'Another land grabbing near B'lore'


Nanaiah alleged that 316 acres of government land worth around Rs 120 crore, in Teneyoor village in Sulibele hobli was usurped by politically powerful and well connected individuals. He added that around 255 acres of the total land encroached upon was designated forest land with the remaining belonging to the revenue department.

Nanaiah further alleged that fake documents were used and records were manipulated with the help of revenue officials to legitimise the land.

He made a preliminary submission on an adjournment which he sought to move against the government on this issue.

But Labour Minister Bache Gowda, who represents Hoskote in the Assembly, raised objections to it saying the matter was subjudice.

Incidentally, members of Bache Gowda family are respondents in the case at a Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court.

Not a recent occurrence

Bache Gowda said that the land was notified way back in 1938 and the rules say that ‘only a recent occurrence’ can be used to move an adjournment motion.

Further, he said that the JMFC court had granted an interim stay in the case and the case comes up for hearing next month.

Puttanna, who was in the chair, allowed the discussion while setting aside the admissibility of the motion.

In the legislative assembly the issue was raised by H D Revanna (JD-S). Speaker Jagadish Shettar too said he would allow a discussion.

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