Documents nail chief secretary's lie

Documents nail chief secretary's lie

Mother converted farmland for commercial use

Documents nail chief secretary's lie

Chief Secretary Arvind Jadhav had claimed that his mother had bought land at Ramanayakanahalli near Anekal taluk from the proceeds of the sale of agricultural land near Devanahalli.

But Jadhav’s claims seem to be factually incorrect.Tarabai Maruthirao Jadhav, the chief secretary’s mother, formed a commercial layout on her 16-acre land located in survey numbers 76A, 77A, 80 and 81 of Hegganahalli in Devanahalli taluk before selling it. She had got the agricultural land converted for non-agriculture use before obtaining the layout approval, documents available with DH indicate.

Jadhav, who is reportedly involved in the land deal, had in a press note on Wednesday claimed that his mother had purchased the land in survey number 29 after selling the agricultural land located in survey number 77, 78, 80 and 81 in Hegganahalli village near Devanahalli.

According to the documents, the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority accorded approval (No BMRDA/LAO/29/97-98) to Tarabai’s layout in 1997-98. She sought permission to modify the layout plan in 1999 and the BMRDA approved it on December 18, the same year. The layout comprises 23 commercial plots of different dimensions. The developer has subsequently sold all the plots.

This is not all. Tarabai still owns land in survey numbers 76 and 77 at Hegganahalli. Her name still figures in the RTC (Record of Right to Tenancy and Crops) documents related to survey numbers 76 and 77.  According to the documents, she owns 3.7 acres in survey number 76 and 2.33 acres in survey number 77.

It is govt land, say RTCs

Even as the revenue authorities continue to rummage through documents to ascertain the details about Jadhav’s involvement in the Ramanayakanahalli land issue, an RTC document says the land belongs to the government.

The document of survey number 29 generated from the Bhoomi website on July 8 this year clearly states that 73.36 acres of the total 76.36 acres was government land (gomala land).

Later, the Anekal tahsildar created a new survey number–29/1– by deleting the survey number 29. All the RTCs available under survey number 29 were amalgamated with the new survey number 29/1, which former SSLR Commissioner Munish Moudgil has described as created illegally to encroach upon the government land. Moudgil had also informed the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Bengaluru Urban District, V Shankar, about the illegality.

In a letter dated July 26, 2016, to the deputy commissioner, Moudgil said: “The land (in survey number 29) originally belongs to government and, thus, any phodi must be done correctly as per prescribe procedure ensuring no loss of Government land happens...Ordinarily deletion or amalgamation of regular RTC should not happen; in exceptional situation requiring such decisions–any deletion or amalgamation of an existing RTC *not being PYKI RTC) or in contest of any land extent, owners and other details to be reflected / included in another RTC, would require an order under section 136 (3) read with sections 25 and 108 of KLR Act, 1964 by the Deputy Commissioner (sic).”

What records say

Tarabai formed a commercial layout on her 16-acre land near Devanahalli
BMRDA accorded appproval to layout in 1997-98
Layout plan modified in 1999 and commercial plots sold
She still owns about six acres of that land

Jadhav’s claim

Mother bought land at Ramanayakanahalli near Anekal taluk from the proceeds of sale of ‘agricultural land’ near Devanahalli

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