HC orders removal of wall 'illegally' built by Ibrahim

HC orders removal of wall 'illegally' built by Ibrahim

HC orders removal of wall 'illegally' built by Ibrahim

Shortly after former corporator N R Ramesh alleged that Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Commission C M Ibrahim has encroached upon BBMP land in Vyalikaval House Building Co-operative Society Layout at Nagavara, the High Court in an interim order directed the BDA and the BBMP to clear the illegal construction of wall. 

Ramesh had claimed recently that Ibrahim is in illegal possession of 19 acres and 33 guntas of land in various survey numbers, including six acres and 10 guntas of the BBMP road. Ramesh had stated that Ibrahim had bought the property from farmers and during registration the status of the buyer was C M Ibrahim, son of C M K Ali. However, the khata was issued in his favour with a different identity, as C M Ibrahim, Chairperson, Karnataka State Muslim Federation. 

The said land now houses the HKBK Engineering College. Ramesh said he had filed a complaint with the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) and the Lokayukta against Ibrahim. 

Subsequently, Vyalikaval HBCS Layout Residents’ Association and 19 others filed a writ petition in the High Court for direction to the BBMP and the BDA to remove the construction of wall in survey number 78/7 in Nagavara. The petition contended that the wall was constructed on the land, inclusive of BBMP road and BDA property. “The High Court has passed an interim order directing the State government, the BDA and the BBMP to remove the wall built on survey number 78/7. The petition is still being heard,” a member said. 

The controversy surrounding the land in Vyalikaval HBCS Layout has been raging since several years. After the Supreme Court order allowing farmers to deposit the compensation to claim their land back, Ibrahim had first bought 13 acres and 23 guntas from farmers. According to the complaint by Ramesh, an additional six acres and 10 guntas of BBMP land was also encroached subsequently. 

Ibrahim refuted the charge of encroachment. 

A senior official in BDA said that the interim order of the High Court was yet to reach him. “We have not received the copy of the High Court interim order which directs us to clear the wall at survey number 78/7. We will take a decision soon,” he said.  

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