CS headed panel to probe into land encroachments

IAS officer to probe into complaints on 12 lakh acres of land

Close on the heels of S R Hiremath a social activist from Hubli levelling grave allegations against the politicians for encroaching vast tracts of land in the State, Revenue and District in-charge Minister V Sreenivas Prasad on Wednesday said that a committee headed by Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee has been constituted to probe into the encroachment of 12 lakh acres of land belonging to the government.

Speaking to media in the city on Wednesday, Prasad said that the probe will also cover one lakh acres of land in Bangalore as reported by a committee headed by then MLA A T Ramaswamy. Another committee headed by retired IAS officer Balasubramanian had submitted a report about the encroachment of 11 lakh acres of land in other parts of the State.

While another committee headed by a retired IAS officer has been constituted to investigate into the encroachments pertaining to lands in survey number four (Kurubarahalli) in Mysore.

Prasad asserted that if the officers themselves are found responsible for the irregularities as alleged by Hiremath, the government will not hesitate to take any action against them.Prasad also promised to investigate into the allegations of encroachment pertaining to the jagirdar lands at Sathegala in Palya hobli in Chamarajanagar district.

Resurvey of lands

Prasad reiterated that in the first phase, a total of four districts in the regions of Mysore, Coastal, Hyderabad Karnataka and Mumbai Karnataka will be taken up for resurveying on an experimental basis. In two years the resurveying will be completed in all the districts. The whole exercise is funded by the central government.

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