FIR against Ashoka

FIR against Ashoka

 The Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) has registered an FIR against Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka for granting four acres of bagair hukum land each to Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy and his wife K Prabha in Somanhalli village of Uttarahalli hobli.

The couple had applied for the land in 1999 which was allotted to them in 2004 by Ashoka, who, as a legislator headed the bagair hukum land grant committee of Uttarahalli constituency. 

In the month of May, the allotment was cancelled on the ground that the allottees had furnished false information to the committee. Deccan Herald had broken the story about how Venkatesh Murthy had declared himself as a landless farm labourer while his wife K Prabha had suppressed the fact that she was Venkatesh Murthy’s wife, instead  retained her status as the daughter of Kenchappa even after 16 years of marriage.

Based on the report, the BMTF registered a case of cheating against Mayor and his wife, and subsequently served a notice on Ashoka for making frivolous recommendations.  When Ashoka did not depose before the investigating officer of BMTF, a case was registered against Ashoka and two other corporators.

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