Case filed against Health & Family welfare Min Arvind Limbavali

A private complaint was today filed before the Lokayukta court against Health and Family Welfare Minister Arvind Limbavali and 10 others for alleged violation of rules to favour a private builder 'for pecuniary gain.'

Complainant N Nagaraj alleged that Limbavali as education minister in 2009 had favoured builder DLF putting up an unauthorised construction in Hulimavu area by directing Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (city corporation) to widen the road there in violation of the Revised Master Plan, 2015.

The letter was issued by Limbavali on October 21, 2009, in violation of Karnataka Town Planning Act and Karnataka Municipal Act to the firm for pecuniary gain, he alleged.

Nagaraj, owner of the adjacent land, said he had executed a Joint Development Agreement with one Kiran, since deceased, for construction of six floors. After her death on October 23, 1998, her mother Kasturi came forward to complete project and so the Power of Attorney was executed in her name.

Kasturi, the eighth accused, executed a relinquishment deed of his property without any authority to favour DLF again for pecuniary gain, following which Limbavali issued direction to widen the road from 18 m to 24 m, he alleged.

Nagaraj prayed the court initiate a probe under Section 13 of Prevention of Corruption Act and sections of the IPC.

The other accused include former Commissioner of Bangalore Development Authority, Bharat Lal Meena, K M Shivakumar, former administrator BBMP, Laksmeesh, Executive Engineer BBMP and K P Singh, Chairman of DLF Company.

Judge N K Sudhindra Rao adjourned the matter for further hearing to October 31.

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