is necessary to utilize your services for investigation,” says the communication sent by the Lokayukta to the CID, a copy of which is with Bangalore Mirror.

 

Karnataka HC summons MD of Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board

 

BANGALORE: Strongly observing that KIADB (Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board) has failed to ensure the benefits of land acquisition reached the targeted groups, including farmers as envisaged in its schemes, the Karnataka high court has directed the managing director (MD) of the board to appear before court on Friday.

A division bench headed by Justice K L Manjunath gave an oral direction to this effect while hearing a writ appeal filed by two persons whose lands were acquired in 1996 for setting up a sugar factory at Kaliganahalli and Hattna villages of Bellur hobli, Nagamangala taluk in Mandya district.

The bench also noted that the board has not been able to justify the acquisition as despite lapse of many years as the projects do not start within the stipulated time and other allied conditions like providing jobs to land losers etc are not implemented.

Extension withdrawn

Meanwhile in a related development, a memo has been filed in court stating that two year extension granted in favour of M/s Prem Sugar and Chemicals Corporation Ltd for setting up 5,000 TCD sugar factory with 32 MW co-generation plant has been withdrawn on the ground that the company had misrepresented that there are no cases pending before court.

This order came to be issued after the division bench pulled up the authorities and even warned of contempt proceedings after it was stated that two year extension was granted to M/s Prem Sugar and Chemicals Corporation Limited during the pendency of proceedings before the court.

As per the terms of allotment of 86 acres of acquired land, M/s Prem Sugar and Chemicals Corporation Ltd should have operationalized its unit within 36 months from 1996, by 2000.

Though the company got this period extended through a court order and the Board twice on its own extended the deadline, the company has not even laid a foundation stone for its project despite passage of 16 years after allotment, the court had noted earlier.

 

CAG Finds Lapses in PWD, KIADB Works

 

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has come down heavily on the Public Works Department and the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) for causing losses worth crores of rupees to the exchequer. The KIADB alone caused losses to the tune of Rs.104 crore, it said.

The PWD had implemented road works in its Magadi sub-division in a fraudulent manner and the KIADB allotted land to three industrial units at Narasapura Industrial Area in violation of rules, it said.

The report was tabled in both houses of the state legislature on Wednesday. It pointed out serious lapses by the chief engineer, superintending engineer and executive engineer in implementing works worth Rs.250.62 crore in Magadi sub-division in Ramanagaram district during 2011-12.

“There was a total lack of monitoring and supervision by higher authorities during the course of execution of works although the SE/CE were required to regularly monitor and supervise these works. Quality control reports were not available for any of the works claimed to have been executed,” the CAG stated.

The Internal Finance Advisor and secretary also failed to correlate monthly expenditure statements received from subordinate officers with details of works in progress. “The CE allocated grants to the extent of Rs.212.13 crore without prioritising works according to prescribed procedures and did not submit any budget estimates to the government,” the report said, indicting the department officials.

Total grants of Rs.250 crore were allotted for the Magadi sub-division — 27 times the average grants released over the past three years. 

The grants were allotted irregularly by the Internal Financial Advisor and the CE, SE without obtaining a list of works. Fraudulent payments of Rs.1.70 crore were made preparing fake bills, it said.

The entire work was split into 1,311 small works with each estimate below Rs.20 lakh to avoid competitive bidding. In 189 cases, more than one estimate was prepared for the same work leading to fictitious estimates. Surprisingly, 891 of the 1,311 contracts were awarded to just 3 contractors without even collecting the EMD and performance security, it said.

Check measurements were done on a single day by the department officials in 25 to 85 works and bills were paid without obtaining quality control test reports.

It said surprise checks were not undertaken by superior officers.

The inspection team constituted by the department had observed irregularities and recommended recovery of the amount from the contractors as works were neither executed nor identifiable during physical verification.

KIADB Land Fiasco

The CAG report on Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board’s allotment of plots at Narasapura Industrial Area at a subsidised rate has exposed the loss of Rs.104 crore to the exchequer.

While the government had approved the allotment of undeveloped land, KIADB allotted 128 acres of well developed plots for three industrial units at a concessional rate, thus resulting in a loss of Rs.104 cr. KIADB had incurred an expenditure of Rs.1.10 cr for developing each acre of land.

 

Fresh panel to probe into irregularities in site allotment by Shimoga Urban Development Authority

 

The meeting of Shimoga Urban Development Authority (SUDA) convened here on Tuesday has decided to constitute a new panel to probe the alleged irregularities in the allotment of sites in Atal Bihari Vajpayee Layout.

It may be mentioned here that Deputy Commissioner Vipul Bansal, who is also in-charge President of SUDA, had formed an inquiry panel under retired Judge H.B. Ravindranath to probe the irregularities in site allotment.

The panel, in its report, had said that of the total 1,800 sites in the layout, 1,305 sites were allotted in violation of the law.

The committee had pointed out 22 different types of lapses in site allotment. Based on the report, Mr. Bansal had said that a complaint would be lodged with the police against the persons indicted in the report.

In the meeting, R.K. Siddaramanna, MLC, said that it was not possible to initiate legal action against erring persons on the basis of the report submitted by the probe panel.

He said that according to Section 9(2) of Karnataka Urban Development Authorities Act, only the president of an urban development authority should head the panel that probes irregularities.

The meeting has decided to form a fresh panel under Mr. Bansal.

The sub-registrar of Shimoga and commissioners of SUDA and Shimoga City Corporation would be the members of the panel.

Meanwhile, Kallur Megharaj, managing trustee of Shantaveri Gopala Gowda Samajawadi Adhyayana Kendra Trust, has demanded a CBI probe into the irregularities in site allotment by SUDA.

Earlier, Mr. Bansal had said that he would initiate action against the erring persons based on the report submitted by the panel headed by Mr. Ravindranath.

Speaking to presspersons here on Wednesday, Mr. Megharaj alleged that Mr. Bansal haddecided to go for a fresh probe yielding to political pressure.


·  Panel to be headed by Deputy Commissioner

Vipul Bansal

·  Sub-registrar of Shimoga and Commissioners of SUDA and city corporation to be members


 

Ambareesh Accused of Cornering 3 Sites

 

MANDYA: An individual is entitled only to one site from an urban development authority (UDA) in the state, but Housing Minister M H Ambareesh allegedly got three large ones.

Recently accused of violating rules to get a site from the Mandya Urban Development Authority, Ambareesh allegedly bent the rules to get sites in two other cities: Mysore and Bangalore. As an actor, Ambareesh rose to fame by frequently playing an angry, upright police officer who takes on a corrupt system, earning the epithet ‘Rebel Star’.

RTI activist K R Ravindra said Ambareesh had procured the sites by submitting false documents.  “The sites are meant for the public. The government should immediately take them back. Ambareesh should resign from his ministership on moral grounds,” he told Express. 

Why Govt Sites?

Sites sold by government-run bodies like BDA are priced way lower than the open market. Ambareesh allegedly got sites from the Mandya, Mysore, and Bangalore Urban Development Authorities. On January 16, 1986, Ambareesh got a 78X 50 ft site (No 1260) in G and H Block Layout, JCST, Kuvempunagar, Mysore.

For Mysore Urban Development Authority records, he gave his residential address as No 172, II Stage, J P Nagar, Bangalore. He paid `36,444 for the site.

Curiously, MUDA handed him the sale deed only on August 12, 2008, 22 years after he was allotted the site. In 1987, just a year after he got a site in Mysore, Ambareesh got another from the Bangalore Development Authority. When he responded to an advertisement offering plots in Sarakki II Stage, he was allotted, on July 28, 1987, a 120X80 ft site. He paid `93,639 for this one.

Woodlands Address

For BDA records, Ambareesh entered his residential address as 412, Woodlands Hotel, Sampangi Tank Road, Bangalore. How a hotel address was accepted by the BDA authorities is a mystery. On March 6, 1999, when Ambareesh was Mandya MP, he again applied for a site. He got a 50X80 site (now with House No 917) on March 23, 2002, under the MP quota. He paid `3 lakh for the site.

Halved and Sold

Later, the site was allegedly divided into two and one portion (25X80 ft) was sold to K Govindaraju, a resident of Mysore, for Rs 1.75 lakh. The other (also 25X80 ft) was sold to S Ajith, a resident of Hindavalu in Mandya taluk, for Rs 3.87 lakh. This sale also violated also rules.

Section 12 (2) of the Karnataka Urban Development Authorities (Allotment of Sites) Rules of 1991 stipulates that any person who owns a site or house in any part of the state becomes ineligible for another site or house from any authority or housing board in the state. Efforts to reach Ambareesh failed.

Self-Housing Minister

Ambareesh allegedly owns three sites in violation of the rules:

n   Mysore: 78X50 ft, Kuvempunagar. Paid Rs 36,444.

n   Bangalore: 120X80 ft, J P Nagar (Sarakki). Paid Rs 93,639.

n   Mandya: 50X80 ft. Paid Rs 3 lakh. Divided it and sold it to two buyers.

 

Full-fledged CBI probe likely in Mandya site scam

 

Urban Development Minister Vin­a­y Kumar Sorake on Tuesday said his department would look into the findings and merits of a report by the Mandya Urban Development Authority (MUDA) commissioner K Mathai on the alleged irregularities and illegal allotment of sites by the Authority.

“We have received the report, but have not accepted it. We will send the report to the Home department for its perusal,” Sorake told reporters here. Sorake said the department had already handed over the initial case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The department is handing over all the documents pertaining to the case to the CBI.

“Whether this report also warrants to be handed over to the CBI is a decision which will be left to the Home department,” he said. The report, which was submitted on June 4 to the Urban Development department, speaks about a loss of Rs 300 crore to the State government by way of illegalities under various schemes. The report states that the government has already handed over the case pertaining to 107 sites to the CBI. Justifying the decision to hand over the case to CBI, Sorake said that the initial estimates of the scam were to the extent of Rs 23 crore. The misappropriated amount was transferred to accounts outside India, primarily to Australia, said the minister.

 

On Housing Minister M H Ambareesh’s reported request to transfer Mathai from the present post, Sorake said that he had not received any such request. “But he has already been promoted and transferred to Bidar. Due to the Lok Sabha elections, the transfer was withheld,” said the minister.

Sorake said that the department was trying to strengthen the Directorate of Urban Development and streamline the site allotment process in the City Corporations. He said that 50,000 sites in Mysore were remaining vacant, despite them being allotted to beneficiaries.

 

Land mafia grabs Mysore Maharaja Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Bahadur’s property

With the last scion of the erstwhile princely state of Mysore, Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Bahadur, passing away more than six months ago, the real estate mafia is eyeing his properties running into crores of rupees, in the heart of the historical city of Mysore.

Astonishingly, two prime properties of Wadiyar were alienated just 3 days before he passed away (December 10, 2013) with the sub-registrar’s office even giving its approval. This prompted the late prince’s widow Pramodadevi to seek a Lokayukta probe. Till recently, the Wadiyar family members were not even aware of their land being usurped by the real estate mafia.

The net worth of Wadiyar’s assets (spread across Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty) are estimated to be in excess of Rs.1,600 crore. He also holds a share in the Bangalore Palace grounds, which is embroiled in a legal dispute after the Karnataka Government planned to take over the same. It is not clear as to how many smaller properties the Wadiyar family owns but the land mafia’s efforts, has shocked the people of Mysore. Incidentally, both the illegal transactions were brought to the notice of the royal family by an NGO (Karnataka Rajya Hindulida Vargagala Jagruta Vedike).

“It is unfortunate that illegal alienation of properties owned by the Maharaja’s family is happening in the CM’s hometown. He has agreed to look into the matter and directed the authorities concerned to take up the issue. Hopefully, the Lokayukta should be able to end this menace,” said Vedike’s president K.S. Shivaram.

Mysore Lokayukta SP S.M. Jagadish Prasad said a probe had already been ordered into the two land transactions and that the properties would be restored to the Wadiyars.

In the first incident, a prime property belonging to the Wadiyars near the Mysore Mall was sold, as if the late prince had given his consent on December 7, 2013 (just three days before he died). The police have arrested two real estate agents and the sub-regitrar concerned.

In the second incident, again on the same day (December 7), another prime property (1.5 acres) was alienated in favour of 70-year-old Siddamma, a gardener in the palace. Apparently, it is shown in the sale deed that Wadiyar granted the land to Siddamma as a gift.

“On December 7, 2013, the late prince was in Bangalore. There is no way that he visited the subregistrar’s office to sign the sale deed documents. This is a clear case of forgery. We need to examine all the transactions to detect such cases,” said Shivaram.

According to him, the real estate mafia has fenced three other prime properties owned by the Wadiyars in Mysore.

 

Siddu Govt Illegally Denotified 707 Acres, Alleges BJP

The BJP has accused the Siddaramaiah government of illegally denotifying 707 acres of land in the Arkavathy Layout by flouting High Court guidelines. 

This is 166 acres more than what Opposition Leader Jagadish Shettar had mentioned when he raised the issue in the Assembly in July. Shettar had alleged denotification of 541 acres.

The committee, set up by the BJP to unearth alleged illegal denotification in the layout, and comprising party legislators S Suresh Kumar and V Somanna, on Thursday submitted a 12-point report to party president Prahlad Joshi.

The report says the scam was perpetrated by exploiting the High Court direction to review all complaints of irregularities in land acquisition.

Huge tracts of lands have been denotified by marking the note “redo” on these files, making it the new term for denotification in the Siddaramaiah government, the BJP said.

“The Siddaramaiah government has committed a huge scam in which thousands of crores have changed hands and huge tracts of land have been acquired by big builders and developers. The entire deal was done just ahead of the recent Lok Sabha election,” Joshi told reporters.

Joshi and Shettar, who first raised the issue during the last Assembly session said, “It is just the interim report and a more comprehensive, explosive final report would be submitted in January 2015. The state BJP leadership will seek advice from legal experts and decide on its next course of action in the next two weeks.”

BJP, which has not accepted the Justice Kempanna Commission on alleged denotification of land, is contemplating a legal fight and is expected to approach Governor Vajubhai Vala seeking his sanction for prosecution of the Chief Minister. Meanwhile, it may launch an agitation to maintain pressure on Siddaramaiah.

Shettar said there was no question of giving up and the issue would be taken to its logical conclusion “as the government has committed huge irregularities”. Of the 707 acres denotified by the Siddaramaiah government, Special Land Acquisition Officers has recommended denotification of 390 acres during the Shettar regime. “However, I did not approve it when I was the Chief Minister. The Siddaramaiah government has denotified 707 acres, including the 390 acres,” Shettar said.

The BJP released a report on illegal denotification of land in the Arkavathy Layout by the Siddaramaiah government.

The Charges

■ The HC’s six-point guidelines state that denotification could be considered only if:  the said land comes under the Green Belt Area, if the land has already been built up, if the land has been released for charitable trusts, if there is a nursery on the land, if any industry has come up on the land and if the land is contiguous with the above categories, based on the status of the said land as in 2003.

■ For instance, 54 acres of land has been denotified in 2014 ignoring the report of officials who studied the status of the land and had stated that it cannot be denotified. The BJP report says that the land has been denotified flouting the HC guidelines as it involved a deal of hundreds of crores.

■ In a midnight move, 52 acres was denotified without considering any of the guidelines set by the HC based on the only reason that the BDA had received an application seeking denotification.

■ BDA, which had filed an affidavit in the HC to continue land acquisition in Kempapura and Sriramapura villages, later violated its own commitment and denotified huge tracts of land in these two villages after passing a resolution.

■ The BJP report has also suspected malafide intentions in denotification of 20 acres of land in which Tata Housing had shown keen interest.

■ Utter confusion prevails after denotification of land on which Khadi Village Industries Board had allotted sites for about 200

applicants, as there is no clarity on whether the land has been denotified in

favour of the farmers or the board.

■ About 300 site allottees in Arkavathy Layout are left in the lurch as the lands on which their sites have been developed have also been denotified.

 

Who encroached Bengaluru?

 

For 11,595 lake encroachers in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts, February 29th is the deadline. They can submit their grievances or objections in response to the notices served to them by revenue officials, on encroachment. Though this date may be extended for a few more days, not much time is left for those who wish to communicate their version to the committees headed by tahsildars of respective taluks. This also gives a chance to those who have information on encroachments to share it with the committee.

A 11-member Committee of the Legislative Assembly headed by K B Koliwad, Ranebennur MLA and Legislative Assembly Committee chairman, had recently declared that prominent developers are major encroachers of tanks and tank beds in Bengaluru. The statement was based on a physical survey conducted by the Directorate of Survey, Settlement and Land Records in Karnataka. The Committee had also visited several lakes in the city and verified documents from BDA, BBMP and Lake Development Authority. According to the survey by the Directorate of Survey, Settlement and Land Records: Total encroachment in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts: 10,472 acres Encroachment in Bengaluru Rural : 6,195 acres. Encroachment in Bengaluru Urban is 4,277 acres. Encroachment by private parties:  7,185 acres Encroachment by government parties: 3,287 acres. Encroachment in Bengaluru North : 1,171 acres – highest in Bengaluru Urban. Encroachment in Hoskote:3,113 acres – highest in Bengaluru Rural

The committee has been issuing show-cause notices to the encroachers to give them a fair chance to submit their version. Koliwad committee will prepare their final report based on inputs to the data that has been shared now. K B Koliwad informed Citizen Matters that as per the system of natural justice, the Committee decided to give an opportunity to the lake encroachers to submit their objections or grievances. Their responses will be examined and scrutinised by the committees headed by jurisdictional Assistant Commissioners. The Committee, while verifying the claims made by encroachers, will also do spot inspections after March, if the need arises. Based on the reports submitted by ACs of various sub-divisions, the Legislative Committee will prepare the encroachment report and submit it to the legislature, along with recommendations, Koliwad said.

He added that the last date for responding to notices which has been currently set as February 29th, could be extended for a few days, as the government officials are now busy with panchayat elections and are unable to attend to the encroachment issue. People can also share information on encroachments, with the committee. Some of the prominent private and government encroachers listed in the survey report are:

Private: Harmony Developers, Divyashree Tech Park, St Ann’s Junior College (KR Puram), Bagmane Developers, Garden City College Bhattarahalli, National College ground, NICE Road, Shobha Developers, SV Lake View Apartment, JSS High School, Prestige Group of Companies, SLN Public School, Aishwarya Apartment, Oberoi Group, Garden View Apartment, Adarsh Developers, Prestige Group, N D Developers apartments, Sriram apartments,

Government: KIADB, BBMP, Kempegowda Hospital and College, BDA, KSPCB, Slum Board, Education department (various government schools), Railway department, Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd, Karnataka Housing Board, Forest Department, International Airport Authority (for Kempegowda International Airport), various road departments, Indian Oil Corporation, Horticulture Department, BMTC, DRDO.

The survey report with the list of encroachers is available here: http://www.kla.kar.nic.in/assembly/commhc3/bangalore_urban_rural_tanks_report_11012016.pdf   

 

 

All builders have encroached land: KB Koliwad

 
House committee points to real estate big players for allegedly encroaching city lakes.
Legislative Assembly Committee chairman and senior Congress MLA K.B. Koliwad at a press conference on lake encroachments and water bodies in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts on Friday. (Photo: DC)

 Legislative Assembly Committee chairman and senior Congress MLA K.B. Koliwad at a press conference on lake encroachments and water bodies in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts

Bengaluru: House Committee on Tank Encroachment and Rejuvenation, Chairman, K. B. Koliwad on Friday named many big names in the real estate sector for allegedly encroaching lakes in and around city. The names include Sobha Developers, Brigade Group, Prestige Group, Adarsh Developers, DS Max Group, Bagmane Tech Park, among others.

The committee has not even spared government agencies such as Bengaluru Development Authority and BBMP, as these two agencies are major encroachers among the government departments. Both private and government agencies together encroached  10,472 acre, while various government agencies have encroached 3,287 acres and private builders, including slum dwellers, have encroached 7,185 acres in the city.

According to the Committee the encroached land value is estimated at more than `1.5 lakh crore. Doresani Palya Lake was encroached upon by the BDA and developed as a layout with sites allotted to Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah himself. Though Mr Thimmappa retained the site, Mr Siddaramaiah sold his site sometime back.

Mr Koliwad told reporters that the IT boom contributed to the greed of these private builders and this led to the encroachment of lakes in and around the city.

“During our investigations it was revealed that several forged documents were fabricated within no time to aid these encroachments,” he said.

According to him, Bengaluru Urban and Bengaluru Rural districts together had 1,545 lakes, 2,000 small water bodies and rivulets, which measured around 3,000 acres. “All in all 11,595 encroachment cases have been identified, which not only include government agencies or private builders but even slum dwellers.  Therefore we have issued show-cause notices to all 11,595 people, including builders and common people involved in these alleged encroachments. The last date for them to respond to our notice is by the end of this month,” he said in response to a question.

After obtaining the reports, the committee will give a final report within three months. The committee is likely to recommend seizure of the assets of officers involved in lake encroachments.

The disclosure of names of big realtors and details of encroachments during the press conference on Friday raised questions rather than clear the doubts. Generally, the House committees do not hold press conferences before submitting the final reports to the Speaker. On Friday, the committee did not give an interim report or the final report to the Speaker. One of the members, who refused to come on record told Deccan Chronicle that the committee wanted to wipe out the negative campaign being spread against the committee that it was doing nothing. Friday’s press conference was an attempt to clear this, he said.

The synopsis circulated among the media did not have any details of companies that allegedly encroached upon tank beds. However, details were orally shared. This raised question as to why such critical information was not shared. The sudden disclosure ahead of the crucial elections to taluk and zilla panchayats may raise many questions about the political ramifications and the future actions involving this information.

We will prove our point: Suresh Hari, secretary, CREDAI
The Koliwad Committee may have released a survey report, but who knows the basis of this report? The findings of the report are subject to interpretation and have their own issues. At the end of the day, who has sanctioned the buildings and who has verified the title? These are all the acts of the state government and its agencies and we have nothing to worry about. We have procured the land legally, and if the Committee says some of the buildings are on encroached land, we have to remember that it’s not the builder who encroached upon it. We will ensure that the safety of property owners is protected by the association and its builder-members. We have time and again said that our properties were constructed with due diligence. Let the Committee prove that our properties are constructed on encroached land and if it says we are wrong, we will prove our merit and show them we are right. The state government is waking up now and saying that some of the layouts and apartment complexes are constructed on encroached land — this is nothing but harassment. However, having said that, CREDAI feels it’s a challengeable report given by the Committee.

Shut down BDA: Ashwin Mahesh, Urban planning expert
The K.B Koliwad Committee has said that the BDA has allotted 65,000 sites on encroached lake beds and over 3,287 acres of land has been encroached by the government bodies itself. Now, what the Committee does not tell us is how these bodies and officials concerned went about the encroachment. The problem is the BDA is both the planning and implementation authority. When the BDA itself is the judge, to decide what job has to be done and how good the job is, where is the question of quality? There are no strengths, skills or trust to the works carried out by the BDA. The solution to this would be in shutting down the BDA. Or at least, it should no longer acquire land but should get involved in infrastructure development. The magnitude of land encroachment and irregularities is so massive that though there are right solutions, they cannot be implemented. Punishment for encroachments cannot be inflicted in accordance to the scale of the encroachments. How can we punish the British for colonialism? The officials who let the encroachments happen have retired and they will say it was not their fault. Maybe we can move the court and the BDA can be penalized. But there’s no way to inflict punishment to the scale of encroachments. The BDA has become a broker agency and it understands that more brokering brings more income. It’s earning its revenue from brokerage and this has to be put to an end.

Demolish all encroachments: V. Balasubramanya, former chairman, Special Task Force
Whether buildings on lake beds have been constructed with government’s consent or not, all illegal buildings have to be demolished. For instance, in Maharashtra, the High Court ordered that encroachments on the banks of the Mithi River have to be demolished and the court order was followed accordingly. Despite land rates being higher in Maharashtra, the encroachments were razed. So, there should be no excuse in Bengaluru; no yielding even to the claims of innocent builders. The individual plot owners should have known that the BDA is a corrupt organization — when buying plots from them, they should be extra cautious. There’s a legal principle called – ‘buyers beware’ and this should have been followed by individual plot owners. If the state government starts regularizing layouts under the pretext of humanitarian grounds, there will be no end to such regularisation. And getting permissions from government agencies even for an illegal plot is not a tough task any more. If all the violations are regularized in the city, one day, people will have to be evacuated as Bengaluru will start flooding due to the absence of lake beds. Private builders will be aware of the violations and there should be no question of regularizing any layouts or constructions, even if it’s sanctioned by a government agency.

Public consultation next step: Suresh Kumar  MLA, member of Koliwad Committee
We have the data for over 4,000 lakes and the Committee members visited 19 lakes in the city. Interestingly, during our survey, it came to our notice that many lakes have dried up 25 years ago and there’s no way water will accumulate in these lakes again. The Committee is in a fix whether such lakes should still be considered lakes or whether we should allow the layouts to flourish. In the first step, we have released the findings of the survey report and we are yet to tackle the issue of layouts that were formed by the BDA. Since BDA is a government agency, owners who have brought plots from the BDA must be rehabilitated. We have held detailed discussions with the revenue department officials regarding this, and now the officials have been directed to hold public consultations in order to gather objections, feedback and opinions from citizens. Meanwhile, we have also instructed the Revenue department to look for alternatives. We are trying to find out feasible solutions to decide the next course of action.

Brigade Group denies allegation

The Brigade Group has strongly denied the report alleging that it had encroached a lake. The realty firm said it was a mischievous and motivated report. “As a responsible real estate developer of repute for over 29 years, Brigade group has been taking great care to save lakes and conserve the environment. In fact, as part of our CSR Initiatives, Brigade Group has recently rejuvenated 24 acres of Sitharampalya Lake in Whitefield,” the company said. We also wish to inform you that Brigade Group recently won two national awards instituted by CREDAI India for its Corporate Social Responsibility. We won the Environmental Impact Award for the rejuvenation of the Sitharampalya Lake in Whitefield and the redevelopment of the Sangolli Rayanna Park in Malleswaram and the social infrastructure award for the redevelopment of the Sri Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Playground in Malleswaram and the Skywalk with escalator across Dr. Rajkumar Road in Rajajinagar,” the company added 

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Editorial :  BEML  Housing Society  Murders  RTI  Activists

 

    What action has been taken against guilty office bearers of BEML Housing Society Mysuru & Benagaluru for their crimes. What action has been taken against BDA , MUDA  and other public servants  who aided these criminals in their crimes. Are  the judges  BENEFICIERIES of land crimes  , so keeping mum?

  

Police grill MUDAofficial over RTIactivist’s murder

 

 Police took six people into custody in connection with the death of RTI activist Srinath, whose body was found near Ganjam in Srirangapatna, Mandya district on Friday. Srinath, who had unearthed the BEML Employees Housing Society scam, had been reported missing since Thursday.

 

Police took four office-bearers of the society, an official of the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) and his car driver for investigation on Saturday. Srinath had unearthed various scams of the society in connection with the development of Rajarajeshwari Layout in the city.

 

Srinath and his family had been residing at Rajarajeshwari Layout developed by the society since 2008. The society had allotted the sites without providing basic amenities such as drinking water, streetlights and roads. Even after repeated petitions to the society, the authorities failed to provide facilities and Srinath had obtained related documents about the layout from MUDA under RTI Act, said his brother Srinivas.

 

Srinath brought to light anomalies like illegal allotment of sites, land encroachment and others through the documents he had procured. The society had obtained 105 acres of land from MUDA by providing fake documents and had encroached agriculture lands which were not acquired by the government. Srinath launched a legal fight against the society, said Srinivas.

 

Srinath’s friend Lokesh said site registration and transfer of site documents had stopped after Srinath launched the legal fight. Srinath provided documents to farmers who approached the court, questioning the encroachment of their land by the society. Lokesh said the society office-bearers had approached Srinath several times for a compromise and had also offered him three sites free of charge.

 

 

BEML housing society now in Rs. 500-cr. land scam

 

By  Sudipto Mondal

 

Office-bearers of the BEML Employees’ Housing Cooperative Society, who were at the centre of a recent controversy over irregular plot allotments, appear to be involved in another Rs. 500-crore land scam.

In what has been a season of land scams, this one stands out for the ingenuity with which the system was once again exploited by the society’s president J. Munnagappa and the former vice-president H.S. Kumar.

They posed as farmers and claimed that they lost 100 acres of land during the formation of the Arkavathy Layout by the Bangalore Development Authority, and received compensatory plots in the layout that are estimated to be worth Rs. 500 crore. The compensatory residential plots allotted to them are situated in the vicinity of the Bengaluru International Airport.

On their part, officials of the BDA failed to scrutinise Mr. Kumar and Mr. Munnagappa’s claims, although they could have done it by checking the records of the land for which the claims for compensation were raised. The BEML officials “invested” only Rs. 20 crore to secure the illegal compensation from the BDA.

How they pulled it off

Documents provided to The Hindu by the former Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) councillor K.N. Chakrapani show the way Mr. Kumar and Mr. Munnagappa staked their claims for compensation.

On February 23, 2004, the BDA issued final notification for 100 acres in Hennur, Gedlahalli, Tannisandra and Byrathi Khane villages.

Soon after the final notification orders were issued, Mr. Munnagappa and Mr. Kumar purchased land from the farmers in violation of Sections 3 and 4 of The Karnataka Land (Restriction on Transfer) Act, 1991, which stipulate that nobody shall sell, mortgage, gift or lease land that has been acquired or notified for acquisition by the government.

Documents of transfer between the original landholders and the two society officials show that the operation was conducted between March 2004 and April 2005, and cost Mr. Kumar and Mr. Munnagappa Rs. 20 crore.

Seven-year hiatus

After lying low for nearly seven years, they raised a claim for compensation before the BDA posing as farmers and land losers. For each acre of the 100 acres that they purchased illegally, the BDA gave them plots adding up to 9,583 sq ft.

One such allotment deed registered on April 17, 2012 states that Mr. Munnagappa is a land loser and is being compensated as per the land-in-exchange-for-land policy. (This policy was instituted to make land losers stakeholders in development.)

The land allotted to the two society officials as compensation by the BDA is valued at Rs. 500 crore, at Rs. 5,000 per sq ft. On the other hand, the real land owners got only between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 12 lakh per acre from Mr. Kumar and Mr. Munnagappa.

Rs. 100 as stamp duty

What is more, Mr. Munnagappa and Mr. Kumar benefited from the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s “pro-farmer” policy, under which they were exempted from playing the full stamp duty for the land given as compensation. The allotment deeds show that they paid only Rs. 100 as stamp duty per plot.

Asked to respond, Mr. Kumar initially said that he was acting on the orders of his superiors at BEML. Mr. Munnagappa refused to react.

BDA Commissioner Pradeep Singh Kharola did not respond to repeated phone calls and text messages seeking an explanation.

Terming the scam “daylight robbery”, Mr. Chakrapani has demanded that the State government order a judicial inquiry into the alleged illegalities in the Arkavathy Layout project.

 

 

Neck-deep in corruption charges, BEML chief now accused of fraud

 

V R S Natarajan provided different addresses and wrong age to register three plots in his name in Bangalore and Mysore.

By  Vanu Dev

 

BEML chairman and managing director V R S Natarajan, who is facing a plethora of corruption charges, has another problem on hands.

Natarajan allegedly committed a fraud by providing different addresses and mentioning his wrong age while registering residential plots in Bangalore and Mysore through the BEML Employees’ Cooperative Society (BECS). Disgruntled members of the BECS now plan to approach the Registrar of Cooperative Societies with their complaint.

The plots were allotted to Natarajan by BEML allegedly in violation of cooperative sector rules. According to disgruntled members of the BECS, Natarajan allegedly pressurised the BECS office-bearers to allot him two plots, measuring 6000 square feet combined, in BEML Layout 6th Stage, Bangalore, during January 2005, for a sum of Rs 10 lakh.

The Bangalore plots, number 795 and 796, are valued at more than Rs 1 crore as per current market price. At the time of registering the plots, Natarajan had reportedly provided his residential address in Bangalore, which is his official quarter provided by BEML. He had also mentioned his age as 53 years.

 

During March 2005, the BECS allotted another plot (No 91) at BEML Layout in Mysore. In the registration papers, he has given a Mysore residence address and mentioned his age as 52 years.

“The allotments were made hastily, resulting in a number of discrepancies. The rules are clear about possessing multiple residential plots. Besides, he has mentioned his age wrong. We will lodge a complaint against him with the Registrar of Cooperative Societies,” sources in the BECS said.

The acquisition of the three plots by Natarajan is in direct violation of the rules laid down by the Karnataka government. Section 10 (a) of the model bye-laws for the house building cooperative societies, implemented by the Karnataka government in 1993, clearly states that any member of a housing co-operative society is eligible for a site only if “he/she does not already own a plot or house/flat/apartment in his/her own name, or in the name of any other member of his/her family in the corporation limits/development authority limits/municipal limits in whose limit the society is situated”.

In addition, Natarajan had not completed the mandatory 5 years of service in BEML to become eligible for allotment of the plots. Natarajan had joined BEML in 2002, and by 2005, within a span of three years, the BECS allotted the three plots to him.

In addition to the alleged out-of-turn allotment of plots to Natarajan, another 60 plots were allotted in violation of rules by BECS. Three BEML employees — C Umesh, Martin Luther and S Vishwanatha — alleged that they were transferred from Bangalore to Kolar Gold Fields office after they formally complained to the Registrar of Co-operative Societies against the unauthorized allotments. Subsequently, the three employees approached the high court seeking relief.

However, BECS office-bearers defended the allotments to Natarajan, saying there was nothing illegal in the process. In a statement, the BECS said, “Top officials of BEML in the management and Board have been given sites under the five per cent discretionary quota. Associate members too have been given sites as associate membership is allowed under the law. We have allotted 8,000 sites in Bangalore so far and that includes sites to directors, and chairmen from 1972 onwards.”

But people, who own plots in Bangalore, cannot acquire more even under the discretionary quota. Former Supreme Court judge, Justice Shivaraj Patil, had to quit as the Lokayukta of Karnataka after it was found that he was in possession of multiple residential plots in Bangalore.

 

 

BEML housing society flouted allotment rules: ex-employees

By  Johnson T A ,

 

A housing co-operative created in Karnataka by the employees of defence public sector unit BEML, whose top management is currently under the CBI scanner for alleged irregularities in the purchase of Tatra trucks, has been accused of allotting as many as 63 residential sites in violation of housing co-operative rules in 10 housing colonies under its purview.

In a complaint to the registrar of co-operative societies, some former employees of BEML have accused the management of the housing co-operative of allotting plots to 39 members without applications and 24 outsiders or non-members in its housing colonies.

In a letter written to Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, the president of the National Confederation of Ex-employees Association of PSUs, S N Ashok, has linked some of these out-of-turn allotments as payoffs to muzzle questioning of the Tatra deal.

Seeking an inquiry by the Corps of Detectives in Karnataka, Ashok has estimated that property worth Rs 80 crore has been illegally given away to non-employees by the BEML Employees Co-operative Society Ltd.

Apart from allotting properties to persons not connected directly with BEML, the co-operative is accused of allotting land to employees who had not completed a mandatory five-year term with the company, to members of the board and to on-deputation employees.

K S Periyaswamy, an ex-employee of BEML, has alleged that close relatives and friends of T K A Nair, an adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, are among the recipients of sites meant for the BEML employees. The out-of-turn allotments has resulted in several genuine employees not being allotted properties in BEML colonies, Periya-swamy has stated.

The ex-employee of BEML has accused chairman of BEML V R S Natarajan of influencing the management of the BEML Employees Co-operative to make out-of-turn allotments. Natarajan himself has been accused of availing two properties in violation of housing co-operative bye-laws.

Preethi Prabha, a relative of Nair who had been allocated site number 14 measuring 2,400 square feet in a BEML housing colony in the Uttarahalli region of Bangalore in December 2008 had returned her site in 2010 after complaints were filed with the PM, the official of the ex-employees’ confederation said.

There may be many more people connected to top persons in the establishment in the list of illegal allottees of sites in BEML housing colonies, Ashok said. “Every time there was a visiting delegation from the Central government to BEML in recent years, be it an SC/ST commission or any other body the visitors were given lavish gifts, including gold biscuits,” Periyaswamy claimed.

Hundreds of housing co-operatives in Bangalore have over the years been plagued by similar allegations of out-of-turn allotments and violations of bye-laws by managements.

The Bangalore Development Authority which provides the land to housing co-operatives and validates the allotments and their legality rarely intervenes in out-of-turn allotments. Among the most controversial has been the Karnataka State Judicial Department Employees House Building Co-operative Society where the allotment of properties to judges has in the past been called into question. The issue was resolved after a ruling said judges were also eligible.

A case filed against irregularities in housing co-operatives across Bangalore is currently pending before the Karnataka High Court.

No illegal allotments, says Nair

New Delhi: Denying allegations of any ‘wrongdoing’ in the allotment of plots by the Housing Co-operative Society of BEML, Prime Minister’s adviser T K A Nair on Sunday claimed in a statement that “no irregularity or illegality” was involved in it “to the best of my knowledge”.

Nair’s statement came in the wake of media reports suggesting that two plots were allotted to his niece and a friend in Bangalore in an “irregular” manner.

Nair said he had sought “all the relevant facts” in this matter even as he dismissed as “absolutely baseless” any linkage to the Tatra truck deal. “My attention has been drawn to media reports about the alleged irregular allotment of residential plots of the Housing Co-operative Society of BEML to my relatives and family friends. To the best of my knowledge no irregularity or illegality was involved in the allotments,” Nair said.

“I have requested the PMO to obtain all the relevant facts of this matter through the Department of Defence Production,” he said.

The Hindu in its report from Bangalore on Sunday reported that the plots were allotted to Nair’s niece Preethi Prabha and family friend Uma Devi Nambiar at “throwaway prices” in BEML society in South Bangalore in 2008.

It further said the allotments were made at a time when complaints about the role of BEML chairman and managing director V R S Natarajan in controversial Tatra truck deal were pending with the Prime Minister’s Office besides the Central Vigilance Commission and Ministry of Defence. Responding to this, Nair said, “The insinuation linking these allotments with the Tatra deal is absolutely baseless.”

 

Karnataka official Mahantesh’s murder case figures in Rajya Sabha

 

The killing of the Karnataka official SP Mahantesh, said to be the whistle-blower in the controversial land allotments by societies, was raised in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by CPI-M member KN Balagopal.

   

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, Balagopal said that Mr Mahantesh was a crucial source of some of the stories that appeared in the newspapers published on the corruption and irregularity in the land allotment for various cooperative societies including that of BEML (Bharat Earth Movers Limited) employees in Banglaore.

   

He said over a dozen RTI activists and whistle-blowers have been murdered in last one year and that the government has “pathetically failed” to protect them, he insisted that the murder of Mr Mahantesh is different as he had released a copy of the report on land allotment to the BEML.

   

Army Chief General VK Singh had said in an interview that the money was offered to him to clear the purchase of 600 “sub-standard” Tatra trucks. Tatra, a Czech manufacturer, supplies trucks to the Army through BEML. These trucks are manufactured in the Czech Republic.

   

On the controversy surrounding the supply of Tatra Trucks to Indian Army through BEML, Balagopal said, “it is for the Centre to prove that the murder is not related to Tatra Truck and BEML.”

   

Mr Mahantesh succumbed to injuries after being assaulted a few days back.  His death triggered strong reactions from the civil society and the political class.

 

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CRIMINAL WRIT PETITION NO. OF 2017

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PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 12 to ARTICLE 35 & ARTICLE 51A OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA FOR ISSUANCE OF A WRIT IN THE NATURE OF MANDAMUS UNDER ARTICLE 32 & ARTICLE 226 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA.

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Hon’ble The Chief Justice of India and His Lordship’s Companion
Justices of the Supreme Court of India. The Humble petition of the
Petitioner above named.

MOST RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH :
1. Facts of the case:
“Power will go to the hands of rascals, , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight among themselves for
power and will be lost in political squabbles . A day would come when even air & water will be taxed.” Sir Winston made this statement in the House of Commons just before the independence of India & Pakistan. Sadly , the forewarning of Late Winston Churchill has been proved right by some of our criminal , corrupt public servants.

2. Eventhough , I have repeatedly appealed to government of karnataka authorities , MUDA , BDA , KIADB , MCC , BBMNP , etc seeking information regarding illegal buildings , land encroachments specifically in mysore & bangalore , they didn’t provide me information. Now one land scam after another are tumbling out.

3. I have given certain details to authorities including judiciary , SCI regarding land , lake encroachments in mysore when encroachment was at preliminary stage. The authories could have stopped it , but they didn,t. Now , the hinkal lake , hebbal lake , hootagalli lake & BEML Quarters lake have been encroached to maximum extent and criminals have made crores of rupees profit.

4. Government authorities has not given title deeds to tribals living in forest since centuries , government authorities has not given title deeds to landless people , dalits who are cultivating on government land since decades.

5. Government authorities , police immediately evict , take suo motto action when a poor family , nomadic family just erects a hutment on government land. The same public servants , police don’t take action when a rich crook palatial bungalow , business complex on government land , lake bed. Cann’t they see it. , they can but are hands in glove with looters.

6. even some of the judges don’t take action when appeal for justice is made to them , to evict encroachers , to stop encroachment. It may be quid pro quo arrangement with crooks. See how many judges have benefitted from government discretionary quota allotment of sites , illegal judicial layout , etc.

7. The land encroachers are not poor people below poverty line , they don’t even have ability to build a pucca house. Encroachers are rich crooks , greedy individuals with political connection. So they don’t deserve compassion.

8. Now , government of karnataka is trying to legalise illegalities in buildings , land encroachments , which gives a booster dose to criminals to commit more crimes.

9. As per equitable law if present land encroachments are legalized , in future too government must legalize future land encroachments when ever it takes place.

10. Prior to enactment of AKRAMA SAKRAMA SCHEME of government of karnataka legalizing illegal constructions , land encroachments, MUDA , BDA , MCC , KIADB officials evicted , demolished buildings of encroachers who didn’t cough up bribes. The one who paid bribes , their encroachments , illegal buildings survived and now getting legalized by government.

11. Now , as per equity who ever have been evicted from encroachments , who’s illegal buildings demolished must get compensation from government. If not all encroachers must be evicted & illegal buildings must be demolished.

12. Now  Karnataka High Court  has given green signal to  “AKRAMA SAKRAMA” scheme of government of Karnataka , therby HC Judges are favoring land mafia , criminals.

13. It is the duty of the government  , Police & Court  to  give protection  to journalists , whistle blowers , RTI Activists  who are unearthing  truths , crimes. But  all of them have failed in their duties  to protect RTI Activist Mr.Srinath of Mysuru who was brutally murdered.

14. Recently  Karnataka high court  gave  clearance to Karnataka government’s  regularization of illegal buildings  ( AKRAMA  SAKRAMA ) scheme.

a.  Law is one & same for all.

b.  Government  authorities , police razes down , demolishes  small temporary hutments built by tribals , dalits without  mercy ,  takes suo motto action.  No  court comes to their rescue.

c. Till date  bagar hukum  lands  are not given to dalits , tribals  are not given land rights over their huts in forests. Is Cout  blind , deaf ?

d. However  when rich crooks build  bungalows , commercial complexes  illegally , no suo motto action  taken by government authorizes , police , why ? Courts go a step further it gives  stay orders against demolition  of rich crook’s illegal buildings , asks government to modify plan , law itself  to save illegal buildings of rich crooks.

e. Does Karnataka HC  has  details of exact number of building violations , buildings built on forest lands , lake beds , raja kaluves  with  respective  after  affects on neighbouring buildings , road traffic , ecology , etc  and contingency plan by authorities to overcome those  after affects  casewise backed by technical studies. Make it public.

f. What criminal  action initiated against revenue , police & other officials  who failed in their  duties at the first instance  to stop the  illegal building construction.

g. Small houses  of  poor people  who have  smaller building violations  but  who failed to bribe officials  were dealt mercilessly. Their houses were razed down . Now , will the HC order the government to compensate them , to rebuild houses for them  as the court is now saying they are legal now.

h. Government & HC has given a  cut  off  date  for consideration of  regularization of illegal buildings. When a crime before that cut off date becomes legal , why cann’t it be legal  after that date ?

i. What  guarantee  HC gives no illegal  buildings  has  come up after cut off date  and will never come in future ?

j. If comes what criminal action  against the concerned officials ?

Bottomline : Judges open your eyes , listen , think & then act.

2. Question(s) of Law:

Is robbing another’s property right , legal ? is robbing land , lake – a public property for private , individual use right ? 

Is it  NOT  the  duty  of Police , Court & Government  to  protect Rights , Lives  of  Journalists , Whistle Blowers , RTI  Activists and their family ?

Why   they failed to protect  the life of  Mysuru RTI Activist  Mr. Srinath ? 

3. Grounds:
Requests for equitable justice , Prosecution of master minds of land grabbing ,frauds and related crimes.

4. Averment:

Covering up Land Frauds & Land Mafia . Please read details at :

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/rti-first-appeal—muda-bda-kiadb ,

Karnataka High Court Judges favoring  Land  Mafia

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/hc-judges-favoring-mafia

Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants in the following cases to perform their duties ,  to answer the  following RTI questions  , to  protect Rights , Lives of Journalists , Whistle Blowers , RTI Activists , their family members  and to  annul  Karnataka High Court order legalizing  illegal buildings in Karnataka.

The Petitioner has sent many letters / appeals / petitions to supreme court of india & other courts through e-mail , DARPG website & through regular mail requesting them to consider those as PILs. But none ofthem were admitted , even acknowledgement for receipts were not given. See How duty conscious ,our judges are & see how our judges are sensitive towards life , liberty of citizens , commonmen & see howcareless our judges are towards anti national crimes , crimes worth crores of rupees. That the present petitioner has not filed any other petition (which are admitted by courts) in any High Court or the Supreme Court of India on the subject matter of the present petition.

PRAYER:
In the above premises, it is prayed that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased:

a . Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants , Government of Karnataka authorities in the following cases to perform their duties & to answer the questions  raised above.

b. Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India for  orders  to   concerned public servants , Government of Karnataka to answer the  following RTI questions. 

c. Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India for  orders  to   concerned public servants , Government of Karnataka  to  protect  Rights , Lives of Journalists , Whistle Blowers , RTI Activists  &  their family members  and to  pay  compensation  of minimum  five crore rupees  to victim’s family   from public exchequer. Afterwards the  property , money  of  alleged criminals & their family members must be seized , money recovered  by the public exchequer / government.

d. Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India for  orders  to  government of Karnataka  to apprehend , legally prosecute  the  criminals involved  in the recent murder of RTI Activist  Mr. Srinath  in Mysuru , to pay compensation of five crore  rupees  from public exchequer to   the  family of deceased and  to seize all properties of alleged criminals.

e. Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India for  orders  to  annul  Karnataka High Court order legalizing  illegal buildings in Karnataka  and  to order all Karnataka High Court Judges to make public  their & their family member’s  full  property  , wealth details  on sworn affidavit.

f. Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India for  orders  to  government of Karnataka  officials , Revenue department officials , MUDA , BDA  officials   to make public  their & their  family members  full property , wealth  details on sworn affidavit  within 90 days.


g . to pass such other orders and further orders as may be deemed necessary on the facts and in the circumstances of the case.

FOR WHICH ACT OF KINDNESS, THE PETITIONER SHALL BE DUTY BOUND, EVER PRAY.

Kindly read full details at following web page :

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/rti-first-appeal—muda-bda-kiadb ,


Karnataka High Court Judges favoring  Land  Mafia

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Dated :  01st January 2017 ………………….FILED BY: NAGARAJA.M.R.

Place :   Mysuru , India…………………….PETITIONER-IN-PERSON 

 

RTI  ACTIVIST’S   MURDER :  POLICE  DETAIN  6  FOR  QUESTIONING 

RTI activist Srinath

Mysuru, Dec. 31 – Six persons have been detained for questioning in the murder of Srinath, a Mysuru-based RTI activist. They were detained this morning based on the clues provided by Srinath’s family members that the RTI activist had faced threats from the corrupt as he had exposed their illegal dealings.

The 36-year-old Srinath, a resident of Rajarajeshwarinagar in city, was murdered in Srirangapatna and his body was found yesterday below the bridge that connects Karighatta and Ganjam. His body including face, legs and private parts bore deep injuries.

The six detained persons include an engineer whose house was recently raided by Anti Corruption Bureau in Mysuru where crores of rupees worth properties were recovered, his driver and four others from BEML Layout who were at loggerheads with Srinath. Though the Police are tight-lipped about the detention, sources told Star of Mysore that they are being questioned at an undisclosed location and clues to the murder might emerge by today evening.

Srinath was active in exposing the corrupt through his RTI activism and had earned the wrath of the rich and the corrupt who saw him as a roadblock for their illegal activities.

He used to fight injustice by collecting information and had made RTI a powerful weapon.

Srinath had also exposed how BEML Layout was built without permission from the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA). Through RTI, he had waged a war against some persons since the last three years for building a layout without mandatory permission from MUDA. This issue had even reached the Saraswathipuram Police Station where compromise meetings were held.

City Police Commissioner Dr. A Subramanyeshwara Rao, Deputy Commissioner (Law and Order) Dr. H.T. Shekar and KR ACP C. Mallik visited the murder spot this morning and held a meeting with in-charge Inspector of Srirangapatna Police Station M.K. Deepak and Sub-Inspector Puneet. The case will be investigated by Srirangapatna Police, sources said.

Speaking to Star of Mysore at the MMCR&I mortuary where the post-mortem of Srinath’s body was conducted this morning, his brothers V. Srinivas and Pradeep said that the RTI activist had faced threat from the MUDA engineer and some persons from BEML Layout whose Khata was not issued by MUDA due to illegality.

“All of them had openly threatened our brother and we suspect their involvement in the murder. We have also given their names to the Police,” they said.

Soon after the murder case was registered yesterday, the Police visited Srinath’s house at Rajarajeshwarinagar and recovered many documents regarding the controversial BEML Layout. Also, many documents regarding other corrupt officers have been recovered, sources said.

Yesterday, Srinath’s body was spotted by some passers-by and in-charge Inspector of Srirangapatna Police Station M.K. Deepak found the body wrapped in four bed sheets. A pit had been dug near the body where turmeric, kumkum, eggs and other items were found.

According to the Police, these items were usually used in black magic and as Dec. 30 (Thursday) was a New Moon (amavasye) the killers would have placed the items to mislead the investigation team.

The Police also suspect that the assailants might have dumped the body near the river after killing him elsewhere.

Srinath had gone out from his house on Thursday evening on his bike (KA-09-HH-5332) and when his brother V. Srinivas had called him up at 7.30 pm Srinath had replied that he was heading towards the house of building supervisor Kumar at Vijayanagar and would return soon.

As Srinath did not return and both of his mobile phones were switched off, the family members had lodged a missing person complaint at the Kuvempunagar Police Station. Srinath’s mobile phones and bike have not yet been recovered.

 

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores

 
Mysuru: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) police raided the residence of assistant engineer of Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) on December 6 and seized jewellery and lot of vital documents related to properties owned illegally by him.

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores-1Based on definite tip offs and complaints from general public, ACB cops raided the residence of Assistant Engineer Mahesh.

It is gathered that large volumes of currencies totaling to crores of rupees, including the new and spiked ones were seized during the early morning raid.

ACB Superintendent of Police Kavitha led the team of officials comprising DySP Gajendra Prasad, Inspector Anil Kumar and other police personnel.

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores

ACB raids MUDA AE’s residence, seizes cash and valuables worth crores

Are  Karnataka  HC  Judges  favoring  Land Mafia ?

 

Recently  Karnataka high court  gave  clearance to Karnataka government’s  regularization of illegal buildings  ( AKRAMA  SAKRAMA ) scheme.

1.      Law is one & same for all.

2.      Government  authorities , police razes down , demolishes  small temporary hutments built by tribals , dalits without  mercy ,  takes suo motto action.  No  court comes to their rescue.

3.      Till date  bagar hukum  lands  are not given to dalits , tribals  are not given land rights over their huts in forests. Is Cout  blind , deaf ?

4.      However  when rich crooks build  bungalows , commercial complexes  illegally , no suo motto action  taken by government authorizes , police , why ? Courts go a step further it gives  stay orders against demolition  of rich crook’s illegal buildings , asks government to modify plan , law itself  to save illegal buildings of rich crooks.

5.      Does Karnataka HC  has  details of exact number of building violations , buildings built on forest lands , lake beds , raja kaluves  with  respective  after  affects on neighbouring buildings , road traffic , ecology , etc  and contingency plan by authorities to overcome those  after affects  casewise backed by technical studies. Make it public.

6.      What criminal  action initiated against revenue , police & other officials  who failed in their  duties at the first instance  to stop the  illegal building construction.

7.      Small houses  of  poor people  who have  smaller building violations  but  who failed to bribe officials  were dealt mercilessly. Their houses were razed down . Now , will the HC order the government to compensate them , to rebuild houses for them  as the court is now saying they are legal now.

8.      Government & HC has given a  cut  off  date  for consideration of  regularization of illegal buildings. When a crime before that cut off date becomes legal , why cann’t it be legal  after that date ?

9.      What  guarantee  HC gives no illegal  buildings  has  come up after cut off date  and will never come in future ?

10. If comes what criminal action  against the concerned officials ?

Bottomline : Judges open your eyes , listen , think & then act.

 

Why  MUDA , BDA  officials and   Public Servants NOT Answering  ?

 

To,

Shri. Dr.Sindhe Bhimsen Rao . H ,

RTI APPELLATE  AUTHORITY &  CPIO ,

Additional Secretary to Chief Minister ,

Room No 236 , 2nd Floor ,

Vidhana Soudha , Bangalore – 560001.

 

APPEAL UNDER SEC 19 (3) OF RTI ACT 2005 OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA & GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA 

 

FULL NAME OF THE APPLICANT : NAGARAJA.M.R.

ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT : NAGARAJA.M.R.,

EDITOR , SOS E-VOICE JUSTICE  & SOS E-CLARION OF DALIT ,

# LIG-2 / 761, OPP WATER WORKS OFFICE,

HUDCO FIRST STAGE, LAXMIKANTANAGAR,

HEBBAL, MYSORE , KARNATAKA  PIN – 570017.

 

Please  go through  the  some of  actual criminal cases of  land grabbings   enclosed herewith.

  “Power will go to the hands of rascals, , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts.  They will fight among themselves for power and will be lost in political squabbles . A day would come when even air & water will be taxed.” Sir Winston made this statement in the House of Commons just before the independence of India & Pakistan. Sadly , the  forewarning of  Late Winston Churchill  has been proved right by  some of our  criminal , corrupt people’s representatives , police , public servants &  Judges.  Some of the below  mentioned  officials  fall among the category of churchill’s men –  Rogues  , Rascals & Freebooters. To my previous RTI requests & appeals  they  tried covering – up crores worth  SCAM   by transferring application from one to the other at the end  by denying  information to me, Does not the Revenue  department  possess  information ?

We salute honest few in public service , our whole hearted respects to them.  HEREBY , I DO HUMBLY REQUEST YOU TO GIVE ME WRITTEN STATEMENTS / ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS – WHICH IN ITSELF ( ie answers ) ARE THE INFORMATION SOUGHT BY ME. HERE WITH I AM SEEKING NOT THE OPINIONS ABOUT SOME HYPOTHETICAL ISSUES , BUT YOUR OFFICIAL STAND , LEGAL STAND ON ISSUES WHICH ARE OF FREQUENT OCCURRENCE WHICH ARE VIOLATING PEOPLE’S FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS & HUMAN RIGHTS. WE DO HAVE HIGHEST RESPECTS FOR JUDICIARY & ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS , THIS IS AN APPEAL FOR TRUTH , INFORMATION SO THAT TO APPREHEND CORRUPT FEW IN PUBLIC SERVICE, WHO ARE AIDING & ABETTING TERRORISM , UNDERWORLD & CRIMINALS. I  HAVE SHOWN IN DETAIL WITH LIVE , ACTUAL CASES , EXAMPLES , HOW INDIAN LEGAL SYSTEM IS MANIPULATED BY CRIMINALS  WITHIN JUDICIARY , POLICE , PROSECUTION , ETC. READ DETAILS  AT  :

https://sites.google.com/site/eclarionofdalit/wheeling-dealing-judges-police ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/judges-cover-up-land-scams ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/land-grabbers-in-m-u-d-a  ,

 

Main  A  :

1.      The land encroachments & illegal buildings  and  it’s continued existence  since years  is not possible  without  tacit , covert  support  of  jurisdictional  revenue  officials. What  disciplinary action has been taken  against concerned officials with  respect to each case of land  encroachment &  illegal buildings , case wise ?

2.      If not , why ?

3.       Is not “land AKRAMA SAKRAMA SCHEME” itself illegal ?

4.      Is not the move of government of Karnataka to legalise land encroachments & illegal buildings , in itself illegal ?

5.      Till date in some cases of land encroachers are evicted & some buildings  violating building byelaws demolished , you could have spared them to enjoy the benefit of land akrama sakrama scheme. Why you didn’t spare them ?

6.      Is this scheme applicable for only chosen few ?

7.      Does this scheme also benefit rich people above BPL ?

8.      Does this scheme also benefit big land developers , land developing companies ?

9.      To my previous RTI appeals to MUDA , BDA only partial information was given , conveniently hiding the truth. Is it not violation of RTI act ?

10.   Does not hiding information about land crimes , in itself  also a crime ?

11.  I have shown in detail some land crimes in Karnataka. What action by government of Karnataka , casewise ?

12.  https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/judges-cover-up-land-scams ,

13.  https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/land-grabbers-in-m-u-d-a  ,

14.  Does not hiding a land crime , embolden land grabber to commit more land crimes ?

15. What action taken against BDA , MUDA & Revenue department officials  who are covering crores worth land scams inspite of my repeated appeals & RTI  Requests ?

 

Main  B  :  RTI QUESTIONS  Mysore DC , COMMISSIONER OF MUDA ( MYSORE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ) & COMMISSIONER OF MCC ( MYSORE  CITY CORPORATION ) ARE AFRAID TO ANSWER

  1. how many times since 1987 , MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT has revised / modified the mysore city’s comprehensive city development plan ?

2. how many cases of CDP violations were registered by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ?

3. how many cases of CDP violations were legalized in the CDP revision / modification by the authorities ?

4. when an application for alienation of land is made to you , say from civic amenity site to commercial , what norms are followed by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT ?

5. how do you provide alternate civic amenity site in the locality , if the area is already full ? do you deprive people of civic amenities ?

6. during such alenation , is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT collecting market rate difference between civic amenity site & commercial site ? if not why ?

7. in mysore city , many building complexes , buildings have been built fully violating building bye-laws – no set off , no parking space , no emergency fire exit , no earthquake tolerant . what action by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT ?

8. how many cases of building bye-laws violations has been registered by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT since 1987 ? what is the action status report yearwise ?

9. how much of MUDA’s / MCC’s / GOVERNMENT’s lands , sites , buildings & houses have been illegally occupied by criminal tresspassers since 1987 ?

10. has the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT registered criminal cases against each such illegal occupation ? if not why ? provide status report yearwise ?

11. in how many cases of such illegal occupation MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT has legalized , regularized such illegal occupation just through MUDA’s / MCC’s resolution instead of of reallotting the same through public notification to the next senior most in the waiting list , after giving notice of allotment cancellation to original allottee ? if not done so why ?

12. has the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT followed all legal norms in reallotment of lands , sites , houses , etc to the illegal occupiers ? what is the procedure followed ?

13. in mysore city , numerous housing societies & real estate Developers have mushroomed , Land allotments of how many housing societies , real estate firms among them are legally authorized by MUDA , MCC , GOVERNMENT & how many not ? since 1987 till date ?

14. has the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT filed criminal complaints against such illegal housing societies & illegal real estate firms ? if not why ?

15. what action MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT has initiated against real estate firms & housing societies who have violated MUDA norms , layout plans , etc ? if not why ?

16. the government has framed building bye-laws like width of road , space for civic amenities , parking space , emergency fire exit , etc keeping high in the mind safety of people first. MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT is in the practice of levying a pittance as penalty on the building byelaw violators , layout Development plan violators & legalizing those
violations. Safety of public & amenities of public are totally neglected by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT . When public people die , suffer injuries / accidents – say during a fire tragedy in a complex due to lack of fire exit , when people park vehicles on pavement in front of a business complex as the complex doesn’t have a parking space of it’s own , the pedestrians going that way are forced to come down on road resulting in accidents , injuries & deaths . is not the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT responsible for those accidents , injuries & deaths ?

17. what is the criteria adopted by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT for out of Turn allotment of Lands , sites , houses to renowned sports persons , judges , journalists , politicians , artists , etc ?

18. how many judges , artists , politicians , journalists , sports persons , etc have benefited from these out of turn allotments by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT ? specific figures yearwise since 1987 ?

19. what action has been taken against developers , housing societies , who have violated MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT norms ?

20. when poor scheduled caste , scheduled tribe people , minority people illegally live On MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT sites building temporary huts , MUDA / AUTHORITIES with the help of police razes down those huts & evicts the poor by brute force. Whereas , when cronies of political bigwigs illegally occupy MUDA , MCC / GOVERNMENT lands worth crores of rupees & build big complexes earning thousands of rupees monthly rent , MUDA or authorities not even files police complaint against them instead regularizes the illegal occupation by levying a pittance as fine. Why this double standard by MUDA / MCC GOVERNMENT ?

21. HOW MANY CASES OF ILLEGAL OCCUPATIONS are regularized by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ? yearwise figures ?

22. how much of MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT lands , sites , houses are under illegal occupation ? status report yearwise since 1987 ?

23. how much of those has been recovered ? has the MUDA ,AUTHORITIES recovered the rents earned by illegal occupation ?

24. have you filed police complaints against those criminals – tresspassers ? if not why ?

25. is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT giving wide publicity & sufficient time to bidders about it’s auction schedules ?

26. is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT giving market value to land loosers ?

27. is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT exactly using the acquired lands , for the same purpose mentioned in the project plan ?

28. is the MUDA / AUTHORITIES acquiring lands at lower rates from farmers & selling it at a premium , by way making profits just like a real estate agency ?

29. in villages , there are cattle grazing grounds meant for the usage of whole villagers, forest for the usage of whole village , lands belonging to village temples. Some villagers have donated their personal lands to village temples , cattle grazing for the benefit of whole villagers. All the villagers are stake holders , owners of such lands. When MUDA / MCC /
GOVERNMENT acquires such lands to whom does it pay compensation ? what about welfare objectives of those lands ?

30. till date , how many lakes , ponds , how many feeder canals have been closed , filled with mud , developed , sold as sites , etc by MUDA MCC or other land developers ?

31. has the MUDA , MCC taken alternate steps to create new lakes , ponds ? how many are created till date ?

32. in & around mysore city , high tension electric lines are there in busy residential areas . as per Indian electricity act , no permanent structures should be under the HT lines. However there are buildings under it. In some places , HT lines runs in the middle of the road. The authorities Have developed those areas beneath HT lines as parks , rented out
advertisement spaces & built permanent fencing of those areas spending lakhs of taxpayer’s money. This fencing obstructs the movement of service personnel of electricity board , to service HT line. Are all these structures under
& surrounding HT lines legal ?

33. till date how many burial grounds are acquired & sold as sites by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT or other developers ? specific figures yearwise since 1987 castewise , religionwise ?

34. in & around mysore city , in how many areas developed by MUDA & private developers , the sewage water generated in those areas is directly let into lake , ponds ?

35. how many tributaries , lakes , ponds are killed in this fashion by MUDA , MCC & other developers , housing societies ?

36. how many business complexes , flats , residential layouts developed by private real estate developers , housing societies are dumping the sewage , / waste generated in their buildings , into unauthorized dumping grounds , lakes , etc . thus disturbing the environment & creating public health hazard ? how the MUDA / MCC is monitoring sewage / waste disposal ? status report yearwise since 1987 till date .

37. how many unauthorized housing layouts are there in & around mysore city ? what action by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT against them ? action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date .

38. around mysore city , vast areas of village farm lands , agricultural lands are acquired by private real estate developers for non agricultural purposes by a single firm or single owner. Are these actions legal ? some of these real estate agents have sold those lands to private industries , multinational companies for crores of rupees. Has the MUDA / MCC /
GOVERNMENT given alienation of land ie conversion from agricultural to industrial usage. Has KIADB given consent to it ?


39. can a single individual / firm can purchase such vast tracts of agricultural lands , is it legal ? is it within the KIADB’s
comprehensive industrial area development plan ?

40. has the MUDA / MCC , KIADB given wide publicity , public notice calling for objections before alienation of such lands ?

41. are all those alienations , strictly in conformance to MUDA’s / MCC’s CDP & KIADB’s industrial area development plan ? violations how many ?

42. is the MUDA & KIADB revising / modifying CDP & INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN , to suit those real estate developers & Private companies ? on what legal grounds ?

43.what action has been taken based on mysore district magistrate mr.T.M.Vijaya Bhaskar’s report on land grabbings in mysore ?

44.in mysore city , hebbal-hootagalli industrial area , a lake has been destroyed while building kaynes hotel , hinkal lake is shrinking , lake in front of BEML Quarters has been alloted to M/S THRILLER CLOTHING CO, are all these actions legal & in conformance to MUDA’s CDP ? if not why ? what action ?

45. while auctioning off the lands of sick industrial unit M/S IDEAL JAWA LTD , was there any pre-qualification to bidders that after purchase of lands only it must be used for industrial use or only industries can participate in the bidding process ?

46.why not it has been clearly mentioned in the tender document that , said land is open for alienation ?

47. about this issue , our publication has even raised it’s objections , in it’s newspaper . no action , why ? as a result , the government , banks , employees were cheated off their dues & the private firm made huge profits. is this auction & alienation legal ?

48.numerous NGO’s , trusts promoted by religious bodies , mutts are allotted prime lands at preferrential rates , for the reason that they will use it for public / social welfare. however many of the trusts are using the whole or part of the land for commercial purposes other than the stated public / social welfare purpose. what action has been taken by MUDA , MCC or government in such cases ?

49.how many trusts have violated government norms in this way since 1987 till date? what action taken by MUDA , MCC & government action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date ?

50.how many such illegalities / violations by trusts are regularized by MUDA , MCC or authorities , on what legal grounds ? ATR since 1987 till date ?

51.before regularizing such violations have you sought public objections & given media publicity ? if not why ?

52.how you are monitoring the net wealth growth of some MUDA / MCC / REVENUE officials & their family members , who have land acquisition / denotifying , land usage conversion authorities ?

53.how many trusts , NGOs are allotted prime residential / commercial lands by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT on lease basis , in turn the said trusts , NGOs have sulet it either partly or wholly to others ?

54.how many such lease allotments are sold by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT before the expiry of lease period , without public auction ?

55. what are the norms followed by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT for the sale of leased lands to the lessee before the expiry of lease period ?

 

Main  C :  RTI – QUESTIONS COMMISSIONER OF BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY  ( BDA ) , COMMISSIONER , BRIHATH BANGALORE MAHANAGARA PALIKE ( BBMP ) & CHAIRMAN , KARNATAKA INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT BOARD ( KIADB)  ARE  AFRAID TO ANSWER

 1. how many times since 1987 , BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT has revised / modified the Bangalore city’s comprehensive city development plan ?

2. how many cases of CDP violations were registered by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ?

3. how many cases of CDP violations were legalized in the CDP revision / modification by the authorities ?

4. when an application for alienation of land is made to you , say from civic amenity site to commercial , what norms are followed by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT?

5. how do you provide alternate civic amenity site in the locality , if the area is already full ? do you deprive people of civic amenities ?

6. during such alenation , is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT collecting market rate difference between civic amenity site & commercial site ? if not why ?

7. in bangalore city , many building complexes , buildings have been built fully violating building bye-laws – no set off , no parking space , no emergency fire exit , no earthquake tolerant . what action by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT?

8. how many cases of building bye-laws violations has been registered by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT since 1987 ? what is the action status report yearwise ?

9. how much of BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT lands , sites , buildings & houses have been illegally occupied by criminal tresspassers since 1987 ?

10. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT registered criminal cases against each such illegal occupation ? if not why ? provide status report yearwise ?

11. in how many cases of such illegal occupation BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT has legalized , regularized such illegal occupation just through BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT ` s resolution instead of of re-allotting the same through public notification to the next senior most in the waiting list , after giving notice of allotment cancellation to original allottee ? if not done so why ?

12. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT followed all legal norms in reallotment of lands , sites , houses , etc to the illegal occupiers ? what is the procedure followed ?

13. in bangalore city , numerous housing societies & real estate Developers have mushroomed , Land allotments of how many housing societies , real estate firms among them are legally authorized by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT & how many not ? since 1987 till date ?

14. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT filed criminal complaints against such illegal housing societies & illegal real estate firms ? if not why ?

15. what action BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT has initiated against real estate firms & housing societies who have violated BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT norms , layout plans , etc ? if not why ?

16. the government has framed building bye-laws like width of road , space for civic amenities , parking space , emergency fire exit , etc keeping high in the mind safety of people first. BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT is in the practice of levying a pittance as penalty on the building byelaw violators , layout Development plan violators & legalizing those violations. Safety of public & amenities of public are totally neglected by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT. When public people die , suffer injuries / accidents – say during a fire tragedy in a complex due to lack of fire exit , when people park vehicles on pavement in front of a business complex as the complex doesn’t have a parking space of it’s own , the pedestrians going that way are forced to come down on road resulting in accidents , injuries & deaths . is not the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT responsible for those accidents , injuries & deaths ?

17. what is the criteria adopted by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT for out of Turn allotment of Lands , sites , houses to renowned sports persons , judges , journalists , politicians , artists , etc ?

18. how many judges , artists , politicians , journalists , sports persons , etc have benefited from these out of turn allotments by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT? specific figures yearwise since 1987 ?

19. what action has been taken against developers , housing societies , who have violated BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT norms ?

20. when poor scheduled caste , scheduled tribe people , minority people illegally live On BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT sites building temporary huts , BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT with the help of police razes down those huts & evicts the poor by brute force. Whereas , when cronies of political bigwigs illegally occupy BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT lands worth crores of rupees & build big complexes earning thousands of rupees monthly rent , BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT or authorities not even files police complaint against them instead regularizes the illegal occupation by levying a pittance as fine. Why this double standard by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT?

21. HOW MANY CASES OF ILLEGAL OCCUPATIONS are regularized by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ? yearwise figures ?

22. how much of BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT lands , sites , houses are under illegal occupation ? status report yearwise since 1987 ?

23. how much of those has been recovered ? has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT arecovered the rents earned by illegal occupation ?

24. have you filed police complaints against those criminals – tresspassers ? if not why ?

25. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT giving wide publicity & sufficient time to bidders about it’s auction schedules ?

26. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT giving market value to land loosers ?

27. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT exactly using the acquired lands , for the same purpose mentioned in the project plan ?

28. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT acquiring lands at lower rates from farmers & selling it at a premium , by way making profits just like a real estate agency ?

29. in villages , there are cattle grazing grounds meant for the usage of whole villagers, forest for the usage of whole village , lands belonging to village temples. Some villagers have donated their personal lands to village temples , cattle grazing for the benefit of whole villagers. All the villagers are stake holders , owners of such lands. When BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT acquires such lands to whom does it pay compensation ? what about welfare objectives of those lands ?

30. till date , how many lakes , ponds , how many feeder canals have been closed , filled with mud , developed , sold as sites , etc by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT or other land developers ?

31. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT taken alternate steps to create new lakes , ponds ? how many are created till date ?

32. in & around bangalore city , high tension electric lines are there in busy residential areas . as per Indian electricity act , no permanent structures should be under the HT lines. However there are buildings under it. In some places , HT lines runs in the middle of the road. The authorities Have developed those areas beneath HT lines as parks , rented out advertisement spaces & built permanent fencing of those areas spending lakhs of taxpayer’s money. This fencing obstructs the movement of service personnel of electricity board , to service HT line. Are all these structures under & surrounding HT lines legal ?

33. till date how many burial grounds are acquired & sold as sites by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT or other developers ? specific figures yearwise since 1987 castewise , religionwise ?

34. in & around bangalore city , in how many areas developed by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT & private developers , the sewage water generated in those areas is directly let into lake , ponds ?

35. how many tributaries , lakes , ponds are killed in this fashion by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT & other developers , housing societies ?

36. how many business complexes , flats , residential layouts developed by private real estate developers , housing societies are dumping the sewage , / waste generated in their buildings , into unauthorized dumping grounds , lakes , etc . thus disturbing the environment & creating public health hazard ? how the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT is monitoring sewage / waste disposal ? status report yearwise since 1987 till date .

37. how many unauthorized housing layouts are there in & around bangalore city ? what action by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT against them ? action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date .

38. around bangalore city , vast areas of village farm lands , agricultural lands are acquired by private real estate developers for non agricultural purposes by a single firm or single owner. Are these actions legal ? some of these real estate agents have sold those lands to private industries , multinational companies for crores of rupees. Has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT given alienation of land ie conversion from agricultural to industrial usage. Has KIADB given consent to it ?


39. can a single individual / firm can purchase such vast tracts of agricultural lands , is it legal ? is it within the KIADB’s comprehensive industrial area development plan ?

40. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT given wide publicity , public notice calling for objections before alienation of such lands ?

41. are all those alienations , strictly in conformance to BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT’s industrial area development plan ? violations how many ?

42. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT revising / modifying CDP & INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN , to suit those real estate developers & Private companies ? on what legal grounds ?

43.what action has been taken based on mysore district magistrate mr.T.M.Vijaya Bhaskar’s report on land grabbings in mysore ?

44.in mysore city , hebbal-hootagalli industrial area , a lake has been destroyed while building kaynes hotel , hinkal lake is shrinking , lake in front of BEML Quarters has been alloted to M/S THRILLER CLOTHING CO, are all these actions legal & in conformance to MUDA’s CDP ? if not why ? what action ?

45. while auctioning off the lands of sick industrial unit M/S IDEAL JAWA LTD , was there any pre-qualification to bidders that after purchase of lands only it must be used for industrial use or only industries can participate in the bidding process ?

46.why not it has been clearly mentioned in the tender document that , said land is open for alienation ?

47. about this issue , our publication has even raised it’s objections , in it’s newspaper . no action , why ? as a result , the government , banks , employees were cheated off their dues & the private firm made huge profits. is this auction & alienation legal ?

48.numerous NGO’s , trusts promoted by religious bodies , mutts are allotted prime lands at preferrential rates , for the reason that they will use it for public / social welfare. however many of the trusts are using the whole or part of the land for commercial purposes other than the stated public / social welfare purpose. what action has been taken by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT in such cases ?

49.how many trusts have violated government norms in this way since 1987 till date? what action taken by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date ?

50.how many such illegalities / violations by trusts are regularized by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT, on what legal grounds ? ATR since 1987 till date ?

51.before regularizing such violations have you sought public objections & given media publicity ? if not why ?

52.how you are monitoring the net wealth growth of some BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT officials & their family members , who have land acquisition / denotifying , land usage conversion authorities ?

53.how many trusts , NGOs are allotted prime residential / commercial lands by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT on lease basis , in turn the said trusts , NGOs have sulet it either partly or wholly to others ?

54.how many such lease allotments are sold by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT before the expiry of lease period , without public auction ?

55. what are the norms followed by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT for the sale of leased lands to the lessee before the expiry of lease period ?

56. what is the status of house allotted to sri.chandrashekariah vide BDA allotment letter no: 310/267/BDA/ADM/KMRSL(H)/78-79 dt 11/08/1978.

57. why BDA didn’t file police complaint to evict encroachers?

58. why BDA didn’t inform the descendents of original allottee about the cancellation of their allotment ?

59.what happened to the money deposited by original allottee?

60.is the action of BDA allotting the said house to an illegal encroacher just by the resolution of BDA committee legal ?

61. in case the BDA wished to re-allot the said house , first it must have informed the original allottee about cancellation of allotment allowing them sufficient time to reply with public notice in news papers , then they should have allotted the said house to the senior most in the waiting list. But BDA has just allotted the house to an illegal encroacher by the resolution of BDA committee. Is it legal ?

62. BDA officials gave half truths to my RTI request & stated that the said file concerning this issue cann’t be found ie lost . is it legal ?

63. has the BDA filed police complaint regarding theft of file from the record room ? HONOURABLE COMMISSIONER OF BDA PLEASE REFER THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE.

https://sites.google.com/site/eclarionofdalit/wheeling-dealing-judges-police ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/judges-cover-up-land-scams ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/land-grabbers-in-m-u-d-a  ,

 

YEAR TO WHICH ABOVE PERTAINS : DOCUMENTS PERTAINS TO YEAR 1995 –  2015 .

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION  OFFICER  WHO FAILED TO  GIVE   INFORMATION  :

PIO , CHIEF MINSTER’S OFFICE , GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA , VIDHANA SOUDHA , BANGALORE.

 

FEES PAID : IPO 16G 733464  for Rupees  TWENTY  only

 

DATE :  28.03.2015 ……………..………………………NAGARAJA.M.R.

 

PLACE : MYSORE , INDIA….. ……………………….( APPLICANT)

 

 

PIL – Land Mafia and Judges

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

CRIMINAL WRIT PETITION NO. OF 2015

IN THE MATTER OF

NAGARAJA . M.R

editor SOS e Clarion of Dalit & SOS e Voice for Justice
# LIG 2 , No 761 ,, HUDCO First Stage , Laxmikantanagar ,
Hebbal , Mysore – 570017 , Karnataka State
.
….Petitioner

Versus

Honourable Chief Secretary , Government of Karnataka & Others

….Respondents

PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 12 to ARTICLE 35 & ARTICLE 51A OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA FOR ISSUANCE OF A WRIT IN THE NATURE OF MANDAMUS UNDER ARTICLE 32 & ARTICLE 226 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA.

To ,
Hon’ble The Chief Justice of India and His Lordship’s Companion
Justices of the Supreme Court of India. The Humble petition of the
Petitioner above named.

MOST RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH :
1. Facts of the case:
“Power will go to the hands of rascals, , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight among themselves for
power and will be lost in political squabbles . A day would come when even air & water will be taxed.” Sir Winston made this statement in the House of Commons just before the independence of India & Pakistan. Sadly , the forewarning of Late Winston Churchill has been proved right by some of our criminal , corrupt public servants.

2. Eventhough , I have repeatedly appealed to government of karnataka authorities , MUDA , BDA , KIADB , MCC , BBMNP , etc seeking information regarding illegal buildings , land encroachments specifically in mysore & bangalore , they didn’t provide me information. Now one land scam after another are tumbling out.

3. I have given certain details to authorities including judiciary , SCI regarding land , lake encroachments in mysore when encroachment was at preliminary stage. The authories could have stopped it , but they didn,t. Now , the hinkal lake , hebbal lake , hootagalli lake & BEML Quarters lake have been encroached to maximum extent and criminals have made crores of rupees profit.

4. Government authorities has not given title deeds to tribals living in forest since centuries , government authorities has not given title deeds to landless people , dalits who are cultivating on government land since decades.

5. Government authorities , police immediately evict , take suo motto action when a poor family , nomadic family just erects a hutment on government land. The same public servants , police don’t take action when a rich crook palatial bungalow , business complex on government land , lake bed. Cann’t they see it. , they can but are hands in glove with looters.

6. even some of the judges don’t take action when appeal for justice is made to them , to evict encroachers , to stop encroachment. It may be quid pro quo arrangement with crooks. See how many judges have benefitted from government discretionary quota allotment of sites , illegal judicial layout , etc.

7. The land encroachers are not poor people below poverty line , they don’t even have ability to build a pucca house. Encroachers are rich crooks , greedy individuals with political connection. So they don’t deserve compassion.

8. Now , government of karnataka is trying to legalise illegalities in buildings , land encroachments , which gives a booster dose to criminals to commit more crimes.

9. As per equitable law if present land encroachments are legalized , in future too government must legalize future land encroachments when ever it takes place.

10. Prior to enactment of AKRAMA SAKRAMA SCHEME of government of karnataka legalizing illegal constructions , land encroachments, MUDA , BDA , MCC , KIADB officials evicted , demolished buildings of encroachers who didn’t cough up bribes. The one who paid bribes , their encroachments , illegal buildings survived and now getting legalized by government.

11. Now , as per equity who ever have been evicted from encroachments , who’s illegal buildings demolished must get compensation from government. If not all encroachers must be evicted & illegal buildings must be demolished.

2. Question(s) of Law:

Is robbing another’s property right , legal ? is robbing land , lake – a public property for private , individual use right ?

3. Grounds:
Requests for equitable justice , Prosecution of master minds of land grabbing ,frauds.

4. Averment:

Covering up Land Frauds & Land Mafia . Please read details at :

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/rti-first-appeal—muda-bda-kiadb ,

Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants in the following cases to perform their duties & to answer the questions.

The Petitioner has sent many letters / appeals / petitions to supreme court of india & other courts through e-mail , DARPG website & through regular mail requesting them to consider those as PILs. But none ofthem were admitted , even acknowledgement for receipts were not given. See How duty conscious ,our judges are & see how our judges are sensitive towards life , liberty of citizens , commonmen & see howcareless our judges are towards anti national crimes , crimes worth crores of rupees. That the present petitioner has not filed any other petition (which are admitted by courts) in any High Court or the Supreme Court of India on the subject matter of the present petition.

PRAYER:
In the above premises, it is prayed that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased:

a . Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants , Government of Karnataka authorities in the following cases to perform their duties & to answer the questions.
b . to pass such other orders and further orders as may be deemed necessary on the facts and in the circumstances of the case.

FOR WHICH ACT OF KINDNESS, THE PETITIONER SHALL BE DUTY BOUND, EVER PRAY.

Kindly read full details at following web page :

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/rti-first-appeal—muda-bda-kiadb ,

Dated : 23rd July 2015 ………………….FILED BY: NAGARAJA.M.R.

Place : Mysuru , India…………………….PETITIONER-IN-PERSON 

 

DECLARATION


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It is the duty of Supreme Court of India to Protect , Guard the constitutional rights , fundamental rights of every Indian citizen . Since 25 years  I am  appealing  to SCI  about  issues concerning public welfare , national security , etc and as a result suffering injustices , my constitutional rights , human rights are repeatedly violated  but SCI is mum even when repeated appeals were made to it. Paradoxically , after these appeals for justice , I have suffered more injustices , attempts on my life were made ,  physically assaulted , livelihood  / jobs were  denied , news publication closed , press accreditation denied ,  received threatening  calls , blank calls, even to date  rough elements follow us , rough elements  scout  near home at mid night. Does  not these indicate some ties between rough elements & SCI  Judges ?

 

Public Interest Litigation is an appeal  for justice  to the courts , to redress  the injustices meted out to  the public.  Individual cases of injustices  pertaining to an individual are not covered under PIL, however  an individual an activist  who  is fighting for public causes  suffering  injustices  as a result of   his struggle  ,caused by powers that be to silence him  can club  his individual case under the public causes  (PIL ) he is  appealing.

 

Nowadays people of questionable character , integrity  are being selected to public posts , end result is present day india.  In the following web sites I have shown  few actual cases of crimes by judges & police , just imagine what type of justice common man gets.

Traitors  in   Indian  Judiciary & Police

https://www.scribd.com/document/329980170/Traitors-in-Judiciary-Police

Crimes  by  Khaki

https://www.scribd.com/document/334590032/Crimes-by-Khaki  ,

Police show full bravery , courage , use  full might of law while acting against innocents , commoners. Even  takes suo motto action. Frequently crosses legal limits  while acting against commoners like 3rd degree torture , arrest / search  , seizure without warrant , arrest in mid night , etc . While they are supposed to take action against rich crooks , their own corrupt colleagues  no suo motto action , delayed action inspite of complaint  allowing time for rich crook to get anticipatory bail , no 3rd degree torture on him , no arrest , search , seizure without warrant. Where is the bravery , courage of police ?

Judges show their full wisdom , apply rigid law book while  judging cases of commoners , take suo motto action  where as  cases involving rich crooks comes before them inspite of repeated PILs they don’t consider it , let alone take suo motto action. Judges make far fetched interpretations of law , ultimately benefitting the rich crook. Where is the wisdom of Judges ?


I ,NAGARAJA.M.R. hereby do declare that information given above are true to the best of my knowledge & belief. If i am repeatedly called to police station or else where for the sake of investigations , the losses i do incurr as a result like loss of wages , transportation , job , etc must be borne by the government. prevoiusly the police / IB personnel repeatedly called me the complainant (sufferer of injustices) to police station for questioning , but never called the guilty culprits , rich crooks , criminals even once to police station for questioning , as the culprits are high & mighty . this type of one sided questioning must not be done by police or investigating agencies . if anything untoward happens to me or to my family members like loss of job , meeting with hit & run accidents , loss of lives , death due to improper medical care , etc , the jurisdictional police together with above mentioned accussed public servants will be responsible for it. Even if criminal nexus levels fake charges , police file fake cases against me or my dependents to silence me , this complaint is & will be effective.

Powers that  be , higher ups have referred all my previous cases to police although in most of the cases  police don’t  have jurisdiction over it.  It  sends  a subtle message by police force to  the  complainant  to keep silent . In the remaining cases  which are under their jurisdiction police  don’t act against higher ups , high & mighty. In such cases police lack  practical powers , their hands are tied although they  are  honest.  As a end result , police  have repeatedly called   me to police station  number of  times  ( have never called guilty  influential persons even once)  took  statement  from  me and closed  the files.

 

Hereby , I do make it clear  the statements made by me  in my original petitions , PILs , news papers  , etc  while I was in  a free & fair atmosphere  are  TRUE  , over rides , prevails over all the statements made by me before police  earlier and  which will be made by me  in future before police.

 

If I or my family members or my dependents are denied our fundamental rights , human rights , denied proper medical care for ourselves , If anything untoward happens to me or to my dependents or to my family members – In such case Chief Justice of India together with the jurisdictional revenue & police officials will be responsible for it , in such case the government of india is liable to pay Rs. TWO crore as compensation to survivors of my family. if my whole family is eliminated by the criminal nexus ,then that compensation money must be donated to Indian Army Welfare Fund. Afterwards , the money must be recovered by GOI as land arrears from the salary , pension , property , etc of guilty police officials , Judges , public servants & Constitutional functionaries.

 

date :  01.01..2017…………………………..Your’s sincerely,

place : India……………………………………Nagaraja.M.R.

 

Editorial :  JAIL  the  Police & Judges

–  Human Rights Violations by  Judges & Police

 

The public servants & the government must be role models in law abiding acts , for others to emulate & follow. if a student makes a mistake it is excusable & can be corrected by the teacher. if the teacher himself makes a mistake , all  his students will do the same mistake. if a thief steals , he can be caught  , legally punished & reformed . if a police himself commits crime , many thieves go scot-free under his patronage.  even if a police , public servant commits a crime , he can be legally prosecuted & justice can be sought by the aggrieved.  just think , if a judge himself that too  of apex court of the land  himself  commits crime – violations of RTI Act , constitutional rights & human rights of public  and obstructs the public from performing their constitutional fundamental duties , what happens ?   

  Public Interest Litigation is an appeal  for justice  to the courts , to redress  the injustices meted out to  the public.  Individual cases of injustices  pertaining to an individual are not covered under PIL, however  an individual an activist  who  is fighting for public causes  suffering  injustices  as a result of   his struggle  ,caused by powers that be to silence him  can club  his individual case under the public causes  (PIL ) he is  appealing.

 

Nowadays people of questionable character , integrity  are being selected to public posts , end result is present day india.  In the following web sites I have shown  few actual cases of crimes by judges & police , just imagine what type of justice common man gets.

Traitors  in   Indian  Judiciary & Police

https://www.scribd.com/document/329980170/Traitors-in-Judiciary-Police

Crimes  by  Khaki

https://www.scribd.com/document/334590032/Crimes-by-Khaki  ,

Police show full bravery , courage , use  full might of law while acting against innocents , commoners. Even  takes suo motto action. Frequently crosses legal limits  while acting against commoners like 3rd degree torture , arrest / search  , seizure without warrant , arrest in mid night , etc . While they are supposed to take action against rich crooks , their own corrupt colleagues  no suo motto action , delayed action inspite of complaint  allowing time for rich crook to get anticipatory bail , no 3rd degree torture on him , no arrest , search , seizure without warrant. Where is the bravery , courage of police ?

Judges show their full wisdom , apply rigid law book while  judging cases of commoners , take suo motto action  where as  cases involving rich crooks comes before them inspite of repeated PILs they don’t consider it , let alone take suo motto action. Judges make far fetched interpretations of law , ultimately benefitting the rich crook. Where is the wisdom of Judges ?

  

 

Our whole hearted respects to honest few in judiciary , police & public service who are an exception.

Judges & Police themselves must first learn to respect  human beings  as human beings. When you treat them like animals  they will also reciprocate do remember.  Or else  the almighty will ensure DOG’S DEATH to corrupt judges & police. On the D Day in the Almighty’s court  corrupt judges & police will face  ultimate punishment , no match fixing.

Judges & Police must do their constitutional duties  without bias , refer following case details and  act  :

 

 

Traitors  in  Judiciary &  Police

https://www.scribd.com/document/329980170/Traitors-in-Judiciary-Police  ,

 

The public servants & the government must be role models in law abiding acts , for others to emulate & follow. if a student makes a mistake it is excusable & can be corrected by the teacher. if the teacher himself makes a mistake , all  his students will do the same mistake. if a thief steals , he can be caught  , legally punished & reformed . if a police himself commits crime , many thieves go scot-free under his patronage.  even if a police , public servant commits a crime , he can be legally prosecuted & justice can be sought by the aggrieved.  just think , if a judge himself that too  of apex court of the land  himself  commits crime – violations of RTI Act , constitutional rights & human rights of public  and obstructs the public from performing their constitutional fundamental duties , what happens ?

It gives a booster dose to the rich & mighty , those in power , criminals in public service to commit more crimes. that is exactly what is happening in india. the educated public must raise to the occasion & peacefully , democratically  must oppose this criminalization of judiciary , public service. then alone , we can build a RAM RAJYA OF MAHATMA GANDHI’S DREAM.

Day after day we are seeing allegations against judges  in crimes against women , sex crimes , judicial orders for money , etc in the media.  There is total secrecy in the functioning of judiciary in india  with regards to disciplinary proceedings , promotions  and selection of judges.  We the public don’t know whether proper investigation / enquiry is done in such cases of allegations against judges , what action taken against the guilty judges ?

Hereby , we demand  code of conduct for judges &  police  with  provision of  criminal prosecution of  violators.

Regard for the public welfare is the highest law (SALUS POPULI EST SUPREMA LEX).

No man shall be condemned unheard (AUDI ALTERAM PARTEM).

No man can be judge in his own cause (NEMO DEBET ESSE JUDEX IN PROPRIA SUA CAUSA).

An act of the Court  or public office  shall prejudice no man (ACTUS CURIAE NEMINEM GRAVABIT).

 

Your’s

Nagaraja Mysuru Raghupathi

 

Why NOT  Demolish  Minister’s illegal  Bungalows

    There are  cases of present ministers , past ministers , MLAs , IAS , IPS officers encroaching government land , lakes , etc and have built palatial bungalows , commercial complexes. Why revenue officials , police are  NOT showing guts ,  performing impartial duty by demolishing those  illegal structures as they do mercilessly with houses of commoners , poor ?

   Jai Hind. Vande Mataram.

 

Your’s sincerely,

Nagaraja.M.R.

 

 Infosys  SAVE   Hebbal  Lake  in  Mysuru  from Land Mafia

 

   As part of  it’s  CSR  initiative,   Infosys  the software giant has recently  agreed to fund the  beautification , preservation of  Hebbal  Lake in  Mysuru city of Karnataka state , India. We welcome the good move by  Infosys.

   However  various lakes  including  Hebbal  lake  in mysuru city built by erstwhile  rulers  are encroached by land mafia. The good brand name  of  Infosys  should not be   misused by  authorities  or powers that be  to cover up the crimes of  Hebbal  lake encroachments.

  Till date  “Raja Kaluve” encroachments , encroachments of Hebbal lake , hootagalli lake , hinkal lake , BEML Quarters lake Ningaiah lake , etc  are not cleared.  Public Interest Litigation (PIL)  in this matter  is pending before the  Honourable Supreme Court of India for admission.  Hard earned Infosys share holders money should not be wasted on  disputed location.

    Even after years ,  MCC , MUDA , BDA & KIADB  are not giving  full information / answers to our following RTI  questions regarding  Land crimes. To begin with let MCC , MUDA , KIADB  answer  following  three questions :

1.     Where  are the encroachments of  various lakes , Raja Kaluve in mysuru  city  has taken place ? who are  the encroachers ? what action taken by authorities ?

2.     How much land belonging  to Sri Laxmikantaswamy Temple , Hebbal , Mysuru  has been encroached ? who are the encroachers ? what action by authorities ?

3.     How many commercial complexes , big residential apartments  in Mysuru city are built  without provision for fire exit , parking lot ? what action by authorities ?

 

   To preserve lakes Government of Karnataka must  :

1.     First conduct survey of sites / lakes  , clearly marking the encroachments.

2.     Make the name of encroachers public. Name them & Shame them.

3.     Evict the encroachers & initiate legal prosecution against them.

4.     Finally invest public funds or corporate funds  for preservation  &  beautification of lakes.

 

     Till such time we urge  the  Infosys  management  to with hold  CSR funding of  MCC  or MUDA  or  KIADB   for the purpose of Hebbal Lake  preservation.  Jai Hind. Vande Mataram.

 

 

Your’s  sincerely ,

Nagaraja.M.R.

 

 

 Save  Hebbal  Lake  Save  BEML Quarters Lake  in  Mysore            –  An  Appeal  to  Honourable Supreme Court of India

     In the  past , Mysore Maharaja & other philanthropists  have donated  their personal lands , properties , built many lakes & ponds in mysore , bangalore  and other places with public concern  ,  public  wellbeing  in their mind . They built  these lakes & ponds  in addition to preserving the natural lakes & ponds.  They  knew  about the importance of ecological balance & environment. The present rulers , IAS & KAS  babus  have even failed to  preserve  the lakes & ponds  built  decades ago , let alone build one.   These  Public servants have extended their tacit  support to building mafia , to   kill these lakes & ponds , to fill those  lakes with industrial effluents ,  sewage  & building  mud wastes. After killing those lakes & ponds , the building mafia encroaches on it  & usurps  that  public property  in turn selling it for crores of rupees.

 

    In this way , Hootagalli lake was killed  &  encroached by Kaynes Hotel  ( now silent shores hotel) ,  Hebbal Lake  is being  killed & encroached  from all sides by industries  and  the lake infront of BEML Quarters  is being killed  &  land  demarcation for selling those  land has already begun.

 

The public servants  were totally  indifferent  towards  public outcry against this . The IAS & KAS  babus  who are also magistrates  with judicial authority  have failed  in preserving these lakes & ponds inspite of appeals  to them.  These death of lakes resulting in their encroachments could have been prevented earlier  by DC , Tahsildar , MUDA Commissioner & KIADB Officers. Even I have appealed to them through my web news paper , they didn’t take action at all.  I have made RTI request to those authorities  to give me information regarding status of those lakes  years ago , fearing  truth will come out  they didn’t answer my questions in full , they only gave half truths. When I persisted with  my  RTI request  the Mysore District Magistrate at that time  Mr. P.Manivannan repeatedly called me over phone , abused me & threatened me .  Even threats were made by some policemen  in mufti .  Finally that lake land was allotted to a person  supposed to be close to  the Industries minister at that time.  The courts  are dispassionate & inhuman , while passing eviction orders against poor people , the  police are full of guts  & show their full bravery , valour against these poor land encroachers. Fine , let us appreciate their duty consciousness . However  rich & well connected criminals have illegally encroached upon  public lands , the same  courts  and police are not taking  appropriate action  inspite of repeated appeals , why ?  Even the  Supreme Court of India & Police are Weak & Meek before Land Mafia. Don’t the same Judges & Police have Guts , Bravery , Duty Consciousness & Integrity to take action against such  rich land grabbers ?  The answer lies in the following articles. Once again  we offer our conditional services to Supreme Court of India  , to legally apprehend criminals while the respective public servants have failed to do the same.

 

Hereby , we request the honourable Supreme Court of India ,

1.      To  initiate criminal prosecution  against  Mysore  district magistrate , Mysore  taluk magistrate , MUDA  Commissioner  , Jurisdictional Police Officers & KIADB Officer  , for making contempt of  Supreme Court of India  Order  applying throughout  india to preserve lakes & ponds.

2.      To evict all encroachers forth with .

3.      To  immediately stop all flow of industrial effluents & sewage  to these lakes & ponds.

4.      To initiate criminal prosecution  against  encroachers of these lakes &  pollters , killers of these lakes.

5.      To  preserve  the said  lakes & ponds  , by recovering cost from encroachers , polluting industries  and the  co-conspirators  Mysore DC , Mysore Tahsildar , MUDA Commissioner , KIADB Officer & Jurisdictional Police Officers.

6.      To protect me , my family members & dependents  from  land mafia & co-conspirators of the crime.

7.      To  order , to issue Writ of Mandamus  to  Mysore District Magistrate , MUDA Commissioner  & KIADB Officer to disclose all the information  sought by me in my RTI request publicly. The copy of my RTI request is reproduced below.

 

Date : 17.11.2012                                                         Your’s  Sincerely,

Place : Mysore                                                              Nagaraja.M.R.

 

Top companies in Byrasandra lake encroachers’ list

 

A Karnataka High Court commissioner’s report has confirmed encroachment of Byrasandra lake and identified Bagmane Tech Park, Congnizant Technologies Pvt Ltd and Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) among the “occupiers” of the encroached lake area.

The commissioner, who submitted his report to the court recently, has identified 3.95 acres of encroachment on the lake, which is located on survey number 112 of Byrasandra village, Varthur hobli, in Bengaluru East taluk.

The total area of the lake has been identified as 12.21 acres, including the encroached portion, as per the report, a copy of which is available with DH.  The report has identified seven different “occupiers” of the encroached lake area. Another public sector undertaking Bharath Earth Movers Ltd is also listed.

Bagmane Tech Park, which is one of the prominent IT parks in Bengaluru and houses many top IT companies, has occupied 36 guntas of land (approximately 39,207 sqft).

A portion of the LRDE campus, a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation, is located on the lake area too. It has occupied 19.5 guntas, as per the report.

The court had in January 2014 appointed Commissioner of Survey Settlement and Land Records (SSLR) as its commissioner and directed him to conduct a re-survey of the lake and submit a report.

The court had ordered the re-survey as some aggrieved private companies challenged a move by the revenue authorities to recover the encroached lake land in 2013. Encroachment of Byrasandra lake was first identified in 2007 by the then legislature committee on encroachment of government lands headed by A T Ramaswamy.

The court commissioner has prepared a sketch and a map of the lake, identifying the exact boundary. The report has identified and measured encroached and unencroached portions.

Encroachments have been marked on the spot as per the sketch. A prior notice was also issued to all the aggrieved persons before conducting the re-survey. The re-survey was carried out by the then SSLR commissioner Munish Moudgil.

Bengaluru Urban DCShankar said the re-survey has proved encroachment of the lake by Bagmane Tech Park and others.

“Nearly one acre of encroached vacant land of the lake has been already recovered. Now action should be taken on recovering areas where buildings are located. We have brought the issue to the notice of the legislature committee on lake encroachment headed by Speaker K B Koliwad. Action will be taken as per the committee’s directions,” Shankar said.

 

Judicial Layout Site Allotment – BRIBE TO JUDGES ?

  Throught this publication term JUDGE  includes public servants performing quasi judicial functions also. Supreme Court & High Court judges are  repeatedly neglecting our appeals for justice , to  reign in land mafia.

Is the  allotment of  residential plots to Judges @ yelahanka Judicial Layout , a mode of  paying bribe to judges by the biggest litigant government itself & the  corrupt public servants in the government. So that the government can pass illegal laws like “Regularization of Illegal Buildings” , “ Illegal Appointments to Medical colleges in Hassan , Mysore” ,etc &  ministers , IAS officers  can indulge in illegal unconstitutional acts , but the courts will not  take any  appropriate action suo motto or based on any petition. IT IS  MUTUAL HELP , NEXUS OF TWO CRIMINALS – JUDICIARY & GOVERNMENT. Ofcourse , there are honest few exceptions in judiciary & government. We Respect those honest few.

 

 

 Just months back , we have witnessed the collapse of a multi storied building in bellary ,Karnataka & we have witnessed  a fire tragedy in a  multi-storey building in Bangalore,  months ago there was collapse of a huge building under construction in Bangalore , all resulting in loss of human lives. Recently we have seen de-notification scam involving VVIPs . All these are the result of violations of Urban Town Planning Laws , Building bye-laws which  are observed more in breach by the criminals & conniving public servants .  The authorities are behaving like real estate agents of criminals , by-passing norms , framing laws to the tune of criminals . Authorities are not honoring RTI requests & even high ranking IAS officer  repeatedly threatens a commoner  seeking information under RTI ACT .

 

Before embarking on land acquisition for any projects government authorities must plan & assess what are the actual requirement of land for that particular project. After finding out the actual requirement of land , they must  assess the loss of forest area , cost of compensation pay-out , cost of rehabilitation of people , environmental damages & resultant health damages to people in surrounding areas ,it’s resultant losses when the project gets running , if at all the benefits , profits from that project far outweighs the losses ,then only project should be put before the public for their consent. Ministers & IAS officers must not take these decisions all by themselves in a hush – hush manner.

 

Even when a project is downsized , from the previously approved size , the land left over , surplus land must be given back to the original owner on first priority . The project managers must not sell those surplus lands to third parties for a premium .

Even when KIADB ,BDA ,MUDA & other authorities acquire lands from farmers ,for constructing industrial  parks or residential layouts , etc , has framed comprehensive development plans (CDP) for their respective cities , clearly demarcating land usage pattern . However after acquisition of land , the KIADB , BDA , MUDA , etc are selling those very lands to private third parties for different land usage purposes ,completely violating CDP. Are these KIADB , BDA , BBMP , MUDA ,MCC real estate agents of Rich people ?

 

Now , consider NICE – BMIC SCANDAL or MINING Scandals , public servants in responsible positions are accusing each other , there by proving that almost all of them are criminals. In democracy , ministers & IAS officers are public servants , MLAs , MPs are not leaders just public servants  – representative of people. They must represent people’s wishes & must order the IAS & other officers to fulfil the wishes of people as per legal provisions.

Information input  forms part of process of one’s expression. One’s expression in any forms – written , oral , etc becomes information input to the opposite person , in turn he expresses his reply. Information & Expression are inseparable parts & form lifeline of a democracy. That is the reason , Right to Expression is the basic fundamental right as well as human right of every Indian citizen. When a person’s  right to expression is violated , his other rights to equality , justice , etc also  are violated. Suppression of Information amounts to curbing of Expression.

 

In a democracy , people have a right to know  how the public servants are functioning. However till date public servants are hiding  behind the veil of  Officials Secrets Act (which is of british vintage created  by british to suppress native indians). By this cover-up public servants are hiding their own corruption  , crimes , mismanagement , failures , etc. even RTI Act is not being followed intoto by public servants. However the recent delhi high court ruling affirming that CJI is under RTI purview & bound to answer RTI request , is noteworthy.

 

Our previous RTI request to CJI , union home secretary of GOI, President of India  , DG & IGP of GOK and others were not honored. The information I sought were answers to the following questions mentioned in the below mentioned websites . the questions concerned the past , present continuing injustices meted out to  millions  of Indian citizens , due to wrong / illegal work practices of  Indian judges , police & public servants  .   The  information we sought would expose the traitors , anti-nationals , criminals  in public service.  The information we are seeking are no defense secrets , no national secrets. The truthful information exposes the anti-nationals , traitors in the public service & strengthens our national security , national unity & integrity.

 

Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants in the following cases to perform their duties & to answer the  following   Cross –  Examination / RTI  questions. 

 

:    https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/chief-justice-above-law                      


Jai  Hind.  Vande  Mataram.

Date :  05.03.2015                                                Your’s  sincerely,
Place : Mysuru                                                       Nagaraja.M.R.

 

 Sign  to  Save  Hebbal  Lake  &   BEML  Quarters  Lake  in  Mysore

http://www.change.org/petitions/honourable-supreme-court-of-india-save-hebbal-lake-save-beml-quarters-lake-in-mysore# 

 

 

To,

Honourable  Chief  Justice  of  India ,

c/o  Registrar,

Supreme Court  of  India,

New Delhi.

 

Honourable   sir ,

 

Subject :  –  PIL Appeal To Honorable Supreme court of India For Writ of Mandamus

LITMUS  TEST   for   HONESTY   of   SUPREME  COURT  OF  INDIA        

 

AKRAMA SAKRAMA  /  REGULARISATION  OF  ILLEGAL LAND ENCROACHMENTS  ILLEGAL LAND CONSTRUCTIONS   BUILDING BYE-LAW VIOLATIONS  

 KIADB de-notification scandal , BMIC – NICE SCANDAL  , MINING SCANDALS and Threats to RTI Applicant

 

 Rich builders , crooks in their  greed for more money  ( knowing fully well the illegalities )  have constructed  buildings  on public land  ,  constructed  buildings violating  the building  bye-laws.  Now , those crooks are earning  lakhs of rupees rental income .  The  government  law enforcement agencies  were mum , didn’t demolish such buildings  in time , allowing time for crooks  to  benefit from  anticipated regularisation.  However   the same government agencies  have not shown kind consideration  to  poor  people  who have  constructed temporary  hutments  on public land . Those hutments were immediately demolished & people evicted.

 

These building  bye-law violators , Land grabbers are not poor people  living below poverty line  earning  only rupees 32  per day as per planning commission of india. These rich crooks don’t deserve sympathy , kind consideration  as they  have committed the crime knowing fully well the illegalities  and they  can  bear the loss due to the demolition of their illegal buildings. The government must  also recover rent & other monetary gains  made out of those illegal buildings by the  builder.

 

The recent  move of Government of Karnataka  to regularize  building bye-law  violations  &  Public Land Grabbers amounts to :

1.      Rewards  for illegalities , crimes  if  one is rich.

2.      Punishes , demotivates  honest law abiding citizens.

3.      Double standards in law – one set for rich & one set for the poor.

4.      Total  disregard  to safety  of  people  in those illegal buildings  .

5.      Total disregard to safety  of  people  in the neighbourhood  and  people using  roads  passing  by those  illegal buildings.

 

 

Bangalore Rural DC Aiyappa, three revenue officials held

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BANGALORE: Lokayukta police have arrested Bangalore Rural district deputy commissioner MK Aiyappa, a special tahsildar, a revenue inspector and a sub-registrar for allegedly changing records pertaining to 32 acres of land in Survey No. 62 of Madappanahalli, near Yelahanka.

Lokayukta additional director general of police HNS Rao said they registered a case against 15 persons, including IAS officer Aiyappa (then Bangalore Urban deputy commissioner), special tahsildar (Bangalore North) K Gopalaswamy, revenue inspector N Balakrishnamurthy of Arakere circle, Hesaraghatta, and sub-registrar (Hesaraghatta) KV Ravi Kumar.

The arrested officials were produced in the Lokayukta court, which remanded them to a day in police custody. The Lokayukta court had on November 5 last year ordered that a case be filed under Sections 13 (1)( c), (d), (e) and 13(2) read with Section 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act as well as criminal Sections 406, 409, 420, 426, 463, 468, 471, 474 read with Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy).
The Lokayukta court order followed a private complaint by P Anil Kumar, a resident of Hesaraghatta.
Preliminary investigation revealed the land was gomala land (common property resource used for livestock grazing), but a person named Narasimhaiah claimed ownership of all the 32 acres. Records were created and the land restored to him, but the then revenue inspector restored the title to the government. Even as the legal dispute was pending, the land was purchased by private individuals. The Hesaraghatta sub-registrar registered the land in their names in 2009.
“The present rate for the land is about Rs 60 crore. Bigwigs named in the complaint will be questioned, including the purchasers. Everything is on record, and nobody can deny their responsibility in taking away government land and restoring it to private individuals,” a Lokayukta police official privy to the investigation told TOI.
There will be some more arrests, he added, as there’s ample documentary evidence and other witness accounts available.

 

NICE Corridor Questions to former  CHIEF MINISTER .Mr.Yediyurappa

Read full questionnaire
http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/nice-corridor-questions-to-chie\
f-minister

 

 

LAND SCAM   IN   TAMILNADU   One for my officer, one for my boy…

 

Land and property are coveted assets. So why are chief ministers allowed to give these away as favours? JEEMON JACOB tracks how Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has been using his quotas

IN NOVEMBER, Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa almost lost his job, due to the uproar over preferential allotment of land and property to his sons and close associates. He has since cancelled the allotments, asked his children to move out of his official residence, and retained his seat through some deft political manoeuvring and muscle-flexing. At the height of the campaign against him, as political opponents paraded on apparent moral high ground, TEHELKA published details of plots similarly allotted by previous Karnataka chief ministers, both of the Congress and the JD(S), to relatives, servants, drivers, maids and partymen (LAND SCAM 2.0, 4 December). The purpose was not to make Yeddyurappa’s wrongdoings look less shocking, but to show that the problem was endemic and needed rooting out. The right given to chief ministers to hand out public land to a favoured few — relatives, bureaucrats, judges, police officers and others — smacks of nepotism and arbitrary feudal power structures that should have no place in a modern democracy. (Though there is no immediate proof of this, some of these allotments could also be benamitransactions, in which the ultimate ownership remains with the distributor of the largesse, camouflaged by a stack of fake documents.)

This power — euphemistically called “discretionary quota” — has even been used to favour allegedly corrupt army officers like General Deepak Kapoor (AT EASE WITH GREASE, TEHELKA, 20 November), who was given a large 500 sq yd plot in Haryana by the Hooda government, which then faced the embarrassment of refusing him permission to sell it off before five years had elapsed, as per rules. The plot was given to him by the government as preferential allotment in recognition for his ‘outstanding achievement’.

This week, continuing its campaign against out-of-turn allotments of land and property, TEHELKA has an exposé on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi. The Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) which commands a large land bank, has a government discretionary quota (GDQ) under which 15 percent of all allotments can be recommended by the CM. Eligibility for allotment under GDQ is as follows: single/deserted women; widows; social workers; physically handicapped persons; defence personnel; ex-servicemen; eminent persons in the field of science, arts, literature, economics, public administration and sports; freedom fighters; government servants with unblemished service records; employees of PSUs, central government undertakings and nationalised banks; PF institutions; journalists; university staff; and employees of local bodies and municipalities.

While some of these categories sound kosher, most of them raise a fundamental question: why should the government have the power to give coveted land to select employees and journalists over others? The only rationale could be proximity — which is an untenable reason for being the beneficiary of political favours, often worth several crores.

Setting this aside, even within the legal ambit of the GDQ, TEHELKA’s investigation shows that many of the allotments in Karunanidhi’s tenure have violated the rule book. Many bureaucrats and their relatives have been given plots or flats under the category of “social worker”. Some of these last did social work when they were in college; many of them claim to be volunteers in such routine activity as helping in blood donation or eye camps. Many have issued certificates to themselves; some have acquired letters from the Lions and Rotary Clubs with vague endorsements. In other violations, the rules say that no one who has any other land or property in Tamil Nadu or any other capital city, in either their own or spouse or minor children’s name, can apply for GDQ allotments. TEHELKA found this is routinely violated.

Many of the allottees issued certificates to themselves, while some got letters from Lions and Rotary Clubs

The other brazen violation lies in the claim of “unblemished” service records as a qualification for allotment. When RTI activist V Gopalakrishnan sought a list of such bureaucrats, Additional Secretary S Solomon Raj said, “As no unblemished government servant certificates are issued, the question of furnishing a list of names does not arise.” The additional secretary also clarified that the home department didn’t have such a list. This is the phantom category under which many public servants like Jaffar Sait, 1986 batch IPS officer, now Inspector General of Police–Intelligence, got large allotments of land in prime locations. Why them more than hundreds of others? That’s a democratic question the chief minister will have to answer.

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Legal Largesse
R Bhanumathi
Serving Judge, Madras High Court

FLAT NOS: MIG 249-250, SHOLINGANALLUR PHASE III, CHENNAI
DATE: 30 MARCH 2008
SIZE: 120 SQ M & 139 SQ M
PRICE: Rs. 27.55 LAKH & Rs. 30.05 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: NA

VIOLATIONS
The judge was allotted two adjoining plots on the same day (30 March 2008). According to her Disclosure of Assets statement of 2009, the judge already had a house in her name, and another plot in her husband, advocate K Ganesan’s name. The house, in the Uthangarai area of Krishnagiri district, was constructed in 1985 on a plot purchased in 1982. The plot of land is located in Saidapet and was purchased in 1993. She however admits in her declaration that she owns two plots, which she purchased from the TN Housing Board in 2008. But this allocation was made under the General Category. Since judges do not come under any of the quota categories, the government’s way of allotting land to them differs from the rest. Judges are informed about the availability of land. And when they apply for the same, the government facilitates the allotment.

K Raviraja Pandian
Retired Justice, Madras High Court

PLOT NO: B2/5, THIRUVANMIYUR EXTENSION
DATE: 11 NOVEMBER 2009
SIZE: 3,117 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 68.54 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 3.2 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
Close relative of DMK supremo Karunanidhi and the Chairman of the School Fee Determination Committee. Little wonder then he was also the recipient of special favours while he was still a serving judge. At the time of the allotment, the judge owned a 50 percent share in an ancestral house at Thiruveezhimizhalai village. The judge had also sold a property he owned at Pazhavatthankattali village near Kumbakonam. The land was purchased in 1991, a house was constructed on it in 1992 and sold in 2009. He had also sold the landed property of his wife in 2009.

V Ambika
Advocate

PLOT NO: A8, KADAPERY, MADHURANTHAGAM
DATE: 16 FEBRUARY 2008
SIZE: 2,285 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 4.54 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 15 LAKH

VIOLATIONS
The advocate owned landed property in more than one location when she was allotted the plot — one vacant house site in Karanai Puducheri village and another in Katrampakkam village, in Kancheepuram district. Her husband, Justice M Satyanarayanan of the Madras High Court, in his Disclosure of Assets, stated that he owns a repurchased MIG flat constructed in 1969 at Indra Nagar in Chennai. Ambika was allotted land under the GDQ.

Bureaucratic Bonanza
Jaffar Sait
IGP-Intelligence

FLAT NOS: 540, THIRUVANMIYUR, KAMARAJ NAGAR
DATE: 23 APRIL 2008
SIZE: 4,756 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 1.26 CRORE
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 6 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
Allotted under ‘unblemished’ government servant category. On 6 June 2008, the government transferred the ownership of the plot to his daughter Jennifer Jaffar, then a student. Jennifer made two payments of Rs. 46.03 lakh and Rs.1.73 lakh towards cost of the plot. In February 2009, she paid another Rs.60 lakh. After having paid Rs.1.07 crore, the ownership of plot was transferred to her mother Parvin Jaffar. Interestingly, Parvin also made the payment all over again. In October 2009, she paid Rs. 50.64 lakh and then again in November 2009, another Rs. 25 lakh was deposited. A further payment of Rs. 51.5 lakh in the same month was made. Income tax officials feel the Sait family made the double payment to avoid an IT investigation on Jennifer, who would not have been able to show any source of income. The Tamil Nadu Housing Board then returned the original amount paid by Jennifer. Now, Parvin in collaboration with Durga Sankar, son of an IAS officer, has commissioned a builder to construct a multi-storey complex in which 12 flats have already been built. Each flat is expected to fetch an estimated 1 crore. So, by paying Rs. 1.26 crore in 2009, the IGP’s family made a profit of more than Rs. 5.7 crore.

G Prakash
Joint Secretary, Industries

PLOT NO: S6, THIRUVANMIYUR EXTENSION
DATE: 6 MAY 2008
SIZE: 3,829 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 76.58 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 4 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
The former district collector of Tirunelveli issued himself a certificate for unblemished government service.

CK Gariyali
Retired IAS, Secretary to Governor at the time of allotment

FLAT NOS: S4, THIRUVANMIYUR EXTENSION
DATE: 7 MAY 2008
SIZE: 6,023 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 1.20 CRORE. PAYMENT WAS MADE IN 33 INSTALMENTS FROM 18 JULY 2008 TO 6 MARCH 2009
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 6.8 CRORE (APPROX)

VIOLATIONS
Her husband Dr S Rajakumar has a house in Chennai.

Sumathi Ravichandran
Former Regional Passport Officer, Chennai, and close relative of DMK minister K Anbazhagan

PLOT NO: 1050 HIG, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 28 MARCH 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 59.15 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 1 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
Her husband Dr S Ravichandran owns a plot. Following an RTI probe, the TNHB issued a show-cause notice and placed the allotment under suspension.

Political Perks
L Ganeshan
Former MP, who left Vaiko to join DMK

FLAT NOS: 1052 HIG, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 27 MARCH 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 79.86 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: NA

VIOLATIONS
Ganeshan is a trade union leader with the DMK and is close to Karunanidhi. He owns property in his as well as his wife’s name.

Brinda Nedunchezhiyan
Wife of late Chezhiyan and daughter-in-law of Agriculture Minister Veerapandi Arumugam

PLOT NO: HIG B 3/14, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 13 MARCH 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 9.82 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 45-50 LAKH

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flat under Social worker category. The tehsildar of Salem issued her a certificate though he is not empowered to. The certificate says she “is a well-known social worker involved in social welfare activities such as president of Poolavari village panchayat, head of parent-teachers association, participating in educational programmes of many schools”.

S Rajalakshmi
Wife of R Sakkarapani, MLA and DMK chief whip

PLOT NO: 1047, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 9 MARCH 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 79.86 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 3.5 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
She was allotted the flat under the Social Worker category. The supporting document was a letter from a Rotary Club. The letter from PNK Venkatachalapathy, president of the Rotary Club of Oddachatram, dated 31 March 2008, states that “she is known to me as a social worker who is participating in social service activities of our Rotary Club at blood donation camps, free health checkup camps and other welfare activities. She has also been helping in providing several other basic amenities for the people surrounding the slum area for the past several years. I wish her every success to do more services to needy people in and around the area”.

D Yasodha
Congress MLA, Kancheepuram Congress MLA, Kancheepuram

FLAT NOS: A5, HIG, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 19 DECEMBER 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 59.56 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 3 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
A certificate from the Chennai Municipal Councillor stating she has been an active social worker for the past 40 years actively involved in helping the poor in the area.

Poochi Murugan
Member of a DMK trade union

PLOT NO: A 11, THIRUVANMIYUR EXTENSION
DATE: 6 JUNE 2008
SIZE: 2,422 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 58.61 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 2.75 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
Though a member of a DMK trade union, he was allotted land under the Social Worker category. Has three plots in his name and one in his spouse’s name. He has not produced any supporting document about the social work he has done.

Bharati Thennarasu
Widow of Sivagangai politician Thennarasu

FLAT NOS: S7, THIRUVANMIYUR EXTN
DATE: 26 AUGUST 2008
SIZE: 3,879 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 79.13 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 3.75 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
She was allotted the plot under the Social Worker category. An RTI application revealed that she had not been engaged in any kind of social work that would make her eligible for this category.

P Moorthy
Madurai MLA

FLAT NOS: E2/6, MIG, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 5 DECEMBER 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 72.5 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 4 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
Allotted under the Social Worker category on a certificate issued by the Lions Club. Owns several plots in his and his wife’s name.

N Soorya
Daughter of Brinda Chezhiyan and grand-daughter of Agriculture Minister Veerapandi Arumugam

FLAT NOS: B3/13, HIG, MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 3 JUNE 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 8.99 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 45-50 LAKH

VIOLATIONS
Like her mother, the 20-year-old was given a certificate of social work and domicile by the tehsildar of Salem, stating that she “is a wellknown social worker who is involved in many social welfare activities, such as national social service, participating in eye camp, blood donation and giving education to poor students”. The certificate was issued on 27 February 2008, the same day her mother got one. Both got adjoining flats.

Kith and Kin
Deepa
Daughter of Devaraj M, Private Secretary to the Chief Minister

FLAT NOS: 543, THIRUVANMIYUR, KAMARAJ NAGAR (PLOT ADJOINING SAIT’S AND SHANKAR’S)
DATE: 23 MAY 2008
SIZE: 4,466 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 1.08 CRORE
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: NA

VIOLATIONS
Allotted plot under the Social Worker category but there’s no evidence to back it. Constructing a three-storey building involving a cost beyond the family’s known sources of income. Her husband owns another property in his name. Her plot is adjacent to the plots of IGP-Intelligence Jaffar Sait and Durga Shankar, son of the CM’s secretary.

Naveenkumar
Son of P Muthuveeran, IAS, who was District Collector, Theni, and close to the Chief Minister

FLAT NOS: 541, HIG, THIRUVANMIYUR, KAMARAJ NAGAR
DATE: 27 JULY 2008
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 1.06 CRORE
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: NA

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flat under the Social Worker category. He works in a software company in Chennai and submitted a salary slip of Rs. 20,000 per month at the time of allotment. Now, he is constructing a fourstorey structure on the plot.

J Naveen Ibrahim
Son of SI Jaffar Ali, IPS (retd)

FLAT NOS: AI HIG MOGAPPAIR
DATE: 31 MARCH 2009
SIZE: NA
PRICE: Rs. 64.95 LAKH
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: Rs. 3.25 CRORE

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flat under the Social Worker category. Certificate issued relates to 1983, when he was a student. The college principal says he actively participated in “many social activities conducted by us. He continues to evince interest in social service activities”. Curiously, the EMI of Rs. 74,000 is almost double his monthly salary.

Durga Sankar
Son of Rajamanikkam, IAS, Secretary to Chief Minister

FLAT NOS: 538, THIRUVANMIYUR, KAMARAJ NAGAR (PLOT ADJOINING SAIT’S AND SHANKAR’S)
DATE: 28 MARCH 2008
SIZE: 2,450 SQ FT
PRICE: Rs. 1.12 CRORE
CURRENT MARKET PRICE: NA

VIOLATIONS
He is a businessman, but allotted the plot under the Social Worker category. He also submitted an affidavit that the plot would be used for residential purposes. But he violated the conditions and developed the property for commercial purposes.

The Others
M Ilamukil
IT Manager, DMK HQ, Chennai

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flat under the Social Worker category on a certificate issued by the Lions Club. The certificate states that he “is participating in social service activities of Lions Club at blood donation camp, free health camps for the past several years”.

Ilanthendral
Ilamukil’s sister

VIOLATIONS
Allotted HIG flat under the Social Worker category on the basis of a certificate issued by a panchayat, which is not valid.

N Kannabiran
Junior attendant at the Supreme Court

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flat under the Social Worker category. Kannabiran, a Delhi resident, was issued a salary certificate by the SC registrar for purchasing land in Tamil Nadu. He was allotted on the recommendation of his superior, who has close links with the DMK.

C Ganeshan and C Vinothan
PSOs, CM’s Security

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flats under the ‘unblemished’ government servants category. Documents reveal the Superintendent of Police, Security Branch, Chennai, issued vague conduct certificates after the duo were allotted the flats provisionally.

P Meena
W/O P Pandian, PSO, CM’s Security

VIOLATIONS
Allotted flat under the Social Worker category. She produced a letter from MS Velu of the Lions Club, who liberally issued certificates for sons and daughters of bureaucrats to help them avail of prime plots allotted by the TN Housing Board out of the government discretionary quota.

PHOTOS: THE HINDU, JEEMON JACOB

Reactions to Land Scam 3.0

D Yashoda, Congress MLA, Kancheepuram

“I have done a lot of work for Dalits throughout Tamil Nadu, especially in Sriperumbudur and Chennai. I have helped them in getting pattas for their land, recommending their names for loans from banks, distributing cycles to Dalits on the birthdays of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.”

Jaffar Sait, IPS, IG-Intelligence

“Government agencies have already probed the matter. I am being governed by the conduct rules, so I should not talk to you about the issue. It is advisable that you seek a response from the Tamil Nadu government. I would like to add that if any defamation or liability arises out of your article, necessary legal action would be taken.”

P Moorthy, Madurai MLA

“I don’t know much about the certificate, I think I got the plot because I’m an MLA. I have done a lot of work in uplifting the people in villages of my constituency. That amounts to social work. I don’t need a social work certificate from the Lions Club but my friends, partners and I took the certificate anyway. “

 

 

‘GDQ is a way of making you part of the syndicate’

BY JEEMON JACOB

C Umashanker

PHOTO: JEEMON JACOB

A1990 batch IAS officer, C Umashanker shot to fame during the AIADMK regime when he exposed a scam in the construction of sheds in a cremation ground under the Jawahar Rozgar Yojana when he was additional collector in Madurai. His brush with AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa’s partymen resulted in his transfer out of the district.

Later, when the DMK came to power, he was appointed managing director of the state-run Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu and put in charge of procuring colour television sets for free distribution to the poor in the state, in keeping with an election promise of the DMK. He was transferred with immediate effect after he exposed corporate fraud committed by the joint venture promoter ELNET Technologies Ltd.

Later, he was posted as managing director of the state-run Arasu Cable TV Corporation. In this capacity, he opposed the monopoly of Sumangali Corporation run by Kalanidhi Maran. He also took steps to nationalise Sumangali Cable Vision. By that time, Maran had a patch-up with the Karunanidhi family and Umashanker was transferred with immediate effect.

Later, the anti-corruption and vigilance department registered a case against him for disproportionate assets. The government suspended him for claiming fake caste certificate as a Dalit when he is a practising Christian.

Plots are allotted even without any formal applications. There is no transparency at all

He lodged a complaint with the National Backward Commission against his suspension and got a favourable order from the High Court. At present, he is managing director of Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation.

Umashanker was allotted a plot (under government order 2D 325) on 3 April 2008 at Thiruvanmiyur Extension when he was in charge of the free colour television for the poor programme. For this, he would have had to pay 55.12 lakh. He wrote to the chief minister that he could not afford to pay such a huge amount. Later, his allotment was cancelled without stating any reason.

Umashanker revealed he had an MIG flat in his name when the plot was allotted and he was not aware about the rule of Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) that he can’t claim a plot when he has another flat in his name.

It certainly seems commendable that Umashanker turned down a chance to own a plot in Thiruvanmiyur Extension, one of the poshest areas of the city. The plot is just 300 metres from the beach.

Though the entire colony has been parcelled out to those close to the ruling establishment, it is the nouveau riche and the industrialists who dream of owning a house in Thiruvanmiyur, where they can rub shoulders with former judges, bureaucrats and political power brokers. If and when the allottees decide to sell their plots, they can demand extremely high prices.

In a frank chat, Umashanker talks about how the government discretionary quota has been misused. Excerpts:


Why are bureaucrats, judges, former judges and politicians given housing plots in posh localities under government discretionary quota?
Who can refuse a good piece of land in Chennai city? It’s a way of rewarding people for good work done. No inquiry has been conducted in this matter so far. Discretionary quota is the prerogative of the government. After RTI came into existence, several activists are taking up the matter in court. Basically, there is no control mechanism or checks and balances. There is little transparency while awarding the GDQ — the plots are allotted without formal applications.

You were also allotted a plot in 2008 under the ‘unblemished government servant’ category. What happened to the allotment?
Yes, I was allotted a plot in Thiruvanmiyur Extension. Initial payment for the plot was Rs. 25 lakh. I never had that much money. So I requested the government to reduce the price. But there was no response. I did not want a house to compromise my integrity. So I never took possession. Later, in 2009, the government ordered a vigilance inquiry against me and cancelled the allotment. Frankly, I was not aware about the TNHB rules that bars a person having a plot, a flat or a house from claiming another plot.

Do you think the GDQ quota is a way of silencing people, buying them out?
Yes, it is a way of making you a part of the syndicate. Plots or flats are given to those civil servants, judges or relatives of the bureaucrats or politicians for complying with certain requirements. There is no procedure for IAS or IPS officers to get a land or plot or flat in a transparent manner. So everybody uses short cuts.

 

Minister’s DQ proves judges are more corrupt than civil  servant

 

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR: An investigation by Cobra post and IBN Network has revealed how former and sitting judges of Orissa, police officers and bureaucrats have received flats from the DiscretionaryQuota (DQ) of ministers. As a matter of fact, successive Urban Development Ministers in the Naveen Patnaik government have misused the discretionary housing quota.

According to the revelation, the judges have got the ‘minister quota’ flats out of turn and at cheaper rates.

The IBN Network accessed letters of judges written to the government asking for prime property in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

Prime properties were acquired in Cuttack at concession rates, bypassing the Cuttack Development Authority. In fact, Sectors 10, 11 and 13 of Cuttack’s Abhinav Bidanasi project has practically become a judges’ residential colony.

Former Chief Justice G B. Patnaik is a resident of flat 1B/22 in Sector 11 while former Orissa High CourtJudge Radhakrishna Patra has flat 1B/23 in the same sector, given out on lease.

Supreme Court judge Deba Priya Mohapatra, Orissa High Court judges Sanju Panda, Madan Mohan Das, Nityanand Prastuti also own flats in Sector 10 and 11.Papers for the flats were prepared quickly and some judges even got preferred plots.

Most of the allotments took place between 2000 and 2007, under the BJP  cadre Urban and Housing Development Minister  Sameer De who was State Development Minister from 2000-2004 and then Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo who called the shots from 2004 to 2007.

All that the judges had to do was written to the Minister. The CNN-IBN has a letter written by Justice Madan Mohan Das to the CDA Chairman and to Minister Kanak Vardhan Singhdeo, asking for a B-Category Flat in Sector 10, saying he would ensure a third party transfer of a C-Category Flat already owned by his wife.Justice Das was allotted the flat in just six days.

 

When asked why the discretionary quota was used to make the allotments, Sameer Dey, former Orissa urban development minister, said, “The Orissa act does not have any such rule. There is 5 per cent and 10 per cent allocation in discretionary quota. Apart from that we don’t have any rule.”

Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo, former Orissa urban development minister, said, “The rule is that only those who apply for the project can be allotted land via Discretionary Quota. So if any such person does not apply what can we do?”

CNN-IBN has also found that many of the judges who were allotted land through the discretionary quota already own ancestral property in Cuttack. Yet the ministers were allotted the land they asked for.

 

Mysore DC indicted for illegally delisting Rs 6k crore land

 

BANGALORE: A major land scam worth nearly Rs 6,000 crore, involving about 2,000 acres at the foothills of Chamundi Hills in Mysore, has been unearthed.

Mysore deputy commissioner P S Vastrad is in the spotlight for illegally delisting in June nearly 2,000 acres of prime government land in favour of the Mysore royal family. The land in question is 1,541 acres in Kurubaralli, 259 acres in Chowdahalli and 173 acres in Alanahalli. The market value of an acre in these areas is between Rs 1 crore and Rs 3 crore.

Some top state BJP leaders and influential religious leaders are said be behind the illegal conversion of the land from ‘B’ kharab to ‘A’ kharab. According to the Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1964, ‘B’ kharab land is property reserved for a public purpose. Any conversion of this to ‘A’ kharab – making it private property – needs government authorization. But Vastrad passed the order without bringing it to the notice of the government.

“This happened when DV Sadananda Gowda as chief minister held more than 20 portfolios, including revenue. Lack of monitoring in the revenue department enabled the deputy commissioner to change the format,” government sources said. Following complaints against the change in land use, deputy chief minister in charge of revenue K S Eshwarappa ordered a probe by chief secretary S V Ranganath, who has given a report indicting Vastrad of being “guilty of misconduct”.

The land was mentioned as kharab in survey records dating back to 1861. Later, during a resurvey between 1920 and 1930, the same land was shown as ‘B’ kharab.

“It appears the DC executed the order in undue haste. Any decision with respect to such land can only be taken by the government under Section of 86 of the Karnataka Land Revenue Act. The delisting of land from ‘B’ kharab to ‘A’ kharab without considering the original survey records of 1861 is illegal,” the chief secretary said in his report.

Sources in the government said the Mysore royal family had been claiming right over the land after the death of the Mysore Maharaja in 1974, but several orders of the department of personal and administrative reforms clearly state the land belongs to the government. “The heir of the last Maharaja had been raising disputes. Due to this and multiple litigation, unscrupulous elements are trying to falsify records to gain control over this precious land,” they added.

Interestingly, the DC withdrew his June order on August 18 on being indicted. Meanwhile, the Karnataka High Court ordered the status quo.

Chief minister Jagadish Shettar, who wanted to suspend Vastrad, is said to have dropped the idea following pressure from top BJP leaders. The government feels that shunting him out at a time when Dasara preparations are under way would mar the festivities.

“I will urge the CM to convene a meeting and take action against the DC,” Eshwarappa told TOI.

 

DC Vastrad yielded to real estate lobby: MLC

 

Mysore: BJP MLC G Madhusudan on Friday accused Mysore DC P S Vastrad of succumbing to the real estate lobby in a case related to some 2,000-acre land at the foothills of Chamundi Hills.
He has complained to CM Jagadish Shettar in this regard. The BJP leader has also asked for a stay on the proceedings following the order by Vastrad.
In his complaint to Shettar, the MLC said: “The land at the foothills is quite precious and costs several thousand crores as per the present market… You are requested to go through the documents and take up investigation into the matter.” In the strongly-worded letter, he has told the CM that “people are alleging that the DC has succumbed to the real estate lobby.”
Releasing the copies of his petition, and that of related documents to the media on Friday, Madhusudan asked the CM to intervene. According to him, the court of the deputy commissioner has declared it as B-kharab land and has directed the authorities concerned to issue khathas in the name of Srikantadatta Narasimharaaja Wadiyar, the scion of Mysore royal family and other respondents. In 1935 — when Maharaja was ruling the state — the said land was declared as B-kharab, which remained the same all these years. In fact, Maharajas Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar and Jayachamaraja Wadiyar wanted that to be maintained as a green belt to guard the sanctity of the sacred site. “To ensure this, maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar did not make any attempt to register the property in his name till his death,” he contended, adding that he didn’t even go in for partition of the land in Kurburhalli.
Claiming that it is a public property, the MLC accused the DC of taking arbitrary decisions. “First of all, he can’t review any decisions made in the district magistrate court. Secondly, he has to call public objections or have to seek opinion of public prosecutor before conversion of land from B-kharab (unusable land) to A-kharab, which he has not done.”
“There real estate lobby is behind it to usurp the property which needs to be probed,” the BJP leader said. He, however, was evasive when asked to name those involved. When asked whether district minister S A Ramdas is aware of it, he accused him of being negligent on the issue.
Meanwhile, deputy CM K S Eshwarappa, who also holds the revenue portfolio, said that he has convened a high-level meeting, and directed both the DC and the MLC to attend the same.

 

 

BMIC by NICE & land scams  in Karnataka  – an appeal to honourable supreme court of India & H.E.Honourable Governor Of Karnataka

 

When a crime is noticed , it is the duty of the government to investigate who did it ? and to legally prosecute them in court & provide justice . if  thousands of criminals , lakhs of criminals  got together & did the same type of crimes , all of them must be legally prosecuted. Just  for the overwhelming numbers of criminals law of the land cann’t be changed. However  in the Karnataka state , many political bigwigs , rich crooks have done the same crime , LAND GRABBING – illegal possession of government land & illegal constructions over it. Important land records of those government lands , lands belonging to poor are lost in record rooms of civic bodies ( cunningly destroyed by corrupt officials ) Now, their political masters are legalizing the crimes . what a shame to the government of Karnataka ?

 

The  shri.A.T. RAMA SWAMY , (M.L.A) standing committee in the Previous legislative assembly probed  the land grabbings in Karnataka & gave it’s report to the government . However the government in a hurry , is auctioning – off  those government lands without proper publicity  to the auction process , sufficient time for bidder’s expression of interest. In some cases , a pittance is levied as penalty for the illegal occupation to get it legalized. The government is not bothered about legally prosecuting the illegal  occupier  of those lands. In many civic bodies , important property documents belonging to the government  & poor are missing from the record rooms. All these point towards the government intention , to legalise the crimes of  illegal land occupiers who are nothing but their own political  cronies.

 

The recent ordinance by government of Karnataka to regularize land deals is envisaging to legalize the crimes of rich. The illegal land conversions , land encroachments , encroachment of civic amenities made by the rich are being legalized with levying a pittance as penalty in the name of public welfare . Whereas the land worth at today’s market prices are 10’s of thousands of crore it is only wefare of the rich & mighty . IT IS GOING TO BE MOTHER OF ALL SCAMS.  The authorities evict poor tribal people from their ancestral forest area in the name of conservation , evict tribal people from villages in the name of development without proper rehabilitation measures. The government is not giving land rights to slum dwellers , poor , dalits over the land they are dwelling , the government is deaf to appeals of dalits for land rights. However the same government is sympathetic to rich who have encroached land & built huge commercial complexes worth crores violating all norms with total disregard to civic amenity or safety.

 

ILLEGALITIES IN AUCTION OF M/S IDEAL JAWA LTD MYSORE

 

During the auction of above sick industry the land usage was for industrial purpose only. so, people with other commercial objectives were not allowed to participate in the auction. Thereby, the final auctioned amount was very much less than the market value. This has a direct bearing on employees of that industry , lending banks , govt dept , etc who have all put forward their claims for dues from that industry. noW, all of them are getting very much less than what is due from the closed company. A loss of crores of rupees to banks , government , employees has been made by the cunningness of civic bodies.

Now in a backdoor move the M.U.D.A , K.I.A.D.B , M.C.C are moving to give land usage conversion to the new occupier, who is building posh villas & resorts here. Is it right & justified ? should not they conduct auction once again or charge market value to the new owner.

 

LAND MAFIA IN KARNATAKA

 

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The land mafia which has links with political leadership & top govt servants in the state, is running business widely in & around bangalore,mysore & other major towns. The authorities like city corporation , B.D.A, M.U.D.A , K.I.A.D.B , etc are denotifying the lands meant for public welfare in favour of land mafia. The authorities have earmarked these lands for public welfare ie parks , schools , hospitals at the planning stage itself for current & future needs of the people. In most cases the land mafia has illegally occupied the lands , built commercial complexes & sold it for crores of rupees.

 

1. the authorities are not demolishing these illegal structures & prosecuting the occupiers.

 

2. In some cases the authorities are denotifying , regularizing those illegal occupations by levying a pittance as penalty which is very much less than the market value.

 

3. In some cases for example a notified site for school is alloted to an educational trust. They build 2 rooms in 25% of the site & state that this is free school meant for weaker sections. After a year or two , they state before the authority that to run this school they need funds. So they are planning to build commercial complexes around the school site & by the rent collected from shops they will run the school. In this manner sites meant for schools , hospitals , temples & other social organisations apply for conversion of land usage & use major portion of the land for commercial purposes.

 

Hereby , e-voice  urges the govt of karnataka & other authorities ,

 

1. to clearly demarcate the govt lands & announce it boldly to the public.

 

2. To clearly demarcate lands meant for public amenities both for current & future usage.

 

3. To clearly demarcate lands required for town planning say 20 years down the line.

 

4. To clearly mention in such plans the purpose it is reserved for ie parks , hospitals , schools , etc.

 

5. To impartially act against illegal occupiers – rich or poor.

 

6. Say while denotifying a land meant for school an alternate land for school must be incorporated in the original plan.

 

7. Before denotification public objections must be called for & considered responsibly.

 

8. After denotification the land must be sold at the market rate not the govt rate.

 

9. In case of land usage conversion also the objections from the public must be called for & considered responsibly.

 

10. After land usage conversion an alternate land must be incorporated in the plan for the original use.

 

11. In case of land usage conversion also the occupier must be charged at the market value.

 

12. To declare annually the property details of all officials with denotifying / land usage conversion authorities together with details of their family member’s properties with provision for public scrutiny, cross checking.

 

13. To ruthlessly prosecute the corrupt officials & ministers.

 

14. To make public the report of past district magistrate mysore mr. T.M. VIJAYA BHASKAR about illegal land dealings in & around mysore. Also the action taken report.

 

ILLEGALITIES IN BANGALORE-MYSORE EXPRESSWAY PROJECT BMIC by NICE

 

Different political parties are trading charges against each other about illegalities in the mysore-bangalore expressway project. Grave mistakes have been committed by the previous state governments. The saving grace is judiciary has taken note of it. The fundamental principle behind land acquisitions by the governments is to use that acquired lands for public welfare. As the govt acquires the land with this noble intentions even the land looser contents himself with compensation at govt rate. Always the govt rate is much below market value. If at all the govt wants to give out that acquired land to a private party for private use or for the use of a selected few, the govt must give prevailing market rate to the land looser. In such cases the govt does not have authority to force the land owner to sell his property.

 

In this mysore-bangalore 4 lane expressway project, following inconsistencies are there,

 

1.   this road is not for free public use, but only for those who pays the toll fees.

 

2.   The luxurious resorts , townships , etc which are to be built alongside this road are not open for free public usage but only for the rich who can afford it.

 

3.   The govt has concluded this deal in a hush-hush manner.

 

4.   Any disputes raised by this project should be addressed to international arbiter at london which a poor land owner or general public can ill-afford.

 

5.   The govt has not paid the prevailing market value to the land loosers.

 

6.   The govt has not given the option to land owners not to sell their property.

 

7.      This whole project is for rich , built by the rich for the rich & not meant for public welfare.

 

The govt must give back the lands to the owners who wants it back & must pay the market value to those willing to sell. As this project is built by wealthy people for wealthy people why cann’t they cough- up market value?

 

CRIMES BY BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ( B.D.A)

AGAINST A POOR WOWAN

 

The B.D.A flouts it’s own rules & spreads red carpet for big land developers & land grabbers. B.D.A posting is a huge money spinner for corrupt officials. The corrupt B.D.A officials work hand in glove with criminal elements & rowdies. They illegally evict genuine allottees who are poor & without any connections from allotted prime lands & sell-off those prime land to the highest bidder of bribe. The poor fellow is re-alloted lands in backward areas & in some cases left in the lurch.

 

Now , take the following case. Mr. S.D. chandrashekaraiah a poor old man aged around 80 years was allotted with house no.185, kumaraswamy lay-out, first block, bangalore in 1978 vide letter no.

310/267/BDA/ADM/KMRSL(H)/78-79 dt 11/08/1978.

 

The chairman of B.D.A has allotted the built house on lease cum sale basis. The poor old man mr. S.D.chandrashekaraiah complied with all the rules & in accordance with it even deposited 25% of the house cost in B.D.A’S account. However when he went over to his allotted house for residing in it, he found out some rowdy elements were already residing there. He complained about this matter to the legal owner of the house ie B.D.A . the B.D.A officials didn’t take steps to evict the illegal encroachers nor did they make any complaint to the police. His appeals to B.D.A, chief minister of karnataka , etc fell on deaf ears. Hurt by this gross injustice & mounting financial burdens the poor old man died.

 

Subsequently, the poor man’s daughter smt. Nagalakshmi who was also very poor , appealed to the B.D.A authorities once again , to evict illegal encroachers from her father’s allotted house. This time the corrupt B.D.A officials played a different game. They showed her a vacant house, gave her oral instructions to live in that vacant house & told her that they will regularise it in due course. The hapless poor woman took huge loans & repaired the house fit for occupation.  Just before she was to occupy that house , corrupt B.D.A officials once again planted rowdy elements in that house. Once again the poor woman was cheated. She lost her house, on top of it her loan burden mounted.

 

Till date, that poor woman is suffering from these gross injustices of B.D.A . SHAMELESS B.D.A OFFICIALS who take thousands of rupees salary & perks every month, all at the expense of tax-payer has not even cared to rectify the injustice. Thereby, they are violating the poor woman’s fundamental & human rights.

 

Hereby,  e-voice urges  the honourable chief minister of karnataka, honourable lokayuktha for karnataka , honourable chairman national human rights commission , honourable chairman national commission for women & honourable chairman state commission for women karnataka, to take the appropriate action & to speedily provide justice to this poor woman.

 

 

 

MLC alleges encroachment of 15,000 acres of forest land in Chamarajanagar District

 

After exposing alleged encroachment of large areas of land in Survey No. 4 of Kurubarahalli in Mysore, BJP MLC G. Madhusudhan has come up with another exposure of about 15,000 acres of forest land encroachment in Chamarajanagar District. These lands were encroached by private parties owing to an order passed by a former Deputy Commissioner.

This was disclosed by MLC G. Madhusudan at a press meet at Pathrakarthara Bhavan here today.

Elaborating on the issue, Madhusudan said “The 15,000 acres of land covers Survey No. 1 in Palya Hobli of Kollegal taluk and Survey No. 174 in Shivanasamudra forest area in Chamarajanagar district. In fact, Kollegal Assistant Commissioner, in an order passed through the DC Court on Dec. 13, 2011, had reiterated that the said area was a government forest land. However the then DC M.V. Savithri bowing to the pressure of a few vested interests had issued an order on July 8 stating that the said land was not a government property which subsequently let in many private parties to encroach upon the land threatening the rich flora and fauna of the forest region.

Continuing, Madhusudan said that any such important order should have come from the High Court. Hence he urged the government to initiate a CBI inquiry into the case by cancelling the former DC’s order and booking her for criminal offence.

Expressing apprehension that the forest land would become a haven for land mafia, he alleged that former Senior Police officials, rich industrialists and influential politicians were involved in the deal. He, however, did not mention names.

Madhusudan said that he would submit a detailed letter to the Chief Minister enclosing the relevant documents to initiate immediate action.

Referring to the scam of land at the foot of Chamundi Hill, Madhusudan said that he was happy that a departmental enquiry would begin soon on the former Deputy Commissioner Vastrad who was involved in the issue.

 

BDA a den of corruption: T B Jayachandra

Author: ‘BDA a Den of Corruption’

  • Published Date: Jul 28, 2012 8:48 AM
  • Last Updated: Jul 28, 2012 8:48 AM

Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has become a den of corruption and the government needs to take steps to check large scale irregularities in the authority, said Deputy Leader of Congress in the Assembly T B Jayachandra.

 Speaking on the demands on departments in the Assembly, the Congress leader on Friday urged the government to constitute a House Committee to look into the irregularities.

 “The BDA has unlawfully de-notified hundreds of acres of land to help builders to form private layouts.

 It is a big business involving hundreds of crore of rupees,” he alleged.

 He added that many people whose lands were acquired for developing layouts were made to run from pillar to post to get compensation.

 “Many allottees have to run around seeking alternate site as in many instances after allotting sites to people the BDA de-notifies land,” he said.

 Jayachandra said that during a recent visit to BDA’s Arkavathy layout, he found a big building in the land meant for developing a park.

 “It is a 10-year-old project.

 Now all that has come up there are buildings in the site meant for park and an IAS Officers House Building Cooperative Society.

 BDA has allotted sites in bulk to the society.

 Why is BDA selectively helping officers and not common people?” he questioned.

 Jayachandra said that former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda had assured the House of ordering a probe by Corps of Detectives (CoD).

 “Why the CoD inquiry was not ordered? Is the government trying to protect the corrupt? Everyone knows no work can be done in BDA without paying bribe,” he added.

 According to him, will get `2 lakh crore if it regularises the illegal BDA layouts.

 “Many real estate agents are entering into politics and want to contest elections.

 This is a big lobby and they can spend crores.

 It is a scary trend and we need to stop it,” he added.

 

 MUDA LAND IS EASY GRAB !

RTI exposes 4-storey apartment built on MUDA’s encroached land

 

Caption: RTI activist B.N. Nagendra

Mysore, Jan. 8- With the land value in city shooting to the skies, the land mafia continues to encroach upon vacant government lands through dubious means. Despite the land-grabbers encroaching upon the government lands and building multi-storey buildings upon them, the Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) and Mysore City Corporation (MCC) authorities are sitting tongue-tied and hands tied, which has further emboldened the land grabbers who are hand in glove with some unscrupulous officials to create fake records.

It has come to light of late that fake documents were created for two MUDA sites in Chikkaharadanahalli (Aravindanagar) First Stage at Chamaraja Mohalla, on which a four-storey building with 12 apartments have been constructed and all of them are occupied now.

The alleged fraud came to light after an RTI activist B.N. Nagendra, resident of Yadavagiri in city, sought information about the building from the MUDA.

The two sites measuring 50×80 ft in Aravindanagar are close to Kuvempunagar. MUDA had formed the layout during 1988-89. At that time, Sites No. 700 and 701 in Chikkaharadanahalli First Stage were not allotted to anyone.

In reply to the Nagendra’s query under the RTI provisions, the MUDA Public Information Officer replied that MUDA had no records or documents to say that the said two sites were not allotted to anyone.

The sites were formed during 1988-89 and the building on it is eight years old. So, does it mean that the MUDA authorities were blind to the encroachment all these years? Or, is it that they are not aware that the sites belong to the MUDA? Or, does it imply that they are involved with the land-grabber?

The MUDA does not have records of allotment, possession certificate, sale deed, Khata-revenue letter or receipts for cash transactions made. However, the City Improvement Trust Board (CITB) ledger shows the names of Chikkathayamma, resident of No. 818, New Kantharaj Urs Road, Mysore, along with Mahadevamma, Lakshmi and N. Shivakumar, residents of No. 555 of the same address, written by hand. The ledger shows that the two sites were purchased for a mere sum of Rs. 39,366 on April 4, 1988; the Khata and revenue have been fixed based on this document alone. The building was constructed by getting the building plan approved in the names of Mahadevamma and Chikkathayamma. The four-storied building is named as Shashank Paradise.

The site and building was inspected this morning by MUDA Superintending Engineer Shivakumar, Zonal Officer of Zone-1 Bhaskar and other MUDA officials. The 12 families residing in the flats are now an anxious lot after realising that they have been cheated and they do not possess relevant documents for the flats they purchased.

Some of the residents of the building whom SOM spoke to said that they had purchased the apartments based on sale agreements and paid Rs. 25 to Rs. 35 lakhs in advance. They confessed that the low prices lured them to buy the apartments as the actual price in that area was much higher. Each apartment has a master-bedroom, another smaller room, a living room, puja room, kitchen and a toilet.

Meanwhile, MUDA Commissioner S. Palaiah told SOM that he will investigate the matter and take suitable action.

 

 

Muda Land Encroachment: Criminal Case Booked against Housing Society President

 

Mysore, Sept. 20- In view of the allegation of encroaching 27 guntas of MUDA land close to Vijayanagar 2nd Stage, the Vijayanagar Police have booked a case against the President of Sri Mahadeshwara House Construction Co-operative Society, R. Shankare Gowda.

A written complaint filed by MUDA Zone 4 Zonal Officer R. Rajashekhar yesterday, following which a case was registered by Sub-Inspector Kumar.

The land is a portion of the land under survey number 120 in Hinkal, measuring 3.25 acres. Out of this, 1.16 acres of land was acquired on June 20, 1974 under LAC 10. Remaining 2.09 acres was acquired by MUDA from one Puttathayamma through mutual agreement on Oct. 31, 1985.

A 1.14 acre land was given to the Karnataka Water Board where a road and park have been developed. The remaining area lies vacant, of which Shankare Gowda allegedly created fake documents to stake claim on 23 guntas of land in the name of the Housing Society.

RTI activist B.N. Nagendra had sought information about the said land under the Right to Information (RTI) Act which brought to light the alleged irregularity.

Response to MLA Vasu’s letter: Chamarajanagar MLA Vasu had written a letter to Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, urging him to probe the irregularities in sites allotment, suspecting the involvement of some MUDA officials.

The Minister directed the Urban Development Department Secretary to probe the matter, who in turn asked the MUDA Commissioner to submit a report regarding the allegations. A directive was issued to the DC too to probe the matter, following which a complaint was lodged against the Housing Society President.

 

Bid to usurp MUDA corner site using fake documents

 

With the real estate prices in city skyrocketing, efforts to usurp sites and government land by hook or by crook are on too, despite several precautionary measures taken up by the MUDA.

Here is an incident of a person trying to acquire a corner site in Jayalakshmipuram, measuring 110×120 ft, by not paying a single paisa to MUDA but by merely paying Rs. 27,540 in an auction. The matter came to light when a citizen named B.N. Nagendra applied for information under the Right To Information (RTI) Act. It is said that he took interest in digging out information about the site after an acquaintance of his disclosed about the fraudulent deal.

Thanks to the efforts of MUDA Secretary Basavaraju who made meticulous investigations of the documents, the MUDA property worth several crores was saved from being usurped.

The site is in Jayalakshmipuram, which was formed about 40 years ago. It is a corner site off the road leading to The Green Hotel on Hunsur road. The site bears the number 23/A, having site number 23 towards the east, another site on the north and roads on the western and southern sides.

The fraud was committed by Raju, 60, a resident of Paduvarahalli 2nd Main, Door No. 54. He is said to have forged the signature of MUDA Zone 4 Special Tahasildar Devaraj and also used a duplicate rubber stamp for the fake documents.

The truth is that no auction was held for site no. 23/A. However, the accused Raju is said to have created fake documents that claimed that he had purchased the site in an auction for Rs. 27,540 on Jan. 3, 1979. A title-deed for the site was prepared at Zone 4 office under Form-2 (5) in Kannada dated Jan.2, 2013.

The site, for which fake documents were prepared in January, was registered three months later — that is on Mar. 22, 2013, at 4.30 pm, at the Sub-Registrar’s office in MUDA. It is said that the letter written by Special Tahasildar Devaraj to the Sub-Registrar to get the site registered was also forged.

Soon after the fraudulent deal came to the fore, MUDA Secretary Basavaraju placed a signboard at the site four days ago, stating that the land belonged to the MUDA. A complaint was lodged at the Lakshmipuram Police Station yesterday.

It is surprising that the title-deed for the site was prepared despite any auction conducted by the MUDA, no application submitted, no notes written by the officials concerned and no entry made about cash payment. The Police have launched a hunt for the accused who is at large.

 

MUDA employees booked for forgery, cheating

 

Mysore Urban Development Authorities (MUDA) have filed a police complaint against one P Nagaraj son of Puttaswamygowda and two employees of MUDA staff who supported the accused in creating fake documents at Lakshmipuram police station.

MUDA commissioner C G Betsurmath said a site in Gokulam III stage was allotted to one M K Ranganayaki in 1973 through auction and she had obtained title deed in 2002. But in the meantime, the accused Nagaraj has created fake documents about the site and made the authorities believe that he had purchased the said land in 1979 in an auction. Later he has taken title deed for it and then sold it to another party.

But the crime has come to light after the actual owner approached the authorities only recently. When the documents were verified, MUDA authorities found that site number has been forged from 37 to 73.

The commissioner said the title deed of the said site obtained by Nagaraj has been cancelled and we are investigating on this score.

Krishnaraja subdivision ACP A N Prakashgowd said MUDA has given against three persons and we are investigating it.

 

Fraudster sells government land, dupes MUDA

 

The Mysore City Corporation almost lost a huge site because of the negligence of the Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) before the fraud was discovered in the nick of time.

The accused Krishna had forged documents of 1.13 acres in Survey No 505 in Kesare village and sold it to one Parveez who started constructing a building when it was stopped by MCC officials. The accused had even got an NoC to sell the land from MUDA, which did not bother to find out the real owner. 

Krishna is said to be a relative of the man to whom the land originally belonged before it was acquired by the erstwhile City Improvement Trust Board (CITB) for civic purposes about 58 years ago.

Finding the land vacant for many decades, the accused created fake documents and tried to sell it.

Sources in the MCC said that after obtaining information through RTI about the land, Krishna, along with his relative Chennaiah, obtained an NoC from MUDA and got the Khata made for the land from the taluk office by producing fake documents.

The property was registered in Krishna’s name in 2009.

Krishna then sold the illegal property to Parveez in 2011-12. After realising that he had been cheated, Parveez filed a suit in court, getting a permanent injunction restraining the defendant from interfering with his peaceful possession of the property. 

Revenue Assistant Commissioner R Lokanath said that when he inspected the place, he found that Parveez had occupied the land and even fenced the property that belonged to the Corporation. Upon questioning, he produced the clearances obtained from MUDA, Taluk office and even the court.

After being alerted, MCC officials registered a land grab-cum-cheating complaint against Krishna and Parveez. They have even approached court and the case is pending.

 

THE CLOUT OF LAND MAFIA IN INDIA -the governments daring to by-pass judiciary

An appeal ( PIL ) to the honourable supreme court of India

 

The recent attempts by government of India & other state governments to legalise land grabbings by enacting new land laws in the name of public welfare is farce . while crores of people are without shelter & are living on streets , people in slums , tribal lands are struggling for land rights since decades the governments were mum & deaf. Now , as the rulers themselves & their cronies have built illegal constructions running into crores they are shedding crocodile tears in the name of public welfare. In india, various state governments have enacted ” town municipal / city corporation laws & building laws” , to ensure orderly growth of cities & towns , to ensure the safety of buildings & it’s occupants , to ensure the safety of pedestrians & road users.

 

Numerous educated people , ruling elite – ministers , police , government officials , M.Ps , M.L.As , etc knowing fully well about the laws have illegally built bungalows , commercial complexes , throwing to wind all laws. In their greed they have shown utter contempt towards law. They have encroached dried –up lakes , rivulets , rain flow paths , drainages , foot paths , civic amenity sites. In their building there are violations of- lack of fire safety exits , lack of parking space , encroachment of foot paths , conservancy line , drainages , etc.

 

There is wide spread corruption in the corporation / municipal authorities. For a price officials have converted  CA sites to commercial purposes , authorised deviations / encroachments of public

lands like foot paths , drainages , parking space , set-off , etc. The corporation officials themselves are violating city master plans. Even before authorising the conversions & encroachments of lands , the

corporation officials are not making alternate arrangements. By all these corrupt deeds many of the corporation officilas have become millionaires . however more & more road accidents are taking place , building collapses & fire tragedies are occurring , during heavy rainfalls water is getting  clogged – ALL THESE RESULTING IN LOSS OF HUMAN LIVE & PROPERTIES. In recent days numerous murders have taken place over the real estate issues . THE CRIMINAL LAND GRABBERS MADE DEATH THREATS & FORCED THE PIL APPLICANT IN THE KARNATAKA HIGH COURT ABOUT LAND GRABBINGS IN KORAMANGALA LAYOUT BANGALORE. The government of karnataka instead of protecting the PIL applicant & upholding the law has taken sides with the land grabbers.

 

 

The state governments of karnataka & delhi has got M.L.As & officials who have themselves violated building laws & grabbed govt lands. Now , the two govts are contemplating to bring in laws regularising these land grabbing crimes for a pittance as penalty. All to by-pass judiciary. The governments are least bothered about the lives of poor & only too caring towards the land grabbing criminals.  The same governments have not yet given land rights to poor slum dwellers / dalits , land rights to tribals living in forest since centuries , land rights to poor agricultural labourers, where as it is full of concern towards rich & mighty land grabbers – criminals.  Bottom line – whatever be the magnitude of crime if you are rich & mighty law will be bended to suit you , by bad luck if you are a poor folk you are bound to suffer being on the right side of law also.  Hereby , e-voice  urges requests the honourable supreme court of india , to register this as a PIL , to provide protection to the PIL applicant in bangalore & to take appropriate actions against the GOK & GOD nipping at bud their illegal motives to regularise land grabbings.

 

Instead  of  answering  our  RTI  questions , the  officials  are  giving  half  truths , vague answers  to our questions , some of the serious questions they are not answering at all.  Even  Mr. P. Manivannan past deputy commissioner of Mysore District & Chairman of MUDA , failed to uphold justice . He threatened me for asking truth , but he didn’t answer the  RTI questions. Through media management he has cultivated a clean  public image of demolishing man of illegal structures , whereas during his time only some illegal structures were raised.

 

Due to Criminal nexus of  Some MUDA officials – Politicians – Police , these  illegal land grabbings are happening , the honest  among MUDA , POLICE  & Politicians must raise to the occasion . They must  save government land , first of all ask MUDA  Chairman / commissioner  to answer the above RTI  Questionnaire publicly.

 

 

Hereby , e-voice urges the  concerned authorities  , to answer the following questionnaire about BMIC project by NICE

 

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Hereby ,e-voice  appeals to honourable supreme court of India , to annul the bid process of government of Karnataka with respect to illegally occupied government lands &  to annul this ordinance of government of Karnataka which seeks to legalize land crimes. Jai hind . vande mataram.

 

 

Your’s sincerely,

Nagaraja.M.R.

 

To,

Shri. Dr.Sindhe Bhimsen Rao . H ,

RTI APPELLATE  AUTHORITY &  CPIO ,

Additional Secretary to Chief Minister ,

Room No 236 , 2nd Floor ,

Vidhana Soudha , Bangalore – 560001.

 

APPEAL UNDER SEC 19 (3) OF RTI ACT 2005 OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA & GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA 

 

FULL NAME OF THE APPLICANT : NAGARAJA.M.R.

ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT : NAGARAJA.M.R.,

EDITOR , SOS E-VOICE JUSTICE  & SOS E-CLARION OF DALIT ,

# LIG-2 / 761, OPP WATER WORKS OFFICE,

HUDCO FIRST STAGE, LAXMIKANTANAGAR,

HEBBAL, MYSORE , KARNATAKA  PIN – 570017.

 

Please  go through  the  some of  actual criminal cases of  land grabbings   enclosed herewith.

  “Power will go to the hands of rascals, , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts.  They will fight among themselves for power and will be lost in political squabbles . A day would come when even air & water will be taxed.” Sir Winston made this statement in the House of Commons just before the independence of India & Pakistan. Sadly , the  forewarning of  Late Winston Churchill  has been proved right by  some of our  criminal , corrupt people’s representatives , police , public servants &  Judges.  Some of the below  mentioned  officials  fall among the category of churchill’s men –  Rogues  , Rascals & Freebooters. To my previous RTI requests & appeals  they  tried covering – up crores worth  SCAM   by transferring application from one to the other at the end  by denying  information to me, Does not the Revenue  department  possess  information ?

We salute honest few in public service , our whole hearted respects to them.  HEREBY , I DO HUMBLY REQUEST YOU TO GIVE ME WRITTEN STATEMENTS / ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS – WHICH IN ITSELF ( ie answers ) ARE THE INFORMATION SOUGHT BY ME. HERE WITH I AM SEEKING NOT THE OPINIONS ABOUT SOME HYPOTHETICAL ISSUES , BUT YOUR OFFICIAL STAND , LEGAL STAND ON ISSUES WHICH ARE OF FREQUENT OCCURRENCE WHICH ARE VIOLATING PEOPLE’S FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS & HUMAN RIGHTS. WE DO HAVE HIGHEST RESPECTS FOR JUDICIARY & ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS , THIS IS AN APPEAL FOR TRUTH , INFORMATION SO THAT TO APPREHEND CORRUPT FEW IN PUBLIC SERVICE, WHO ARE AIDING & ABETTING TERRORISM , UNDERWORLD & CRIMINALS. I  HAVE SHOWN IN DETAIL WITH LIVE , ACTUAL CASES , EXAMPLES , HOW INDIAN LEGAL SYSTEM IS MANIPULATED BY CRIMINALS  WITHIN JUDICIARY , POLICE , PROSECUTION , ETC. READ DETAILS  AT  :

https://sites.google.com/site/eclarionofdalit/wheeling-dealing-judges-police ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/judges-cover-up-land-scams ,

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/land-grabbers-in-m-u-d-a  ,

 

Main  A  :

1.      The land encroachments & illegal buildings  and  it’s continued existence  since years  is not possible  without  tacit , covert  support  of  jurisdictional  revenue  officials. What  disciplinary action has been taken  against concerned officials with  respect to each case of land  encroachment &  illegal buildings , case wise ?

2.      If not , why ?

3.       Is not “land AKRAMA SAKRAMA SCHEME” itself illegal ?

4.      Is not the move of government of Karnataka to legalise land encroachments & illegal buildings , in itself illegal ?

5.      Till date in some cases of land encroachers are evicted & some buildings  violating building byelaws demolished , you could have spared them to enjoy the benefit of land akrama sakrama scheme. Why you didn’t spare them ?

6.      Is this scheme applicable for only chosen few ?

7.      Does this scheme also benefit rich people above BPL ?

8.      Does this scheme also benefit big land developers , land developing companies ?

9.      To my previous RTI appeals to MUDA , BDA only partial information was given , conveniently hiding the truth. Is it not violation of RTI act ?

10.   Does not hiding information about land crimes , in itself  also a crime ?

11.  I have shown in detail some land crimes in Karnataka. What action by government of Karnataka , casewise ?

12.  https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/judges-cover-up-land-scams ,

13.  https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/land-grabbers-in-m-u-d-a  ,

14.  Does not hiding a land crime , embolden land grabber to commit more land crimes ?

15. What action taken against BDA , MUDA & Revenue department officials  who are covering crores worth land scams inspite of my repeated appeals & RTI  Requests ?

 

Main  B  :  RTI QUESTIONS  Mysore DC , COMMISSIONER OF MUDA ( MYSORE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ) & COMMISSIONER OF MCC ( MYSORE  CITY CORPORATION ) ARE AFRAID TO ANSWER

  1. how many times since 1987 , MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT has revised / modified the mysore city’s comprehensive city development plan ?

2. how many cases of CDP violations were registered by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ?

3. how many cases of CDP violations were legalized in the CDP revision / modification by the authorities ?

4. when an application for alienation of land is made to you , say from civic amenity site to commercial , what norms are followed by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT ?

5. how do you provide alternate civic amenity site in the locality , if the area is already full ? do you deprive people of civic amenities ?

6. during such alenation , is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT collecting market rate difference between civic amenity site & commercial site ? if not why ?

7. in mysore city , many building complexes , buildings have been built fully violating building bye-laws – no set off , no parking space , no emergency fire exit , no earthquake tolerant . what action by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT ?

8. how many cases of building bye-laws violations has been registered by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT since 1987 ? what is the action status report yearwise ?

9. how much of MUDA’s / MCC’s / GOVERNMENT’s lands , sites , buildings & houses have been illegally occupied by criminal tresspassers since 1987 ?

10. has the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT registered criminal cases against each such illegal occupation ? if not why ? provide status report yearwise ?

11. in how many cases of such illegal occupation MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT has legalized , regularized such illegal occupation just through MUDA’s / MCC’s resolution instead of of reallotting the same through public notification to the next senior most in the waiting list , after giving notice of allotment cancellation to original allottee ? if not done so why ?

12. has the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT followed all legal norms in reallotment of lands , sites , houses , etc to the illegal occupiers ? what is the procedure followed ?

13. in mysore city , numerous housing societies & real estate Developers have mushroomed , Land allotments of how many housing societies , real estate firms among them are legally authorized by MUDA , MCC , GOVERNMENT & how many not ? since 1987 till date ?

14. has the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT filed criminal complaints against such illegal housing societies & illegal real estate firms ? if not why ?

15. what action MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT has initiated against real estate firms & housing societies who have violated MUDA norms , layout plans , etc ? if not why ?

16. the government has framed building bye-laws like width of road , space for civic amenities , parking space , emergency fire exit , etc keeping high in the mind safety of people first. MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT is in the practice of levying a pittance as penalty on the building byelaw violators , layout Development plan violators & legalizing those
violations. Safety of public & amenities of public are totally neglected by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT . When public people die , suffer injuries / accidents – say during a fire tragedy in a complex due to lack of fire exit , when people park vehicles on pavement in front of a business complex as the complex doesn’t have a parking space of it’s own , the pedestrians going that way are forced to come down on road resulting in accidents , injuries & deaths . is not the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT responsible for those accidents , injuries & deaths ?

17. what is the criteria adopted by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT for out of Turn allotment of Lands , sites , houses to renowned sports persons , judges , journalists , politicians , artists , etc ?

18. how many judges , artists , politicians , journalists , sports persons , etc have benefited from these out of turn allotments by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT ? specific figures yearwise since 1987 ?

19. what action has been taken against developers , housing societies , who have violated MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT norms ?

20. when poor scheduled caste , scheduled tribe people , minority people illegally live On MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT sites building temporary huts , MUDA / AUTHORITIES with the help of police razes down those huts & evicts the poor by brute force. Whereas , when cronies of political bigwigs illegally occupy MUDA , MCC / GOVERNMENT lands worth crores of rupees & build big complexes earning thousands of rupees monthly rent , MUDA or authorities not even files police complaint against them instead regularizes the illegal occupation by levying a pittance as fine. Why this double standard by MUDA / MCC GOVERNMENT ?

21. HOW MANY CASES OF ILLEGAL OCCUPATIONS are regularized by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ? yearwise figures ?

22. how much of MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT lands , sites , houses are under illegal occupation ? status report yearwise since 1987 ?

23. how much of those has been recovered ? has the MUDA ,AUTHORITIES recovered the rents earned by illegal occupation ?

24. have you filed police complaints against those criminals – tresspassers ? if not why ?

25. is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT giving wide publicity & sufficient time to bidders about it’s auction schedules ?

26. is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT giving market value to land loosers ?

27. is the MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT exactly using the acquired lands , for the same purpose mentioned in the project plan ?

28. is the MUDA / AUTHORITIES acquiring lands at lower rates from farmers & selling it at a premium , by way making profits just like a real estate agency ?

29. in villages , there are cattle grazing grounds meant for the usage of whole villagers, forest for the usage of whole village , lands belonging to village temples. Some villagers have donated their personal lands to village temples , cattle grazing for the benefit of whole villagers. All the villagers are stake holders , owners of such lands. When MUDA / MCC /
GOVERNMENT acquires such lands to whom does it pay compensation ? what about welfare objectives of those lands ?

30. till date , how many lakes , ponds , how many feeder canals have been closed , filled with mud , developed , sold as sites , etc by MUDA MCC or other land developers ?

31. has the MUDA , MCC taken alternate steps to create new lakes , ponds ? how many are created till date ?

32. in & around mysore city , high tension electric lines are there in busy residential areas . as per Indian electricity act , no permanent structures should be under the HT lines. However there are buildings under it. In some places , HT lines runs in the middle of the road. The authorities Have developed those areas beneath HT lines as parks , rented out
advertisement spaces & built permanent fencing of those areas spending lakhs of taxpayer’s money. This fencing obstructs the movement of service personnel of electricity board , to service HT line. Are all these structures under
& surrounding HT lines legal ?

33. till date how many burial grounds are acquired & sold as sites by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT or other developers ? specific figures yearwise since 1987 castewise , religionwise ?

34. in & around mysore city , in how many areas developed by MUDA & private developers , the sewage water generated in those areas is directly let into lake , ponds ?

35. how many tributaries , lakes , ponds are killed in this fashion by MUDA , MCC & other developers , housing societies ?

36. how many business complexes , flats , residential layouts developed by private real estate developers , housing societies are dumping the sewage , / waste generated in their buildings , into unauthorized dumping grounds , lakes , etc . thus disturbing the environment & creating public health hazard ? how the MUDA / MCC is monitoring sewage / waste disposal ? status report yearwise since 1987 till date .

37. how many unauthorized housing layouts are there in & around mysore city ? what action by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT against them ? action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date .

38. around mysore city , vast areas of village farm lands , agricultural lands are acquired by private real estate developers for non agricultural purposes by a single firm or single owner. Are these actions legal ? some of these real estate agents have sold those lands to private industries , multinational companies for crores of rupees. Has the MUDA / MCC /
GOVERNMENT given alienation of land ie conversion from agricultural to industrial usage. Has KIADB given consent to it ?


39. can a single individual / firm can purchase such vast tracts of agricultural lands , is it legal ? is it within the KIADB’s
comprehensive industrial area development plan ?

40. has the MUDA / MCC , KIADB given wide publicity , public notice calling for objections before alienation of such lands ?

41. are all those alienations , strictly in conformance to MUDA’s / MCC’s CDP & KIADB’s industrial area development plan ? violations how many ?

42. is the MUDA & KIADB revising / modifying CDP & INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN , to suit those real estate developers & Private companies ? on what legal grounds ?

43.what action has been taken based on mysore district magistrate mr.T.M.Vijaya Bhaskar’s report on land grabbings in mysore ?

44.in mysore city , hebbal-hootagalli industrial area , a lake has been destroyed while building kaynes hotel , hinkal lake is shrinking , lake in front of BEML Quarters has been alloted to M/S THRILLER CLOTHING CO, are all these actions legal & in conformance to MUDA’s CDP ? if not why ? what action ?

45. while auctioning off the lands of sick industrial unit M/S IDEAL JAWA LTD , was there any pre-qualification to bidders that after purchase of lands only it must be used for industrial use or only industries can participate in the bidding process ?

46.why not it has been clearly mentioned in the tender document that , said land is open for alienation ?

47. about this issue , our publication has even raised it’s objections , in it’s newspaper . no action , why ? as a result , the government , banks , employees were cheated off their dues & the private firm made huge profits. is this auction & alienation legal ?

48.numerous NGO’s , trusts promoted by religious bodies , mutts are allotted prime lands at preferrential rates , for the reason that they will use it for public / social welfare. however many of the trusts are using the whole or part of the land for commercial purposes other than the stated public / social welfare purpose. what action has been taken by MUDA , MCC or government in such cases ?

49.how many trusts have violated government norms in this way since 1987 till date? what action taken by MUDA , MCC & government action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date ?

50.how many such illegalities / violations by trusts are regularized by MUDA , MCC or authorities , on what legal grounds ? ATR since 1987 till date ?

51.before regularizing such violations have you sought public objections & given media publicity ? if not why ?

52.how you are monitoring the net wealth growth of some MUDA / MCC / REVENUE officials & their family members , who have land acquisition / denotifying , land usage conversion authorities ?

53.how many trusts , NGOs are allotted prime residential / commercial lands by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT on lease basis , in turn the said trusts , NGOs have sulet it either partly or wholly to others ?

54.how many such lease allotments are sold by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT before the expiry of lease period , without public auction ?

55. what are the norms followed by MUDA / MCC / GOVERNMENT for the sale of leased lands to the lessee before the expiry of lease period ?

 

Main  C :  RTI – QUESTIONS COMMISSIONER OF BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY  ( BDA ) , COMMISSIONER , BRIHATH BANGALORE MAHANAGARA PALIKE ( BBMP ) & CHAIRMAN , KARNATAKA INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT BOARD ( KIADB)  ARE  AFRAID TO ANSWER

 1. how many times since 1987 , BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT has revised / modified the Bangalore city’s comprehensive city development plan ?

2. how many cases of CDP violations were registered by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ?

3. how many cases of CDP violations were legalized in the CDP revision / modification by the authorities ?

4. when an application for alienation of land is made to you , say from civic amenity site to commercial , what norms are followed by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT?

5. how do you provide alternate civic amenity site in the locality , if the area is already full ? do you deprive people of civic amenities ?

6. during such alenation , is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT collecting market rate difference between civic amenity site & commercial site ? if not why ?

7. in bangalore city , many building complexes , buildings have been built fully violating building bye-laws – no set off , no parking space , no emergency fire exit , no earthquake tolerant . what action by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT?

8. how many cases of building bye-laws violations has been registered by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT since 1987 ? what is the action status report yearwise ?

9. how much of BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT lands , sites , buildings & houses have been illegally occupied by criminal tresspassers since 1987 ?

10. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT registered criminal cases against each such illegal occupation ? if not why ? provide status report yearwise ?

11. in how many cases of such illegal occupation BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT has legalized , regularized such illegal occupation just through BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT ` s resolution instead of of re-allotting the same through public notification to the next senior most in the waiting list , after giving notice of allotment cancellation to original allottee ? if not done so why ?

12. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT followed all legal norms in reallotment of lands , sites , houses , etc to the illegal occupiers ? what is the procedure followed ?

13. in bangalore city , numerous housing societies & real estate Developers have mushroomed , Land allotments of how many housing societies , real estate firms among them are legally authorized by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT & how many not ? since 1987 till date ?

14. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT filed criminal complaints against such illegal housing societies & illegal real estate firms ? if not why ?

15. what action BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT has initiated against real estate firms & housing societies who have violated BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT norms , layout plans , etc ? if not why ?

16. the government has framed building bye-laws like width of road , space for civic amenities , parking space , emergency fire exit , etc keeping high in the mind safety of people first. BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT is in the practice of levying a pittance as penalty on the building byelaw violators , layout Development plan violators & legalizing those violations. Safety of public & amenities of public are totally neglected by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT. When public people die , suffer injuries / accidents – say during a fire tragedy in a complex due to lack of fire exit , when people park vehicles on pavement in front of a business complex as the complex doesn’t have a parking space of it’s own , the pedestrians going that way are forced to come down on road resulting in accidents , injuries & deaths . is not the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT responsible for those accidents , injuries & deaths ?

17. what is the criteria adopted by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT for out of Turn allotment of Lands , sites , houses to renowned sports persons , judges , journalists , politicians , artists , etc ?

18. how many judges , artists , politicians , journalists , sports persons , etc have benefited from these out of turn allotments by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT? specific figures yearwise since 1987 ?

19. what action has been taken against developers , housing societies , who have violated BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT norms ?

20. when poor scheduled caste , scheduled tribe people , minority people illegally live On BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT sites building temporary huts , BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT with the help of police razes down those huts & evicts the poor by brute force. Whereas , when cronies of political bigwigs illegally occupy BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT lands worth crores of rupees & build big complexes earning thousands of rupees monthly rent , BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT or authorities not even files police complaint against them instead regularizes the illegal occupation by levying a pittance as fine. Why this double standard by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT?

21. HOW MANY CASES OF ILLEGAL OCCUPATIONS are regularized by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT since 1987 till date ? yearwise figures ?

22. how much of BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT lands , sites , houses are under illegal occupation ? status report yearwise since 1987 ?

23. how much of those has been recovered ? has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT arecovered the rents earned by illegal occupation ?

24. have you filed police complaints against those criminals – tresspassers ? if not why ?

25. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT giving wide publicity & sufficient time to bidders about it’s auction schedules ?

26. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT giving market value to land loosers ?

27. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT exactly using the acquired lands , for the same purpose mentioned in the project plan ?

28. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT acquiring lands at lower rates from farmers & selling it at a premium , by way making profits just like a real estate agency ?

29. in villages , there are cattle grazing grounds meant for the usage of whole villagers, forest for the usage of whole village , lands belonging to village temples. Some villagers have donated their personal lands to village temples , cattle grazing for the benefit of whole villagers. All the villagers are stake holders , owners of such lands. When BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT acquires such lands to whom does it pay compensation ? what about welfare objectives of those lands ?

30. till date , how many lakes , ponds , how many feeder canals have been closed , filled with mud , developed , sold as sites , etc by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT or other land developers ?

31. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT taken alternate steps to create new lakes , ponds ? how many are created till date ?

32. in & around bangalore city , high tension electric lines are there in busy residential areas . as per Indian electricity act , no permanent structures should be under the HT lines. However there are buildings under it. In some places , HT lines runs in the middle of the road. The authorities Have developed those areas beneath HT lines as parks , rented out advertisement spaces & built permanent fencing of those areas spending lakhs of taxpayer’s money. This fencing obstructs the movement of service personnel of electricity board , to service HT line. Are all these structures under & surrounding HT lines legal ?

33. till date how many burial grounds are acquired & sold as sites by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT or other developers ? specific figures yearwise since 1987 castewise , religionwise ?

34. in & around bangalore city , in how many areas developed by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT & private developers , the sewage water generated in those areas is directly let into lake , ponds ?

35. how many tributaries , lakes , ponds are killed in this fashion by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT & other developers , housing societies ?

36. how many business complexes , flats , residential layouts developed by private real estate developers , housing societies are dumping the sewage , / waste generated in their buildings , into unauthorized dumping grounds , lakes , etc . thus disturbing the environment & creating public health hazard ? how the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT is monitoring sewage / waste disposal ? status report yearwise since 1987 till date .

37. how many unauthorized housing layouts are there in & around bangalore city ? what action by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT against them ? action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date .

38. around bangalore city , vast areas of village farm lands , agricultural lands are acquired by private real estate developers for non agricultural purposes by a single firm or single owner. Are these actions legal ? some of these real estate agents have sold those lands to private industries , multinational companies for crores of rupees. Has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT given alienation of land ie conversion from agricultural to industrial usage. Has KIADB given consent to it ?


39. can a single individual / firm can purchase such vast tracts of agricultural lands , is it legal ? is it within the KIADB’s comprehensive industrial area development plan ?

40. has the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT given wide publicity , public notice calling for objections before alienation of such lands ?

41. are all those alienations , strictly in conformance to BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT’s industrial area development plan ? violations how many ?

42. is the BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT revising / modifying CDP & INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN , to suit those real estate developers & Private companies ? on what legal grounds ?

43.what action has been taken based on mysore district magistrate mr.T.M.Vijaya Bhaskar’s report on land grabbings in mysore ?

44.in mysore city , hebbal-hootagalli industrial area , a lake has been destroyed while building kaynes hotel , hinkal lake is shrinking , lake in front of BEML Quarters has been alloted to M/S THRILLER CLOTHING CO, are all these actions legal & in conformance to MUDA’s CDP ? if not why ? what action ?

45. while auctioning off the lands of sick industrial unit M/S IDEAL JAWA LTD , was there any pre-qualification to bidders that after purchase of lands only it must be used for industrial use or only industries can participate in the bidding process ?

46.why not it has been clearly mentioned in the tender document that , said land is open for alienation ?

47. about this issue , our publication has even raised it’s objections , in it’s newspaper . no action , why ? as a result , the government , banks , employees were cheated off their dues & the private firm made huge profits. is this auction & alienation legal ?

48.numerous NGO’s , trusts promoted by religious bodies , mutts are allotted prime lands at preferrential rates , for the reason that they will use it for public / social welfare. however many of the trusts are using the whole or part of the land for commercial purposes other than the stated public / social welfare purpose. what action has been taken by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT in such cases ?

49.how many trusts have violated government norms in this way since 1987 till date? what action taken by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT action taken report yearwise since 1987 till date ?

50.how many such illegalities / violations by trusts are regularized by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT, on what legal grounds ? ATR since 1987 till date ?

51.before regularizing such violations have you sought public objections & given media publicity ? if not why ?

52.how you are monitoring the net wealth growth of some BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT officials & their family members , who have land acquisition / denotifying , land usage conversion authorities ?

53.how many trusts , NGOs are allotted prime residential / commercial lands by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT on lease basis , in turn the said trusts , NGOs have sulet it either partly or wholly to others ?

54.how many such lease allotments are sold by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT before the expiry of lease period , without public auction ?

55. what are the norms followed by BDA / BBMNP / KIADB / GOVERNMENT for the sale of leased lands to the lessee before the expiry of lease period ?

56. what is the status of house allotted to sri.chandrashekariah vide BDA allotment letter no: 310/267/BDA/ADM/KMRSL(H)/78-79 dt 11/08/1978.

57. why BDA didn’t file police complaint to evict encroachers?

58. why BDA didn’t inform the descendents of original allottee about the cancellation of their allotment ?

59.what happened to the money deposited by original allottee?

60.is the action of BDA allotting the said house to an illegal encroacher just by the resolution of BDA committee legal ?

61. in case the BDA wished to re-allot the said house , first it must have informed the original allottee about cancellation of allotment allowing them sufficient time to reply with public notice in news papers , then they should have allotted the said house to the senior most in the waiting list. But BDA has just allotted the house to an illegal encroacher by the resolution of BDA committee. Is it legal ?

62. BDA officials gave half truths to my RTI request & stated that the said file concerning this issue cann’t be found ie lost . is it legal ?

63. has the BDA filed police complaint regarding theft of file from the record room ? HONOURABLE COMMISSIONER OF BDA PLEASE REFER THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE.

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The Art of Living Illegally

 

THE ‘GURU of joy’ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been found guilty of encroaching more than five acres of government land worth Rs 50 crore in Karnataka. The land meant to be distributed to the poor and landless has been illegally acquired by Sri Sri, who has constructed an Art of Living meditation centre on it, violating the law.

 

Even though the Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) wanted to fine ‘Guruji’ and had asked for the demolition of the building, a timely intervention by former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has saved the Art of Living Foundation from facing legal action.

According to documents obtained by TEHELKA, MUDA had acquired 100 acres at Alanahalli village near Mysore in 1985, ’92 and ’97 for the development of residential colonies for 1.5 lakh landless poor. Out of the 100 acres notified by MUDA, 70 were developed and the rest was denotified and restored to the original owners.

“The land that Sri Sri acquired was left as a buffer zone and not developed as a residential layout as it allowed for the free flow of water from Chamundi Hills to Alanahalli tank. It was supposed to be converted into a botanical park,” says M Lakshmana of the Association of Concerned and Informed Citizens of Mysore.

However, in 2002, the land was acquired by the Art of Living through a proxy by the name of R Raghu, even when the land was in the possession of MUDA. And a building was constructed for conducting yoga and meditation classes.

Taking note of this, on 20 December last year, the then Deputy Commissioner of Mysore Harsh Gupta wrote to MUDA directing it to reclaim the government land from the Art of Living, and sought a response within seven days. Following the order, MUDA wrote to the tehsildar instructing him to serve a notice to Art of Living. The tehsildar’s office did so on 4 January, stating that the building constructed at Alanahalli was illegal and slapped a fine of Rs 1,000 on the organisation as per the Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1964.

Apart from this penalty, Art of Living was given two days time to demolish the building, failing which the department would clear the encroachment and slap an additional fine of Rs 25 per day.

Shunted out of the deputy commissioner’s post, Gupta, now assistant director of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, says, “During my tenure, a survey was being conducted of the 1,500 acres of government land. And wherever discrepancies were found, notices and orders were issued. During that survey, we found out that the Art of Living had encroached upon five acres of government land.”

Gupta’s orders were not carried out. The same day, a letter from the chief minister’s office signed by Principal Secretary ISN Prasad prevented the deputy commissioner and the taluka administration from carrying out its duties.

The letter instructed the district and taluka administration against demolishing the Art of Living building on survey No. 41/F block (P6) in Alanahalli, saying, “The chief minister will take a decision on it.” However, Yeddyurappa did not bother to take any decision and the Art of Living continued construction activities on the land.

“It was done to stop the precipitate action,” says Prasad. An Art of Living delegation had met Yeddyurappa and he had asked the district administration to refrain from action till a further decision is taken.

“That didn’t happen due to various reasons. But the current Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda will call a meeting with all the local officials,” says Prasad.

Responding to the claims, Karthik Krishna of the Art of Living’s bureau of communication says, “Since 2003, we have been working to denotify this land that was falsely notified to extract a bribe, which we fought tooth and nail and were also slapped with a fine.”

The Art of Living has not encroached on any land, he says. The 5-acre plot was purchased by R Raghu from Gangu Belli Belliappa on 25 November 2002. Since then, the premises have been utilised with the permission of the landlord for conducting yoga and meditation classes, says Krishna.

 

“This is not the first time a case of land-grab has been brought against the Art of Living,” says Lakshmana. In Mandya district, the organisation has been accused of grabbing 20 acres. And a 2006 report on government land encroachments in the state had also found discrepancies in its Bengaluru ashram. In Mysore, apart from the five acres of government land, the Art of Living has encroached around seven acres worth Rs 70 crore near the tourist spot of Chamundi Hills.

V Balasubramaniam, former chairman of Land Task Force, says the AT Ramaswamy Committee report had found that the organisation had encroached upon 6.35 acres of government land in Agara village in Kengeri, Bengaluru. The committee claimed that the land encroached by the Art of Living was worth more than Rs 8 crore.

Lakshmana has filed a criminal complaint against Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Yeddyurappa. “I have also lodged a complaint with the state Human Rights Commission, asking how a high-flying organisation like the Art of Living could obtain a site when poor and landless people are waiting for the past 30 years,” says Lakshmana.

 

YET ANOTHER MUDA SITE GRABBED 

Mysuru, Mar. 26- In yet another case of land grabbing that has now come to light, a 50’x80’ site (No. 5491) in Vijayanagar second stage, adjoining site No. 5490, which was allegedly grabbed by unscrupulous persons using forged documents (reported in SOM on 24.3.2015), too has been reportedly grabbed.

One B. Thimmappa, a resident of 9th main, Saraswathipuram, is alleged to have grabbed site No. 5491 measuring 50’x80’ located near the water tank in Vijayanagar second stage, using forged documents.

The hand of unscrupulous MUDA employees is suspected in this case too.

MUDA Commissioner S. Palaiah, after coming to know of the fraud, has annulled the allotment letter, Sale Deed and other documents pertaining to the site.

B. Thimmappa is said to have taken the site into possession under the Asha Mandira Scheme on 17.2.2003, with unscrupulous MUDA employees allegedly joining hands with him in creating fake documents. Thimmappa later sold the site to K. Kantharaj and S. Vinutha on 13.5.2010, with the khata transfer too done.

Later, Kantharaj and Vinutha sold the site to P. Gopal Rao, M. Ravishankar and Prabhushankar.

Thereafter, the buyers Gopal Rao, Ravishankar and Prabhushankar sold the site to one D. Diwakar, along with khata transfer. Despite all these transactions taking place, the unscrupulous MUDA employees and the fraudsters have taken enough care to ensure that the cheating does not come to light.

However, the fraud came to light when the documents came under thorough scrutiny of MUDA Commissioner.

With the grabbing coming to light, the authorities have erected a shed in a portion of the site.

The grabbing of a site adjacent to another allegedly grabbed site on which a building has come up, has caused concern amongst the public, who are now left wondering on how to distinguish between genuine and fake documents. The MUDA officials are coming across such site grabbing cases, even as they dig deeper into the mess.

Even as MUDA authorities are unearthing site grabbing case, MUDA Commissioner S. Palaiah has appealed the buyers to thoroughly check the documents with MUDA for authenticity.

Meanwhile, Pooja Prabhakar, who claims to be the owner of site No. 5490 in Vijayanagar second stage, which was found to have been grabbed using forged documents, during a scrutiny on Mar. 10, is reportedly all set to drag the MUDA to the Court over the issue.

Pooja Prabhakar is said to have cited a case where in a person is said to have allegedly built an unauthorised commercial structure on an illegally purchased site and thus earning a huge sum of money after letting out the structure on rent/lease.


Illogical land laws fostering mafia, says High Court judge

 

 

Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka, Justice K Sreedhar Rao on Saturday said lack of logic in several laws, including land reforms and acquisition laws, is encouraging land mafia, especially in urban centres. 

“The existing Land Acquisition Act is the greatest enemy of the common man. We have only encouraged land mafia through legislation,” he said, while addressing the National Consultation on “Urban Poor and the Law,” organised by National Law School of India University (NLSIU) here.

Justice Rao said laws related to land need an overhaul, to ensure owners of the land get a share of development. “The growth of real estate mafias and skyrocketing property prices hindered average income earners from purchasing property. By creating mega cities, we have done a great damage to the country,” he added.

Justice Rao said various governments have failed to develop district and taluk head quarters as a result of which we are not able to prevent migration to cities. “Bangalore has developed as a cancerous slum. The urban areas are not having the infrastructure or facilities to deal with this massive population inflow,” he said. The judge also pointed out that the zoning laws often allow arbitrary classifications without taking into account the real situations on ground.

P K Mohanty, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation, said the proposed law for property rights for urban poor, to ensure spaces for street vendors, was under consideration and it would be soon placed before the Parliament.

A major issue that needs to be addressed is residency rights of urban poor in the context of vulnerabilities that they face. Though several governmental programmes, specially JNNURM were designed for this purpose, there was a lack of sufficient response from the States to avail the funds and use them in time, he said.

 

BMTF proposes, government disposes

 

Siddaiah was brought back to BBMP despite request for his suspension for his role in DLF case

Senior IAS officer H. Siddaiah, who returned as Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner for a second stint, has come under the scanner of the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) as a ‘suspect officer’ for his alleged role in the DLF case.

The BMTF, probing the DLF scam that involved illegal widening of a road to facilitate an increase in the floor area ratio (FAR) of an apartment complex, had named Mr. Siddaiah, his predecessor Bharat Lal Meena, besides the former Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) Commissioner Pradeep Singh Kharola among the three IAS officers whose role had surfaced during its investigation “based on oral and documentary evidence”.

BMTF letter

In a letter to Chief Secretary S.V. Ranganath, dated November 29, 2012, the BMTF had sought to place under suspension these three officials, besides 23 others of the BDA and BBMP, to facilitate fair probe.

However, the government chose to ignore the BMTF’s recommendation and brought Mr. Siddaiah back to the BBMP from the Higher Education Department where he was serving as Principal Secretary, thus replacing Commissioner Rajneesh Goel.

The report also names several senior officials of the BBMP and the BDA as “suspect officials” for having allegedly colluded to allow the DLF to up the FAR for its projects, violating BBMP bylaws and BDA’s master plan.

Charge against Shettar

Meanwhile, RTI activist Dinesh Kallahalli accused Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar of trying to hush up the matter by bringing back the same “suspect” officials. He plans to seekGovernor H.R. Bhardwaj’s intervention in the matter as the Chief Minister was involved.

Speaking at a press conference here on Saturday, Mr. Kallahalli said Tirakana Goudar, Town Planning Member (TPM) in the BDA, who was reinstated to his post while he was out on bail, was also being favoured by the Chief Minister.

DLF violations

The BMTF has arrested Mr. Goudar, who was charged with helping DLF Southern Homes legalise construction beyond what was permitted on a civic amenity (CA) site. He was accused of approving the widening of the Hulimavu-Begur Road to legalise DLF Southern Homes illegal construction.

“DLF constructed 1,962 flats instead of the 440 for which they had taken permission. We are not even able to get documents under the Right to Information Act. We want the Governor to intervene,” Mr. Kallahalli said.

 

‘CCTV cameras in BDA are covered with cow dung’

 

The government will cancel alternative land and sites allotted by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) in “prestigious extensions” in lieu of private land acquired for the development of Sir. M. Visvesvaraya, Kempe Gowda, Jnanabharathi and Banashankari extensions.

Making an announcement in this regard in the Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah promised to order a probe into alleged violation of norms and irregularities committed by BDA and punish the guilty.

Responding to a calling attention notice moved by S.T. Somashekar, K.N. Rajanna and K. Shadakshari of the Congress, Mr. Siddaramaiah admitted that there were illegalities and irregularities in allocation of sites and land for the land acquired in BDA.

The government would order a probe into the scam and action would be initiated against those involved in it. He would direct the senior officials to inquire into the misuse of incentive scheme of allotting land for land losers. Irregularities in revenue land scam would also be probed and all allotments made under this category would be cancelled forthwith, Mr. Siddaramaiah said.

Detailing the allotment made by BDA since 2008, Mr. Siddaramaiah said that 3,314 sites had been allotted under the categories of alternative sites, incentive schemes, land to land and revenue sites. “The government will not spare anybody who has misused the schemes in connivance with the officials”, he said.

Initiating the debate, Mr. Somashekar alleged that BDA had flouted norms while allotting sites and land for acquisition of land without notification.

“BDA officials used the scheme to their convenience, which are meant for helping the poor farmers and land owners”, he lamented.

Accusing BDA of generously giving sites and land to GPA holders in posh localities, Mr. Rajanna, alleged that the authority had not followed guidelines and officials allotted sites and land at their whims and fancies. “The close circuit cameras installed in BDA are being covered with cow dung to gloss the murky dealings. It is scam worth Rs. 1,000 crore and needs comprehensive investigation”, he said.

Violation of order

Pointing at the violation of Mr. Siddaramaiah’s order, Mr. Rajanna said that, through the Chief Minister issued order against allotting sites and land under the category on July 11, BDA allotted six sites on the same evening and issued possession certificates on July 13. This clearly exhibits the uncanny knack of BDA officials to circumvent the directions of the Chief Minister and shows that BDA was above government, he observed.

 

Reclaim 308 G category sites, says Padmaraj panel

 

BANGALORE: In a big blow to allottees of G category sites, the Justice B Padmaraj Committee recommended to the state government it cancel and reclaim 308 sites allotted under the chief minister’s discretionary quota. These sites in prime localities were allotted between 2004 and 2011.

Three beneficiaries, who have already constructed houses, have been asked to cough up twice the current market price of the sites if they want to retain them.

 

The panel has reserved its decision on two sites allotted to former CM DV Sadananda Gowda and BJP MLA DN Jeevaraj as their cases are pending before the Supreme Court.

In all, 313 sites/plots were allotted under G category of BDA rules by previous CMs N Dharam SinghHD Kumaraswamy and BS Yeddyurappa. The beneficiaries included a present minister, MPs, MLAs, MLCs, political party leaders, bureaucrats, police officers, doctors, journalists and even personal assistants, cooks, drivers and peons of powerful politicians.

In Mysore on Saturday, chief minister Siddaramaiah said he would study the report and take necessary action.

Based on a petition filed in 2010 by advocate Vasudev Murthy, the Karnataka High Court directed the state government to form a committee to look into the matter and submit a report. Accordingly, the government constituted the Justice B Padmaraj Committee. By then, many allottees who bagged these prime sites worth crores of rupees had sold their plots in the open market for 10 times that amount.

Though the panel submitted its report on August 26, 2013, the government has dithered taking action. Though the issue was part of the agenda in cabinet meetings, it was kept aside reportedly under pressure from the beneficiaries.

There are even allegations of beneficiaries influencing chief minister Siddaramaiah to bring an amendment to the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) Act, 1976 so that they can hold on to their sites.

According to BDA rules, a person who owns a site or a house in Bangalore is not eligible for allotment under the G category. But, the majority of beneficiaries owned a site or house in the city. The committee report has pointed out that persons who gave a false declaration on this count should forfeit their sites.

Some prominent allottees

Visveshwar Anantha Hegde Kageri (BJP)

Murugesh R Nirani (BJP)

MP Renukacharya (BJP)

Prahalad Joshi (BJP)

R Roshan Baig (Cong)

Ashoka (BJP)

Sharan Prakash Patil (Cong)

Shakuntala Shetty (BJP)

MT Krishnappa (JDS)

M Srinivas (JDS)

G category site

Rule 5 of BDA (Allotment of Sites) Rules, 1984, lays out various categories under which it can dispose of stray sites. There are seven categories: A (via auction), B (for sportspersons), C (for those who excel in arts, science, literature, education, medicine and public administration), D (for ex-servicemen); F (for dependents of government servants who die in the line of duty) and G (for persons in public life as may be directed by the government). While A, B C, D, E & F category sites are allotted on the recommendation of a BA sub-committee, G category site allotments are the prerogative and discretion of the chief minister.

Who is eligible

* Domiciled in Karnataka for not less than 10 years

 

* Neither allottee nor family should own a site or house in Bangalore metropolitan area

* Allottee or family should not have been allotted a site or house by the BDA, or any other authority within Bangalore metropolitan area. Allottee has to submit affidavit to this effect

 

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Ex-MUDA chairmen feel heat over site scam

 

Former chairmen of Mandya Urban Development Authority (MUDA) are in a state of panic as the Urban Development Department has sent a proposal to the Home Department seeking  a CBI probe into illegal financial transactions and distribution of sites.

Ten days ago, the Urban Development Department had sent a letter to the Home Department seeking it to hand over the investigation of the irregularities in MUDA and Ramanagaram-Channapatana Urban Development Authority to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The Police Department has already submitted the preliminary report to the court.

As money was invested in foreign banks, huge irregularities had taken place in the site allotment.

Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake had provided details of the irregularities to the Home Ministry and requested them to hand over the case to the CBI.

In 1998, the then irrigation minister K N Nagegowda had closed a lake (432 acres, 10 guntas) belonging to the department and handed over 232 acres and 10 guntas to MUDA and 200 acres to the Housing Board for construction of houses for the poor and middle classes.

The then MUDA chairman P M Somashekar took a loan of `5 crore from State Bank of Mysore, Mandya branch, and through a contractor from Andhra Pradesh developed Vivekananda Nagar layout with 2,600 sites in the 232 acres. 

Later, when Asadulla Khan was MUDA chairman, 2,200 sites were distributed through lots.

When Hansiyabanu was MUDA chairman, under the ‘Nimma Aayke’ scheme, 200 sites were distributed.

During the BJP government, MUDA chairman Vidya Nagendra had distributed 107 sites even be fore the final date for the submission of applications.

This illegal distribution of sites was also discussed at the Vidhana Soudha.

Advocate T S Satyananda had lodged a case against three members of the Legislative Assembly and several others in the Mandya Lokayukta Special Court for illegal distribution of sites. The government had directed the authorities to withhold the distribution.

Recently, financial irregularities of Rs 5 crore in MUDA and Rs 16.90 crore by the Ramanagaram-Channapatna Urban Development Authority have come to light.

The local police investigated the case and filed a chargesheet.

The minister said: “We have sent a proposal to hand over the case to the CBI. In a few days, with the CM’s approval, the case will be handed over.”

 

 

Probe panel yet to scratch surface of MUDA ‘irregularities’

 

It’s been a month since a high-level committee was formed to probe allegations of irregularities in land acquired by Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) for Chelyar Layout. It is operational only on paper.

The grandiose plan of MUDA to form a layout and distribute sites to applicants at Chelyar and Madya villages near Surathkal comes at a cost: Rs. 75,000 monthly outgo to service a Rs. 12 crore loan taken for it.

In an order sent by the Urban Development Department, on August 5, a committee was to deliver a report on the legality of the project within 15 days. The committee is headed by Regional Commissioner (Mysore) M.V. Jayanthi, with Deputy Commissioner N. Prakash and Deputy Director of Land Records B.K. Kusumadhara as members.

After allegations that the price paid for the land in 2008 was too high and favourable to private players, Minister for Urban Development Vinay Kumar Sorake promised a probe in June.

The project envisaged buying 200 acres of private land at an agreed rate of Rs. 25,500 a cent. After the approval of the erstwhile BJP-led government, nearly 73 acres of land had been bought.

‘Unscientific project’

While most MUDA officials who talked to The Hindu claimed to have been transferred to the Authority only after site formation, one senior official said: “The entire project was approved by the State government. And so, in this respect, the papers are clean. However, there is a need to ask why the ambitious layout was formed when the Authority was reeling under debt.” Already burdened with a Rs. 4 crore loan, in 2008, MUDA took an additional Rs. 12 crore.

Many officials view the inquiry as a political witch-hunt: aimed at the now-out-of-power party, rather than the Authority itself.

‘Report soon’

With not one meeting called so far, Mr. Kusumadhara said there was little clarity on the scope of inquiry.

However, the Deputy Commissioner said, “We only have to clear the suspicions. We will collect the required documents, and present it before the Regional Commissioner during her visit on September 12.”

 

DLF-Robert Vadra controversy: LAND  SCAM

 

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Probe into bogus bill scam will cover larger picture: BMTF

 

Bangalore: Attempting to clear the air on speculations regarding the alleged multi-crore bogus bill scam in three assembly constituencies, Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) inspector general of police RP Sharma said the investigation will not be restricted to Rajarajeshwarinagar, Gandhinagar and Malleswaram constituencies. The probe will also include other areas, he clarified.

Speaking at the BBMP head office on Wednesday, Sharma said even though the FIR filed on November 4 by the additional commissioner (administration) pertains to only three constituencies, sleuths will look into other areas if necessary. “The C(TVCC) had mentioned only three constituencies in its report pertaining to irregularities from 2008 to 2011. The FIR was only an instrument to take up investigation, but it does not restrict us from taking up the investigation in other areas,” he said.

 

Town planners’ help to be sought

He said even though there is a delay in filing a case, BMTF is trying to clear all hurdles and expose those involved in the scam. The BMTF has seized 153 files pertaining to the irregularities from the three constituencies. Eleven persons and TVCC officials were interrogated and 153 files verified by sleuths in 20 days, Sharma said.

Reacting to a question raised on BMTF’s ability to investigate financial crimes and demand to hand over the probe to the Lokayukta, Sharma said the sleuths would seek help from town planners. Currently, there are only two town planners of the 15 sanctioned posts. The investigation team will also include a superintendent of police, deputy superintendent of police (who will join the team shortly), two inspectors, four sub-inspectors and 15 head constables. A fair and impartial investigation would be conducted by the investigation team, he assured.

“We can ascertain the quantum of money that is involved in the scam only after the investigation,” Sharma said.

BBMP commissioner Siddaiah entrusted the BMTF to carry out inquiry into the `1,539 crore scam after it was unearthed by the TVCC. The BMTF is an autonomous agency under the state government. It is alleged that bills were sanctioned even though works were not completed in the three assembly constituencies. The irregularities took place during the administrative period when BBMP remained without people’s representation. With no corporators, MLAs looked after project works in the wards. The elections to BBMP were held in 2010 after a gap of three years.

Last Friday, leaders of the ruling and opposition parties and civic officials participated in a two-hour meeting called by BBMP mayor R Shardamma to discuss the probe. It was decided to set up a house committee, consisting of five ruling party corporators, two from the opposition and two officials, to investigate the scam, before BMTF took up the case. The move was seen as a delaying tactic by the ruling party in the BBMP council.RK Sharma, IGP, Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force, after a press conference at Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike headquarters on Wednesday.

 

Bangalore: BMTF Registers FIR Against Suresh Kumar, Krishnaiah Setty

 

The Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force has registered an FIR against Minister for Urban Development Suresh Kumar, former Housing Minister M Krishnaiah Setty and senior IAS officer V P Baligar for allegedly returning four acres 20 guntas of land, which was acquired by the government under the Karnataka Urban Land Ceiling Act to construct houses for the slum dwellers at Laggere, to the original owner.

The case was lodged based on a complaint by Dinesh Kallalli, a social worker, who stated that Kumar, in his capacity as Urban Development Minister, granted permission to return the land to the original owner, while then Housing Minister Krishnaiah Setty halted the process of constructing houses for the urban poor.

The BMTF has registered a case against the trio under Sections 13 (1) and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and Section 157 of the CrPC on Saturday. Kallalli told Deccan Herald that in 1982, the government acquired 4.2 acres of excess land in survey number 19/2, which belonged to K Gopinath to build houses for the financially weaker and downtrodden people. In 2003, the Karnataka Slum Development Board (KSDB) started the process of constructing houses.

When the process reached the stage of inviting tenders, the Yeddyurappa government took the decision to return the land to the original owner.

It is learnt that under the Karnataka Urban Land Ceiling Act, no one can hold more than 59 acres of land and the excess land should be confiscated. Gopinath had reportedly possessed 4.2 acres in excess, which the government took it in its custody in 1982. Once the land is in government’s custody, it cannot be returned to its original owner, although the government has the power to allot it to other individuals.

Kallalli alleged that the decision was taken to help Gopinath, who is the brother of senior RSS functionary K Narahari. He claimed that the KSDB had objected to the decision, reminding that it was not only illegal, but would also affect the weaker sections of the society. The board also said that the tender process was almost over.

However, the government set aside the objections of the KSDB and the tender process to construct houses. When contacted, Kumar said he had no information about the case since he was away in Bellary. He said he would find out once he returned to Bangalore.

A few months ago, Kumar had tendered his resignation after it was alleged that his family was the beneficiary of a ‘G’ category site. However, the chief minister refused to accept the resignation as no substance was found in the allegation.

Setty, who was in jail over a land denotification case, is out on bail. Baligar is the Managing Director of Housing Urban Development Company (HUDCO) in New Delhi.

When contacted Dr R P Sharma, Additional Director General of Police, BMTF was not available for comments.

 

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Muda Land Encroachment: Criminal Case Booked against Housing Society President

 

Mysore, Sept. 20- In view of the allegation of encroaching 27 guntas of MUDA land close to Vijayanagar 2nd Stage, the Vijayanagar Police have booked a case against the President of Sri Mahadeshwara House Construction Co-operative Society, R. Shankare Gowda.

A written complaint filed by MUDA Zone 4 Zonal Officer R. Rajashekhar yesterday, following which a case was registered by Sub-Inspector Kumar.

The land is a portion of the land under survey number 120 in Hinkal, measuring 3.25 acres. Out of this, 1.16 acres of land was acquired on June 20, 1974 under LAC 10. Remaining 2.09 acres was acquired by MUDA from one Puttathayamma through mutual agreement on Oct. 31, 1985.

A 1.14 acre land was given to the Karnataka Water Board where a road and park have been developed. The remaining area lies vacant, of which Shankare Gowda allegedly created fake documents to stake claim on 23 guntas of land in the name of the Housing Society.

RTI activist B.N. Nagendra had sought information about the said land under the Right to Information (RTI) Act which brought to light the alleged irregularity.

Response to MLA Vasu’s letter: Chamarajanagar MLA Vasu had written a letter to Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, urging him to probe the irregularities in sites allotment, suspecting the involvement of some MUDA officials.

The Minister directed the Urban Development Department Secretary to probe the matter, who in turn asked the MUDA Commissioner to submit a report regarding the allegations. A directive was issued to the DC too to probe the matter, following which a complaint was lodged against the Housing Society President.

 

d to usurp MUDA corner site using fake documents

 

With the real estate prices in city skyrocketing, efforts to usurp sites and government land by hook or by crook are on too, despite several precautionary measures taken up by the MUDA.

Here is an incident of a person trying to acquire a corner site in Jayalakshmipuram, measuring 110×120 ft, by not paying a single paisa to MUDA but by merely paying Rs. 27,540 in an auction. The matter came to light when a citizen named B.N. Nagendra applied for information under the Right To Information (RTI) Act. It is said that he took interest in digging out information about the site after an acquaintance of his disclosed about the fraudulent deal.

Thanks to the efforts of MUDA Secretary Basavaraju who made meticulous investigations of the documents, the MUDA property worth several crores was saved from being usurped.

The site is in Jayalakshmipuram, which was formed about 40 years ago. It is a corner site off the road leading to The Green Hotel on Hunsur road. The site bears the number 23/A, having site number 23 towards the east, another site on the north and roads on the western and southern sides.

The fraud was committed by Raju, 60, a resident of Paduvarahalli 2nd Main, Door No. 54. He is said to have forged the signature of MUDA Zone 4 Special Tahasildar Devaraj and also used a duplicate rubber stamp for the fake documents.

The truth is that no auction was held for site no. 23/A. However, the accused Raju is said to have created fake documents that claimed that he had purchased the site in an auction for Rs. 27,540 on Jan. 3, 1979. A title-deed for the site was prepared at Zone 4 office under Form-2 (5) in Kannada dated Jan.2, 2013.

The site, for which fake documents were prepared in January, was registered three months later — that is on Mar. 22, 2013, at 4.30 pm, at the Sub-Registrar’s office in MUDA. It is said that the letter written by Special Tahasildar Devaraj to the Sub-Registrar to get the site registered was also forged.

Soon after the fraudulent deal came to the fore, MUDA Secretary Basavaraju placed a signboard at the site four days ago, stating that the land belonged to the MUDA. A complaint was lodged at the Lakshmipuram Police Station yesterday.

It is surprising that the title-deed for the site was prepared despite any auction conducted by the MUDA, no application submitted, no notes written by the officials concerned and no entry made about cash payment. The Police have launched a hunt for the accused who is at large.

 CID to probe Rs 6,697 crore KIADB denotification scam

 

Lokayukta directs the agency to submit a report within July 30

Irregularities to the tune of Rs 6,697 crore in land acquisition and compensation by the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) between 2006 and 2011 – the span of the BJP government – will be investigated by the CID. The land involved is a whopping 26,674 acres.

A petitioner, Jayakumar Hiremath, filed a complaint with the Lokayukta last August following a directive from the Karnataka High Court. He had sought a CBI probe into the issue.

“The matter is now referred for a CID probe,” Hiremath told Bangalore Mirror. “I welcome this. As the deadline is set now, it has set the ball rolling into the probe.”

In an order dated 29 May 2014, A C Vidhyadhar, additional registrar of enquiries (ARE), Karnataka Lokayukta, has referred it to the CID with a July 30 deadline to submit a report on the case. ”Honourable Lokayukta has taken up the matter for investigation and requisitioned your services under section 15 (3) of Karnataka Lokayukta Act for a further investigation and report.

In this context, I would like to bring to your notice that under sec 15 (3) of Karnataka Lokayukta Act, the Honourable Lokayukta and Upa Lokayukta can avail the services of any agency for the purpose of investigation. As the matter pertained to economic offences, the Honourable Lokayukta has felt it is necessary to utilize your services for investigation,” says the communication sent by the Lokayukta to the CID, a copy of which is with Bangalore Mirror.

 

Karnataka HC summons MD of Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board

 

BANGALORE: Strongly observing that KIADB (Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board) has failed to ensure the benefits of land acquisition reached the targeted groups, including farmers as envisaged in its schemes, the Karnataka high court has directed the managing director (MD) of the board to appear before court on Friday.

A division bench headed by Justice K L Manjunath gave an oral direction to this effect while hearing a writ appeal filed by two persons whose lands were acquired in 1996 for setting up a sugar factory at Kaliganahalli and Hattna villages of Bellur hobli, Nagamangala taluk in Mandya district.

The bench also noted that the board has not been able to justify the acquisition as despite lapse of many years as the projects do not start within the stipulated time and other allied conditions like providing jobs to land losers etc are not implemented.

Extension withdrawn

Meanwhile in a related development, a memo has been filed in court stating that two year extension granted in favour of M/s Prem Sugar and Chemicals Corporation Ltd for setting up 5,000 TCD sugar factory with 32 MW co-generation plant has been withdrawn on the ground that the company had misrepresented that there are no cases pending before court.

This order came to be issued after the division bench pulled up the authorities and even warned of contempt proceedings after it was stated that two year extension was granted to M/s Prem Sugar and Chemicals Corporation Limited during the pendency of proceedings before the court.

As per the terms of allotment of 86 acres of acquired land, M/s Prem Sugar and Chemicals Corporation Ltd should have operationalized its unit within 36 months from 1996, by 2000.

Though the company got this period extended through a court order and the Board twice on its own extended the deadline, the company has not even laid a foundation stone for its project despite passage of 16 years after allotment, the court had noted earlier.

 

CAG Finds Lapses in PWD, KIADB Works

 

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has come down heavily on the Public Works Department and the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) for causing losses worth crores of rupees to the exchequer. The KIADB alone caused losses to the tune of Rs.104 crore, it said.

The PWD had implemented road works in its Magadi sub-division in a fraudulent manner and the KIADB allotted land to three industrial units at Narasapura Industrial Area in violation of rules, it said.

The report was tabled in both houses of the state legislature on Wednesday. It pointed out serious lapses by the chief engineer, superintending engineer and executive engineer in implementing works worth Rs.250.62 crore in Magadi sub-division in Ramanagaram district during 2011-12.

“There was a total lack of monitoring and supervision by higher authorities during the course of execution of works although the SE/CE were required to regularly monitor and supervise these works. Quality control reports were not available for any of the works claimed to have been executed,” the CAG stated.

The Internal Finance Advisor and secretary also failed to correlate monthly expenditure statements received from subordinate officers with details of works in progress. “The CE allocated grants to the extent of Rs.212.13 crore without prioritising works according to prescribed procedures and did not submit any budget estimates to the government,” the report said, indicting the department officials.

Total grants of Rs.250 crore were allotted for the Magadi sub-division — 27 times the average grants released over the past three years. 

The grants were allotted irregularly by the Internal Financial Advisor and the CE, SE without obtaining a list of works. Fraudulent payments of Rs.1.70 crore were made preparing fake bills, it said.

The entire work was split into 1,311 small works with each estimate below Rs.20 lakh to avoid competitive bidding. In 189 cases, more than one estimate was prepared for the same work leading to fictitious estimates. Surprisingly, 891 of the 1,311 contracts were awarded to just 3 contractors without even collecting the EMD and performance security, it said.

Check measurements were done on a single day by the department officials in 25 to 85 works and bills were paid without obtaining quality control test reports.

It said surprise checks were not undertaken by superior officers.

The inspection team constituted by the department had observed irregularities and recommended recovery of the amount from the contractors as works were neither executed nor identifiable during physical verification.

KIADB Land Fiasco

The CAG report on Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board’s allotment of plots at Narasapura Industrial Area at a subsidised rate has exposed the loss of Rs.104 crore to the exchequer.

While the government had approved the allotment of undeveloped land, KIADB allotted 128 acres of well developed plots for three industrial units at a concessional rate, thus resulting in a loss of Rs.104 cr. KIADB had incurred an expenditure of Rs.1.10 cr for developing each acre of land.

 

Fresh panel to probe into irregularities in site allotment by Shimoga Urban Development Authority

 

The meeting of Shimoga Urban Development Authority (SUDA) convened here on Tuesday has decided to constitute a new panel to probe the alleged irregularities in the allotment of sites in Atal Bihari Vajpayee Layout.

It may be mentioned here that Deputy Commissioner Vipul Bansal, who is also in-charge President of SUDA, had formed an inquiry panel under retired Judge H.B. Ravindranath to probe the irregularities in site allotment.

The panel, in its report, had said that of the total 1,800 sites in the layout, 1,305 sites were allotted in violation of the law.

The committee had pointed out 22 different types of lapses in site allotment. Based on the report, Mr. Bansal had said that a complaint would be lodged with the police against the persons indicted in the report.

In the meeting, R.K. Siddaramanna, MLC, said that it was not possible to initiate legal action against erring persons on the basis of the report submitted by the probe panel.

He said that according to Section 9(2) of Karnataka Urban Development Authorities Act, only the president of an urban development authority should head the panel that probes irregularities.

The meeting has decided to form a fresh panel under Mr. Bansal.

The sub-registrar of Shimoga and commissioners of SUDA and Shimoga City Corporation would be the members of the panel.

Meanwhile, Kallur Megharaj, managing trustee of Shantaveri Gopala Gowda Samajawadi Adhyayana Kendra Trust, has demanded a CBI probe into the irregularities in site allotment by SUDA.

Earlier, Mr. Bansal had said that he would initiate action against the erring persons based on the report submitted by the panel headed by Mr. Ravindranath.

Speaking to presspersons here on Wednesday, Mr. Megharaj alleged that Mr. Bansal haddecided to go for a fresh probe yielding to political pressure.


·  Panel to be headed by Deputy Commissioner

Vipul Bansal

·  Sub-registrar of Shimoga and Commissioners of SUDA and city corporation to be members


 

Ambareesh Accused of Cornering 3 Sites

 

MANDYA: An individual is entitled only to one site from an urban development authority (UDA) in the state, but Housing Minister M H Ambareesh allegedly got three large ones.

Recently accused of violating rules to get a site from the Mandya Urban Development Authority, Ambareesh allegedly bent the rules to get sites in two other cities: Mysore and Bangalore. As an actor, Ambareesh rose to fame by frequently playing an angry, upright police officer who takes on a corrupt system, earning the epithet ‘Rebel Star’.

RTI activist K R Ravindra said Ambareesh had procured the sites by submitting false documents.  “The sites are meant for the public. The government should immediately take them back. Ambareesh should resign from his ministership on moral grounds,” he told Express. 

Why Govt Sites?

Sites sold by government-run bodies like BDA are priced way lower than the open market. Ambareesh allegedly got sites from the Mandya, Mysore, and Bangalore Urban Development Authorities. On January 16, 1986, Ambareesh got a 78X 50 ft site (No 1260) in G and H Block Layout, JCST, Kuvempunagar, Mysore.

For Mysore Urban Development Authority records, he gave his residential address as No 172, II Stage, J P Nagar, Bangalore. He paid `36,444 for the site.

Curiously, MUDA handed him the sale deed only on August 12, 2008, 22 years after he was allotted the site. In 1987, just a year after he got a site in Mysore, Ambareesh got another from the Bangalore Development Authority. When he responded to an advertisement offering plots in Sarakki II Stage, he was allotted, on July 28, 1987, a 120X80 ft site. He paid `93,639 for this one.

Woodlands Address

For BDA records, Ambareesh entered his residential address as 412, Woodlands Hotel, Sampangi Tank Road, Bangalore. How a hotel address was accepted by the BDA authorities is a mystery. On March 6, 1999, when Ambareesh was Mandya MP, he again applied for a site. He got a 50X80 site (now with House No 917) on March 23, 2002, under the MP quota. He paid `3 lakh for the site.

Halved and Sold

Later, the site was allegedly divided into two and one portion (25X80 ft) was sold to K Govindaraju, a resident of Mysore, for Rs 1.75 lakh. The other (also 25X80 ft) was sold to S Ajith, a resident of Hindavalu in Mandya taluk, for Rs 3.87 lakh. This sale also violated also rules.

Section 12 (2) of the Karnataka Urban Development Authorities (Allotment of Sites) Rules of 1991 stipulates that any person who owns a site or house in any part of the state becomes ineligible for another site or house from any authority or housing board in the state. Efforts to reach Ambareesh failed.

Self-Housing Minister

Ambareesh allegedly owns three sites in violation of the rules:

n   Mysore: 78X50 ft, Kuvempunagar. Paid Rs 36,444.

n   Bangalore: 120X80 ft, J P Nagar (Sarakki). Paid Rs 93,639.

n   Mandya: 50X80 ft. Paid Rs 3 lakh. Divided it and sold it to two buyers.

 

Full-fledged CBI probe likely in Mandya site scam

 

Urban Development Minister Vin­a­y Kumar Sorake on Tuesday said his department would look into the findings and merits of a report by the Mandya Urban Development Authority (MUDA) commissioner K Mathai on the alleged irregularities and illegal allotment of sites by the Authority.

“We have received the report, but have not accepted it. We will send the report to the Home department for its perusal,” Sorake told reporters here. Sorake said the department had already handed over the initial case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The department is handing over all the documents pertaining to the case to the CBI.

“Whether this report also warrants to be handed over to the CBI is a decision which will be left to the Home department,” he said. The report, which was submitted on June 4 to the Urban Development department, speaks about a loss of Rs 300 crore to the State government by way of illegalities under various schemes. The report states that the government has already handed over the case pertaining to 107 sites to the CBI. Justifying the decision to hand over the case to CBI, Sorake said that the initial estimates of the scam were to the extent of Rs 23 crore. The misappropriated amount was transferred to accounts outside India, primarily to Australia, said the minister.

 

On Housing Minister M H Ambareesh’s reported request to transfer Mathai from the present post, Sorake said that he had not received any such request. “But he has already been promoted and transferred to Bidar. Due to the Lok Sabha elections, the transfer was withheld,” said the minister.

Sorake said that the department was trying to strengthen the Directorate of Urban Development and streamline the site allotment process in the City Corporations. He said that 50,000 sites in Mysore were remaining vacant, despite them being allotted to beneficiaries.

 

Land mafia grabs Mysore Maharaja Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Bahadur’s property

With the last scion of the erstwhile princely state of Mysore, Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Bahadur, passing away more than six months ago, the real estate mafia is eyeing his properties running into crores of rupees, in the heart of the historical city of Mysore.

Astonishingly, two prime properties of Wadiyar were alienated just 3 days before he passed away (December 10, 2013) with the sub-registrar’s office even giving its approval. This prompted the late prince’s widow Pramodadevi to seek a Lokayukta probe. Till recently, the Wadiyar family members were not even aware of their land being usurped by the real estate mafia.

The net worth of Wadiyar’s assets (spread across Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty) are estimated to be in excess of Rs.1,600 crore. He also holds a share in the Bangalore Palace grounds, which is embroiled in a legal dispute after the Karnataka Government planned to take over the same. It is not clear as to how many smaller properties the Wadiyar family owns but the land mafia’s efforts, has shocked the people of Mysore. Incidentally, both the illegal transactions were brought to the notice of the royal family by an NGO (Karnataka Rajya Hindulida Vargagala Jagruta Vedike).

“It is unfortunate that illegal alienation of properties owned by the Maharaja’s family is happening in the CM’s hometown. He has agreed to look into the matter and directed the authorities concerned to take up the issue. Hopefully, the Lokayukta should be able to end this menace,” said Vedike’s president K.S. Shivaram.

Mysore Lokayukta SP S.M. Jagadish Prasad said a probe had already been ordered into the two land transactions and that the properties would be restored to the Wadiyars.

In the first incident, a prime property belonging to the Wadiyars near the Mysore Mall was sold, as if the late prince had given his consent on December 7, 2013 (just three days before he died). The police have arrested two real estate agents and the sub-regitrar concerned.

In the second incident, again on the same day (December 7), another prime property (1.5 acres) was alienated in favour of 70-year-old Siddamma, a gardener in the palace. Apparently, it is shown in the sale deed that Wadiyar granted the land to Siddamma as a gift.

“On December 7, 2013, the late prince was in Bangalore. There is no way that he visited the subregistrar’s office to sign the sale deed documents. This is a clear case of forgery. We need to examine all the transactions to detect such cases,” said Shivaram.

According to him, the real estate mafia has fenced three other prime properties owned by the Wadiyars in Mysore.

 

Siddu Govt Illegally Denotified 707 Acres, Alleges BJP

The BJP has accused the Siddaramaiah government of illegally denotifying 707 acres of land in the Arkavathy Layout by flouting High Court guidelines. 

This is 166 acres more than what Opposition Leader Jagadish Shettar had mentioned when he raised the issue in the Assembly in July. Shettar had alleged denotification of 541 acres.

The committee, set up by the BJP to unearth alleged illegal denotification in the layout, and comprising party legislators S Suresh Kumar and V Somanna, on Thursday submitted a 12-point report to party president Prahlad Joshi.

The report says the scam was perpetrated by exploiting the High Court direction to review all complaints of irregularities in land acquisition.

Huge tracts of lands have been denotified by marking the note “redo” on these files, making it the new term for denotification in the Siddaramaiah government, the BJP said.

“The Siddaramaiah government has committed a huge scam in which thousands of crores have changed hands and huge tracts of land have been acquired by big builders and developers. The entire deal was done just ahead of the recent Lok Sabha election,” Joshi told reporters.

Joshi and Shettar, who first raised the issue during the last Assembly session said, “It is just the interim report and a more comprehensive, explosive final report would be submitted in January 2015. The state BJP leadership will seek advice from legal experts and decide on its next course of action in the next two weeks.”

BJP, which has not accepted the Justice Kempanna Commission on alleged denotification of land, is contemplating a legal fight and is expected to approach Governor Vajubhai Vala seeking his sanction for prosecution of the Chief Minister. Meanwhile, it may launch an agitation to maintain pressure on Siddaramaiah.

Shettar said there was no question of giving up and the issue would be taken to its logical conclusion “as the government has committed huge irregularities”. Of the 707 acres denotified by the Siddaramaiah government, Special Land Acquisition Officers has recommended denotification of 390 acres during the Shettar regime. “However, I did not approve it when I was the Chief Minister. The Siddaramaiah government has denotified 707 acres, including the 390 acres,” Shettar said.

The BJP released a report on illegal denotification of land in the Arkavathy Layout by the Siddaramaiah government.

The Charges

■ The HC’s six-point guidelines state that denotification could be considered only if:  the said land comes under the Green Belt Area, if the land has already been built up, if the land has been released for charitable trusts, if there is a nursery on the land, if any industry has come up on the land and if the land is contiguous with the above categories, based on the status of the said land as in 2003.

■ For instance, 54 acres of land has been denotified in 2014 ignoring the report of officials who studied the status of the land and had stated that it cannot be denotified. The BJP report says that the land has been denotified flouting the HC guidelines as it involved a deal of hundreds of crores.

■ In a midnight move, 52 acres was denotified without considering any of the guidelines set by the HC based on the only reason that the BDA had received an application seeking denotification.

■ BDA, which had filed an affidavit in the HC to continue land acquisition in Kempapura and Sriramapura villages, later violated its own commitment and denotified huge tracts of land in these two villages after passing a resolution.

■ The BJP report has also suspected malafide intentions in denotification of 20 acres of land in which Tata Housing had shown keen interest.

■ Utter confusion prevails after denotification of land on which Khadi Village Industries Board had allotted sites for about 200

applicants, as there is no clarity on whether the land has been denotified in

favour of the farmers or the board.

■ About 300 site allottees in Arkavathy Layout are left in the lurch as the lands on which their sites have been developed have also been denotified.

 

Who encroached Bengaluru?

 

For 11,595 lake encroachers in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts, February 29th is the deadline. They can submit their grievances or objections in response to the notices served to them by revenue officials, on encroachment. Though this date may be extended for a few more days, not much time is left for those who wish to communicate their version to the committees headed by tahsildars of respective taluks. This also gives a chance to those who have information on encroachments to share it with the committee.

A 11-member Committee of the Legislative Assembly headed by K B Koliwad, Ranebennur MLA and Legislative Assembly Committee chairman, had recently declared that prominent developers are major encroachers of tanks and tank beds in Bengaluru. The statement was based on a physical survey conducted by the Directorate of Survey, Settlement and Land Records in Karnataka. The Committee had also visited several lakes in the city and verified documents from BDA, BBMP and Lake Development Authority. According to the survey by the Directorate of Survey, Settlement and Land Records: Total encroachment in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts: 10,472 acres Encroachment in Bengaluru Rural : 6,195 acres. Encroachment in Bengaluru Urban is 4,277 acres. Encroachment by private parties:  7,185 acres Encroachment by government parties: 3,287 acres. Encroachment in Bengaluru North : 1,171 acres – highest in Bengaluru Urban. Encroachment in Hoskote:3,113 acres – highest in Bengaluru Rural

The committee has been issuing show-cause notices to the encroachers to give them a fair chance to submit their version. Koliwad committee will prepare their final report based on inputs to the data that has been shared now. K B Koliwad informed Citizen Matters that as per the system of natural justice, the Committee decided to give an opportunity to the lake encroachers to submit their objections or grievances. Their responses will be examined and scrutinised by the committees headed by jurisdictional Assistant Commissioners. The Committee, while verifying the claims made by encroachers, will also do spot inspections after March, if the need arises. Based on the reports submitted by ACs of various sub-divisions, the Legislative Committee will prepare the encroachment report and submit it to the legislature, along with recommendations, Koliwad said.

He added that the last date for responding to notices which has been currently set as February 29th, could be extended for a few days, as the government officials are now busy with panchayat elections and are unable to attend to the encroachment issue. People can also share information on encroachments, with the committee. Some of the prominent private and government encroachers listed in the survey report are:

Private: Harmony Developers, Divyashree Tech Park, St Ann’s Junior College (KR Puram), Bagmane Developers, Garden City College Bhattarahalli, National College ground, NICE Road, Shobha Developers, SV Lake View Apartment, JSS High School, Prestige Group of Companies, SLN Public School, Aishwarya Apartment, Oberoi Group, Garden View Apartment, Adarsh Developers, Prestige Group, N D Developers apartments, Sriram apartments,

Government: KIADB, BBMP, Kempegowda Hospital and College, BDA, KSPCB, Slum Board, Education department (various government schools), Railway department, Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd, Karnataka Housing Board, Forest Department, International Airport Authority (for Kempegowda International Airport), various road departments, Indian Oil Corporation, Horticulture Department, BMTC, DRDO.

The survey report with the list of encroachers is available here: http://www.kla.kar.nic.in/assembly/commhc3/bangalore_urban_rural_tanks_report_11012016.pdf   

 

 

All builders have encroached land: KB Koliwad

 
House committee points to real estate big players for allegedly encroaching city lakes.
Legislative Assembly Committee chairman and senior Congress MLA K.B. Koliwad at a press conference on lake encroachments and water bodies in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts on Friday. (Photo: DC)

 Legislative Assembly Committee chairman and senior Congress MLA K.B. Koliwad at a press conference on lake encroachments and water bodies in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts

Bengaluru: House Committee on Tank Encroachment and Rejuvenation, Chairman, K. B. Koliwad on Friday named many big names in the real estate sector for allegedly encroaching lakes in and around city. The names include Sobha Developers, Brigade Group, Prestige Group, Adarsh Developers, DS Max Group, Bagmane Tech Park, among others.

The committee has not even spared government agencies such as Bengaluru Development Authority and BBMP, as these two agencies are major encroachers among the government departments. Both private and government agencies together encroached  10,472 acre, while various government agencies have encroached 3,287 acres and private builders, including slum dwellers, have encroached 7,185 acres in the city.

According to the Committee the encroached land value is estimated at more than `1.5 lakh crore. Doresani Palya Lake was encroached upon by the BDA and developed as a layout with sites allotted to Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah himself. Though Mr Thimmappa retained the site, Mr Siddaramaiah sold his site sometime back.

Mr Koliwad told reporters that the IT boom contributed to the greed of these private builders and this led to the encroachment of lakes in and around the city.

“During our investigations it was revealed that several forged documents were fabricated within no time to aid these encroachments,” he said.

According to him, Bengaluru Urban and Bengaluru Rural districts together had 1,545 lakes, 2,000 small water bodies and rivulets, which measured around 3,000 acres. “All in all 11,595 encroachment cases have been identified, which not only include government agencies or private builders but even slum dwellers.  Therefore we have issued show-cause notices to all 11,595 people, including builders and common people involved in these alleged encroachments. The last date for them to respond to our notice is by the end of this month,” he said in response to a question.

After obtaining the reports, the committee will give a final report within three months. The committee is likely to recommend seizure of the assets of officers involved in lake encroachments.

The disclosure of names of big realtors and details of encroachments during the press conference on Friday raised questions rather than clear the doubts. Generally, the House committees do not hold press conferences before submitting the final reports to the Speaker. On Friday, the committee did not give an interim report or the final report to the Speaker. One of the members, who refused to come on record told Deccan Chronicle that the committee wanted to wipe out the negative campaign being spread against the committee that it was doing nothing. Friday’s press conference was an attempt to clear this, he said.

The synopsis circulated among the media did not have any details of companies that allegedly encroached upon tank beds. However, details were orally shared. This raised question as to why such critical information was not shared. The sudden disclosure ahead of the crucial elections to taluk and zilla panchayats may raise many questions about the political ramifications and the future actions involving this information.

We will prove our point: Suresh Hari, secretary, CREDAI
The Koliwad Committee may have released a survey report, but who knows the basis of this report? The findings of the report are subject to interpretation and have their own issues. At the end of the day, who has sanctioned the buildings and who has verified the title? These are all the acts of the state government and its agencies and we have nothing to worry about. We have procured the land legally, and if the Committee says some of the buildings are on encroached land, we have to remember that it’s not the builder who encroached upon it. We will ensure that the safety of property owners is protected by the association and its builder-members. We have time and again said that our properties were constructed with due diligence. Let the Committee prove that our properties are constructed on encroached land and if it says we are wrong, we will prove our merit and show them we are right. The state government is waking up now and saying that some of the layouts and apartment complexes are constructed on encroached land — this is nothing but harassment. However, having said that, CREDAI feels it’s a challengeable report given by the Committee.

Shut down BDA: Ashwin Mahesh, Urban planning expert
The K.B Koliwad Committee has said that the BDA has allotted 65,000 sites on encroached lake beds and over 3,287 acres of land has been encroached by the government bodies itself. Now, what the Committee does not tell us is how these bodies and officials concerned went about the encroachment. The problem is the BDA is both the planning and implementation authority. When the BDA itself is the judge, to decide what job has to be done and how good the job is, where is the question of quality? There are no strengths, skills or trust to the works carried out by the BDA. The solution to this would be in shutting down the BDA. Or at least, it should no longer acquire land but should get involved in infrastructure development. The magnitude of land encroachment and irregularities is so massive that though there are right solutions, they cannot be implemented. Punishment for encroachments cannot be inflicted in accordance to the scale of the encroachments. How can we punish the British for colonialism? The officials who let the encroachments happen have retired and they will say it was not their fault. Maybe we can move the court and the BDA can be penalized. But there’s no way to inflict punishment to the scale of encroachments. The BDA has become a broker agency and it understands that more brokering brings more income. It’s earning its revenue from brokerage and this has to be put to an end.

Demolish all encroachments: V. Balasubramanya, former chairman, Special Task Force
Whether buildings on lake beds have been constructed with government’s consent or not, all illegal buildings have to be demolished. For instance, in Maharashtra, the High Court ordered that encroachments on the banks of the Mithi River have to be demolished and the court order was followed accordingly. Despite land rates being higher in Maharashtra, the encroachments were razed. So, there should be no excuse in Bengaluru; no yielding even to the claims of innocent builders. The individual plot owners should have known that the BDA is a corrupt organization — when buying plots from them, they should be extra cautious. There’s a legal principle called – ‘buyers beware’ and this should have been followed by individual plot owners. If the state government starts regularizing layouts under the pretext of humanitarian grounds, there will be no end to such regularisation. And getting permissions from government agencies even for an illegal plot is not a tough task any more. If all the violations are regularized in the city, one day, people will have to be evacuated as Bengaluru will start flooding due to the absence of lake beds. Private builders will be aware of the violations and there should be no question of regularizing any layouts or constructions, even if it’s sanctioned by a government agency.

Public consultation next step: Suresh Kumar  MLA, member of Koliwad Committee
We have the data for over 4,000 lakes and the Committee members visited 19 lakes in the city. Interestingly, during our survey, it came to our notice that many lakes have dried up 25 years ago and there’s no way water will accumulate in these lakes again. The Committee is in a fix whether such lakes should still be considered lakes or whether we should allow the layouts to flourish. In the first step, we have released the findings of the survey report and we are yet to tackle the issue of layouts that were formed by the BDA. Since BDA is a government agency, owners who have brought plots from the BDA must be rehabilitated. We have held detailed discussions with the revenue department officials regarding this, and now the officials have been directed to hold public consultations in order to gather objections, feedback and opinions from citizens. Meanwhile, we have also instructed the Revenue department to look for alternatives. We are trying to find out feasible solutions to decide the next course of action.

Brigade Group denies allegation

The Brigade Group has strongly denied the report alleging that it had encroached a lake. The realty firm said it was a mischievous and motivated report. “As a responsible real estate developer of repute for over 29 years, Brigade group has been taking great care to save lakes and conserve the environment. In fact, as part of our CSR Initiatives, Brigade Group has recently rejuvenated 24 acres of Sitharampalya Lake in Whitefield,” the company said. We also wish to inform you that Brigade Group recently won two national awards instituted by CREDAI India for its Corporate Social Responsibility. We won the Environmental Impact Award for the rejuvenation of the Sitharampalya Lake in Whitefield and the redevelopment of the Sangolli Rayanna Park in Malleswaram and the social infrastructure award for the redevelopment of the Sri Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Playground in Malleswaram and the Skywalk with escalator across Dr. Rajkumar Road in Rajajinagar,” the company added 

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Boy Dies due to Industrial Waste

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Editorial :  RIP  Harshal

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PIL –  Young Boy  HARSHAL ’s  Death due to Industrial Waste

 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

CRIMINAL WRIT PETITION NO. OF 2017

 

IN THE MATTER OF

 

NAGARAJA . M.R

editor SOS e Clarion of Dalit & SOS e Voice for Justice

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Hebbal , Mysore – 570017 , Karnataka State

….Petitioner

 

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District Pollution Control Board officer , Mysuru

Joint Director , Department of Industries , Mysuru

Joint Director , KIADB , Mysuru

Deputy Commissioner , Mysuru

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….Respondents

 

PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 12 to ARTICLE 35 & ARTICLE 51A OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA FOR ISSUANCE OF A WRIT IN THE NATURE OF MANDAMUS UNDER ARTICLE 32 & ARTICLE 226 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA.

 

To ,

Hon’ble The Chief Justice of India and His Lordship’s Companion

Justices of the Supreme Court of India.

 

The Humble petition of the   Petitioner above named.

 

MOST RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH :

1.     Facts of the case:

Young  boy  HARSHAL  died  by  burn injuries caused by industrial waste in mysuru , Karnataka.

During  planning of  Industrial Areas in Mysuru , waste dumping yards  were NOT  planned  suitably and  NOT  allocated   sufficient lands for the same , keeping in view  industrial requirements 20 years down the line.

It is like building a house without toilet.

It is criminal negligence of duty by KIADB , Industries department officials  who planned and approved  development  of these industrial sites.

It is criminal negligence of duty by  District Industries department   who gave  license  to these industries in the beginning without physically verifying  about  the waste disposal  methods of these industries.

It is criminal negligence of duty by Karnataka state pollution control board officials  who gave No Objection Certificate to these industries in the beginning without physically verifying  about  the waste disposal  methods of these industries.

It is criminal negligence of duty by Karnataka state pollution control board officials , District Industries department officials  who  are  renewing   License /  No Objection Certificate to these industries  annually ,  without physically verifying  about  the waste disposal  methods of these industries.

It is criminal negligence of duty by Deputy  Commissioner ,  Mysuru District  to  ensure  adherence  to law by  other department officials.

It is criminal negligence of duty , violation of law , CRIMES  by  responsible Executives  / Owners  of the industries who are  dumping these industrial wastes in a  hush hush manner.

 

 

Read  details at following websites :

http://www.newscrunch.in/2017/04/teenager-dies-earth-suddenly-catches-fire-mysore-%E2%80%93-toxic-waste-dumped-says-official-video   ,

http://starofmysore.com/boy-walks-vacant-plot-loose-soil-succumbs-chemical-burns/http://starofmysore.com/boy-walks-vacant-plot-loose-soil-succumbs-chemical-burns/

http://indiablooms.com/ibns_new/video-details/N/92557/watch-soil-catches-fire-due-to-presence-of-rubber-factory-chemical-waste.html  ,

 

2. Question(s) of Law:

Is  commonman’s   life  so  cheap ,  dispensable ?  If so , why cann’t you  dispense off with the lives of  children  of  PCB , KIADB  officials , Industrialists  ? Are not officials  , Industrialists  accountable for this criminal act of negligence ?

 

3. Grounds:

Requests for equitable justice , Prosecution of  guilty officials ,  Responsible Industry owners.

4. Averment:

Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants in the  present case, to perform their duties  & to  avert further  loss of lives.

 

PRAYER:

In the above premises, it is prayed that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased:

 

1.     To  order  for   fencing of the  whole area , where  industrial  waste is dumped causing  fire.

2.     To   order  for   24 X 7 police vigil  preventing any tress passers.

3.     To   order  for  supreme court monitored  enquiry , as the industrialists  are high & mighty and may manipulate the  samples itself.

4.     To immediately  order district administration  not to   go ahead  with  spraying other chemicals over the dumping yard  to neutralize the waste chemicals.  As it will alter the samples  and  criminals , guilty industrialists  will  escape.

5.     To  order for sample collection by multiple bodies , NGOs  , so that nobody can manipulate the samples.

6.     After  sample analysis by supreme court empanelled experts ,  based on expert advice steps to diffuse  chemical waste must be taken.

7.     To initiate criminal  prosecution against public  officials  who planned , approved these  industrial area without provision for suitable waste dumping yard.

8.     To order for  criminal prosecution against  guilty industrialists.

9.     To order for criminal prosecution against  KSPCB , KIADB , Industries department officials who gave NOC , renewing licenses every year  to these guilty industries.

10.  To order  Government of Karnataka , to pay two  crores compensation to  deceased boy Harsha’s family  immediately  and  to recover  it from the guilty industrialist.

11.  To treat this as a PIL and to issue writ of mandamus to concerned officials in the current case.

 

 

FOR WHICH ACT OF KINDNESS, THE PETITIONER SHALL BE DUTY BOUND, EVER PRAY.

 

Dated :  19.04.2017……… ………………….FILED BY: NAGARAJA.M.R.

Place :  Mysuru , India…………………….   PETITIONER-IN-PERSON

 

Shocking but true! Mysuru has no place for dumping industrial waste

Truth is like a bitter pill. It is tough to swallow. Mysuru, which has bagged the ‘Cleanest city’ award for two consecutive years, does not have an exclusive place for dumping industrial waste. Shocking but it’s true!

The industrial area in the Mysuru district does not have any specific place to dump the industrial waste or hazardous waste. As soon as the news of a 14-year-old boy Harshal, who succumbed with severe burns after stepping in to an open site at Sadanahalli, came to light, localites alleged that the boy may have died when he stepped in to the chemical and hazardous wastes that were dumped illegally in the open place.

City Today went on a reality check to identify where the chemical and industrial wastes are dumped in the city. We found that there is not even a single dumping yard or industrial waste disposal unit across the district.

There are over 11 industrial areas including Hebbal, Metagalli, Koorgalli, Belavadi and nearly 32,000 industries in the district but most of these industries do not have an earmarked place for dumping industrial wastes. Though there is a rule from the KIADB which states that at least 20 acres of land in all industrial area must be reserved for disposal of Hazardous waste, the concerned officials in the district have failed to act.

For more than a decade, Mysore industries Association (MIA) has been battling to bring a dumping yard in the district. In 2007, the MIA requested the KIADB to allot land to set up a waste disposal unit. However, in the year 2009, the state government allotted three acres of land near Koorgalli Industrial area and decided to grant the maintenance responsibility to MIA. But later, the KIADB handed over only part of the land from the allotted property. Realising the fact that the industrial waste can’t be disposed in the partial land, MIA requested the KIADB to at least provide 5 acre of land and the officials agreed orally. But nothing has happened so far.

Speaking to City Today, Secretary of MIA, Suresh Kumar Jain said, “There is no dumping yard or an industrial waste disposal unit in the district. Though we have met and discussed with the concerned officials to sanction a suitable place, the proposal is still in papers and hasn’t come in to force.”

“The issue was brought to the notice during single window meetings but no proper action has taken place till now,” he added.

Last year, Mysuru’s waste management scored over Chandigarh to clinch cleanest city title. It is high time for concerned officials to allot an exclusive place for dumping industrial waste in the district keeping health hazards in mind.

Mysuru: Boy’s death – did currency note printing chemical wreak havoc?

Mysuru, Apr 18: It has been confirmed that waste containing water sensitive chemicals had claimed the life of a boy at Naganalli in the outskirts of the city.

A team of experts, led by the district administration, which collected samples of sand from the area, has sent them for laboratory testing. The team found that the temperature of sand at the spot, which is finer as compared to sand found in other areas in the village, has brown and grey hues. Temperature at the spot stands at 110 degree Celsius, which is quite high. Chairman of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Laxman, said that four samples from the spot and five from other areas around it have been collected and sent for testing. Geologists and environment pollution officials were among those who visited the area.

Some villagers have complained that discharge of poisonous chemicals by some factories located near this area has caused this catastrophe. Former chief minister of the state, H D Kumaraswamy, relying on certain sources, has placed the blame on the government mint in the city for the tragedy, duly accusing it of disposing off printing chemical waste at the spot. Secretary of Mysore Industries Association, Suresh Kumar Jain, also has supported this notion. He has alleged that the association had complained about the unscientific disposal of printing chemicals by Reserve Bank of India about five years back and that the Reserve Bank neither took steps to correct its mistakes nor did it establish waste processing plant.

Some scientists attribute this phenomenon to the presence of chemicals like Phosphorous and Sodium Hydrate. There have also been chances of graphite and lead having caused the death. The experts hope to receive test reports in about two weeks time. Senior environmental officer in Karnataka State Pollution Control Board here, K M Lingaraju, said that the officials were dumbstruck about the cause of fire in an open field where garbage or chemical were not found to have been strewn around. He also added that the place is far away from proper roads and that no tyre marks were found around the area.

In the meanwhile, district in-charge minister, H C Mahadevappa, announced an ex gratia of two lac rupees to the family of Harshal (14), who died of burns during his visit to the open field for defecation on Sunday. As Manoj (17) suffered burns after sitting on a heap of sand, Harshal, who had accompanied him, had pulled Manoj out. During this effort, Harshal reportedly fell into the heap and suffered severe burns.

Harshal’s father, Murthy, who held the factories located around the area responsible for the death of his son, also criticized the officials for not doing their duty of taking steps against the guilty promptly. He wants the officials to at least wake up now to the danger posed by chemical waste and take preventive measures before the waste causes further devastation.

 

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April 14, 2017

Greedy Judges SALARY HIKE performance NIL

Filed under: dalit human rights — Nagaraja M R @ 6:08 am

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Editor: NAGARAJA.M.R… VOL.11 issue.15… . 19  / 04 / 2017

 

Editorial :  Greedy Judges  SALARY HIKE  performance  NIL

 

Even  after one year  , why no  legal action has been taken against tormentors of Dalit Judge Mr.Gwal ?

Why no action against judges who committed sex crimes against women , who swindled employees provident fund money , etc , While Judges belonging to powerful castes , having influence , who have done grave crimes are let off , their cases buried. Justice karnan is tortured as he is a dalit without any influence for exposing crimes. So called learned advocates are defying gentleman’s boundaries and personally calling a judge as lunatic. Are those learned advocates cultured , gentleman , what they have done to safeguard justice. Read JUSTICE KARNAN VICTIMIZED in web news paper SOS E CLARION OF DALIT. Judge’s Mafia. Overall in this saga certain people want to bury the corruption allegations made by Justice Karnan, by diversion from core issue of corruption by judges. In the same way dalit judges Justice Gwal & Justice Ramakrishna were tortured by High ranking judges , where is the justice to these persecuted dalit judges ? Why not their tormentors high court & supreme court judges legally prosecuted under Prevention of Atrocities Act against SC /ST ?

 

Judges  SEX  crimes

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/judges-sex-crimes

 

A – Z   of   Manipulation  of  Indian  Legal  System

 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/187575206/A-Z-of-Manipulation-of-India-Legal-System   ,

 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/173854541/Chief-Justice-of-India-A-Criminal   ,

 

 

50% of higher judiciary corrupt, says ex-SC judge Markandey Katju

http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/50-of-higher-judiciary-corrupt-says-ex-sc-judge-markandey-katju/story-Hfu8Ru8o9YfoGOjloboytN.html

 

Eight chief justices were corrupt: Ex-law minister

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Eight-chief-justices-were-corrupt-Ex-law-minister/articleshow/6568723.cms

 

In suicide note, Arunachal CM Kalikho Pul alleges graft by SC judges, Congress

http://www.sify.com/news/in-suicide-note-arunachal-cm-kalikho-pul-alleges-graft-by-sc-judges-congress-news-national-rcruamjjfdhhc.html ,

 

Calcutta HC Justice Karnan calls judiciary corrupt, brings up old allegations against HC judges

 

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/calcutta-hc-justice-karnan-calls-judiciary-corrupt-brings-up-old-allegations-against-hc-judges/story-k0WRYaBWRPYaUI6HgzPDHP.html

 

Traitors  in  Judiciary &  Police

https://www.scribd.com/document/329980170/Traitors-in-Judiciary-Police  ,

 

Crimes  by  Khaki

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/crimes-by-khaki 

 

FIRST  Answer  Judges  Police

https://www.scribd.com/document/336585411/FIRST-Answer-Judges-Police 

 

 

     The  mafia  of corrupt  has never allowed for transparent , impartial   investigation into criminal cases  involving higher judges & public servants. Justice Karnan  is in  the position of  high court judge due to his merit , talent , education  not  on the basis of reservation or anybody’s mercy. Justice Karnan is a whistle blower , he has exposed corruption in the higher judiciary , he has not done any crimes. Now , powers that be instead of ordering for a fair investigation into   his charges,  is trying  all out to silence him. Some  people  are  even making personal  attacks , by calling him lunatic. Those persons may be beneficiaries   of the existing corrupt judicial system and they  want to continue  with this present  corrupt system.

   In a Mental Hospital ward , say there  are number of  mentally challenged patients  playing inside the ward. A doctor & his assistant enters  the ward to  check , give  routine medicines , injections to patients and then all those  patients call  the  doctor himself as  mad. It is the same situation now.

     Are  not  the so called learned , aged advocate ( @ god’s airport )  and  learned   judges   see the  crimes by judges in the past. See  sample cases mentioned above & below.  What  action taken by those  learned judges &   learned advocate , to safe guard law  in the above / below  mentioned cases? Our  judicial  system is  being  weakened  by  corrupt  judges &  few  , greedy   advocates  ( learned  ? ) , NOT by  whistle blowers  who  have sacrificed  to protect the  nation from corrupt people.

    In the past  few judges  belonging to powerful castes  facing  charges of  gravest crimes , got a smooth sailing , their  cases white washed. But Justice  Karnan  belonging to oppressed  Dalit  class  is being  tortured  for standing up against corruption. He has done no crimes. This is the very reason few honest judges  & honest  advocates  keep  silent  fearing  victimization.

   Hereby , we  demand Honourable Supreme Court of India :

1.       To  order  transparent , impartial   investigation into all the above mentioned corruption cases involving high ranking judges.

2.       To  order for filing  charges  under SC / ST Atrocities Prevention Act  against  high ranking judges  who  tortured  Dalit Judges – Justice Karnan , Justice Gawl & Justice Ramakrishna.

3.       To  order for filing  charges  under SC / ST Atrocities Prevention Act  against  learned advocate & others  who made personal attacks on Justice Karnan  by calling him as lunatic and  for  obstructing legal prosecution of the corrupt judges.

 

Jai Hind. Vande Mataram.

 

Your’s

Nagaraja Mysuru Raghupathi.

 

 

 

Chhattisgarh government dismisses CJM who accused BJP MLA of threatening him

The Chhattisgarh government has dismissed Sukma’s Chief Judicial Magistrate Prabhakar Gwal from “service in public interest with immediate effect”, Indian Express reported. Senior government officials have refused to reveal the nature of the allegations against him, and have said the decision was taken after a recommendation from the Bilaspur High Court that could not be ignored.

Gwal had earlier alleged that BJP legislator Ramlal Chauhan had threatened him after he convicted 5 people in connection with the 2011 PMT papers leak. His wife had written to the President alleging harassment, saying that her husband had been transferred to Sukma because of this judgment.

 


·  27 atrocities against Dalits every day
·  13 Dalits murdered every week
·  5 Dalits’ homes or possessions burnt every week
·  6 Dalits kidnapped or abducted every week
·  3 Dalit women raped every day
·  11 Dalits beaten every day
·  A crime committed against a Dalit every 18 minutes· 

 

DALIT  ATROCITIES 

https://www.thequint.com/videos/2016/07/25/caste-violence-in-india-is-not-new-and-seems-to-be-getting-worse 

 

Atrocities  on   Dalits by Judges  – SHAME SHAME

–          An Appeal to Honourable Supreme Court of India, National Human Rights Commission & National Commission  for  Scheduled  Castes  /  Scheduled  Tribes

 

        The track record of apex court is not clean. There is secrecy involved in selection , promotion , transfer of judges to high court & supreme court. Supreme court judges take huge pay , perks from public exchequer ( now on the verge of getting triple fold increase in pay ) but are not accountable to public. They don’t give information to public , concerning judges and national security , public welfare.

   Consider the case of Dalit judge of sukma , chattisgarh , he was removed for being honest , for upholding law ? Now, Justice Karnan a whistle blower is being victimized. Apex court is not looking seriously  at issues  raised by justice karnan but concentrating on silencing him.

  When other high ranking judges  ( having  influence  & belonging to upper castes )  were accused of more grave crimes like  involvement  in sex racket , sex crimes against women , national security crimes  , etc , they were treated with kid gloves , cases hush hushed , white washed.  Inspite of  fervent  appeals  even  apex court didn’t bother to  conduct a public , transparent enquiry. Now apex court  has  initiated  suo motto  “contempt proceedings “ against  Justice Karnan as he  is a  DALIT  , without influence of powers that be.

  When  a  poor  dalit person  or  person  belonging to  weaker section , SC / ST  builds  a temporary hutment  on government land  , officials  , police take suo motto  action , evicts that person & razes down that hutment immediately.  Where as when a rich person belonging to upper caste , having influence of powers that be   builds  huge buildings usurping government land , lake bed , etc no suo motto action by police . Officials , police don’t  take action  inspite of repeated appeals by concerned public.  The courts of justice instead of upholding public cause , gives stay orders  protecting rich land grabbers but in the same fashion  judges don’t come to the rescue of poor  dalit  hut dwellers.  Even  when  land grabbings were brought to the notice  of apex court at the very early stage  itself,  apex court  instead of preventing  the land grabbing  silently allowed  the grabbers to continue  with their land crimes.  The enactments of laws by various state governments  including   government of Karnataka  regularizing illegal land constructions  is solely to benefit  greedy , rich land grabbers belonging  to upper castes. Inspite of repeated appeals the apex court has not annulled those  illegal laws of various state governments.

 

Just  consider the prison population in  india ,  80% of prisoners are under trials and  majority of them are dalits, tribals  , belongs to weaker sections , SC / ST. Most of  them cann’t afford lawyers , most of them are implicated by their  upper caste masters , land lords .  Even within the prison  , their rights are not respected by authorities , are treated worse than animals.  Where as   deadly criminals   convicted of gravest crimes ( but  rich , belongs to upper castes)  enjoys many luxuries within the prison.  It proves the vulnerability of the  dalits , weakers sections in india.

  So many dalits , weaker section people   were  cheated  of  their job oppurtunities in mysuru university , KSOU , Various Government  Medical  colleges , Government aided  ITIs , Polytechnics in Karnataka state  by scheming  upper caste officials.  Inspite of repeated appeals , why apex court has not taken legal prosecution to logical end and ensured justice to  aggrieved dalits ?  What action supreme court has taken against  KPSC , VYAPAM members who denied  job oppurtunities to merited candidates , dalit & weaker section candidates ?  ? let alone take  suo motto action . No action to logical end. 

Day in day out  there are rampant atrocities against dalits , weaker sections of people  by public servants , judges are not doing their duties properly. Supreme court judges are enjoying lakhs of rupees pay , perks , 5 star bungalows  , foreign trips , weeks long summer / winter  paid  vacations  , proposed triple  fold salary hike  all at tax payer’s expense.  These judges must be first booked for “Atrocities against Dalits , Weaker sections”  under SC / ST Atrocities Prevention Act.

   If at all , Supreme Court of India is impartial , without bias , let it come out clean :

1.                   To immediately  stay contempt proceedings against Justice Karnan and Order impartial enquiry against  judges accused of corruption , impropriety by Justice Karnan and all other issues raised by him. Take the help of Justice Karnan in collecting evidences.

2.                   Order impartial enquiry against almost half of former chief justices of india accused of corruption by NGOs.

3.                   Immediately give justice to past Sukma Dalit Judge who was unjustly removed.

4.                   Immediately  give truthful , full  information , answers  to RTI questions sent to Supreme Court of India by our publication years ago. Inspite of several appeals , majority of questions are unanswered & for few questions got ambiguous answers.

5.                   Immediately take action  to protect fundamental rights , human rights of whistle blowers , RTI Activists & Human Rights Activists.

6. Immediately  take action against  KPSC , VYAPAM   members responsible for illegal recruitments , cancel  all those illegal recruitments and   conduct recruitments afresh  with old candidates.

7.  Immediately  take action against  KSOU , Mysuru University , Government Medical Colleges , Government Aided Polytechnics , ITI officials  responsible for illegal recruitments , cancel  all those illegal recruitments and   conduct recruitments afresh  with old candidates.

8. Immediately  annul laws  enacted  by various state governments in  india  regularizing illegal constructions by  land grabbers .

9. Make public the  names  of  all land grabbers , majority of them belongs to upper castes and  are rich , greedy.

10.  Protect  the rights of prisoners in india  irrespective of their caste affiliations.

11. Ensure speedy justice ,  legal aid  to  under trials  belonging to weaker sections , SC & ST.

12.  Fix lower amount  for bail surety or create a corpus to  give bail  amount  to under trials belonging to SC , ST , Weaker sections , Dalits.  Many  dalits who are poor  are unable to pay bail amount  and suffer in jail for years much more than  the legally stipulated punishment even if convicted.

13. Enforce uniform rules , uniform food , uniform health care , uniform   prison cell  to all prisoners  irrespective of  their caste , whether he is  an ex chief minister ,  ex managing director of a big company , ex religious guru  or  an ordinary person , a dalit , a tribal.    Ensure equality  , equal treatment in prisons , jails.

14.  Why  NOT criminal prosecution of guilty   judges   who commited atrocities on dalits  under SC / ST  Atrocities prevention act is  not taken , till it’s logical end ? are judges above law ? why such guilty judges are put behind bars for this non bailable offence ?  only transfer or resignation  of judges  will not serve the purpose , they must be put behind bars & legally prosecuted for their heinous crimes . Is the not the apex court is also practicing double standards & indirectly  aiding atrocities on dalits ? Read following sample cases of “Atrocities on Dalits committed by Judges”.

15.    Immediately admit PILs  presented before supreme court of india by our publication . Read full details at following web pages ;

Traitors  in  Judiciary &  Police

https://www.scribd.com/document/329980170/Traitors-in-Judiciary-Police  ,

 

Crimes  by  Khaki

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/crimes-by-khaki 

 

FIRST  Answer  Judges  Police

https://www.scribd.com/document/336585411/FIRST-Answer-Judges-Police 

 

“There is a higher court than the court of justice and that is the court of conscience It supercedes all other courts. ”

– Mahatma Gandhi

 

“Contempt  Proceedings”  should not be used as a weapon to silence voices seeking  justice , accountability of judiciary. Respect of judiciary doesn’t come out of fear rather spontaneously it comes out of a person’s heart  when  he sees a honest judge doing his duties honestly.

 

Jai Hind. Vande Mataram.

 

Your’s ,

Nagaraja Mysuru Raghupathi

 

Allegations of dalit atrocities and nepotism against CV Nagarjuna Reddy J. of Andhra Pradesh

 

The Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) has written to Chief Justice of India TS Thakur seeking initiation of in-house proceedings against Justice CV Nagarjuna Reddy for alleged atrocities against members of Dalit community.

In a 9-page letter written on August 30 this year, the CJAR has detailed various allegations against the sitting judge including a detailed account of “criminal misconduct” against a dalit magistrate.

According to the letter, one Rama Krishna, a Principal Junior Civil judge in Kadappa District, was forced by Justice Nagarjuna Reddy to remove the name of Pavan Kumar Reddy from a dying declaration recorded by Rama Krishna when he was posted as a magistrate. Pavan Reddy  happens to be the brother of Justice Reddy.

As per the dying declaration given by the victim, Pavan Reddy had doused the victim with petrol and set him of fire when he refused to sign on a blank paper.

“Soon thereafter, on 30.11.2012, it is alleged by Mr. Rama Krishna that Justice Nagarjuna Reddy rang him up, and directed him to remove his brother’s name from the dying declaration. Mr. Rama Krishna also alleges that he was threatened and abused by the said judge when he refused to accede to his request.”

It has also been alleged that the Magistrate was later summoned to Justice Nagarjuna Reddy’s house where,

“….Pavan Reddy and Justice C.V. Nagarjuna Reddy abused him and beat him up. He further alleges that Justice C. V. Nagarjuna Reddy kicked him with his shoes and abused his caste”.

It is Rama Krishna’s allegation that he was victimised following this incident by “unexplained” transfers and suspensions.

Another allegation against the judge is the abuse of power to get that very Pavan Reddy appointed as Additional Public Prosecutor.

“Mr. Pavan Kumar Reddy was appointed as Additional Public Prosecutor in the year 2006 for a period of three years in contravention of the law that mandates seven years of continuous practice as an advocate prior to appointment as an Additional Public Prosecutor.”

Based on the above, CJAR has not only sought an in-house enquiry but has also asked for the suspension of judicial work assigned to Justice Reddy. Chief Justice Thakur has not responded to CJAR’s representation yet.

This is the second such allegation against a sitting judge of High Court of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

In 2015, an Additional District judge from Andhra Pradesh had approached the Supreme Court under Article 32 alleging caste discrimination by a sitting High Court judge, Justice M Satyanarayana Murthy.

The Supreme Court had, however, refused to admit the matter with a Bench presided by then Chief Justice Dattu likening the case to a service matter and observing that the case was a grievance of an individual and cannot be considered as a case pertaining to Fundamental rights.

Impeachment Motion: Five Main Allegations Against Justice CV Nagarjuna Reddy

December 9, 2016 8:45 pm

 

Sixty one Rajya Sabha members have moved a petition for impeachment proceedings against Justice CV Nagarjuna Reddy of the Andhra Pradesh/Telangana High Court.

 

The following are the main allegations against the Judge

Misused his position as HC judge to ‘victimize’ a ‘Dalit’ Judge

The impeachment motion describes the allegation made by Mr. Rama Krishna, formerly Principal Junior Civil Judge, Rayachoty, Kadapa District, currently under suspension, that he was forced by Justice C.V. Nagarjuna Reddy to remove the name of Mr. Pavan Kumar Reddy who happens to be the brother of Justice Reddy, from a dying declaration recorded by Mr. Rama Krishna when he was posted as Magistrate in Rayachoty. He alleged that Justice Reddy had summoned him to his home and when he refused to remove the name of his brother from the dying declaration, he kicked him with his shoes and abused his caste.

Charges of Dalit atrocity against spouse, daughter and brother

Another incident of alleged Dalit atrocity pertaining to the registration of an FIR by the ‘Dalit’ tenants against Justice C.V. Nagarjuna Reddy’s wife and daughter, is also mentioned. There also allegations that Mr. Pavan Kumar Reddy commits these various atrocities against the Dalits community under the protective banner of his brother, Justice C.V. Nagarjuna Reddy’s influence

Disproportionate income

The motion also alleges that Justice Reddy abused his position to amass several movable and immovable properties crores of rupees disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Non-Disclosure of Assets and Liabilities

Yet another allegation against Justice Reddy is that he has not disclosed his assets and liabilities in violation of the Code of Conduct that mandates declaration of assets of oneself and dependents by all the judges.

Misconduct when he was an Advocate

It is also mentioned in the impeachment motion that Justice Reddy committed misconduct while he was working as Standing Counsel, for the High Court of Andhra Pradesh.

 

 

India’s courts ‘condone’ Dalit atrocities

 

Caste-blind judiciary fails Dalit victims as number of sex attacks are reported against former untouchables.

 Twenty two years ago, in Bhateri village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, Bhanwari Devi was gang-raped by five men. The reason was neither lust nor just patriarchy. Devi’s fault was that as a lower-caste woman, she had dared to transgress the age old strictures of caste – by protesting against the practice of child marriage, which was a staple among the upper-castes. Hence, he was meted out a “deserving punishment”. 

When the matter finally reached the court, the judge acquitted all the five rapists, holding, among a host of other reasons, that since the upper castes practised strict untouchability, it was inconceivable that any of the five would touch a lower caste woman. Till today, Devi remains deprived of justice.

Now that there is a tidal wave of opprobrium and condemnation against the gang-rapes and murder at Badaun in northern Uttar Pradesh state and the gang-rapes in Bhagana, Haryana, the next question one is confronted with is – will justice be done? And if so, how?

While investigations are still on, and arrests have been made, it is only the first step. The final outcome in the courts is all that matters, and it is here that there is cause for much alarm and disappointment. For, India’s courts have consistently failed the Dalits (untouchables) by steadfastly refusing to acknowledge that sexual violence is perpetrated because of a woman’s caste.

The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, commonly known as PoA Act, recognises rape and other forms of sexual violence as an “atrocity”- an aggravated offence, as opposed to the general crime of rape. The reason is that an atrocity, as philosopher Claudia Card defines it, is a “gross evil – the widespread toleration of wrongfully perpetrated intolerable harm to individuals”.

Because Dalit women’s bodies are stigmatised – they are considered expendable and justifiably available for recreational (pleasure-seeking) or punitive purposes of upper-caste men, the law seeks to bring in substantive equality by recognising the lived reality of the victims.

Therefore, it is imperative for courts to recognise that the sine qua non for the deeming rape as an atrocity under the law is that the violence was perpetrated on the ground that the victim hailed from a lower caste.

Tragically, it is here that the judicial record is one of abject failure. Not only have the judges refused to acknowledge the reality of caste, but have also attributed reasons such as “unrequited passion”, “exploration of sexuality” and let off the accused. Even if there is a conviction for rape, an acquittal from the charges of atrocity renders justice not only incomplete, but also as a travesty.

Khairlanji village in western Maharashtra state stands out as the most infamous example in recent times. On September 26, 2006, four members of Suresh Bhotmange’s (a Dalit) family were killed in the most gruesome manner. His wife and daughter were stripped, thrashed, and paraded naked through the village, before being subjected to a fiendish gang-rape.

Nothing was left….knives, iron rods, spikes of bullock cart wheels- everything was thrust in their private parts. Bhotmange’s “crime” was the police complaint that he had lodged against the upper-caste Hindus grabbing the plot of land that was rightfully his.

The autopsy was done in the shoddiest manner – no efforts were made to test for rape, even though the naked bodies of the two women lay in the village for a considerable period of time. All the accused who were arrested were convicted by the trial court of murder and other offences, but not for rape.

Worse was in store in the Bombay High Court. In its 2010 judgement, the court put down the atrocities to reasons of personal rivalry and individual revenge. Shockingly, the court went to considerable lengths to hold that because there was no evidence, no rape had been committed – completely ignoring the harsh reality – that there would be no witnesses, and that the trial court had committed a glaring omission by ignoring evident facts. If the naked and badly mangled bodies of Dalit women did not stir the court to acknowledge sexual atrocity, perhaps nothing else could have. The appeal against the high court’s judgement remains undecided till this date.

The case of Hanamath was an appeal to the Karnataka High Court against the conviction of four men for gang-raping a 15-year-old Dalit girl. The court upheld the conviction of rape because it could have done little else – all the proof – eyewitness testimony and forensic evidence were stacked against the accused. But when it came to holding the culprits guilty under the PoA Act, the court not only demonstrated its blindness to caste, but took the “boys will be boys” line of reasoning, holding that the gang-rape was “a lustful act of misguided youth”.

Leave aside convictions. How does one prove to the court that a rape was committed because the perpetrators wanted to exercise their upper caste power and pelf? There cannot be any rule of evidence, except that of social reality – that the caste system, in all its vicious manifestations, exists.

Hence, the Supreme Court’s judgement in Ramdas (2006) rankles, and rankles hard. In the dead of night, three men dragged out a young woman of the low-ranking Pardhi caste and raped her. This was after she had refused to obey their summons, belonging to a landowning upper-caste, who wanted her to satisfy their carnal desires.

Of course, they wouldn’t have had the temerity to exercise the same obnoxious power on a woman of their own, or a higher caste, but then, Dalit women are fair game!

But the court was not inclined to accept this, and held – “The mere fact that the victim happened to be a girl belonging to a scheduled (lower) caste does not attract the provisions of the (PoA) Act.”

When a judgement of the Supreme Court deals a body blow to the very foundations of the law which aims to protect, impunity will certainly continue, unabated.

 

Contempt notice shows Supreme Court’s   Anti-dalit  bias, says Justice S C Karnan

 

In what might be a first, Calcutta high court’s Justice S C Karnan, facing a notice from the Supreme Court in a contempt case, has lashed out at the apex court, accusing it of harbouring a caste bias against him.

In defiance of the SC’s decision and sharply escalating the confrontation with the apex court, Karnan accused the CJI J S Khehar-led seven-judge bench of uppercaste bias in initiating proceedings as he belonged to the Dalit community.

Karnan virtually alleged that the court order amounts to an offence under the law to punish atrocities against Dalits and tribals and challenged the court to refer his case to Parliament.

He said: “The suo motu order against me, a Dalit judge, is unethical and goes against the SC and ST (Prevention of) Atrocities Act. It is certainly a national issue and a wise decision would be to refer the issue to the House of Parliament.”

The judge argued that since the order against him was “harsh”, the contempt case should be heard after CJI Khehar retired or placed before Parliament if this was not possible.

In his anxiety to respond to the SC’s February 8 judicial order, Karnan addressed a four-page letter to the SC’s registrar general, a post that no longer exists as it was redesignated years ago as secretary general.

Karnan, who has been at the centre of several controversies, was issued a notice and asked to present himself in the Supreme Court on February 13 to explain “scurrilous” allegations against sitting and former judges.

In response to the apex apex court’s contempt proceedings, Justice Karnan said: “The suo motu petition is not maintainable against a sitting judge of the HC… I have sent representations to various government authorities regarding high irregularities and illegalities occurring at the judicial courts.

I am also a responsible judge to control such high irregularities, especially corruption and malpractice. I have furnished comprehensive proof of unethical practices happening with the respective courts.

‘Upper caste judges taking law into hands’

He had earlier written to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, levelling charges of anti-Dalit bias against the chief justice of the Madras high court in 2014 when he was a member of the bench there.

Referring to the February 8 order that also stripped him of judicial and administrative work, Karnan said: “The characteristic of this order clearly shows that the upper caste judges are taking law into their hands and misusing their judicial power by operating the same against a SC/ST judge (Dalit) with mala fide intention to get rid of him.”

Referring to the “harsh order” passed earlier by a bench headed by Khehar, Karnan said: “Therefore, my deep request is to hear the suo motu contempt after retirement of the Chief Justice of India. In the meanwhile, my administrative work and judicial assignment could be restored.

 

My main contention is only to uproot the corruption prevailing at the Madras high court, and not to spoil the sanctity and decorum of the court.”

 


“I (had) issued a list of the corrupted judges wherein an inquiry is mandatory, as such the suo motu petition is not maintainable. The order of the apex court in the suo motu contempt petition is erroneous and has been wilfully and wantonly and with mala fide intention was passed.

 


Therefore, these proceedings may be referred to Parliament, wherein I will establish the high rate of corruption prevailing with the judiciary at the Madras high court.”

 


Indicating that he might not present himself before the seven-judge bench of the SC on February 13, he said: “The Supreme Court had not granted stipulated time (for him to respond to the contempt notice), which is highly irregular.”

 

DALIT Judge  dismissed for   being  HONEST ?

–       An  Appeal  to Honourable Chief Justice of India

 

       Chief Judicial Magistrate of Sukma District in Chhattisgarh state of India Mr. Prabhakar Gwal is a Dalit , from oppressed class. Being from an oppressed class  , he best  understood the sufferings  of oppressed sections of society , sufferings  of people  , tribals displaced from forests  to make way for  big industries , MNCs. He understood the  oppression of  common public by police , state  machinery  resulting  in common man’s  human rights , constitutional rights violations. He  understood  the machinations of state machinery  to favor big industrialists , also he understood the misuse of office by  public servants  all against the rule of LAW.

       Sukma CJM  Mr. Gwal  sincerely did his  constitutional duty , to uphold rule of law and earned the wrath of powers that be , Criminal Nexus , he was repeatedly interfered in his judicial  duties , repeatedly transferred and now unjustly dismissed from service without  ANY ENQUIRY  giving a chance for Mr.Gwal to make out his case. Whereas  some other  selfish  judges turned their blind eyes  to the sufferings of public ,  violations of law by public servants , intentionally failed to uphold  the law  and got smooth sailing for their  own  career.

       Hereby , We  urge  the Honourable Chief Justice of India  to  order  the Chhattisgarh  State  Government :

1.    To immediately reinstate Mr.Gwal into judicial service.

2.    To make posting at the same place , same court of Sukma , so that he can  complete the cases concerning the  powers that be to the logical end.

3.    To initiate  criminal legal prosecution  against  district collector , police officials , public servants  who directly & indirectly interfered  in the judicial duties performed by Mr. GWAL.

4.    To initiate criminal legal  prosecution against  Chhattisgarh  High Court Judges  who instead of upholding rule of law , supporting Mr. Gwal in his duties  took sides with criminal nexus , powers that be and repeatedly transferred him and now dismissed him from service without  enquiry.

5.    To reopen all the  buried cases which were dealt by Mr. Gwal and buried by transfer of  judge  Mr. Gwal. To take action against ministers , public servants  involved in those cases.

6.    To initiate  criminal action against  sukma district collector , police officials  and Chhattisgarh  High Court  Judges  on  charges of Atrocities against  DALIT  Mr. Gwal  who  was repeatedly  harassed  by  them.

7.    To initiate  criminal  prosecution under anti terror laws ,  against  present  and past  chattisgarh state government ministers , central government  ministers ,  police officials , public servants who  were and are  responsible for creation  of terror outfit SALWA JUDUM  , it’s recent  terror child salwa judum – 2. These public servants   have indulged in terror acts of salwa judum , by aiding & sponsoring it , which is against law.

Date : 30.04.2016…………………………..Your’s sincerely

Place : Mysuru………………………………Nagaraja.M.R.

 

 

Living in fear: Dalits still at receiving end of caste atrocities in Uttar Pradesh

 

For the Dalit Katheria family of the nondescript Daulatpur village in Mainpuri district of western Uttar Pradesh, the New Year turned out to be traumatic.

Hari Om Katheria, 35, his wife Meera and brother Shyam Sunder were thrashed by Chhotey Lal, an upper caste Thakur, for not greeting him with a ‘Ram Ram’.

On January 15, Hari Om was working in his field when Chhotey Lal passed by. Chhotey Lal was infuriated as Hari Om did not wish him ‘Ram Ram’ and thrashed the Dalit farmer with his slippers.

When Hari Om’s wife Meera and brother Shyam Sunder intervened, Chhotey Lal thrashed and abused them too.

Later that night, Chhotey Lal and his henchmen went to Hari Om’s house and after thrashing the family again, set the poor farmer’s house on fire.

The incident was reported by some sections of the media but was largely washed away amid the high-profile family feud in the Samajwadi Party.

Chhotey lal was arrested and sent to jail. However, he is now out on bail and the case is in the trial stage.

Atrocities against Dalits have continued despite Constitutional safeguards that came into force 68 years ago.

“The State shall promote with special care the educational and economic interests of the weaker section of the people and in particular, of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, and shall protect them from social injustice and all forms of exploitation” says Article 46 of the Indian Constitution.

Uttar Pradesh’s Hall of Shame

But Dalits remain the most oppressed section of the Indian community with poll-bound Uttar Pradesh topping the list of states with atrocities against them. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2015 statistics, Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of 8,358 incidents of atrocities against Dalits.

The hacking of a Dalit couple in Mainpuri district on July 28 last year had brought UP into national focus all for wrong reasons. Ashok Mishra, an upper caste grocery owner, had hacked Bharat Nat, 45, and his wife Mamta, 40, after they failed to pay a debt of Rs 15. Four minor children of the deceased couple continue to be at the mercy of neighbours.

This was just few days after the infamous Una incident in Gujarat, where four Dalits were flogged in public for skinning a dead cow. However, there was no Gujarat like-uprising of Dalits in Uttar Pradesh after the murder of the couple. Mishra was arrested and sent to jail and is currently facing trial.

Despite the Centre’s decision to amend the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in December 2015 to make the law more stringent, there has been no respite in cases of atrocities on Dalits in UP.

Prof Rajesh Mishra, former head of department, Sociology, Lucknow University, says: “Had BSP chief Mayawati retained her Dalit ideology, anti-feudal and anti-Brahmin stance instead of politically re-structuring the party to gain power, the situation would have been different in UP. Cases of atrocities on Dalits would have definitely come down.”

UP has been awash with incidents where Dalits have thrashed and even killed by upper caste men for no reason.

In February last year, Virendra Kumar Mishra, a brick kiln owner and his staff in Dabauli village in Unnao district, barely 70 kms from the state capital thrashed a minor Dalit boy, tonsured his head and paraded him with a garland of slippers. Mishra wanted to coerce the boy’s father to sell his land adjacent to the brick kiln to him.

Later, Virendra Kumar Mishra was arrested and sent to jail. However, he is out on bail and the case is under trial stage in the sessions court

When it comes to atrocities on Dalits, it is almost always a familiar sequence of event across different places in UP.

Dependence on upper castes

The fate of Dalits in India’s most populous state remains the same irrespective of the political dispensation. Even the presence of Bahujan Samaj Party, whose supremo Mayawati advocates the cause of Dalits and has been chief minister of UP four times, has not been able to make any difference in their lives.

During Mayawati’s fourth term from May 2007 till March 2012 UP topped the list of states with atrocities against Dalits. In each of those five years, over 7100 cases of violations were recorded.

Former IPS officer of UP cadre, SR Darapuri, who fights for Dalits’ rights, has better explanation for unabated atrocities against them despite stringent laws and four-time BSP regime in the state.

“Crime against Dalits is not simply a law and order problem. It is a social issue which can only be tackled by empowering Dalits who are both socially and economically backward,” said Darapuri.

“Dalits have no land holding and are dependent on upper castes for their livelihood. This overdependence of Dalits on the upper caste makes them vulnerable to exploitation and atrocities,” he added.

The incident in Gaghura village in Sambhal district in western Uttar Pradesh on August 10 last year testifies that not only upper caste but OBCs also commit atrocities on Dalits in Uttar Pradesh.

Sudha Kumari, a 13-year old Dalit girl, had gone to the village outskirts to collect fodder. When she felt thirsty, she went to the village temple to drink water from the tube well at the temple’s premises.

Puran Singh Kashyap, the temple priest, an OBC, and his assistant Natthu Singh, not only prevented the girl from drinking water but also abused her with casteist remarks. The girl narrated the incident to her father Charan Singh. When he objected, the priest and his assistant attacked the father-daughter duo with a trident. No action was taken against the priest.

BSP regime no different

“Attacks on Dalits have increased manifold under the Samajwadi Party government,” BSP chief Mayawati has often issued this statement in the last three years.

But the BSP’s thrust for the 2017 assembly elections is law and order centric and the party has refrained from using any Dalit-centric slogan.

“Betion ko muskurane do, behenji ko aaney do, nirdosh ko na aasu bahane do, behenji ko aaney do and gaon gaon ko shaher bananey do, behenji ko aane do,” promising good law and order and development.

The Dalit dilemma largely reflects India’s economic and social inequality that continues to take a toll on the less privileged..

 

The Dalits | Still untouchable

by Ajit Kumar Jha
 
 

69 years after Independence, political rhetoric and Constitutional protection have failed to end atrocities against Dalits. Is Ambedkar’s dream of social and economic equality a bridge too far?

 

“The State shall promote with special care the educational and economic interests of the weaker section of the people, and in particular, of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, and shall protect them from social injustice and all forms of exploitation.”

-Article 46 of the Indian Constitution.

Today, 68 years after Independence, as Dalits continue to bear the brunt of violence and discrimination-highlighted in recent weeks by the tragic suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Ph.D student in the Hyderabad Central University who hanged himself, blaming his birth as a “fatal accident” in a chilling final note-we could not be any further away from what the Constitution had demanded from a free and fair India.

Students protesting against the death of doctoral student Rohith Vemula.

Students protesting against the death of doctoral student Rohith Vemula. Photo: M Zhazo

Rohith’s is not the lone tragedy. A spectre of suicide deaths by several Dalit students is haunting India. Out of 25 students who committed suicide only in north India and Hyderabad since 2007, 23 were Dalits. This included two in the prestigious All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, and 11 in Hyderabad city alone. Systematic data does not exist for such suicides, but the problem runs far deeper than a few students deciding to end their own lives after being defeated by the system.Dalit dilemma in India reads like an entire data sheet of tragedies. According to a 2010 report by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes, a crime is committed against a Dalit every 18 minutes. Every day, on average, three Dalit women are raped, two Dalits murdered, and two Dalit houses burnt. According to the NHRC statistics put together by K.B. Saxena, a former additional chief secretary of Bihar, 37 per cent Dalits live below the poverty line, 54 per cent are undernourished, 83 per 1,000 children born in a Dalit household die before their first birthday, 12 per cent before their fifth birthday, and 45 per cent remain illiterate. The data also shows that Dalits are prevented from entering the police station in 28 per cent of Indian villages. Dalit children have been made to sit separately while eating in 39 per cent government schools. Dalits do not get mail delivered to their homes in 24 per cent of villages. And they are denied access to water sources in 48 per cent of our villages because untouchability remains a stark reality even though it was abolished in 1955.

We may be a democratic republic, but justice, equality, liberty and fraternity-the four basic tenets promised in the Preamble of our Constitution-are clearly not available to all. Dalits continue to be oppressed and discriminated against in villages, in educational institutions, in the job market, and on the political battlefront, leaving them with little respite in any sphere or at any juncture of their lives.

All this even while there has been no dearth of political rhetoric, or creation of laws, to pronounce that Dalits must not get a raw deal. The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955, and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, prescribe punishments from crimes against Dalits that are much more stringent than corresponding offences under the IPC. Special courts have been established in major states for speedy trial of cases registered exclusively under these Acts. In 2006, former prime minister Manmohan Singh even equated the practice of “untouchability” to that of “apartheid” and racial segregation in South Africa.In December 2015, the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, passed by Parliament, made several critical changes. New activities were added to the list of offences. Among them were preventing SCs/STs from using common property resources, from entering any places of public worship, and from entering an education or health institution. In case of any violation, the new law said that the courts would presume unless proved otherwise that the accused non-SC/ST person was aware of the caste or tribal identity of the victim.

So why have violent incidents against Dalits increased, rather than decreased over the years, in spite of Constitutional protection and legal safeguards? “Caste is not simply a law and order problem but a social problem. Caste violence can only be eradicated with the birth of a new social order,” says Chandra Bhan Prasad, co-author of Defying the Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs. He argues that the upward mobility of some Dalits caused by market reforms post-1991, ironically leads to higher incidence of atrocities in the form of a backlash.

Education, the hotbed
Protest is starting to brew in institutions of higher education. At Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, hundreds of students gathered at the Ganga dhaba on the eve of Vemula’s 27th birthday on January 29 to organise a candlelight vigil. Slogans sliced the silence of the winter night: “Tum kitne Rohithon ko maroge? Har ghar se Rohith niklega (How many Rohiths will you murder? A Rohith will rise from every household)”, and “Jaativaad pe halla bol, Brahminvaad pe halla bol, Hindutva pe halla bol, Manuvaad pe halla bol (Raise you voice against casteism, Brahminism, Hindutva, and discrimination)!” Next afternoon, the students held a protest rally at the city’s RSS headquarters in Jhandewalan to celebrate Rohith’s birthday. The police retaliated with batons.

Organised under the aegis of Joint Action Committee (JAC), the students were led by the Birsa Munda, Phule and Ambedkar Student’s Association (BAPSA), a body formed on November 14, 2014. Birsa, Phule and Ambedkar have replaced Marx, Lenin and Mao in JNU as icons of “identity”, and “caste” replaces “class” as the main issue.Who are the new student leaders? Sanghapalli Aruna Lohitakshi, a linguistics Ph.D student from Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, is one of the founding members of BAPSA, which is akin to poet Namdeo Dhasal’s Dalit Panthers of the 1970s. She speaks of “ghettoisation by upper-caste students,” and “Dalit faculty seats being converted into general seats on the pretext that no suitable Dalit candidates were found”. Though BAPSA and groups such as the Ambedkar Students’ Association spew venom and spit fire, their struggle highlights a form of subversive protest that fights suppression with suicide. To borrow from JNU Professor Gopal Guru, it showcases the “clash between the life of the mind versus the life of the caste”.

The primary reason for educational institutions emerging as pulpits of protest lies in the fractured social structure in universities, where the elite of the Dalits are competing with general students. Not only are they more aware of Constitutional provisions, they feel they are treated unfairly by university authorities and student bodies such as the ABVP by virtue of their selection in the reserved category. This is what Rohith had articulated in his suicide note, and was seemingly corroborated by the circumstances behind his suspension from the university after a skirmish with the ABVP.

Rampant segregation
In villages and urban slums, however, where segregation is rampant to this day, voices are stifled even before they can be raised. A stark example of this is a dusty little hamlet called Sunpedh-meaning empty trees-in Ballabhgarh, Haryana, barely 40 kilometres from Delhi. The tension is palpable, the stillness stifling, as the centre of the village feels like a fortress with 65 Haryana police personnel posted to prevent inter-caste clashes. No one greets anyone, no one is smiling.

Untouchability is practised widely in Sunpedh. Ask about Ram Prasad, a local grocery shop-owner, and the instant response from a young man on a motorbike is: “Chamaron ke ilake mein jayiye (Go where the Dalits live). The upper-caste areas are separated from the low-lying Dalit quarters with mud puddles all around.The entire hamlet comprises approximately 2,700 bighas of land, of which 2,000 bighas is owned by 300 families of Thakurs. The rest is owned by Dalit communities, including 150 Ravidas families, and smaller numbers of Valmikis, Garerias, and Dhimars. Most of the Dalits survive as daily-wage labourers in the farms of the Thakurs.

Here, on the night of October 21, 2015, four members of a Dalit family were set ablaze inside their house: Jitender, his wife Rekha, and their children Vaivhav, 2, and Divya, nly 10 months old. The village erupted in grief and indignation the next day when the bodies of the infants, wrapped in white shrouds, arrived for cremation. Jitender escaped while Rekha suffered serious burn injuries. Their gutted home is officially sealed, guarded by the police.

Jitender’s mother Santa Devi, his 85-year old grandmother Buddhan Devi, his aunt Kanta (all three are widows) and his married sister Gita, sleep in the open in the severe winter cold since the house is officially sealed. “There seems no flame of justice, no place to live, no one to earn, no money for lawyers, no one to care for us three widows,” says Buddhan. “My brother Jitender threatens to commit suicide every day. Suicide, like the Rohith Vemula case, seems like the only option for a Dalit,” laments Gita. A majority of the heinous crimes against Dalits, as documented by the NHRC, are perpetrated in villages in which they are treated as second-class citizens.

But discrimination isn’t a rural problem alone. Joblessness among Dalits runs through the urban landscape as well. According to 2011 Census data, the unemployment rate for SCs between 15 and 59 years of age was 18 per cent, including marginal workers seeking work, as compared to 14 per cent for the general population. Among STs, the unemployment rate was even higher at over 19 per cent.

Violent heartland
Government data suggests that the usual suspect in terms of incidence of crime committed against SCs is the Hindi heartland. Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan top the list with 8,075 and 8,028 cases respectively in 2014. Bihar is the third-worst with 7,893 incidents. Neither the political regime, nor the ideology of the ruling political party, nor the presence of major Dalit parties within the states makes a difference. Rajasthan and MP are ruled by BJP governments, Uttar Pradesh by the SP and Bihar by the JD (U). All the parties are equally guilty of sins of omission and commission.

“The absence of social reform movements in the heartland states in contrast to the southern states has contributed to the presence of brutal caste wars in the north,” says P.S. Krishnan, a former welfare secretary. In the south, the undivided Andhra Pradesh is the worst performer with 4,114 atrocities recorded in 2014.

Part of the reason for this is the backlash by privileged groups against a new form of assertion of rights and display of aspirations by Dalit youth. The emergence of Dalit parties such as Mayawati’s BSP, and the rise of Maoists in Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, explains the rise of violent incidents in these states. An assertion of Dalit rights, whether in terms of identity politics (in Uttar Pradesh), or class politics (Bihar and Andhra Pradesh), leads to a backlash. All through the 1990s, Bihar was wracked by caste wars-most notably Ranvir Sena versus Lal Sena-in parts of Jehanabad, Aurangabad, Gaya and Bhojpur.

Dalit politics typically takes two forms: militant movements and electoral coalitions. The democratic electoral route is ironically poised on the cusp of a cruel paradox in which Dalit groups must either ally with mainstream political parties and risk compromising with the Dalit agenda; or fight it out alone and risk getting pushed to the margins. It is a Hobson’s Choice.

The reason is that the spread of Dalit population throughout India is such that by themselves they are always in a minority. In any electoral battle, they can only benefit if they form an alliance either with other dominant caste groups, or mainstream political parties.

In Uttar Pradesh, for example, Mayawati allied initially with mainstream parties-Congress, BJP and the Samajwadi Party-but ended up quitting the alliance each time in a huff. Later, she changed her strategy by forming alliances “directly with upper-caste groups and minorities”, says BSP’s Sudhindra Bhadoria. “The Brahmins and Thakurs form an alliance with BSP not because they have an ideological affinity but because they want to defeat the Yadav-led SP,” adds another BSP leader. In spite of such alliances, however, the BSP faced defeats in the 2012 Assembly polls and 2014 Lok Sabha elections in UP because its math was trumped by the Yadav-Muslim combine and the consolidation of the Hindu vote.

The way out
The obvious ways to ensure that the lot of the Dalits is improved are education, rise in economic status, market reforms transforming the lives of millions of Dalits living in impecunious conditions. But not many experts are convinced of this path to empowerment. “Market reforms can touch the life of a few thousands of Dalits but it simply creates an island of prosperity amongst a sea of penury,” says Guru, arguing that social movements are the only solution.

Krishnan, on the other hand, believes that constitutional safeguards and protective legal clauses can play a great enabling role. But, more than any of this, a change of attitude is needed among the ruling classes to stem the tide. Perhaps the best solution was provided by B.R. Ambedkar in the Constituent Assembly. “We are entering an era of political equality. But economically and socially we remain a deeply unequal society. Unless we resolve this contradiction, inequality will destroy our democracy,” he had warned.

But nothing learnt; little progress made. The Dalit dilemma, ironically, is the dilemma of India. Some hard questions remain: How long must the discrimination continue? How many dreams must be shattered? How many flames of justice must be extinguished? How many Vaibhavs and Divyas must be burnt alive? How many Rohiths must die to change India, once and for all?

 

Dismissal of a Judge in Bastar: Where protecting of Adivasi Rights is Not in the ‘Pubic Interest’

Written by Praavita


The Queer Case of How a Judicial Officer, who happened to be a Dalit, who is sensitive to Human Rights of Adivasis has been dismissed after the Sukma Police ran interference in judicial functioning making a mockery of the separation of powers between the executive and the judiciary

On the April 4, 2016 Judge Prabhakar Gwal received an automated message on his phone. It said he had been dismissed from his post as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sukma, Chattisgarh in “public interest”. The official letter, that he later received, stated that the State Government on the recommendation of the full bench of the High Court of Chhattisgarh had dismissed him under Article 311 (2) of the Indian Constitution”. The order stated no reasons or charges for his dismissal apart from that his removal was in public interest. Prior to his dismissal, JudgeGwal had faced a series of irregular transfers; show cause notices, though what lead to this dismissal is still unclear.

In the last few months, the state of Chhattisgarh has been in the news several times. Issues that have been covered range from mass violence and atrocities against the Adivasi population to the harassment of lawyers, journalists and activists questioning the State’s actions in the Bastar region. Mr Gwal’s dismissal comes in the wake of these incidents.

The last major case that Gwal was working on was that of the illegal detention of Deva Sodi. Deva Sodi, an Adivasi resident of Sukma district, was illegally detained in Dornapalthana. When the case came up before him, Gwal issued notice to the thanaprabhari (police station representative) who replied saying that Deva was no more in his custody but had been returnedto one of his friends few days back. Noticing irregularities in the police version and procedures, he passed an order stating that the police version was false. During the inquiry, after more than 15 days, Deva was shown as arrested in a thana along with his brother (who was the complainant in the illegal detention case) in multiple cases. During the hearings of the illegal detention petition, Gwal issued letters/notices to the Inspector Generalof Bastar, Mr. SRP Kalluri and the Superintendent of Police, Mr. D Sharavan in Sukma to ask why Deva Sodi had not been produced from Dronapalthana.

Today, Gwal feels that his conduct of fair and speedy trials in Sukma and the issuing of orders against the police led to unhappiness in the police and state department and would have contributed to his abrupt and illegal dismissal.

A few days after he received his dismissal notice, Gwal also received the response to a Right to Information application that he had filed earlier in the month. The RTI response revealed that in February, the Superintendent of Police of Sukma had written to the High Court and the District Judge, Dantewadatwice complaining about Gwal. The first letter, dated February 8, 2016 complained to the District Judiciary against Gwal stating that among other things he has been granting bail to “naxal accused” and such decisions have “adversely affected the morale of the security forces” and “weakens the judicial process”. It first claims that Gwal had mentally harassed police officers. The letter begins by stating that Bastar is a difficult area and in such adverse circumstances the forces go around and puts their lives in danger arresting “naxalites”. But when the police present the arrested people in Gwal’s court he on the very first remand asks them to present chargesheets as soon as possible. The letter states that Gwal questions the actions of the police and genuineness of the arrest. The police feel that Gwal threatens them with action against them in cases where the judge thinks police has made a false arrest.

In the second letter , amongst other things, the police officer accuses Gwal of granting bail to the people they arrest as naxalites. The officer states again that the police put their lives in danger when they go into the jungles and capture and arrest people but Gwal grants them bail, which has demoralized the forces. The officer in the end asks for appropriate action to be taken against the judge.

In any other state the fact that a judge has granted bail to prisoners would not be matter in which the police forces could file complaints. In some instances, it could even lead to contempt of the court. If the prosecution/the police disagrees with a certain judgment or order, then the right recourse is to file an appeal in a higher court. These letters are shocking in that they clearly reveal that the attitude of the police in Bastar remains polarizing – that everyone must agree with the police and their version. For those who don’t agree, or dare to speak out, they have to face the consequences, even if it is a Judge.

This was not the first time when Gwal was at the odds with the police or the state. Gwal has previously been in the news for his judgment in a PMT (Pre Medical Test) paper leak scandal in Raipur. In August 2015 he passed a judgment that convicted 6 persons for the leak. He also passed orders for the registration of an FIR and subsequent investigation into the role of the then SP and Present IG of Raipur, Deepanshu Kabra and another police officer for their role in attempting to suppress evidence in the case. After this, an attempt was made to intimidate him by a local BJP MLA who had been a subordinate of the SP.

Gwal had filed a complaint of intimidation againstthe BJP MLA and DeepanshuKabra in his personal capacity at the local police station. After this all hell broke loose and instead of action against the BJP MLA and Kabra, the High Court issued a show cause notice to Gwalwhich claimed that he has violated rules under C.G. Civil Service Conduct Rule, 1965, under which they claimed that he was required to seek permission of the High Court before filing such an FIR against the BJP MLA and the police officer. An adverse order was passed against him without any inquiry and his one-year annual increment was cancelled as penalty.

Gwal had filed a complaint of intimidation against the BJP MLA and Deepanshu Kabra in his personal capacity at the local police station. After this all hell broke loose and instead of action against the BJP MLA and Kabra, the High Court issued a show cause notice to Gwal which claimed that he has violated rules under C.G. Civil Service Conduct Rule, 1965

In what appeared to be a punishment posting, Gwal was then transferred to Sukma district as CJM, in the Bastar division. In September 2015 he took up his posting where he faced unfair treatment from the start from the police and the local administration who failed to provide him the usual protections given to judges in conflict areas. In his tenure as a judge in Sukma, he realized early on how the police were carrying out large scale arrests and surrenders of what seemed to be innocent Adivasis. Not only did he conduct fair and speedy trials, he also brought to the notice of the higher judiciary the conduct of the police in the Bastar region.

In keeping with his fearless attitude and his adherence to the facts and the law,  Gwal also passed orders indicting a school in Sukma district for taking inordinately high fees. After he took cognizance in this case he received a call (of which he has an audio recording) from the District Collector who said that he should consult him before passing such judgments.After receiving this call, Gwal wrote to the District Judge and Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh, notifying them about the phone call from Collector where he explained that there was an attempt to interfere in judicial process and to influence the court. No action was taken upon his complaint. Instead he received multiple show cause notices as a response to his complaints against some of the sitting judges in the lower judiciary.

In a conflict zone like the Bastar division, where systems and guarantees of due process, and law and order, appear to have broken down, it takes a great deal of courage to be able to challenge vested interests and the powerful and to remain independent in a polarized atmosphere. The casual removal of a district judge, in contravention of procedure appears to reveal the interference of the government and the police in the judiciary.

Today Prabhakar Gwal is back in Chhattisgarh where he fears for his life and for that of his family. He adds though, that he will continue his fight and will use the appropriate legal channels and methods to challenge his dismissal. A Dalit man from a rural background, he practiced for ten years as an advocate in Chhattisgarh before becoming a judge. “If nothing else works out,” he says,  “I will just go back to my village and farm.”

 

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Confession by Chief Justice ?

Filed under: dalit human rights — Nagaraja M R @ 5:33 pm

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Legal  Notice  to  Honourable Chief Justice of India

 

To,

Honourable Chief Justice of India,

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA,

New Delhi.

 

Honourable Sir ,

Subject : Legal Notice to Chief Justice of India

Are  Judges , Police  PERFECT ? Satya Harishchandra ?

Hereby , I challenge Chief Justice of India  in the exercise of my FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES  as a citizen of india , that subject to conditions  I will  legally prove the crimes of  few  judges , police , public servants within  the government service and other  criminals.  Is the CJI ready  to book those criminals , traitors , anti nationals ?

Since 25 years I am appealing to apex court for justice concerning various public issues , no justice in sight but injustices meted out  one after another. But the same  judges are  SHAMELESSLY  taking huge pay perks for years  now are also  poised to  get  almost  triple fold  salary increase.  Parasites  feeding  on  Indian  Public. Whenever questions of accountability are asked  judges level contempt charges  against  the  questioner  or police  fix  him in  fake cases or he is silenced by threats , murders , denial of jobs , etc.  Since 25 years  in many  ways they  are trying to silence me. Just take the recent example of Justice Karnan  who leveled corruption  charges  against specific judges  with CJI. Instead of  conducting a fair investigation into the matter , CJI  tried to silence him by  serving  him contempt notice.

Our Judges , Police are  NOT  Perfect  Not Satya Harischandras . There are  criminals  as well as honest people  side by side  in  judiciary & police.  We  whole heartedly respect honest few in judiciary , police & public service. But  we  detest  corrupt  judges , corrupt police. Honest  Judges & Police are not coming into open to  prosecute their corrupt colleagues,  why ? silenced ?

Criminalization of  all wings of government has taken place , unfit people  are in the positions of power. Corruption in judiciary , police , CBI , CVC , Public service is rampant. Now MAFIA is at work.  Only few scandals , scams become public , many  are buried. If one criminal public servant is caught  other public servant who is also a criminal conducts name sake investigation , gives  report , clean chit. Law courts rely on the government reports as evidences , courts are not bothered about credibility of reports or investigations. It is quid pro quo. Therefore technically criminal public servants are never proved for their crimes & convicted , as investigation itself is not fair.

A Crime may happen without the knowledge of police  but  cann’t  continue for years without the connivance of police.  A  Crime reported to court  cann’t  continue  for years without  connivance of judges.

At the bottom  of  the paper , I have given web sites about  few  ACB raids on government officials  and unearthing of crores worth property.  How they have earned it , by misusing their official positions. Therefore  government reports , records  prepared by these officials , investigations conducted by  corrupt police  are suspect.  But  Law courts in various cases , considers government reports , records  , statements of government officials as sacrosanct . Therefore  in many cases  injustice is meted out by court  , as they depend on  reports of corrupt government officials , corrupt police.

The public servants & the government must be role models in law abiding acts , for others to emulate & follow. if a student makes a mistake it is excusable & can be corrected by the teacher. if the teacher himself makes a mistake , all  his students will do the same mistake. if a thief steals , he can be caught  , legally punished & reformed . if a police himself commits crime , many thieves go scot-free under his patronage.  even if a police , public servant commits a crime , he can be legally prosecuted & justice can be sought by the aggrieved.  just think , if a judge himself that too  of apex court of the land  himself  commits crime – violations of RTI Act , constitutional rights & human rights of public  and obstructs the public from performing their constitutional fundamental duties , what happens ?       

“Power will go to the hands of rascals, , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts.  They will fight among themselves for power and will be lost in political squabbles . A day would come when even air & water will be taxed.” Sir Winston made this statement in the House of Commons just before the independence of India & Pakistan. Sadly , the  forewarning of  Late Winston Churchill  has been proved right by  some of our  criminal , corrupt people’s representatives , police , public servants &  Judges. 

I don’t know whether secretariat staff of CJI office & DARPG / DPG officials are forwarding my appeals for justice , e-mails to you or not. They will be held accountable for their lapses if any. This notice is against the repeated failure of constitutional duties & indirect collusion with criminals by previous CHIEF JUSTICEs OF INDIA. Notice is served against them , to the office of CJI , NOT personally against you.

Please refer my appeal for justice through DARPG ;

DLGLA/E/2013/00292

DEPOJ/E/2013/00679

In india democracy is a farce , freedom a mirage. the most basic freedom RIGHT TO INFORMATION & EXPRESSION , is not honoured by the government,as the information opens up the crimes of V.V.I.Ps & leads to their ill-gotten wealth. The public servants are least bothered about the lives of people or justice to them. these type of fat cats , parasites are a drain on the public exchequer . these people want ,wish me to see dead , wish to see HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH closed . so that, a voice against injustices is silenced forever , the crimes of V.V.I.Ps closed , buried forever.

To my numerous appeals , HRW’s appeals to you ,you have not yet replied. It clearly shows that you are least bothered about the lives of people or justice to them .it proves that you are hell bent to protect the criminals at any cost. you are just pressurising the police to enquire me ,to take my statement, to repeatedly call me to police station all with a view to silence me.all of you enjoy “legal immunity privileges” ,why don’t you have given powers to the police / investigating officer to summon all of you for enquiry ?or else why don’t all of you are not appearing before the police voluntarily for enquiry ?at the least why don’t all of you are not sending your statement about the case to the police either through legal counsel or through post? you are aiding criminals ,by denying me job oppurtunities in R.B.I CURRENCY NOTE PRESS mysore , city civil court ,bangalore , distict court , mysore ,etc & by illegally closing my newspaper. Even  Press  accreditation  to me as a web journalist is denied till date.  there is a gross, total mismatch between your actions and your oath of office. this amounts to public cheating & moral turpitude on your part.

1.you are making contempt of the very august office you hold.
2.you are making contempt of the constitution of india.
3.you are making contempt of citizens of india.
4.you are sponsoring & aiding terorrism & organized crime.
5.you are violating the fundamental & human rights of the citizens of india and of neighbouring countries.
6.you are violating & making contempt of the U.N HUMAN RIGHTS CHARTER to which india is a signatory.
7.you are obstructing me from performing my fundamental duties as a citizen of india.
8. As a result of your gross negligence of constitutional duties you have caused me damages / losses to the tune of RUPEES TWO CRORE ONLY.

9. You are responsible for  crime cover ups mentioned in my RTI Appeals , PILs and continuation of those crimes unabated.

10. You are  responsible  for denial of information,  which  vindicates the crimes of powers that be.

11. You are responsible for physical assaults , murder attempts on me.

12. You are responsible for  job denials to me at NIE , PES Engineering college , RBI Press , Mysore , Bangalore Courts.

13. You are responsible for my  illegal retrenchment from RPG Cables ,  denial of  medical care to  me towards occupational  health  problems.

14. You are responsible for denying me legal aid.

15. You are responsible for illegal closure of my news paper.

16. You are responsible for  denial of press accreditation  to me as a web journalist till date.

17. You are responsible for repeatedly  passing on my appeals to police. So that  they can  take  statements , close the file under the threat of police power.

18. You  have violated my Human Rights & Fundamental Rights.

19. In terms  of  Integrity , Honesty  You & other public servants are  nowhere near  Baba Saheb B R Ambedkar , Mahatma Gandhi  &  Satya Harishchandra . Many Public servants are  UNFIT to be in their posts.

You are hereby called upon to Pay damages to me and SHOW-CAUSE within 30 days , why you cann’t be legally prosecuted for the above mentioned crimes . If you don’t answer  it  will be admission of the  charges  by you.   It will amount to confession of crimes on your own.

If i am repeatedly called to police station or else where for the sake of investigations , the losses i do incurr as a result like loss of wages , transportation , job , etc must be borne by the government. prevoiusly the police / IB personnel repeatedly called me the complainant (sufferer of injustices) to police station for questioning , but never called the guilty culprits even once to police station for questioning , as the culprits are high & mighty . this type of one sided questioning must not be done by police or investigating agencies . if anything untoward happens to me or to my family members like loss of job , meeting with hit & run accidents , loss of lives , etc , the jurisdictional police together with above mentioned accussed public servants , Chief Justice of India & Jurisdictional District Magistrate will be responsible for it. Even if criminal nexus levels fake charges , police file fake cases against me or my dependents to silence me , this complaint is & will be effective.

if anything untoward happens to me or my dependents , the government of india is liable to pay Rs. TWO crore as compensation to survivors of my family. if my whole family is eliminated by the criminal nexus ,then that compensation money must be donated to Indian Army Welfare Fund. afterwards , the money must be recovered by GOI as land arrears from the salary , pension , property , etc of guilty judges , police officials , public servants & Constitutional fuctionaries.

Thanking you. Jai Hind , Vande Mataram.

 

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Date : 05.03.2017………………………………   your’s sincerely,
Place : Mysore , India……………………………Nagaraja  Mysuru Raghupathi

 

Judges  , Police  – TRAITORS

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/judges-police—traitors-1   ,

 

Notice  to  Chief  Justice  of  India

https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/notice-to-chief-justice  ,

 

FIRST  Answer  Judges  Police

https://www.scribd.com/document/336585411/FIRST-Answer-Judges-Police  ,

 

Are  all  Judges  HONEST ? Satya Harishchandra ?

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Public Interest Litigation is an appeal  for justice  to the courts , to redress  the injustices meted out to  the public.  Individual cases of injustices  pertaining to an individual are not covered under PIL, however  an individual an activist  who  is fighting for public causes  suffering  injustices  as a result of   his struggle  ,caused by powers that be to silence him  can club  his individual case under the public causes  (PIL ) he is  appealing.

 

Nowadays people of questionable character , integrity  are being selected to public posts , end result is present day india.  In the following web sites I have shown  few actual cases of crimes by judges & police , just imagine what type of justice common man gets.

Traitors  in   Indian  Judiciary & Police

https://www.scribd.com/document/329980170/Traitors-in-Judiciary-Police

Crimes  by  Khaki

https://www.scribd.com/document/334590032/Crimes-by-Khaki  ,

Police show full bravery , courage , use  full might of law while acting against innocents , commoners. Even  takes suo motto action. Frequently crosses legal limits  while acting against commoners like 3rd degree torture , arrest / search  , seizure without warrant , arrest in mid night , etc . While they are supposed to take action against rich crooks , their own corrupt colleagues  no suo motto action , delayed action inspite of complaint  allowing time for rich crook to get anticipatory bail , no 3rd degree torture on him , no arrest , search , seizure without warrant. Where is the bravery , courage of police ?

Judges show their full wisdom , apply rigid law book while  judging cases of commoners , take suo motto action  where as  cases involving rich crooks comes before them inspite of repeated PILs they don’t consider it , let alone take suo motto action. Judges make far fetched interpretations of law , ultimately benefitting the rich crook. Where is the wisdom of Judges ?
I ,NAGARAJA.M.R. hereby do declare that information given above are true to the best of my knowledge & belief. If i am repeatedly called to police station or else where for the sake of investigations , the losses i do incurr as a result like loss of wages , transportation , job , etc must be borne by the government. prevoiusly the police / IB personnel repeatedly called me the complainant (sufferer of injustices) to police station for questioning , but never called the guilty culprits , rich crooks , criminals even once to police station for questioning , as the culprits are high & mighty . this type of one sided questioning must not be done by police or investigating agencies . if anything untoward happens to me or to my family members like loss of job , meeting with hit & run accidents , loss of lives , death due to improper medical care , etc , the jurisdictional police together with above mentioned accussed public servants will be responsible for it. Even if criminal nexus levels fake charges , police file fake cases against me or my dependents to silence me , this complaint is & will be effective.

   Powers that  be , higher ups have referred all my previous cases to police although in most of the cases  police don’t  have jurisdiction over it.  It  sends  a subtle message by police force to  the  complainant  to keep silent . In the remaining cases  which are under their jurisdiction police  don’t act against higher ups , high & mighty. In such cases police lack  practical powers , their hands are tied although they  are  honest.  As a end result , police  have repeatedly called   me to police station  number of  times  ( have never called guilty  influential persons even once)  took  statement  from  me and closed  the files.  Hereby , I do make it clear  the statements made by me  in my original petitions , PILs , news papers  , etc  while I was in  a free & fair atmosphere  are  TRUE  , over rides , prevails over all the statements made by me before police  earlier and  which will be made by me  in future before police.

If I or my family members or my dependents are denied our fundamental rights , human rights , denied proper medical care for ourselves , If anything untoward happens to me or to my dependents or to my family members – In such case Chief Justice of India together with the jurisdictional revenue & police officials will be responsible for it , in such case the government of india is liable to pay Rs. TWO crore as compensation to survivors of my family. if my whole family is eliminated by the criminal nexus ,then that compensation money must be donated to Indian Army Welfare Fund. Afterwards , the money must be recovered by GOI as land arrears from the salary , pension , property , etc of guilty police officials , Judges , public servants & Constitutional functionaries.

date :  03 .04 .2017…………………………..Your’s sincerely,

place : India……………………………………Nagaraja.M.R.

 

 

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