Denotification of land: Cases registered against BSY, HDK

Denotification of land: Cases registered against BSY, HDK

The Lokayukta police have registered a case of cheating and forgery under Section 420 of IPC against former chief ministers B S Yeddyurappa and H D Kumaraswamy in connection with denotification of land in Gangenahalli.

They have also been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.Jayakumar Hiremath, in his complaint filed on April 30, had stated that the two former chief ministers denotified one acre and 11 guntas of land in survey numbers 7/B, 7/C and 7/D of Gangenahalli with each land measuring 17 guntas.

He stated that the BDA had acquired this piece of land to form a layout in Mathadahalli for which it issued the preliminary notification in 1976.

The final notification was issued a year later and compensation was paid to landlosers subsequently. The land was taken into possession in 1988.

Cases against HDK kin

However, in 2007, one Rajashekharaiah submitted an application for the denotification of the land as he was in possession of the land, although the land was primarily acquired by Thimma Reddy, Nagappa and Muniswamappa.

H D Kumaraswamy, the then chief minister put up the files and subsequently the process gained momentum. Further, B S Yeddyurappa de-notified the land in 2010, according to the complaint.

After the denotification, Kumaraswamy’s mother-in-law Vimala claiming  general power of attorney over the piece of land, executed a sale deed in favour of her son T S Channappa.

The police have booked cases of cheating and forgery against Vimala, the mother-in-law of Kumaraswamy, Channappa, the brother-in-law and Rajashekharaiah.

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