Legislator, officers flayed for nameboard error at new PHC

Legislator, officers flayed for nameboard error at new PHC

Inclusion of land donors name, who had opted for legal battle, in eye of storm

Karnataka Congress Committee for Backward Classes, State Co-ordinator T M Ashok Kumar addressing the media at  a press conference at Toralakki on Wednesday. Gram  Panchayat member Ashok and leader Sriramulu are also with him. DH Photo

Speaking with mediapersons at the Travellers’ Bungalow here on Wednesday, State Co-ordinator of the Karnataka Congress Committee for Backward Classes, T M Ashok Kumar, said for the last 20 years, a person by name Hyder Sabi had approached the court against the construction of the primary health centre, claiming that the site belonged to him.

He had declared a war against the Government terming its move as illegal for approving the construction of the primary health centre on a private land. It was ironical to note that his name had been prominently displayed on the board and he was also felicitated during the inauguration of the primary health centre building.

The officers and the MLA, S N Krishnaiah Setty had insulted the residents of Toralakki by honouring Hyder Sabi during the inauguration, the co-ordinator alleged.

Claimed land ownership

Ashok Kumar further said that Hyder Sabi had been serving as a teacher from 1958 to 1990. During this period, he had furnished fake documents to the Government and had claimed that the land rightfully belonged to him since he had been tilling the land for the last several years.

He had filled the form no 7 and had claimed ownership of the land, based on the legal loopholes which supported his claim.

However, the basic question lies in the fact that are Government employees entitled for land? Ashok Kumar questioned and further explained that by fighting a legal battle for the last 20 years, he had deprived the residents of Toralakki village and the surrounding areas from medical facilities for such a lengthy period.

The people had to face a legal hurdle and had to wait for long years to get facilities which they were rightfully entitled for. All those who were responsible for the political drama that unfolded on the inauguration day, should be legally dealt with.

Name not deleted

And when the deputy commissioner arrived on the spot and realised the folly, he immediately instructed the officers concerned to set right the mistake by dropping the name of the land donor from the display board.

Even after the inspection and instructions by the deputy commissioner, the name of the donor continues to remain on the display board. No measures have been taken so far to delete the name, Ashok Kumar added.

“There are so many burning issues bugging the taluk. The people here have been reeling under acute drinking water shortage. Instead of paying attention in solving such problems, it is pity to note that the MLA was more interested in raking up such controversies,” he alleged.

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