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Another complaint against Aiyappa

Bangalore, May 4, 2013, DHNS: 3:29 IST
Another complaint was filed in the Special Lokayukta Court on Saturday against IAS officer M K Aiyappa and others alleging forgery and fraudulent practices in granting of land in Huttanahalli in Jala hobli of Bangalore North taluk.

The complaint filed by B Anjanappa of Basaveshwarnagar names Special Tahsildar of Bangalore North Gopalaswamy and K N Sheshadri Gowda as accused.

It pertains to land bearing survey number 50/2A situated in Huttanahalli measuring one acre and 16 guntas and sold to Ere Gowda, the brother of the complainant in 1970. According to Anjanappa, the village accountant, in 1988, changed the name of the owner in Record of Tenancy and Cultivation (RTC) to Narayanappa, the father of Sheshadri Gowda. This was challenged before the assistant commissioner and the RTC was restored in Ere Gowda’s name.

Later, the property after partition, fell into the share of the complainant. He said he sought a change in land use — from agriculture to residential purposes and while Aiyappa allowed the conversion, the order showed that Narayanappa’s land was situated on the northern side of his property.

Sheshadri Gowda filed a revision petition claiming that the land in survey No 50/2A was his, though he had no documents to support his claim. Aiyappa passed an order restoring the land to Sheshadri and the complainant claimed that entries were inserted in the mutation register to show that the land actually belonged to Narayanappa.

The order passed by Aiyappa also referred to a sale deed, allegedly made by Anjanappa’s son Jayaramaiah to Narayanappa, when no such sale had been made by anybody, Anjanappa claimed.

The complainant also claimed that when he went to Aiyappa’s office to ask about the review petition, he was told by private individuals that a favourable order could be obtained if he paid Rs five lakh. The complainant has further alleged that Aiyappa conferred rights over land in excess of available title deeds without any basis and owing to passing of huge sums of money as illegal gratification.

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