Press Esc to close

BMTF quizzes Kumar, Setty in land case

Nov 16, 2012, DHNS : 1:25 IST
Suresh Kumar
Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister S Suresh Kumar and former housing minister Krishnaiah Setty were grilled by the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force officer on Friday for allegedly violating the Karnataka Urban Land Ceiling Act (KULCA).

Kumar and Setty allegedly played a substantial role in the returning of four acres and 20 guntas of land at Laggere in Bangalore to K Gopinath, brother of an RSS functionary, in violation of the Act.

According to BMTF sources, Kumar, accompanied by his counsel, deposed before Deputy Superintendent of Police N T Pramod Rao at about 12 noon. He was quizzed for nearly 45 minutes.

Kumar is learnt to have expressed his ignorance about the case and sought to see the files in possession of the investigating officer.

He claimed that legal experts in the State were consulted and all procedures followed while returning the land.

Setty reached the BMTF police station along with his lawyer at about 1 pm. He was questioned for nearly two hours. Setty too is said to have given a statement similar to Kumar’s.

Both Kumar and Setty told the investigating officer that they would readily co-operate and depose before the officer whenever their presence was sought. It is learnt that they will depose next on November 23.

The land in question was acquired in 1982. Of the 16 acres and 10 guntas acquired under KULCA, 4.20 acres were given to the Karnataka Slum Development Board (KSDB) to construct houses for the urban poor.

When the process to start construction was in the final stages, Kumar and Setty allegedly halted the work. Despite strong protests by KSDB, the land was returned to Gopinath.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Smokes and flame comes out from the window after a high rise office building caught fire...

Smokes and flame comes out from the window after a high rise office building caught fire...

Officials of the Pakistani Anti-Narcotic Force destroy confiscated drugs and liquor in Lahore...

Officials of the Pakistani Anti-Narcotic Force destroy confiscated drugs and liquor in Lahore...

A view of illuminated Swaminarayan temple on occasion of Diwali in Surat...

A view of illuminated Swaminarayan temple on occasion of Diwali in Surat...

Students pose after lighting oil lamps around a 'Rangoli' outside their hostel...

Students pose after lighting oil lamps around a 'Rangoli' outside their hostel...

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti celebrates Diwali with orphans in Jammu...

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti celebrates Diwali with orphans in Jammu...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating the Diwali with the jawans of the Indian Army...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating the Diwali with the jawans of the Indian Army...

President Ram Nath Kovind greeting people on the occasion of Diwali festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan..

President Ram Nath Kovind greeting people on the occasion of Diwali festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan..

Devotees queued at Dakhheneswar Kali temple during Diwali festival in Kolkata...

Devotees queued at Dakhheneswar Kali temple during Diwali festival in Kolkata...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.