Lok Court remands Urban DC, 3 others to JC till tomorrow

Lokayukta Court today remanded to judicial custody till tomorrow Deputy Commissioner, Bangalore Rural District M K Ayappa and three other officials who were arrested by Lokyukta police in a private complaint alleging illegal acquisition of government land through forged revenue documents.

All the four accused, who were arrested by Lokayukta police yesterday and remanded to their custody till today evening by the Lokayukta court, were produced before Judge N K Sudhindra Rao who remanded them to judicial custody till tomorrow.

Meanwhile, all the four filed bail applications to which the court directed the prosecution to file its objections by tomorrow.

The accused Ayappa, K Gopalaswamy, Special Tahsildar, Bangalore North Additional Taluk Yelahanka, N Balakrishnamurthy, Revenue Inspector Hesaraghatta Hobli, Bangalore North Additional Taluk and K V Ravikumar, Sub-Resgistrar, Hesaraghatta Sub-Registrar's office, Bangalore.

On a private complaint filed before Lokayukta court by a farmer P Anil Kumar and two others hailing from Maddapanahalli village on last year, the court had ordered probe on Nov 5, 2012 and based on this a criminal case was registered in Bangalore city Lokayukta Police station for the offences punishable under sections 13(1)(c), (d) and (e) and 13(2) rw section 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and under various sections of the IPC including 406,409,420,474 rw section 120-B and and 149.

During the course of investigation, the allegations of fabircation of documents, misuse of official power in order to transfer of Khatha of 32 acres of government land in Maddapanahalli village, Bangalore North Taluk in the name of one Narasimhaiah and subsequent sale of the said land to other accused for a sum of Rs 7 crore were prima facie proved against the above accused persons.

The 11 others accused in the complaint filed on October 9, lst year include BJP MLA from Yelahanka assembly constituency S R Vishwanath.

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