MLA alleges sale of Civic Amenity sites to individuals

HUDA in dock: demands action on guilty

Addressing a news conference here on Monday, he said the layout was developed by the Telecom Employees Housing Co-operative Society in Dooravaninagar. At that time, they had reserved around 24, 440 sq mtrs of land for civic amenity as per the guidelines of the Department of Town Planning, Hassan Urban Development Authority.

In  2000—01, the members of Kamadhenu Sahakari Vidyashrama applied for the allotment of land to construct an orphanage and a school. The members of HUDA discussed the matter and approved allotment of the land on May 8, 2001.

The authority also received a demand draft of ` 68,100 for the allotment of land.
The MLA said subsequently, the HUDA officials sent a letter of cancellation to the Vidyashrama and returned the money in December, 2010. The HUDA sold the same land a private person on this January 20 for R`1.57 lakh. The president, G K Shivaram and secretary, V C Ramakrishna of of the society got a sale deed done in favour of Nagarathanamma of Gavenahalli village. On January 21, the same had been registered in the name of Nagarathna.

The MLA alleged that sale of land reserved for public purpose is illegal. Besides, this deal has been finalised without discussing at the society’s general body meeting. Even this has not been brought to the notice of the deputy commissioner. A detailed probe is needed to nail the culprits, he added.

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