Charges against BMTF chief 'null and void': Lokayukta

The Lokayukta police has filed a ‘B’ report in connection with a private complaint filed against Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) Additional Director General of Police R P Sharma in the Lokayukta court.

According to sources, the allegations against Sharma turned out to be ‘null and void.’ The private complaint lodged by businessman S M Alex in the Lokayukta court on September 20 said that the BMTF chief had given false information in his declaration of assets and liabilities and, also misused his position to purchase property in Doddagubbi in Bangalore Rural district.

The Lokayukta court had referred the complaint to Lokayukta police for investigation.
According to the complaint, Sharma had acquired a property measuring 10,200 sq ft in Doddagubbi from Purushottam in 2008 for Rs 17 lakh.

This property was purchased by Purushottam in 2006, even though he had no source of income. The complainant alleged that it was Sharma who had paid the money for the purchase of the property in 2006. In 2008, he wrote to the government stating that he was purchasing the plot for Rs 17 lakh, but did not mention any details including the survey number of the said land.

In his complaint, Alex had stated that in 2011, a rectification deed brought out by
Dr Sharma mentioned that the land was converted from agricultural to residential, but the information was not mentioned in the schedule. While it was mentioned by Sharma that the plot was purchased by paying Rs 9 lakh in cash and Rs 8 lakh through cheque, the cheque was “bogus,” as it was not processed by any bank.

Sharma, the complainant claimed, had not sought for any sanction or permission from the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), even though the land came under the purview of the BDA. The civic authority had also issued a notice to Sharma in this regard, Alex stated.

However, on Wednesday, the Lokayukta police stated that necessary permission was taken with regard to the building plan from the Gram Panchayat of Doddagubbi, which was the authority to grant permission.

The case has now been posted to December 31, giving an opportunity for the complainant to file his objections.

Incidentally, Alex himself is facing charges of land grabbing.

A village accountant of Doddagubbi has filed a complaint with the BMTF against Alex, sources in BMTF told Deccan Herald.

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