Govt bid to dig up muck on Kumaraswamy

Govt bid to dig up muck on Kumaraswamy

According to top official sources, many sub-registrar offices in Bangalore are working round-the-clock for the past two days, searching various documents in this regard.  

Specific instruction has been issued to the sub-registrar offices to search all registrations done for pieces of land that were denotified after being acquired to lay the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) around Bangalore between 2006 and 2008. It was at this time that the alignment was finalised and the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) took up the land acquisition.

JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy was at the helm of affairs when this process took place. The PRR project requires an estimated 1,600 acres of land.  In the wake of allegations of dubious land deals involving his relatives and colleagues, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa had said that he would expose the Opposition leaders, especially those from the JD(S), by releasing advertisements on the alleged land scams. Sources said hundreds of acres of land acquired by the BDA to pave the PRR had been denotified.

The staff of all sub-registrar offices in these places were sifting through documents to see if any de-notified land had been registered in the name of Opposition leaders. Many of them are even foregoing their weekly holidays on Sunday in search of any incriminating evidence. However, official sources admitted that they were not successful in their search.

Meanwhile, Kumaraswamy alleged that the Registration Department is conducting the search following an instruction from the chief minister’s office. “Let Yeddyurappa order a CBI probe into the  property owned by my family. If the chief minister had approached me personally, I myself would have given all information about the assets we have,” he said.

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