Mylarappa booked for abusing cop

Mylarappa booked for abusing cop

Mylarappa booked for abusing cop

The Jnanabharathi police registered a case against Bangalore University Registrar B C Mylarappa for allegedly abusing police sub-inspector Siddalingaiah Saturday morning, during an encroachment clearance drive by the university administration.

The station house officer of the Jnanabharathi police station Balaraj told Deccan Herald that the registrar had approached him seeking police protection to clear encroachments, but the police refused to provide it, saying the matter was civil in nature.

On Saturday morning, Mylarappa took up the eviction drive on his own and started getting the structures that had allegedly come up on the university land demolished.

Balaraj said, “To avoid any law and order problem, I sent police personnel, led by sub-inspector Siddalingaiah, to the spot. On seeing Siddalingaiah, Mylarappa abused him in full public glare and we registered a case against him under Sections 186, 504, 506 and 353 of the IPC.”

A day before taking up the encroachment clearance drive, Mylarappa wrote a letter to K Shivaram, Regional Commissioner, Bangalore about the alleged encroachment of university land by private persons.

The total extent of the university is 288 acres, which has reduced to a large extent due to rampant encroachment. He wanted the regional commissioner to conduct a survey of the property and evict encroachers.

Mylarappa stated in the letter that some influential people from Mallathahalli village encroached on at least 2.5 acres of land and wanted to set up an educational institute.

This matter was discussed at the syndicate meeting of the university on April 5, this year.
It was decided at the meeting to evict the land grabbers from the university land. Even before the regional commissioner could act, Mylarappa swung into action and took upon himself the job to evict the encroachers.

The registrar later told reporters that there were 15 acres of university land in survey number 32. But later, the State government allotted only 13 acres and took away two acres of land for a road. He blamed a private educational institute for grabbing the university land.

On the other hand, Kanyakumari Educational Trust, a private educational institute, whose properties were demolished, alleged foul play by Mylarappa. Hobanna, the founder of the institute, said the registrar got the compound wall in his property demolished illegally.