Press Esc to close
Sunday 29 March 2015
News updated at 11:39 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.9°C
Min : 20.1°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

PIL filed in HC against Muniyappa

Bangalore, Nov 27, 2012 (PTI)

 A PIL was today filed in the Karnataka High Court against Union Minister K H Muniyappa and others, alleging, he along with many others had amassed huge amounts of wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income.

The PIL said Muniyappa, Union Minister of State for Micro, Medium and Small Scale Enterprises, was elected to the Lok Sabha continuously from Kolar (reserved) constituency in Karnataka right from 1999 to 2009.

The petitioner, advocate D V Chandrashekara Reddy, stated that based on electronic media reports during July 2011 he found that Muniyappa along with many other persons had amassed huge amounts of wealth disproportionate to know sources of income.

"It is also learnt from reliable sources that Muniyappa and many others have been beneficiaries of "G" category sites", the petitioner stated. He had filed applications under the RTI Act to obtain details of illegal allotments made to several persons who are elected representatives and had sufficient material in this regard.

The petitioner alleged that Bangalore Development Authority had allotted sites bearing No 566, 567 measuring 60 ft x 80 ft in Katriguppe, Banashankari Stage 3, under "G" Category to Muniyappa on July 22, 2002, while he was a Lok Sabha MP.

He claimed that the present market value of the site which was allotted to Muniyappa was over Rs two crore and it was allotted at subsidised rates for Rs 7,51,825 though the market value of the site at the time of allotment was Rs 24 lakh.

The petitioner claimed that BDA had allotted the site to Muniyappa,"just on the basis of an affidavit submitted by him that neither he nor his wife nor children nor any one of his family members, possess or have or own a site or a house within the limits of Bangalore Development Authority or any other authorities (Bangalore Metropolitan Region)" and that he had also furnished a false address to get the site allotted.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Brand ambassador Pranitha subhash at Jewels exotica Akshaya Tritiya jewellery shopping...

Brand ambassador Pranitha subhash at Jewels exotica Akshaya Tritiya jewellery shopping...

Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif with her wax model at Madame Tussauds in London...

Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif with her wax model at Madame Tussauds in London...

Models at a fashion show at IIFT in Bengaluru on Friday night...

Models at a fashion show at IIFT in Bengaluru on Friday night...

People watch the PSLV-C27 take off carrying India's fourth navigational satellite in Sriharikota...

People watch the PSLV-C27 take off carrying India's fourth navigational satellite in Sriharikota...

A view of Vidhan Soudha which was powered off during the Earth hour in Bangalore...

A view of Vidhan Soudha which was powered off during the Earth hour in Bangalore...

Security persons recover articles after an encounter with the Maoists in Latehar...

Security persons recover articles after an encounter with the Maoists in Latehar...

Dancers perform during  procession to mark the Hindu festival of Ram Navami in New Delhi

Dancers perform during procession to mark the Hindu festival of Ram Navami in New Delhi

Youths participate in a rally during Northeast NSS Festival in Agartala on Saturday...

Youths participate in a rally during Northeast NSS Festival in Agartala on Saturday...

Artists dressed as Hindu gods on the occasion of Rama Navami festival in Bengaluru on Saturday...

Artists dressed as Hindu gods on the occasion of Rama Navami festival in Bengaluru on Saturday...

Artists performing ballet 'Durga Saptashati' in Bhopal on Friday evening...

Artists performing ballet 'Durga Saptashati' in Bhopal on Friday evening...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523