MLA warns against forging of khata

MLA warns against forging of khata

A differently abled woman airs her grievances during ‘Janaspandana’ programme organised by Prajavani and Deccan Herald at Brahma Samudra Shri Ranganna Kalyana Mantap on Basavanahalli Main Road in Chikkamagaluru on Saturday.

Chikkamagaluru MLA and former minister C T Ravi on Saturday warned of initiating action against a ‘gang’ which was involved in identifying land without owners and selling them after forging Khata documents.

“Action will be initiated even against officials who have connived with the gang in forging the documents and selling the land to unsuspecting buyers,” warned Ravi while speaking at the ‘Janaspandana’, organised by Prajavani and Deccan Herald at Brahma Samudra Shri Ranganna Kalyana Mantap on Basavanahalli Main Road in the town.

Ravi was responding after Abdul Wazeer of Ramanalli accused officials of encroaching his land, which he had donated to build a drain, and selling it to a buyer after forging Khata documents.

Officials in Chikkamagaluru City Municipal Council had admitted in writing to Wazeer that the land, which he had donated, was sold to a buyer.

“They even advised me to approach the court in order to take re-possession of the land. Why should I go to the court for no fault of mine?” he said.

The MLA, on receiving the documents from Wazeer, directed deputy commissioner to cancel the Khata and to take action against officials involved in forging the documents.

Ravi also directed officials to undertake a survey of illegal structures that have come up after encroaching lakes, irrigation channels, Rajukaluve and River Yagachi. Based on the report, an eviction drive will be launched soon.

He said the survey of encroachments on the banks of River Yagachi had been completed.

Public Works Department (PWD) Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) Basavaraju promised to issue notices to owners of vacant sites on keeping their plots clean.

Amrut yojana

The officials implementing the Rs 122-cr Amrut project (including Rs 82 crore Underground drainange project) had promised to wrap up work before May this year. The MLA urged residents to bear with the dust and other inconveniences arising from digging trenches in middle of the road.

“Due to the dust problem, I had to shift my home-cum-office,” he added.

Deputy Commissioner M K Srirangaiah, Chikkamagaluru Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer (CEO) C Sathyabhama among others were also present.