BMTF chief Sharma caught in land row

BMTF chief Sharma caught in land row

BMTF chief Sharma caught in land row

Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) Additional Director General of Police R P Sharma is caught in the middle of a land transaction row.

It is alleged that Sharma was in possession of a residential site when he got another land from a housing society.

The local news television channels, which broke the story said that Sharma had allegedly hid the fact that he was in possession a site to get another piece of residential land.

According to sources, Sharma’s wife, Dr Nagambika Devi, IAS, was a member of Bangalore Metropolitan Housing Society and got a site in 1998, which she sold in 2002.

But three years before Dr Devi got the site, Dr Sharma had become the member of Mysore Police Cooperative Housing Society (MPCHS) and got a piece of land in 2003.

Denies allegation

Sharma said he did not possess any site at the time of site allotment by MPCHS. He added that before the registration of the site, he had sought the opinion of the Registrar of Societies whether he could obtain the site or not giving him all the details.
“After the Registrar gave me the nod, I bought the site. Due to some personal reasons I had to sell it,” said Sharma.

In 2007-08, Sharma bought a residential plot in Doddagubbi village.

Sharma claimed that the State government had sent a letter to Urban Development Department as well as the BDA commissioner in 2009 that it had examined all the transactions and found them in order.

However, former Mayor P R Ramesh was critical about Sharma saying that a person posing himself as an upright officer should come out clean first.