Plaint against Sadananda

A fresh complaint has been lodged in the Lokayukta court against former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda.

The complainant Nagalakshmi Bai alleges that Gowda has not disclosed a series of properties in his name and in the names of his family members. She said Gowda had ‘illegally’ acquired three properties over the past four years in Bangalore and in Puttur, Dakshina Kannada district.

According to the complaint, Gowda, in 2008, bought 7.5 guntas of gomala land at Bagalur in Jala hobli in the name of his wife, Datty. It is alleged that the 7.5 guntas was part of the 29 acres of land earmarked for the SC/STs by the government.

It is claimed that the land was initially purchased by a person named Ravi and later transfered in the name of Datty for Rs 4.7 lakh.

In his hometown Puttur, Gowda bought two sites admeasuring 10 cents, Bai alleged. It is alleged that Gowda as an MLA in 1998 had acquired the 10 cents of government land through the Dakshina Kannada DC.

In the third land deal, Gowda, using his position as a party leader, had got a BDA site alloted to himself in HSR Layout under the discretionary ‘G’ category.

It is alleged that the site was allotted in 2007 to Gowda and he amalgamated his property with the adjacent site allotted to Food and Civil Supplies Minister D N Jeevaraj.

It has been claimed that Gowda did not disclose the previous two land deals to the BDA and had signed an affidavit claiming he did not own any site in his name or in the names of his family members.

It is alleged that Gowda, when he resigned as MP and became MLC, none of the above land deals were mentioned in his election affidavit or in his assets and liabilities submitted to the Lokayukta.

The case has been posted for hearing on September 10 by Lokayukta judge N K Sudhindra Rao.

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