Complaints pile up against Aiyappa

 The Lokayukta office received three complaints in a single week against M K Aiyappa, former deputy commissioner of Bangalore Rural district.

Following his arrest on March 13 by the Lokayukta police for alleged fabrication of documents related to land in Madappanahalli near Yelahanka, three complaints were filed against him. One of the cases filed by Vijaykumar, a resident of Vijayanagar, accused Aiyappa and other government officials of Anekal taluk of converting the same land for the second time in Kammasandra village of Attibele hobli.

Vijaykumar complained that one acre in Kammasandra had been registered and converted in 1995 in the name of Meenakshamma.

The land was sold as sites. The same land was also converted into plots and sold to others in July 2012. Vijaykumar alleged that people who purchased the sites the second time have caused them a lot of hardship by trying to evict them. The matter is under inquiry at the Lokayukta.

A complaint by Venkatesh Gowda alleges that Aiyappa had violated norms by the High Court and the Supreme Court, which had directed the establishment of safe zones for stone crushing units.

He alleged that Aiyappa, after the directions of the Apex Court, had issued 105 licences without ascertaining if these units were in situated in safe zones.

All these licences were issued in January 2012 and Aiyappa has been alleged of indulging in corruption to issue these licences. Another case filed against him also deals with misappropriation, though the status of this complaint is unclear. Aiyappa is already facing three complaints in the Lokayukta Court.

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