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S.O.S e - Voice For Justice - e-news weekly Spreading the light of humanity & freedom Editor: Nagaraja.M.R.. Vol.09..Issue.01........

04/01/2014

To, Honourable Chief Justice of India , c/o Registrar, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi

Honourable sir ,

Subject : - PIL Appeal To Honorable Supreme court of India For Writ of Mandamus LITMUS T ST for H!" ST# of SUP$ M %!U$T !F I"&IA

A'$AMA SA'$AMA ( $ )ULA$ISATI!" !F ILL )AL LA"& "%$!A%HM "TS ILL )AL LA"& %!"ST$U%TI!"S *UIL&I") *# -LAW +I!LATI!"S 'IA&* de-notification scandal , *MI% - "I% S%A"&AL , MI"I") S%A"&ALS and T.reats to $TI Applicant

Rich builders , crooks in their greed for more money ( knowing fully well the illegalities ) have constructed buildings on public land , constructed buildings violating the building bye-laws. Now , those crooks are earning lakhs of rupees rental income . The government law enforcement agencies were mum , didn t demolish such buildings in time , allowing time for crooks to benefit from anticipated regularisation. !owever the same government agencies have not shown kind consideration to poor people who have constructed temporary hutments on public land . Those hutments were immediately demolished " people evicted.

These building bye-law violators , #and grabbers are not poor people living below poverty line earning only rupees $% per day as per planning commission of india. These rich crooks don t deserve sympathy , kind consideration as they have committed the crime knowing fully well the illegalities and they can bear the loss due to the demolition of their illegal buildings. The government must also recover rent " other monetary gains made out of those illegal buildings by the builder.

The recent move of &overnment of 'arnataka to regulari(e building bye-law violations " )ublic #and &rabbers amounts to * +. %. $. .. Rewards for illegalities , crimes if one is rich. )unishes , demotivates honest law abiding citi(ens. ,ouble standards in law - one set for rich " one set for the poor. Total disregard to safety of people in those illegal buildings .

/. Total disregard to safety of people in the neighbourhood and people using roads passing by those illegal buildings.

/udicial La0out Site Allotment - *$I* T! /U&) S 1

Is t.e allotment of residential plots to /ud2es 3 0ela.an4a /udicial La0out , a mode of pa0in2 bribe to jud2es b0 t.e bi22est liti2ant 2o5ernment itself 6 t.e corrupt public ser5ants in t.e 2o5ernment7 So t.at t.e 2o5ernment can pass ille2al la8s li4e 9$e2ulari:ation of Ille2al *uildin2s; , 9 Ille2al Appointments to Medical colle2es in Hassan , M0sore; ,etc 6 ministers , IAS officers can indul2e in ille2al unconstitutional acts , but t.e courts 8ill not ta4e an0 appropriate action suo motto or based on an0 petition7 IT IS MUTUAL H LP , " <US !F TW! %$IMI"ALS /U&I%IA$# 6 )!+ $"M "T7 !fcourse , t.ere are .onest fe8 e=ceptions in judiciar0 6 2o5ernment7 We $espect t.ose .onest fe87

/ust mont.s bac4 , 8e .a5e 8itnessed t.e collapse of a multi storied buildin2 in bellar0 ,'arnata4a 6 8e .a5e 8itnessed a fire tra2ed0 in a multi-store0 buildin2 in *an2alore, mont.s a2o t.ere 8as collapse of a .u2e buildin2 under construction in *an2alore , all resultin2 in loss of .uman li5es7 $ecentl0 8e .a5e seen de-notification scam in5ol5in2 ++IPs 7 All t.ese are t.e result of 5iolations of Urban To8n Plannin2 La8s , *uildin2 b0e-la8s 8.ic. are obser5ed more in breac. b0 t.e criminals 6 conni5in2 public ser5ants 7 T.e aut.orities are be.a5in2 li4e real estate a2ents of criminals , b0-passin2 norms , framin2 la8s to t.e tune of criminals 7 Aut.orities are not .onorin2 $TI re>uests 6 e5en .i2. ran4in2 IAS officer repeatedl0 t.reatens a commoner see4in2 information under $TI A%T 7

*efore embar4in2 on land ac>uisition for an0 projects 2o5ernment aut.orities must plan 6 assess 8.at are t.e actual re>uirement of land for t.at particular project7 After findin2 out t.e actual re>uirement of land , t.e0 must assess t.e loss of forest area , cost of compensation pa0-out , cost of re.abilitation of people , en5ironmental dama2es 6 resultant .ealt. dama2es to people in surroundin2 areas ,it?s resultant losses 8.en t.e project 2ets runnin2 , if at all t.e benefits , profits from t.at project far out8ei2.s t.e losses ,t.en onl0 project s.ould be put before t.e public for t.eir consent7 Ministers 6 IAS officers must not ta4e t.ese decisions all b0 t.emsel5es in a .us. - .us. manner7

5en 8.en a project is do8nsi:ed , from t.e pre5iousl0 appro5ed si:e , t.e land left o5er , surplus land must be 2i5en bac4 to t.e ori2inal o8ner on first priorit0 7 T.e project mana2ers must not sell t.ose surplus lands to t.ird parties for a premium 7 5en 8.en 'IA&* ,*&A ,MU&A 6 ot.er aut.orities ac>uire lands from farmers ,for constructin2 industrial par4s or residential la0outs , etc , .as framed compre.ensi5e de5elopment plans @%&PA for t.eir respecti5e cities , clearl0 demarcatin2 land usa2e

pattern 7 Ho8e5er after ac>uisition of land , t.e 'IA&* , *&A , MU&A , etc are sellin2 t.ose 5er0 lands to pri5ate t.ird parties for different land usa2e purposes ,completel0 5iolatin2 %&P7 Are t.ese 'IA&* , *&A , **MP , MU&A ,M%% real estate a2ents of $ic. people 1

"o8 , consider "I% - *MI% S%A"&AL or MI"I") Scandals , public ser5ants in responsible positions are accusin2 eac. ot.er , t.ere b0 pro5in2 t.at almost all of t.em are criminals7 In democrac0 , ministers 6 IAS officers are public ser5ants , MLAs , MPs are not leaders just public ser5ants - representati5e of people7 T.e0 must represent people?s 8is.es 6 must order t.e IAS 6 ot.er officers to fulfil t.e 8is.es of people as per le2al pro5isions7 Information input forms part of process of oneBs e=pression7 !neBs e=pression in an0 forms - 8ritten , oral , etc becomes information input to t.e opposite person , in turn .e e=presses .is repl07 Information 6 =pression are inseparable parts 6 form lifeline of a democrac07 T.at is t.e reason , $i2.t to =pression is t.e basic fundamental ri2.t as 8ell as .uman ri2.t of e5er0 Indian citi:en7 W.en a personBs ri2.t to e=pression is 5iolated , .is ot.er ri2.ts to e>ualit0 , justice , etc also are 5iolated7 Suppression of Information amounts to curbin2 of =pression7

In a democrac0 , people .a5e a ri2.t to 4no8 .o8 t.e public ser5ants are functionin27 Ho8e5er till date public ser5ants are .idin2 be.ind t.e 5eil of !fficials Secrets Act @8.ic. is of britis. 5inta2e created b0 britis. to suppress nati5e indiansA7 *0 t.is co5er-up public ser5ants are .idin2 t.eir o8n corruption , crimes , mismana2ement , failures , etc7 e5en $TI Act is not bein2 follo8ed intoto b0 public ser5ants7 Ho8e5er t.e recent del.i .i2. court rulin2 affirmin2 t.at %/I is under $TI pur5ie8 6 bound to ans8er $TI re>uest , is note8ort.07

!ur pre5ious $TI re>uest to %/I , union .ome secretar0 of )!I, President of India , &) 6 I)P of )!' and ot.ers 8ere not .onored7 T.e information I sou2.t 8ere ans8ers to t.e follo8in2 >uestions mentioned in t.e belo8 mentioned 8ebsites 7 t.e >uestions concerned t.e past , present continuin2 injustices meted out to millions of Indian citi:ens , due to 8ron2 ( ille2al 8or4 practices of Indian jud2es , police 6 public ser5ants 7 T.e information 8e sou2.t 8ould e=pose t.e traitors , antinationals , criminals in public ser5ice7 T.e information 8e are see4in2 are no defense secrets , no national secrets7 T.e trut.ful information e=poses t.e antinationals , traitors in t.e public ser5ice 6 stren2t.ens our national securit0 , national unit0 6 inte2rit07

Hereb0 , I do re>uest t.e .onorable supreme court of India to consider t.is as a PIL for : C8rit of MandamusC and to issue instructions to t.e concerned public ser5ants in t.e follo8in2 cases to perform t.eir duties 6 to ans8er t.e follo8in2 %ross =amination ( $TI >uestions7

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Editorial : PIL Appeal To Honorable Supreme court of India For Writ of Mandamus - No AIL for !riminal ud"es # !riminal Police $

We salute our freedom fi"%ters & militar' personnel # mart'rs for all t%e sacrifices made b' t%em( Let us build a stron" & Secular & )emocratic India b' "ettin" rid off fe* corrupt elements & anti nationals & traitors amon" public ser+ants & amon" ,udiciar' # amon" police *%o are "reater t%reat to India-s unit' # inte"rit' t%an Pa.istani terrorists or c%inese militar'(

Information input forms part of process of one-s e/pression( 0ne-s e/pression in an' forms 1 *ritten & oral & etc becomes information input to t%e opposite person & in turn %e e/presses %is repl'( Information # E/pression are inseparable parts # form lifeline of a democrac'( T%at is t%e reason & 2i"%t to E/pression is t%e basic fundamental ri"%t as *ell as %uman ri"%t of e+er' Indian citi3en( W%en a person-s ri"%t to e/pression is +iolated & %is ot%er ri"%ts to e4ualit' & ,ustice & etc also are +iolated( Suppression of Information amounts to curbin" of E/pression(

In a democrac' & people %a+e a ri"%t to .no* %o* t%e public ser+ants are functionin"( Ho*e+er till date public ser+ants are %idin" be%ind t%e +eil of 0fficials Secrets Act 5*%ic% is of britis% +inta"e created b' britis% to suppress nati+e indians6( 7' t%is co+er-up public ser+ants are %idin" t%eir o*n corruption & crimes & mismana"ement & failures & etc( e+en 2TI Act is not bein" follo*ed intoto b' public ser+ants( Ho*e+er

t%e recent del%i %i"% court rulin" affirmin" t%at ! I is under 2TI pur+ie* # bound to ans*er 2TI re4uest & is note*ort%'(

0ur pre+ious 2TI re4uest to ! I & union %ome secretar' of 80I& President of India & )8 # I8P of 809 and ot%ers *ere not %onored( T%e information I sou"%t *ere ans*ers to t%e follo*in" 4uestions mentioned in t%e belo* mentioned *ebsites ( t%e 4uestions concerned t%e past & present continuin" in,ustices meted out to millions of Indian citi3ens & due to *ron" : ille"al *or. practices of Indian ,ud"es & police # public ser+ants ( T%e information *e sou"%t *ould e/pose t%e traitors & anti-nationals & criminals in public ser+ice( T%e information *e are see.in" are no defense secrets & no national secrets( T%e trut%ful information e/poses t%e anti-nationals & traitors in t%e public ser+ice # stren"t%ens our national securit' & national unit' # inte"rit'(

Hereb' & i do re4uest t%e %onourable supreme court of india & for a Supreme !ourt monitored !7I En4uir' into t%is *%ole issue as .arnata.a police are %elpless & t%e' don;t %a+e le"al po*ers to prosecute %i"% # mi"%t' & constitutional functionaries( T%e' %a+e not e+en en4uired t%e "uilt' <<IPs e+en once %o*e+er =nder pressure from %i"%er-ups t%e' repeatedl' called me t%e complainant to police station too. statements from me all for closin" t%e files(

Hereb' & I do re4uest t%e %onorable supreme court of India to consider t%is as a PIL for : >*rit of Mandamus? and to issue instructions to t%e concerned public ser+ants in t%e follo*in" cases to perform t%eir duties # to ans*er t%e 4uestions(

As t%e trial court ud"es cross +erif' t%e antecedents & %istor' of t%e parties in a case to ascertain part'-s %onest' & inte"rit' & as t%e in+esti"atin" police officers cross c%ec. t%e antecedents & %istor' of a complainant : accussed : *itnesses to ascertain t%eir %onest' & inte"rit' of t%e accussed : complainant & in t%e same *a' t%e parties in a case & as complainant : accussed : *itnesses %a+e a ri"%t to ascertain t%e inte"rit' & %onest' of t%e trial court ,ud"e # in+esti"atin" police officers to ensure t%e' are not biased and pro+ide a fair & le+el "round( AI HIN)( <AN)E MATA2AM(

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There is a higher court than the court of justice and that is the court of conscience It super cedes all other courts. Mahatma Gandhi

PA# UP /ustice Sat.asi5a - &AMA) S PA#M "T 6 FI"AL SH!W-%AUS "!TI% T! %HI F /USTI% !F I"&IA

I don?t 4no8 8.et.er secretariat staff of %/I office 6 &A$P) ( &P) officials are for8ardin2 m0 appeals for justice , e-mails to 0ou or not7 T.e0 8ill be .eld accountable for t.eir lapses if an07 T.is notice is a2ainst t.e repeated failure of constitutional duties 6 indirect collusion 8it. criminals b0 pre5ious %HI F /USTI% s !F I"&IA7 "otice is ser5ed a2ainst t.em , to t.e office of %/I , "!T personall0 a2ainst 0ou7 At t.e indi5idual le5el I do 8.ole .eartedl0 respect .onourable justice Sat.asi5a7

Please refer m0 appeal for justice t.rou2. &A$P) J &L)LA( (GDHI(DDGFG & P!/( (GDHI(DDEKF

In india democrac0 is a farce , freedom a mira2e7 t.e most basic freedom $I)HT T! I"F!$MATI!" 6 <P$ SSI!" , is not .onoured b0 t.e 2o5ernment,as t.e information opens up t.e crimes of +7+7I7Ps 6 leads to t.eir ill-2otten 8ealt.7 T.e public ser5ants are least bot.ered about t.e li5es of people or justice to t.em7 t.ese t0pe of fat cats , parasites are a drain on t.e public e=c.e>uer 7 t.ese people 8ant ,8is. me to see dead , 8is. to see HUMA" $I)HTS WAT%H closed 7 so t.at, a 5oice a2ainst injustices is silenced fore5er , t.e crimes of +7+7I7Ps closed , buried fore5er7 To m0 numerous appeals , H$W?s appeals to 0ou ,0ou .a5e not 0et replied7 It clearl0 s.o8s t.at 0ou are least bot.ered about t.e li5es of people or justice to t.em 7it pro5es t.at 0ou are .ell bent to protect t.e criminals at an0 cost7 0ou are just pressurisin2 t.e police to en>uire me ,to ta4e m0 statement, to repeatedl0 call me to police station all 8it. a 5ie8 to silence me7all of 0ou enjo0 9le2al immunit0 pri5ile2es; ,8.0 don?t 0ou .a5e 2i5en po8ers to t.e police ( in5esti2atin2 officer to summon all of 0ou for en>uir0 1or else 8.0 don?t all of 0ou are not appearin2 before t.e police 5oluntaril0 for en>uir0 1at t.e least 8.0 don?t all of 0ou are not sendin2 0our statement about t.e case to t.e police eit.er t.rou2. le2al counsel or t.rou2. post1 0ou are aidin2 criminals ,b0 den0in2 me job oppurtunities in $7*7I %U$$ "%# "!T P$ SS m0sore , cit0 ci5il court ,ban2alore , distict court , m0sore ,etc 6 b0 ille2all0 closin2 m0 ne8spaper7 t.ere is a 2ross, total mismatc. bet8een 0our actions and 0our oat. of office7 t.is amounts to public c.eatin2 6 moral turpitude on 0our part7 H70ou are ma4in2 contempt of t.e 5er0 au2ust office 0ou .old7 G70ou are ma4in2 contempt of t.e constitution of india7 I70ou are ma4in2 contempt of citi:ens of india7 L70ou are sponsorin2 6 aidin2 terorrism 6 or2ani:ed crime7 M70ou are 5iolatin2 t.e fundamental 6 .uman ri2.ts of t.e citi:ens of india and of nei2.bourin2 countries7 E70ou are 5iolatin2 6 ma4in2 contempt of t.e U7" HUMA" $I)HTS %HA$T $ to 8.ic. india is a si2nator07 K70ou are obstructin2 me from performin2 m0 fundamental duties as a citi:en of india7 N7 As a result of 0our 2ross ne2li2ence of constitutional duties 0ou .a5e caused me dama2es ( losses to t.e tune of $UP S TW! %$!$ !"L#7

0ou are .ereb0 called upon to Pa0 dama2es to me and SH!W-%AUS 8it.in ID da0s , 8.0 0ou cann?t be le2all0 prosecuted for t.e abo5e mentioned crimes 7

If i am repeatedl0 called to police station or else 8.ere for t.e sa4e of in5esti2ations , t.e losses i do incurr as a result li4e loss of 8a2es , transportation , job , etc must be borne b0 t.e 2o5ernment7 pre5oiusl0 t.e police ( I* personnel repeatedl0 called me t.e complainant @sufferer of injusticesA to police station for >uestionin2 , but ne5er called t.e 2uilt0 culprits e5en once to police station for >uestionin2 , as t.e culprits are .i2. 6 mi2.t0 7 t.is t0pe of one sided >uestionin2 must not be done b0 police or in5esti2atin2 a2encies 7 if an0t.in2 unto8ard .appens to me or to m0 famil0 members li4e loss of job , meetin2 8it. .it 6 run accidents , loss of li5es , etc , t.e jurisdictional police to2et.er 8it. abo5e mentioned accussed public ser5ants 8ill be responsible for it7 5en if criminal ne=us le5els fa4e c.ar2es , police file fa4e cases a2ainst me or m0 dependents to silence me , t.is complaint is 6 8ill be effecti5e7 if an0t.in2 unto8ard .appens to me or m0 dependents , t.e 2o5ernment of india is liable to pa0 $s7 TW! crore as compensation to sur5i5ors of m0 famil07 if m0 8.ole famil0 is eliminated b0 t.e criminal ne=us ,t.en t.at compensation mone0 must be donated to Indian Arm0 Welfare Fund7 after8ards , t.e mone0 must be reco5ered b0 )!I as land arrears from t.e salar0 , pension , propert0 , etc of 2uilt0 jud2es , police officials , public ser5ants 6 %onstitutional fuctionaries7 T.an4in2 0ou7 /ai Hind , +ande Mataram7

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/udicial La0out Site Allotment - *$I* T! /U&) S 1

Is t.e allotment of residential plots to /ud2es 3 0ela.an4a /udicial La0out , a mode of pa0in2 bribe to jud2es b0 t.e bi22est liti2ant 2o5ernment itself 6 t.e corrupt public ser5ants in t.e 2o5ernment7 So t.at t.e 2o5ernment can pass ille2al la8s li4e 9$e2ulari:ation of Ille2al *uildin2s; , 9 Ille2al Appointments to Medical colle2es in

Hassan , M0sore; ,etc 6 ministers , IAS officers can indul2e in ille2al unconstitutional acts , but t.e courts 8ill not ta4e an0 appropriate action suo motto or based on an0 petition7 IT IS MUTUAL H LP , " <US !F TW! %$IMI"ALS /U&I%IA$# 6 )!+ $"M "T7 !fcourse , t.ere are .onest fe8 e=ceptions in judiciar0 6 2o5ernment7 We $espect t.ose .onest fe87

*0la8 de5iations to be re2ularised

The &overnor s green signal to the 1krama Eakrama Fill may bring cheer to thousands of property owners in the city. The property owners may now be able to regularise their building byelaw deviations, specifically deviations in setback and floor area ratio. 1s per the 'arnataka Town and 5ountry )lanning ('T5)) 1nd 5ertain Gther #aws (1mendment) 1ct, %BB?, and the amended 'arnataka Cunicipal 5orporations 1ct, +?HA, residential property owners will be able to regularise deviations up to a ma>imum of /B per cent and for the commercial buildings, the ma>imum deviations allowed is up to %/ per cent. This will apply to buildings constructed before ,ecember $, %BB?. Fruhat Fangalore Cahanagara )alike (FFC)) C. #akshminarayan told The Hindu that around @B per cent of the +A lakh properties in the city have one or the other form of deviation. !e said that the building byelaw violations are common and most citi(ens deviate from the sanctioned plan. This could be for a variety of reasons, including vaastu. The FFC) only allows five per cent violations. !e said that the largest beneficiaries of this scheme will be large apartment comple>es and big commercial buildings, who have accrued the violations. I4ndividual, small property owners may not be in large numbers, neither will the deviations be huge.J Cr. #askhminarayan said the FFC) had not yet assessed the revenue that it will get from this one-time payment to regularise their deviations. I!owever, the FFC) will not compromise on safety aspects. Regularisation of deviations will be done only if there is a full compliance of safety norms.J

2e"ularisation of unaut%orised buildin"s in "o+ernment land on cards

F1N&1#GR0* 'arnataka government has planned to introduce an amendment to the 'arnataka #and Revenue 1ct +?A., to regularise unauthorised constructions of dwelling houses in government lands in urban areas, official sources said. The amendment Fill would seek to insert a new section ?. 55 in the 1ct, providing for grant of land in the case of unauthorised construction of dwelling houses in government land in urban areas. &overnor ! R FhardwaD had returned the 'arnataka #and Revenue (Eecond 1mendment) Fill, %B+%, passed in both the !ouses of the #egislature during the previous FK) government on the ground that Lthe amendment does not serve any public good or social cause. Gn the other hand, it may lead to illegal grabbing of government land.L 1 team of advocates is studying the points raised by the &overnor. 'eeping in mind public interest, the government would draft the Fill again and introduce it in the 1ssembly. Regularisation of constructions on government6revenue lands would benefit lakhs of households in Fangalore. The proposed legislation is aimed at regularising unauthorised occupation of revenue land belonging to government in urban areas with dwelling houses constructed, by granting the land to unauthorised occupants, the sources said.

A.rama-Sa.rama sees a comebac.

4t has been almost a decade since different political parties promised regularisation of unauthorised development and constructions in urban areas, including Fangalore city which has the ma>imum number of such structures, through a scheme popularly known as 1krama-Eakrama. 1nd in %BBH, the then Kanata ,al(E)-Fharatiya Kanata )arty government made a little progress on this promise by enacting the 'arnataka Town and 5ountry )lanning ('T5)) and certain others (1mendment) 1ct, %BB. in giving ?B days for regularisation of four types of irregularities. 2ollowing this, the 1krama-Eakrama scheme was launched in Eeptember %BBH after rules, fi>ing fees for regularisation, depending upon type of violation, were framed. Then, the Fruhat Fangalore Cahanagara )alike (FFC)), with much fanfare, issued a booklet with application forms for regularising four types of irregularities M plot in unauthorised layout6sub-divided landN building with land use violationN set back violation (up to /B per cent for residential and %/ per cent for commercial)N and floor area violation M between Eeptember +/ and ,ecember +., %BBH. !owever, the scheme was put on hold after the owners of unauthorised structures6sites rose in protest, terming the regularisation fee as e>orbitant, and the government agreed to revise the fee. 1t the same time, the 'arnataka !igh 5ourt was moved by some citi(ens Ouestioning the legality of the scheme, while a few property owners Ouestioned the high fee. Ceanwhile, the FFC) refunded about Rs. %@ crore collected from about .,BBB applicants.

#ater, the FK) government during %BB@-+B, approved an Grdinance initially and later passed an amended Fill to facilitate re-launching of 1krama-Eakrama scheme while reducing the regularisation fee by about /B per cent. Fut, both the attempts were shot down by &overnor !.R. FhardwaD who said that the challenge to the %BBH amendment was pending before the !igh 5ourt. 4t is election time again and some political parties have revived their promise on the issue. =hile the Kanata ,al(E) has made a categorical promise to implement the scheme in its manifesto, the FK) has given an assurance to issue khatas for revenue site owners, besides legalising illegal occupancy of buildings in towns and cities. !owever, the 5ongress manifesto is silent on this issue. Fut a cross section of residents and legal e>perts say that the aim of such schemes should be to prevent recurrence of such illegality in future while regularising the e>isting violations as a one-time measure. Fut unfortunately, the sole obDective of the scheme is to make it a revenue generator for taking up development works as promised by the parties in their manifestos. 4n the process, the property owners are painted as Ilaw-breakersJ, though the politically well-connected developers are responsible as they are on the ones who formed these unauthorised layouts and sold the sites to the gullible buyers. I=hy should only the purchasers of land pay penalties7 =hy is no penalty levied on developers who actually violated the law while forming layouts, and the officials who did not stop illegal formation of layouts and failed to protect the interest of the purchasers of sites,J said Ramesh ', a resident of Eai #ayout. !e also said that even banks had failed to protect the interest of borrowers as many people had purchased sites only after banks approved loan following a perusal of land documents. 5ol. (Retd.) Cathew Thomas, a citi(en activist, says that Eupreme 5ourt s %BBA guideline on preventing illegal land use in the Cunicipal 5orporation of ,elhi area would be the best e>ample to implement in Fangalore as it does not allow use of illegally built commercial structure in a residential area. 1s far as formation of unauthorised layouts are concerned, it is the developers of these layouts and the officials who deserve more penalty, though buyers too have to legally own up responsibility, says 5ol. Cathew. 1s many politicians themselves are into land development business, will the political parties that promise regularisation show courage to make these developers pay up for the illegality, asks 5. Eudhakar, a legal consultant. !e stressed the need for a transparent mechanism where citi(ens can buy sites or apartment without fearing of getting branded as Ia resident of unauthorised layout6apartmentJ.

*an2alore $ural &% Ai0appa, t.ree re5enue officials .eld

F1N&1#GR0* #okayukta police have arrested Fangalore Rural district deputy commissioner C' 1iyappa, a special tahsildar, a revenue inspector and a sub-registrar for allegedly changing records pertaining to $% acres of land in Eurvey No. A% of Cadappanahalli, near ;elahanka. #okayukta additional director general of police !NE Rao said they registered a case against +/ persons, including 41E officer 1iyappa (then Fangalore 3rban deputy commissioner), special tahsildar (Fangalore North) ' &opalaswamy, revenue inspector N Falakrishnamurthy of 1rakere circle, !esaraghatta, and sub-registrar (!esaraghatta) ': Ravi 'umar. The arrested officials were produced in the #okayukta court, which remanded them to a day in police custody. The #okayukta court had on November / last year ordered that a case be filed under Eections +$ (+)( c), (d), (e) and +$(%) read with Eection +% of the )revention of 5orruption 1ct as well as criminal Eections .BA, .B?, .%B, .%A, .A$, .A@, .H+, .H. read with Eection +%B-F (criminal conspiracy). The #okayukta court order followed a private complaint by ) 1nil 'umar, a resident of !esaraghatta. )reliminary investigation revealed the land was gomala land (common property resource used for livestock gra(ing), but a person named Narasimhaiah claimed ownership of all the $% acres. Records were created and the land restored to him, but the then revenue inspector restored the title to the government. 0ven as the legal dispute was pending, the land was purchased by private individuals. The !esaraghatta sub-registrar registered the land in their names in %BB?. LThe present rate for the land is about Rs AB crore. Figwigs named in the complaint will be Ouestioned, including the purchasers. 0verything is on record, and nobody can deny their responsibility in taking away government land and restoring it to private individuals,L a #okayukta police official privy to the investigation told TG4. There will be some more arrests, he added, as therePs ample documentary evidence and other witness accounts available.

Sa5e Hebbal La4e Sa5e * ML Puarters La4e in M0sore - An Appeal to Honourable Supreme %ourt of India

In t.e past , M0sore Ma.araja 6 ot.er p.ilant.ropists .a5e donated t.eir personal lands , properties , built man0 la4es 6 ponds in m0sore , ban2alore and ot.er places 8it. public concern , public 8ellbein2 in t.eir mind 7 T.e0 built t.ese la4es 6 ponds in addition to preser5in2 t.e natural la4es 6 ponds7 T.e0 4ne8 about t.e importance of ecolo2ical balance 6 en5ironment7 T.e present rulers , IAS 6 'AS

babus .a5e e5en failed to preser5e t.e la4es 6 ponds built decades a2o , let alone build one7 T.ese Public ser5ants .a5e e=tended t.eir tacit support to buildin2 mafia , to 4ill t.ese la4es 6 ponds , to fill t.ose la4es 8it. industrial effluents , se8a2e 6 buildin2 mud 8astes7 After 4illin2 t.ose la4es 6 ponds , t.e buildin2 mafia encroac.es on it 6 usurps t.at public propert0 in turn sellin2 it for crores of rupees7

In t.is 8a0 , Hoota2alli la4e 8as 4illed 6 encroac.ed b0 'a0nes Hotel @ no8 silent s.ores .otelA , Hebbal La4e is bein2 4illed 6 encroac.ed from all sides b0 industries and t.e la4e infront of * ML Puarters is bein2 4illed 6 land demarcation for sellin2 t.ose land .as alread0 be2un7

T.e public ser5ants 8ere totall0 indifferent to8ards public outcr0 a2ainst t.is 7 T.e IAS 6 'AS babus 8.o are also ma2istrates 8it. judicial aut.orit0 .a5e failed in preser5in2 t.ese la4es 6 ponds inspite of appeals to t.em7 T.ese deat. of la4es resultin2 in t.eir encroac.ments could .a5e been pre5ented earlier b0 &% , Ta.sildar , MU&A %ommissioner 6 'IA&* !fficers7 5en I .a5e appealed to t.em t.rou2. m0 8eb ne8s paper , t.e0 didn?t ta4e action at all7 I .a5e made $TI re>uest to t.ose aut.orities to 2i5e me information re2ardin2 status of t.ose la4es 0ears a2o , fearin2 trut. 8ill come out t.e0 didn?t ans8er m0 >uestions in full , t.e0 onl0 2a5e .alf trut.s7 W.en I persisted 8it. m0 $TI re>uest t.e M0sore &istrict Ma2istrate at t.at time Mr7 P7Mani5annan repeatedl0 called me o5er p.one , abused me 6 t.reatened me 7 5en t.reats 8ere made b0 some policemen in mufti 7 Finall0 t.at la4e land 8as allotted to a person supposed to be close to t.e Industries minister at t.at time7 T.e courts are dispassionate 6 in.uman , 8.ile passin2 e5iction orders a2ainst poor people , t.e police are full of 2uts 6 s.o8 t.eir full bra5er0 , 5alour a2ainst t.ese poor land encroac.ers7 Fine , let us appreciate t.eir dut0 consciousness 7 Ho8e5er ric. 6 8ell connected criminals .a5e ille2all0 encroac.ed upon public lands , t.e same courts and police are not ta4in2 appropriate action inspite of repeated appeals , 8.0 1 5en t.e Supreme %ourt of India 6 Police are Wea4 6 Mee4 before Land Mafia7 &on?t t.e same /ud2es 6 Police .a5e )uts , *ra5er0 , &ut0 %onsciousness 6 Inte2rit0 to ta4e action a2ainst suc. ric. land 2rabbers 1 T.e ans8er lies in t.e follo8in2 articles7 !nce a2ain 8e offer our conditional ser5ices to Supreme %ourt of India , to le2all0 appre.end criminals 8.ile t.e respecti5e public ser5ants .a5e failed to do t.e same7

Hereb0 , 8e re>uest t.e .onourable Supreme %ourt of India , H7 To initiate criminal prosecution a2ainst M0sore district ma2istrate , M0sore talu4 ma2istrate , MU&A %ommissioner , /urisdictional Police !fficers 6 'IA&* !fficer , for ma4in2 contempt of Supreme %ourt of India !rder appl0in2 t.rou2.out india to preser5e la4es 6 ponds7

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I7 To immediatel0 stop all flo8 of industrial effluents 6 se8a2e to t.ese la4es 6 ponds7 L7 To initiate criminal prosecution a2ainst encroac.ers of t.ese la4es 6 pollters , 4illers of t.ese la4es7 M7 To preser5e t.e said la4es 6 ponds , b0 reco5erin2 cost from encroac.ers , pollutin2 industries and t.e co-conspirators M0sore &% , M0sore Ta.sildar , MU&A %ommissioner , 'IA&* !fficer 6 /urisdictional Police !fficers7 E7 To protect me , m0 famil0 members 6 dependents from land mafia 6 coconspirators of t.e crime7 K7 To order , to issue Writ of Mandamus to M0sore &istrict Ma2istrate , MU&A %ommissioner 6 'IA&* !fficer to disclose all t.e information sou2.t b0 me in m0 $TI re>uest publicl07 T.e cop0 of m0 $TI re>uest is reproduced belo87

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H7 .o8 man0 times since HFNK , MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T .as re5ised ( modified t.e m0sore cit0Bs compre.ensi5e cit0 de5elopment plan 1 G7 .o8 man0 cases of %&P 5iolations 8ere re2istered b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T since HFNK till date 1 I7 .o8 man0 cases of %&P 5iolations 8ere le2ali:ed in t.e %&P re5ision ( modification b0 t.e aut.orities 1 L7 8.en an application for alienation of land is made to 0ou , sa0 from ci5ic amenit0 site to commercial , 8.at norms are follo8ed b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T 1 M7 .o8 do 0ou pro5ide alternate ci5ic amenit0 site in t.e localit0 , if t.e area is alread0 full 1 do 0ou depri5e people of ci5ic amenities 1 E7 durin2 suc. alenation , is t.e MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T collectin2 mar4et rate difference bet8een ci5ic amenit0 site 6 commercial site 1 if not 8.0 1 K7 in m0sore cit0 , man0 buildin2 comple=es , buildin2s .a5e been built full0 5iolatin2 buildin2 b0e-la8s - no set off , no par4in2 space , no emer2enc0 fire e=it , no eart.>ua4e tolerant 7 8.at action b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T 1 N7 .o8 man0 cases of buildin2 b0e-la8s 5iolations .as been re2istered b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T since HFNK 1 8.at is t.e action status report 0ear8ise 1 F7 .o8 muc. of MU&ABs ( M%%Bs ( )!+ $"M "TBs lands , sites , buildin2s 6 .ouses .a5e been ille2all0 occupied b0 criminal tresspassers since HFNK 1 HD7 .as t.e MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T re2istered criminal cases a2ainst eac. suc. ille2al occupation 1 if not 8.0 1 pro5ide status report 0ear8ise 1 HH7 in .o8 man0 cases of suc. ille2al occupation MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T .as le2ali:ed , re2ulari:ed suc. ille2al occupation just t.rou2. MU&ABs ( M%%Bs resolution instead of of reallottin2 t.e same t.rou2. public notification to t.e ne=t senior most in t.e 8aitin2 list , after 2i5in2 notice of allotment cancellation to ori2inal allottee 1 if not done so 8.0 1 HG7 .as t.e MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T follo8ed all le2al norms in reallotment of lands , sites , .ouses , etc to t.e ille2al occupiers 1 8.at is t.e procedure follo8ed 1 HI7 in m0sore cit0 , numerous .ousin2 societies 6 real estate &e5elopers .a5e mus.roomed , Land allotments of .o8 man0 .ousin2 societies , real estate firms amon2 t.em are le2all0 aut.ori:ed b0 MU&A , M%% , )!+ $"M "T 6 .o8 man0 not 1 since HFNK till date 1 HL7 .as t.e MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T filed criminal complaints a2ainst suc. ille2al .ousin2 societies 6 ille2al real estate firms 1 if not 8.0 1

HM7 8.at action MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T .as initiated a2ainst real estate firms 6 .ousin2 societies 8.o .a5e 5iolated MU&A norms , la0out plans , etc 1 if not 8.0 1 HE7 t.e 2o5ernment .as framed buildin2 b0e-la8s li4e 8idt. of road , space for ci5ic amenities , par4in2 space , emer2enc0 fire e=it , etc 4eepin2 .i2. in t.e mind safet0 of people first7 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T is in t.e practice of le50in2 a pittance as penalt0 on t.e buildin2 b0ela8 5iolators , la0out &e5elopment plan 5iolators 6 le2ali:in2 t.ose 5iolations7 Safet0 of public 6 amenities of public are totall0 ne2lected b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T 7 W.en public people die , suffer injuries ( accidents - sa0 durin2 a fire tra2ed0 in a comple= due to lac4 of fire e=it , 8.en people par4 5e.icles on pa5ement in front of a business comple= as t.e comple= doesnBt .a5e a par4in2 space of itBs o8n , t.e pedestrians 2oin2 t.at 8a0 are forced to come do8n on road resultin2 in accidents , injuries 6 deat.s 7 is not t.e MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T responsible for t.ose accidents , injuries 6 deat.s 1 HK7 8.at is t.e criteria adopted b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T for out of Turn allotment of Lands , sites , .ouses to reno8ned sports persons , jud2es , journalists , politicians , artists , etc 1 HN7 .o8 man0 jud2es , artists , politicians , journalists , sports persons , etc .a5e benefited from t.ese out of turn allotments b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T 1 specific fi2ures 0ear8ise since HFNK 1 HF7 8.at action .as been ta4en a2ainst de5elopers , .ousin2 societies , 8.o .a5e 5iolated MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T norms 1 GD7 8.en poor sc.eduled caste , sc.eduled tribe people , minorit0 people ille2all0 li5e !n MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T sites buildin2 temporar0 .uts , MU&A ( AUTH!$ITI S 8it. t.e .elp of police ra:es do8n t.ose .uts 6 e5icts t.e poor b0 brute force7 W.ereas , 8.en cronies of political bi28i2s ille2all0 occup0 MU&A , M%% ( )!+ $"M "T lands 8ort. crores of rupees 6 build bi2 comple=es earnin2 t.ousands of rupees mont.l0 rent , MU&A or aut.orities not e5en files police complaint a2ainst t.em instead re2ulari:es t.e ille2al occupation b0 le50in2 a pittance as fine7 W.0 t.is double standard b0 MU&A ( M%% )!+ $"M "T 1 GH7 H!W MA"# %AS S !F ILL )AL !%%UPATI!"S are re2ulari:ed b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T since HFNK till date 1 0ear8ise fi2ures 1 GG7 .o8 muc. of MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T lands , sites , .ouses are under ille2al occupation 1 status report 0ear8ise since HFNK 1 GI7 .o8 muc. of t.ose .as been reco5ered 1 .as t.e MU&A ,AUTH!$ITI S reco5ered t.e rents earned b0 ille2al occupation 1 GL7 .a5e 0ou filed police complaints a2ainst t.ose criminals - tresspassers 1 if not 8.0 1

GM7 is t.e MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T 2i5in2 8ide publicit0 6 sufficient time to bidders about itBs auction sc.edules 1 GE7 is t.e MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T 2i5in2 mar4et 5alue to land loosers 1 GK7 is t.e MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T e=actl0 usin2 t.e ac>uired lands , for t.e same purpose mentioned in t.e project plan 1 GN7 is t.e MU&A ( AUTH!$ITI S ac>uirin2 lands at lo8er rates from farmers 6 sellin2 it at a premium , b0 8a0 ma4in2 profits just li4e a real estate a2enc0 1 GF7 in 5illa2es , t.ere are cattle 2ra:in2 2rounds meant for t.e usa2e of 8.ole 5illa2ers, forest for t.e usa2e of 8.ole 5illa2e , lands belon2in2 to 5illa2e temples7 Some 5illa2ers .a5e donated t.eir personal lands to 5illa2e temples , cattle 2ra:in2 for t.e benefit of 8.ole 5illa2ers7 All t.e 5illa2ers are sta4e .olders , o8ners of suc. lands7 W.en MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T ac>uires suc. lands to 8.om does it pa0 compensation 1 8.at about 8elfare objecti5es of t.ose lands 1 ID7 till date , .o8 man0 la4es , ponds , .o8 man0 feeder canals .a5e been closed , filled 8it. mud , de5eloped , sold as sites , etc b0 MU&A M%% or ot.er land de5elopers 1 IH7 .as t.e MU&A , M%% ta4en alternate steps to create ne8 la4es , ponds 1 .o8 man0 are created till date 1 IG7 in 6 around m0sore cit0 , .i2. tension electric lines are t.ere in bus0 residential areas 7 as per Indian electricit0 act , no permanent structures s.ould be under t.e HT lines7 Ho8e5er t.ere are buildin2s under it7 In some places , HT lines runs in t.e middle of t.e road7 T.e aut.orities Ha5e de5eloped t.ose areas beneat. HT lines as par4s , rented out ad5ertisement spaces 6 built permanent fencin2 of t.ose areas spendin2 la4.s of ta=pa0erBs mone07 T.is fencin2 obstructs t.e mo5ement of ser5ice personnel of electricit0 board , to ser5ice HT line7 Are all t.ese structures under 6 surroundin2 HT lines le2al 1 II7 till date .o8 man0 burial 2rounds are ac>uired 6 sold as sites b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T or ot.er de5elopers 1 specific fi2ures 0ear8ise since HFNK caste8ise , reli2ion8ise 1 IL7 in 6 around m0sore cit0 , in .o8 man0 areas de5eloped b0 MU&A 6 pri5ate de5elopers , t.e se8a2e 8ater 2enerated in t.ose areas is directl0 let into la4e , ponds 1 IM7 .o8 man0 tributaries , la4es , ponds are 4illed in t.is fas.ion b0 MU&A , M%% 6 ot.er de5elopers , .ousin2 societies 1 IE7 .o8 man0 business comple=es , flats , residential la0outs de5eloped b0 pri5ate

real estate de5elopers , .ousin2 societies are dumpin2 t.e se8a2e , ( 8aste 2enerated in t.eir buildin2s , into unaut.ori:ed dumpin2 2rounds , la4es , etc 7 t.us disturbin2 t.e en5ironment 6 creatin2 public .ealt. .a:ard 1 .o8 t.e MU&A ( M%% is monitorin2 se8a2e ( 8aste disposal 1 status report 0ear8ise since HFNK till date 7 IK7 .o8 man0 unaut.ori:ed .ousin2 la0outs are t.ere in 6 around m0sore cit0 1 8.at action b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T a2ainst t.em 1 action ta4en report 0ear8ise since HFNK till date 7 IN7 around m0sore cit0 , 5ast areas of 5illa2e farm lands , a2ricultural lands are ac>uired b0 pri5ate real estate de5elopers for non a2ricultural purposes b0 a sin2le firm or sin2le o8ner7 Are t.ese actions le2al 1 some of t.ese real estate a2ents .a5e sold t.ose lands to pri5ate industries , multinational companies for crores of rupees7 Has t.e MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T 2i5en alienation of land ie con5ersion from a2ricultural to industrial usa2e7 Has 'IA&* 2i5en consent to it 1

IF7 can a sin2le indi5idual ( firm can purc.ase suc. 5ast tracts of a2ricultural lands , is it le2al 1 is it 8it.in t.e 'IA&*Bs compre.ensi5e industrial area de5elopment plan 1 LD7 .as t.e MU&A ( M%% , 'IA&* 2i5en 8ide publicit0 , public notice callin2 for objections before alienation of suc. lands 1 LH7 are all t.ose alienations , strictl0 in conformance to MU&ABs ( M%%Bs %&P 6 'IA&*Bs industrial area de5elopment plan 1 5iolations .o8 man0 1 LG7 is t.e MU&A 6 'IA&* re5isin2 ( modif0in2 %&P 6 I"&UST$IAL A$ A & + L!PM "T PLA" , to suit t.ose real estate de5elopers 6 Pri5ate companies 1 on 8.at le2al 2rounds 1 LI78.at action .as been ta4en based on m0sore district ma2istrate mr7T7M7+ija0a *.as4arBs report on land 2rabbin2s in m0sore 1 LL7in m0sore cit0 , .ebbal-.oota2alli industrial area , a la4e .as been destro0ed 8.ile buildin2 4a0nes .otel , .in4al la4e is s.rin4in2 , la4e in front of * ML Puarters .as been alloted to M(S TH$ILL $ %L!THI") %!, are all t.ese actions le2al 6 in conformance to MU&ABs %&P 1 if not 8.0 1 8.at action 1 LM7 8.ile auctionin2 off t.e lands of sic4 industrial unit M(S I& AL /AWA LT& , 8as t.ere an0 pre->ualification to bidders t.at after purc.ase of lands onl0 it must be used for industrial use or onl0 industries can participate in t.e biddin2 process 1 LE78.0 not it .as been clearl0 mentioned in t.e tender document t.at , said land is open for alienation 1

LK7 about t.is issue , our publication .as e5en raised itBs objections , in itBs ne8spaper 7 no action , 8.0 1 as a result , t.e 2o5ernment , ban4s , emplo0ees 8ere c.eated off t.eir dues 6 t.e pri5ate firm made .u2e profits7 is t.is auction 6 alienation le2al 1 LN7numerous ")!Bs , trusts promoted b0 reli2ious bodies , mutts are allotted prime lands at preferrential rates , for t.e reason t.at t.e0 8ill use it for public ( social 8elfare7 .o8e5er man0 of t.e trusts are usin2 t.e 8.ole or part of t.e land for commercial purposes ot.er t.an t.e stated public ( social 8elfare purpose7 8.at action .as been ta4en b0 MU&A , M%% or 2o5ernment in suc. cases 1 LF7.o8 man0 trusts .a5e 5iolated 2o5ernment norms in t.is 8a0 since HFNK till date1 8.at action ta4en b0 MU&A , M%% 6 2o5ernment action ta4en report 0ear8ise since HFNK till date 1 MD7.o8 man0 suc. ille2alities ( 5iolations b0 trusts are re2ulari:ed b0 MU&A , M%% or aut.orities , on 8.at le2al 2rounds 1 AT$ since HFNK till date 1 MH7before re2ulari:in2 suc. 5iolations .a5e 0ou sou2.t public objections 6 2i5en media publicit0 1 if not 8.0 1 MG7.o8 0ou are monitorin2 t.e net 8ealt. 2ro8t. of some MU&A ( M%% ( $ + "U officials 6 t.eir famil0 members , 8.o .a5e land ac>uisition ( denotif0in2 , land usa2e con5ersion aut.orities 1 MI7.o8 man0 trusts , ")!s are allotted prime residential ( commercial lands b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T on lease basis , in turn t.e said trusts , ")!s .a5e sulet it eit.er partl0 or 8.oll0 to ot.ers 1 ML7.o8 man0 suc. lease allotments are sold b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T before t.e e=pir0 of lease period , 8it.out public auction 1 MM7 8.at are t.e norms follo8ed b0 MU&A ( M%% ( )!+ $"M "T for t.e sale of leased lands to t.e lessee before t.e e=pir0 of lease period 1

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H7 .o8 man0 times since HFNK , *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T .as re5ised ( modified t.e *an2alore cit0Bs compre.ensi5e cit0 de5elopment plan 1 G7 .o8 man0 cases of %&P 5iolations 8ere re2istered b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T since HFNK till date 1 I7 .o8 man0 cases of %&P 5iolations 8ere le2ali:ed in t.e %&P re5ision ( modification b0 t.e aut.orities 1 L7 8.en an application for alienation of land is made to 0ou , sa0 from ci5ic amenit0 site to commercial , 8.at norms are follo8ed b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T1 M7 .o8 do 0ou pro5ide alternate ci5ic amenit0 site in t.e localit0 , if t.e area is alread0 full 1 do 0ou depri5e people of ci5ic amenities 1 E7 durin2 suc. alenation , is t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T collectin2 mar4et rate difference bet8een ci5ic amenit0 site 6 commercial site 1 if not 8.0 1 K7 in ban2alore cit0 , man0 buildin2 comple=es , buildin2s .a5e been built full0 5iolatin2 buildin2 b0e-la8s - no set off , no par4in2 space , no emer2enc0 fire e=it , no eart.>ua4e tolerant 7 8.at action b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T1 N7 .o8 man0 cases of buildin2 b0e-la8s 5iolations .as been re2istered b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T since HFNK 1 8.at is t.e action status report 0ear8ise 1 F7 .o8 muc. of *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T lands , sites , buildin2s 6 .ouses .a5e been ille2all0 occupied b0 criminal tresspassers since HFNK 1 HD7 .as t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T re2istered criminal cases a2ainst eac. suc. ille2al occupation 1 if not 8.0 1 pro5ide status report 0ear8ise 1 HH7 in .o8 man0 cases of suc. ille2al occupation *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T .as le2ali:ed , re2ulari:ed suc. ille2al occupation just t.rou2. *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T R s resolution instead of of re-allottin2 t.e same t.rou2. public notification to t.e ne=t senior most in t.e 8aitin2 list , after 2i5in2 notice of allotment cancellation to ori2inal allottee 1 if not done so 8.0 1 HG7 .as t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T follo8ed all le2al norms in

reallotment of lands , sites , .ouses , etc to t.e ille2al occupiers 1 8.at is t.e procedure follo8ed 1 HI7 in ban2alore cit0 , numerous .ousin2 societies 6 real estate &e5elopers .a5e mus.roomed , Land allotments of .o8 man0 .ousin2 societies , real estate firms amon2 t.em are le2all0 aut.ori:ed b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T 6 .o8 man0 not 1 since HFNK till date 1 HL7 .as t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T filed criminal complaints a2ainst suc. ille2al .ousin2 societies 6 ille2al real estate firms 1 if not 8.0 1 HM7 8.at action *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T .as initiated a2ainst real estate firms 6 .ousin2 societies 8.o .a5e 5iolated *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T norms , la0out plans , etc 1 if not 8.0 1 HE7 t.e 2o5ernment .as framed buildin2 b0e-la8s li4e 8idt. of road , space for ci5ic amenities , par4in2 space , emer2enc0 fire e=it , etc 4eepin2 .i2. in t.e mind safet0 of people first7 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T is in t.e practice of le50in2 a pittance as penalt0 on t.e buildin2 b0ela8 5iolators , la0out &e5elopment plan 5iolators 6 le2ali:in2 t.ose 5iolations7 Safet0 of public 6 amenities of public are totall0 ne2lected b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T7 W.en public people die , suffer injuries ( accidents - sa0 durin2 a fire tra2ed0 in a comple= due to lac4 of fire e=it , 8.en people par4 5e.icles on pa5ement in front of a business comple= as t.e comple= doesnBt .a5e a par4in2 space of itBs o8n , t.e pedestrians 2oin2 t.at 8a0 are forced to come do8n on road resultin2 in accidents , injuries 6 deat.s 7 is not t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T responsible for t.ose accidents , injuries 6 deat.s 1 HK7 8.at is t.e criteria adopted b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T for out of Turn allotment of Lands , sites , .ouses to reno8ned sports persons , jud2es , journalists , politicians , artists , etc 1 HN7 .o8 man0 jud2es , artists , politicians , journalists , sports persons , etc .a5e benefited from t.ese out of turn allotments b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T1 specific fi2ures 0ear8ise since HFNK 1 HF7 8.at action .as been ta4en a2ainst de5elopers , .ousin2 societies , 8.o .a5e 5iolated *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T norms 1 GD7 8.en poor sc.eduled caste , sc.eduled tribe people , minorit0 people ille2all0 li5e !n *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T sites buildin2 temporar0 .uts , *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T 8it. t.e .elp of police ra:es do8n t.ose .uts 6 e5icts t.e poor b0 brute force7 W.ereas , 8.en cronies of political bi28i2s ille2all0 occup0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T lands 8ort. crores of rupees 6 build bi2 comple=es earnin2 t.ousands of rupees mont.l0 rent , *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* (

)!+ $"M "T or aut.orities not e5en files police complaint a2ainst t.em instead re2ulari:es t.e ille2al occupation b0 le50in2 a pittance as fine7 W.0 t.is double standard b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T1 GH7 H!W MA"# %AS S !F ILL )AL !%%UPATI!"S are re2ulari:ed b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T since HFNK till date 1 0ear8ise fi2ures 1 GG7 .o8 muc. of *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T lands , sites , .ouses are under ille2al occupation 1 status report 0ear8ise since HFNK 1 GI7 .o8 muc. of t.ose .as been reco5ered 1 .as t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T areco5ered t.e rents earned b0 ille2al occupation 1 GL7 .a5e 0ou filed police complaints a2ainst t.ose criminals - tresspassers 1 if not 8.0 1 GM7 is t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T 2i5in2 8ide publicit0 6 sufficient time to bidders about itBs auction sc.edules 1 GE7 is t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T 2i5in2 mar4et 5alue to land loosers 1 GK7 is t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T e=actl0 usin2 t.e ac>uired lands , for t.e same purpose mentioned in t.e project plan 1 GN7 is t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T ac>uirin2 lands at lo8er rates from farmers 6 sellin2 it at a premium , b0 8a0 ma4in2 profits just li4e a real estate a2enc0 1 GF7 in 5illa2es , t.ere are cattle 2ra:in2 2rounds meant for t.e usa2e of 8.ole 5illa2ers, forest for t.e usa2e of 8.ole 5illa2e , lands belon2in2 to 5illa2e temples7 Some 5illa2ers .a5e donated t.eir personal lands to 5illa2e temples , cattle 2ra:in2 for t.e benefit of 8.ole 5illa2ers7 All t.e 5illa2ers are sta4e .olders , o8ners of suc. lands7 W.en *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T ac>uires suc. lands to 8.om does it pa0 compensation 1 8.at about 8elfare objecti5es of t.ose lands 1 ID7 till date , .o8 man0 la4es , ponds , .o8 man0 feeder canals .a5e been closed , filled 8it. mud , de5eloped , sold as sites , etc b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T or ot.er land de5elopers 1 IH7 .as t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T ta4en alternate steps to create ne8 la4es , ponds 1 .o8 man0 are created till date 1 IG7 in 6 around ban2alore cit0 , .i2. tension electric lines are t.ere in bus0 residential areas 7 as per Indian electricit0 act , no permanent structures s.ould be

under t.e HT lines7 Ho8e5er t.ere are buildin2s under it7 In some places , HT lines runs in t.e middle of t.e road7 T.e aut.orities Ha5e de5eloped t.ose areas beneat. HT lines as par4s , rented out ad5ertisement spaces 6 built permanent fencin2 of t.ose areas spendin2 la4.s of ta=pa0erBs mone07 T.is fencin2 obstructs t.e mo5ement of ser5ice personnel of electricit0 board , to ser5ice HT line7 Are all t.ese structures under 6 surroundin2 HT lines le2al 1 II7 till date .o8 man0 burial 2rounds are ac>uired 6 sold as sites b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T or ot.er de5elopers 1 specific fi2ures 0ear8ise since HFNK caste8ise , reli2ion8ise 1 IL7 in 6 around ban2alore cit0 , in .o8 man0 areas de5eloped b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T 6 pri5ate de5elopers , t.e se8a2e 8ater 2enerated in t.ose areas is directl0 let into la4e , ponds 1 IM7 .o8 man0 tributaries , la4es , ponds are 4illed in t.is fas.ion b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T 6 ot.er de5elopers , .ousin2 societies 1 IE7 .o8 man0 business comple=es , flats , residential la0outs de5eloped b0 pri5ate real estate de5elopers , .ousin2 societies are dumpin2 t.e se8a2e , ( 8aste 2enerated in t.eir buildin2s , into unaut.ori:ed dumpin2 2rounds , la4es , etc 7 t.us disturbin2 t.e en5ironment 6 creatin2 public .ealt. .a:ard 1 .o8 t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T is monitorin2 se8a2e ( 8aste disposal 1 status report 0ear8ise since HFNK till date 7 IK7 .o8 man0 unaut.ori:ed .ousin2 la0outs are t.ere in 6 around ban2alore cit0 1 8.at action b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T a2ainst t.em 1 action ta4en report 0ear8ise since HFNK till date 7 IN7 around ban2alore cit0 , 5ast areas of 5illa2e farm lands , a2ricultural lands are ac>uired b0 pri5ate real estate de5elopers for non a2ricultural purposes b0 a sin2le firm or sin2le o8ner7 Are t.ese actions le2al 1 some of t.ese real estate a2ents .a5e sold t.ose lands to pri5ate industries , multinational companies for crores of rupees7 Has t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T 2i5en alienation of land ie con5ersion from a2ricultural to industrial usa2e7 Has 'IA&* 2i5en consent to it 1

IF7 can a sin2le indi5idual ( firm can purc.ase suc. 5ast tracts of a2ricultural lands , is it le2al 1 is it 8it.in t.e 'IA&*Bs compre.ensi5e industrial area de5elopment plan 1 LD7 .as t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T 2i5en 8ide publicit0 , public notice callin2 for objections before alienation of suc. lands 1 LH7 are all t.ose alienations , strictl0 in conformance to *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* (

)!+ $"M "TBs industrial area de5elopment plan 1 5iolations .o8 man0 1 LG7 is t.e *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T re5isin2 ( modif0in2 %&P 6 I"&UST$IAL A$ A & + L!PM "T PLA" , to suit t.ose real estate de5elopers 6 Pri5ate companies 1 on 8.at le2al 2rounds 1 LI78.at action .as been ta4en based on m0sore district ma2istrate mr7T7M7+ija0a *.as4arBs report on land 2rabbin2s in m0sore 1 LL7in m0sore cit0 , .ebbal-.oota2alli industrial area , a la4e .as been destro0ed 8.ile buildin2 4a0nes .otel , .in4al la4e is s.rin4in2 , la4e in front of * ML Puarters .as been alloted to M(S TH$ILL $ %L!THI") %!, are all t.ese actions le2al 6 in conformance to MU&ABs %&P 1 if not 8.0 1 8.at action 1 LM7 8.ile auctionin2 off t.e lands of sic4 industrial unit M(S I& AL /AWA LT& , 8as t.ere an0 pre->ualification to bidders t.at after purc.ase of lands onl0 it must be used for industrial use or onl0 industries can participate in t.e biddin2 process 1 LE78.0 not it .as been clearl0 mentioned in t.e tender document t.at , said land is open for alienation 1 LK7 about t.is issue , our publication .as e5en raised itBs objections , in itBs ne8spaper 7 no action , 8.0 1 as a result , t.e 2o5ernment , ban4s , emplo0ees 8ere c.eated off t.eir dues 6 t.e pri5ate firm made .u2e profits7 is t.is auction 6 alienation le2al 1 LN7numerous ")!Bs , trusts promoted b0 reli2ious bodies , mutts are allotted prime lands at preferrential rates , for t.e reason t.at t.e0 8ill use it for public ( social 8elfare7 .o8e5er man0 of t.e trusts are usin2 t.e 8.ole or part of t.e land for commercial purposes ot.er t.an t.e stated public ( social 8elfare purpose7 8.at action .as been ta4en b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T in suc. cases 1 LF7.o8 man0 trusts .a5e 5iolated 2o5ernment norms in t.is 8a0 since HFNK till date1 8.at action ta4en b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T action ta4en report 0ear8ise since HFNK till date 1 MD7.o8 man0 suc. ille2alities ( 5iolations b0 trusts are re2ulari:ed b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T, on 8.at le2al 2rounds 1 AT$ since HFNK till date 1 MH7before re2ulari:in2 suc. 5iolations .a5e 0ou sou2.t public objections 6 2i5en media publicit0 1 if not 8.0 1 MG7.o8 0ou are monitorin2 t.e net 8ealt. 2ro8t. of some *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T officials 6 t.eir famil0 members , 8.o .a5e land ac>uisition ( denotif0in2 , land usa2e con5ersion aut.orities 1

MI7.o8 man0 trusts , ")!s are allotted prime residential ( commercial lands b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T on lease basis , in turn t.e said trusts , ")!s .a5e sulet it eit.er partl0 or 8.oll0 to ot.ers 1 ML7.o8 man0 suc. lease allotments are sold b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T before t.e e=pir0 of lease period , 8it.out public auction 1 MM7 8.at are t.e norms follo8ed b0 *&A ( **M"P ( 'IA&* ( )!+ $"M "T for t.e sale of leased lands to t.e lessee before t.e e=pir0 of lease period 1 ME7 8.at is t.e status of .ouse allotted to sri7c.andras.e4aria. 5ide *&A allotment letter no: IHD(GEK(*&A(A&M('M$SL@HA(KN-KF dt HH(DN(HFKN7 MK7 8.0 *&A didnBt file police complaint to e5ict encroac.ers1 MN7 8.0 *&A didnBt inform t.e descendents of ori2inal allottee about t.e cancellation of t.eir allotment 1 MF78.at .appened to t.e mone0 deposited b0 ori2inal allottee1 ED7is t.e action of *&A allottin2 t.e said .ouse to an ille2al encroac.er just b0 t.e resolution of *&A committee le2al 1 EH7 in case t.e *&A 8is.ed to re-allot t.e said .ouse , first it must .a5e informed t.e ori2inal allottee about cancellation of allotment allo8in2 t.em sufficient time to repl0 8it. public notice in ne8s papers , t.en t.e0 s.ould .a5e allotted t.e said .ouse to t.e senior most in t.e 8aitin2 list7 *ut *&A .as just allotted t.e .ouse to an ille2al encroac.er b0 t.e resolution of *&A committee7 Is it le2al 1 EG7 *&A officials 2a5e .alf trut.s to m0 $TI re>uest 6 stated t.at t.e said file concernin2 t.is issue cannBt be found ie lost 7 is it le2al 1 EI7 .as t.e *&A filed police complaint re2ardin2 t.eft of file from t.e record room 1 H!"!U$A*L %!MMISSI!" $ !F *&A PL AS $ F $ TH F!LL!WI") A$TI%L 7

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Actin2 %.ief /ustice of Hi2. %ourt of 'arnata4a, /ustice ' Sreed.ar $ao on Saturda0 said lac4 of lo2ic in se5eral la8s, includin2 land reforms and ac>uisition la8s, is encoura2in2 land mafia, especiall0 in urban centres7 IThe e>isting #and 1cOuisition 1ct is the greatest enemy of the common man. =e have only encouraged land mafia through legislation,J he said, while addressing the National 5onsultation on I3rban )oor and the #aw,J organised by National #aw Echool of 4ndia 3niversity (N#E43) here. Kustice Rao said laws related to land need an overhaul, to ensure owners of the land get a share of development. IThe growth of real estate mafias and skyrocketing property prices hindered average income earners from purchasing property. Fy creating mega cities, we have done a great damage to the country,J he added. Kustice Rao said various governments have failed to develop district and taluk head Ouarters as a result of which we are not able to prevent migration to cities. IFangalore has developed as a cancerous slum. The urban areas are not having the infrastructure or facilities to deal with this massive population inflow,J he said. The Dudge also pointed out that the (oning laws often allow arbitrary classifications without taking into account the real situations on ground. ) ' Cohanty, 1dditional Eecretary, 3nion Cinistry of !ousing and )overty 1lleviation, said the proposed law for property rights for urban poor, to ensure spaces for street vendors, was under consideration and it would be soon placed before the )arliament. 1 maDor issue that needs to be addressed is residency rights of urban poor in the conte>t of vulnerabilities that they face. Though several governmental programmes, specially KNN3RC were designed for this purpose, there was a lack of sufficient response from the Etates to avail the funds and use them in time, he said.

*MTF proposes, 2o5ernment disposes

Eiddaiah was brought back to FFC) despite reOuest for his suspension for his role in ,#2 case Eenior 41E officer !. Eiddaiah, who returned as Fruhat Fangalore Cahanagara )alike (FFC)) 5ommissioner for a second stint, has come under the scanner of the Fangalore Cetropolitan Task 2orce (FCT2) as a Qsuspect officer for his alleged role in the ,#2 case. The FCT2, probing the ,#2 scam that involved illegal widening of a road to facilitate an increase in the floor area ratio (21R) of an apartment comple>, had named Cr. Eiddaiah, his predecessor Fharat #al Ceena, besides the former Fangalore ,evelopment 1uthority (F,1) 5ommissioner )radeep Eingh 'harola among the three 41E officers whose role had surfaced during its investigation Ibased on oral and documentary evidenceJ. *MTF letter 4n a letter to 5hief Eecretary E.:. Ranganath, dated November %?, %B+%, the FCT2 had sought to place under suspension these three officials, besides %$ others of the F,1 and FFC), to facilitate fair probe. !owever, the government chose to ignore the FCT2 s recommendation and brought Cr. Eiddaiah back to the FFC) from the !igher 0ducation ,epartment where he was serving as )rincipal Eecretary, thus replacing 5ommissioner RaDneesh &oel. The report also names several senior officials of the FFC) and the F,1 as Isuspect officialsJ for having allegedly colluded to allow the ,#2 to up the 21R for its proDects, violating FFC) bylaws and F,1 s master plan. %.ar2e a2ainst S.ettar Ceanwhile, RT4 activist ,inesh 'allahalli accused 5hief Cinister Kagadish Ehettar of trying to hush up the matter by bringing back the same IsuspectJ officials. !e plans to seek&overnor !.R. FhardwaD s intervention in the matter as the 5hief Cinister was involved. Epeaking at a press conference here on Eaturday, Cr. 'allahalli said Tirakana &oudar, Town )lanning Cember (T)C) in the F,1, who was reinstated to his post while he was out on bail, was also being favoured by the 5hief Cinister. &LF 5iolations The FCT2 has arrested Cr. &oudar, who was charged with helping ,#2 Eouthern !omes legalise construction beyond what was permitted on a civic amenity (51) site. !e was accused of approving the widening of the !ulimavu-Fegur Road to legalise ,#2 Eouthern !omes illegal construction.

I,#2 constructed +,?A% flats instead of the ..B for which they had taken permission. =e are not even able to get documents under the Right to 4nformation 1ct. =e want the &overnor to intervene,J Cr. 'allahalli said.

#1N, E51C 4N T1C4#N1,3 Gne for my officer, one for my boyR

Land and property are coveted assets. So why are chief ministers allowed to give these away as favours? JEEMO J!"O# trac$s how Tamil adu "hief Minister M %arunanidhi has &een using his 'uotas 4N NG:0CF0R, 5hief Cinister of 'arnataka FE ;eddyurappa almost lost his Dob, due to the uproar over preferential allotment of land and property to his sons and close associates. !e has since cancelled the allotments, asked his children to move out of his official residence, and retained his seat through some deft political manoeuvring and muscle-fle>ing. 1t the height of the campaign against him, as political opponents paraded on apparent moral high ground, T0!0#'1 published details of plots similarly allotted by previous 'arnataka chief ministers, both of the 5ongress and the K,(E), to relatives, ILLUSTRATION: ANAND NAOREM servants, drivers, maids and partymen (#1N, E51C %.B, . ,ecember). The purpose was not to make ;eddyurappa s wrongdoings look less shocking, but to show that the problem was endemic and needed rooting out. The right given to chief ministers to hand out public land to a favoured few M relatives, bureaucrats, Dudges, police officers and others M smacks of nepotism and arbitrary feudal power structures that should have no place in a modern democracy. (Though there is no immediate proof of this, some of these allotments could also be &enamitransactions, in which the ultimate ownership remains with the distributor of the largesse, camouflaged by a stack of fake documents.) This power M euphemistically called Idiscretionary OuotaJ M has even been used to favour allegedly corrupt army officers like &eneral ,eepak 'apoor (1T 01E0 =4T! &R01E0, T0!0#'1, %B November), who was given a large /BB sO yd plot in !aryana by the !ooda government, which then faced the embarrassment of refusing him permission to sell it off before five years had elapsed, as per rules. The plot was given to him by the government as preferential allotment in recognition for his Qoutstanding achievement . This week, continuing its campaign against out-of-turn allotments of land and property, T0!0#'1 has an e>posS on Tamil Nadu 5hief Cinister C 'arunanidhi. The Tamil Nadu !ousing Foard (TN!F) which commands a large land bank, has a government discretionary Ouota (&,T) under which +/ percent of all allotments can be recommended by the 5C. 0ligibility for allotment under &,T is as follows* single6deserted womenN widowsN social workersN physically handicapped personsN defence personnelN e>servicemenN eminent persons in the field of science, arts, literature, economics, public administration and sportsN freedom fightersN government servants with unblemished service

recordsN employees of )E3s, central government undertakings and nationalised banksN )2 institutionsN DournalistsN university staffN and employees of local bodies and municipalities. =hile some of these categories sound kosher, most of them raise a fundamental Ouestion* why should the government have the power to give coveted land to select employees and Dournalists over others7 The only rationale could be pro>imity M which is an untenable reason for being the beneficiary of political favours, often worth several crores. Eetting this aside, even within the legal ambit of the &,T, T0!0#'1 s investigation shows that many of the allotments in 'arunanidhi s tenure have violated the rule book. Cany bureaucrats and their relatives have been given plots or flats under the category of Isocial workerJ. Eome of these last did social work when they were in collegeN many of them claim to be volunteers in such routine activity as helping in blood donation or eye camps. Cany have issued certificates to themselvesN some have acOuired letters from the #ions and Rotary 5lubs with vague endorsements. 4n other violations, the rules say that no one who has any other land or property in Tamil Nadu or any other capital city, in either their own or spouse or minor children s name, can apply for &,T allotments. T0!0#'1 found this is routinely violated. The other bra(en violation lies in the claim of IunblemishedJ service records as a Oualification for allotment. =hen RT4 activist : &opalakrishnan sought a list of such

Man6 "7 the all"ttees issued 8erti7i8ates t" themselves, 9hile s"me g"t letters 7r"m Li"ns and R"tar6 !lu:s
bureaucrats, 1dditional Eecretary E Eolomon RaD said, I1s no unblemished government servant certificates are issued, the Ouestion of furnishing a list of names does not arise.J The additional secretary also clarified that the home department didn t have such a list. This is the phantom category under which many public servants like Kaffar Eait, +?@A batch 4)E officer, now 4nspector &eneral of )olice-4ntelligence, got large allotments of land in prime locations. =hy them more than hundreds of others7 That s a democratic Ouestion the chief minister will have to answer. DeeRUgmail.com

Legal Largesse R Bhanumathi Serving Judge, Madras igh !"urt #LAT NOS: MI$ %&'(%)*, S OLIN$ANALLUR + ASE III, ! ENNAI DATE: ,* MAR! %**SI.E: /%* S0 M 1 /,' S0 M +RI!E: Rs2 %32)) LA4 1 Rs2 ,*2*) LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: NA 5IOLATIONS

The ;udge 9as all"tted t9" ad;"ining <l"ts "n the same da6 =,* Mar8h %**->2 A88"rding t" her Dis8l"sure "7 Assets statement "7 %**', the ;udge alread6 had a h"use in her name, and an"ther <l"t in her hus:and, adv"8ate 4 $anesan?s name2 The h"use, in the Uthangarai area "7 4rishnagiri distri8t, 9as 8"nstru8ted in /'-) "n a <l"t <ur8hased in /'-%2 The <l"t "7 land is l"8ated in Saida<et and 9as <ur8hased in /'',2 She h"9ever admits in her de8larati"n that she "9ns t9" <l"ts, 9hi8h she <ur8hased 7r"m the TN "using B"ard in %**-2 But this all"8ati"n 9as made under the $eneral !ateg"r62 Sin8e ;udges d" n"t 8"me under an6 "7 the @u"ta 8ateg"ries, the g"vernment?s 9a6 "7 all"tting land t" them di77ers 7r"m the rest2 Judges are in7"rmed a:"ut the availa:ilit6 "7 land2 And 9hen the6 a<<l6 7"r the same, the g"vernment 7a8ilitates the all"tment2 4 Ravira;a +andian Retired Justi8e, Madras igh !"urt +LOT NO: B%A), T IRU5ANMIBUR ECTENSION DATE: // NO5EMBER %**' SI.E: ,,//3 S0 #T +RI!E: Rs2 D-2)& LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 ,2% !RORE 5IOLATIONS !l"se relative "7 DM4 su<rem" 4arunanidhi and the !hairman "7 the S8h""l #ee Determinati"n !"mmittee2 Little 9"nder then he 9as als" the re8i<ient "7 s<e8ial 7av"urs 9hile he 9as still a serving ;udge2 At the time "7 the all"tment, the ;udge "9ned a )* <er8ent share in an an8estral h"use at ThiruveeEhimiEhalai village2 The ;udge had als" s"ld a <r"<ert6 he "9ned at +aEhavatthanFattali village near 4um:aF"nam2 The land 9as <ur8hased in /''/, a h"use 9as 8"nstru8ted "n it in /''% and s"ld in %**'2 e had als" s"ld the landed <r"<ert6 "7 his 9i7e in %**'2 5 Am:iFa Adv"8ate +LOT NO: A-, 4ADA+ERB, MAD URANT A$AM DATE: /D #EBRUARB %**SI.E: %,%-) S0 #T +RI!E: Rs2 &2)& LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 /) LA4 5IOLATIONS The adv"8ate "9ned landed <r"<ert6 in m"re than "ne l"8ati"n 9hen she 9as all"tted the <l"t G "ne va8ant h"use site in 4aranai +udu8heri village and an"ther in 4atram<aFFam village, in 4an8hee<uram distri8t2 er hus:and, Justi8e M Sat6anara6anan "7 the Madras igh !"urt, in his Dis8l"sure "7 Assets, stated that he "9ns a re<ur8hased MI$ 7lat 8"nstru8ted in /'D' at Indra Nagar in !hennai2 Am:iFa 9as all"tted land under the $D02 Bureau8rati8 B"nanEa

Ja77ar Sait I$+(Intelligen8e #LAT NOS: )&*, T IRU5ANMIBUR, 4AMARAJ NA$AR DATE: %, A+RIL %**SI.E: &,3)D S0 #T +RI!E: Rs2 /2%D !RORE !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 D !RORE 5IOLATIONS All"tted under Hun:lemished? g"vernment servant 8ateg"r62 On D June %**-, the g"vernment trans7erred the "9nershi< "7 the <l"t t" his daughter Jenni7er Ja77ar, then a student2 Jenni7er made t9" <a6ments "7 Rs2 &D2*, laFh and Rs2/23, laFh t"9ards 8"st "7 the <l"t2 In #e:ruar6 %**', she <aid an"ther Rs2D* laFh2 A7ter having <aid Rs2/2*3 8r"re, the "9nershi< "7 <l"t 9as trans7erred t" her m"ther +arvin Ja77ar2 Interestingl6, +arvin als" made the <a6ment all "ver again2 In O8t":er %**', she <aid Rs2 )*2D& laFh and then again in N"vem:er %**', an"ther Rs2 %) laFh 9as de<"sited2 A 7urther <a6ment "7 Rs2 )/2) laFh in the same m"nth 9as made2 In8"me taI "77i8ials 7eel the Sait 7amil6 made the d"u:le <a6ment t" av"id an IT investigati"n "n Jenni7er, 9h" 9"uld n"t have :een a:le t" sh"9 an6 s"ur8e "7 in8"me2 The Tamil Nadu "using B"ard then returned the "riginal am"unt <aid :6 Jenni7er2 N"9, +arvin in 8"lla:"rati"n 9ith Durga SanFar, s"n "7 an IAS "77i8er, has 8"mmissi"ned a :uilder t" 8"nstru8t a multi(st"re6 8"m<leI in 9hi8h /% 7lats have alread6 :een :uilt2 Ea8h 7lat is eI<e8ted t" 7et8h an estimated / 8r"re2 S", :6 <a6ing Rs2 /2%D 8r"re in %**', the I$+?s 7amil6 made a <r"7it "7 m"re than Rs2 )23 8r"re2 $ +raFash J"int Se8retar6, Industries +LOT NO: SD, T IRU5ANMIBUR ECTENSION DATE: D MAB %**SI.E: ,,-%' S0 #T +RI!E: Rs2 3D2)- LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 & !RORE 5IOLATIONS The 7"rmer distri8t 8"lle8t"r "7 Tirunelveli issued himsel7 a 8erti7i8ate 7"r un:lemished g"vernment servi8e2 !4 $ari6ali Retired IAS, Se8retar6 t" $"vern"r at the time "7 all"tment #LAT NOS: S&, T IRU5ANMIBUR ECTENSION DATE: 3 MAB %**SI.E: D,*%, S0 #T +RI!E: Rs2 /2%* !RORE2 +ABMENT JAS MADE IN ,, INSTALMENTS #ROM /- JULB %**- TO D MAR! %**'

!URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 D2- !RORE =A++ROC> 5IOLATIONS er hus:and Dr S Ra;aFumar has a h"use in !hennai2 Sumathi Ravi8handran #"rmer Regi"nal +ass<"rt O77i8er, !hennai, and 8l"se relative "7 DM4 minister 4 An:aEhagan +LOT NO: /*)* I$, MO$A++AIR DATE: %- MAR! %**SI.E: NA +RI!E: Rs2 )'2/) LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 / !RORE 5IOLATIONS er hus:and Dr S Ravi8handran "9ns a <l"t2 #"ll"9ing an RTI <r":e, the TN B issued a sh"9(8ause n"ti8e and <la8ed the all"tment under sus<ensi"n2 +"liti8al +erFs L $aneshan #"rmer M+, 9h" le7t 5aiF" t" ;"in DM4 #LAT NOS: /*)% I$, MO$A++AIR DATE: %3 MAR! %**SI.E: NA +RI!E: Rs2 3'2-D LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: NA 5IOLATIONS $aneshan is a trade uni"n leader 9ith the DM4 and is 8l"se t" 4arunanidhi2 e "9ns <r"<ert6 in his as 9ell as his 9i7e?s name2 Brinda Nedun8heEhi6an Ji7e "7 late !heEhi6an and daughter(in(la9 "7 Agri8ulture Minister 5eera<andi Arumugam +LOT NO: I$ B ,A/&, MO$A++AIR DATE: /, MAR! %**SI.E: NA +RI!E: Rs2 '2-% LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 &)()* LA4 5IOLATIONS All"tted 7lat under S"8ial 9"rFer 8ateg"r62 The tehsildar "7 Salem issued her a 8erti7i8ate th"ugh he is n"t em<"9ered t"2 The 8erti7i8ate sa6s she Kis a 9ell(Fn"9n s"8ial 9"rFer inv"lved in s"8ial 9el7are a8tivities su8h as <resident "7 +""lavari village

<an8ha6at, head "7 <arent(tea8hers ass"8iati"n, <arti8i<ating in edu8ati"nal <r"grammes "7 man6 s8h""lsL2 S Ra;alaFshmi Ji7e "7 R SaFFara<ani, MLA and DM4 8hie7 9hi< +LOT NO: /*&3, MO$A++AIR DATE: ' MAR! %**SI.E: NA +RI!E: Rs2 3'2-D LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 ,2) !RORE 5IOLATIONS She 9as all"tted the 7lat under the S"8ial J"rFer 8ateg"r62 The su<<"rting d"8ument 9as a letter 7r"m a R"tar6 !lu:2 The letter 7r"m +N4 5enFata8hala<ath6, <resident "7 the R"tar6 !lu: "7 Odda8hatram, dated ,/ Mar8h %**-, states that Kshe is Fn"9n t" me as a s"8ial 9"rFer 9h" is <arti8i<ating in s"8ial servi8e a8tivities "7 "ur R"tar6 !lu: at :l""d d"nati"n 8am<s, 7ree health 8he8Fu< 8am<s and "ther 9el7are a8tivities2 She has als" :een hel<ing in <r"viding several "ther :asi8 amenities 7"r the <e"<le surr"unding the slum area 7"r the <ast several 6ears2 I 9ish her ever6 su88ess t" d" m"re servi8es t" need6 <e"<le in and ar"und the areaL2 D Bas"dha !"ngress MLA, 4an8hee<uram !"ngress MLA, 4an8hee<uram #LAT NOS: A), I$, MO$A++AIR DATE: /' DE!EMBER %**SI.E: NA +RI!E: Rs2 )'2)D LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 , !RORE 5IOLATIONS A 8erti7i8ate 7r"m the !hennai Muni8i<al !"un8ill"r stating she has :een an a8tive s"8ial 9"rFer 7"r the <ast &* 6ears a8tivel6 inv"lved in hel<ing the <""r in the area2 +""8hi Murugan Mem:er "7 a DM4 trade uni"n +LOT NO: A //, T IRU5ANMIBUR ECTENSION DATE: D JUNE %**SI.E: %,&%% S0 #T +RI!E: Rs2 )-2D/ LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 %23) !RORE 5IOLATIONS Th"ugh a mem:er "7 a DM4 trade uni"n, he 9as all"tted land under the S"8ial J"rFer 8ateg"r62 as three <l"ts in his name and "ne in his s<"use?s name2 e has n"t <r"du8ed an6 su<<"rting d"8ument a:"ut the s"8ial 9"rF he has d"ne2

Bharati Thennarasu Jid"9 "7 Sivagangai <"liti8ian Thennarasu #LAT NOS: S3, T IRU5ANMIBUR ECTN DATE: %D AU$UST %**SI.E: ,,-3' S0 #T +RI!E: Rs2 3'2/, LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 ,23) !RORE 5IOLATIONS She 9as all"tted the <l"t under the S"8ial J"rFer 8ateg"r62 An RTI a<<li8ati"n revealed that she had n"t :een engaged in an6 Find "7 s"8ial 9"rF that 9"uld maFe her eligi:le 7"r this 8ateg"r62 + M""rth6 Madurai MLA #LAT NOS: E%AD, MI$, MO$A++AIR DATE: ) DE!EMBER %**SI.E: NA +RI!E: Rs2 3%2) LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 & !RORE 5IOLATIONS All"tted under the S"8ial J"rFer 8ateg"r6 "n a 8erti7i8ate issued :6 the Li"ns !lu:2 O9ns several <l"ts in his and his 9i7e?s name2 N S""r6a Daughter "7 Brinda !heEhi6an and grand(daughter "7 Agri8ulture Minister 5eera<andi Arumugam #LAT NOS: B,A/,, I$, MO$A++AIR DATE: , JUNE %**SI.E: NA +RI!E: Rs2 -2'' LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 &)()* LA4 5IOLATIONS LiFe her m"ther, the %*(6ear("ld 9as given a 8erti7i8ate "7 s"8ial 9"rF and d"mi8ile :6 the tehsildar "7 Salem, stating that she Kis a 9ellFn"9n s"8ial 9"rFer 9h" is inv"lved in man6 s"8ial 9el7are a8tivities, su8h as nati"nal s"8ial servi8e, <arti8i<ating in e6e 8am<, :l""d d"nati"n and giving edu8ati"n t" <""r studentsL2 The 8erti7i8ate 9as issued "n %3 #e:ruar6 %**-, the same da6 her m"ther g"t "ne2 B"th g"t ad;"ining 7lats2 4ith and 4in Dee<a Daughter "7 Devara; M, +rivate Se8retar6 t" the !hie7 Minister

#LAT NOS: )&,, T IRU5ANMIBUR, 4AMARAJ NA$AR =+LOT ADJOININ$ SAIT?S AND S AN4AR?S> DATE: %, MAB %**SI.E: &,&DD S0 #T +RI!E: Rs2 /2*- !RORE !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: NA 5IOLATIONS All"tted <l"t under the S"8ial J"rFer 8ateg"r6 :ut there?s n" eviden8e t" :a8F it2 !"nstru8ting a three(st"re6 :uilding inv"lving a 8"st :e6"nd the 7amil6?s Fn"9n s"ur8es "7 in8"me2 er hus:and "9ns an"ther <r"<ert6 in his name2 er <l"t is ad;a8ent t" the <l"ts "7 I$+(Intelligen8e Ja77ar Sait and Durga ShanFar, s"n "7 the !M?s se8retar62 NaveenFumar S"n "7 + Muthuveeran, IAS, 9h" 9as Distri8t !"lle8t"r, Theni, and 8l"se t" the !hie7 Minister #LAT NOS: )&/, I$, T IRU5ANMIBUR, 4AMARAJ NA$AR DATE: %3 JULB %**SI.E: NA +RI!E: Rs2 /2*D !RORE !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: NA 5IOLATIONS All"tted 7lat under the S"8ial J"rFer 8ateg"r62 e 9"rFs in a s"7t9are 8"m<an6 in !hennai and su:mitted a salar6 sli< "7 Rs2 %*,*** <er m"nth at the time "7 all"tment2 N"9, he is 8"nstru8ting a 7"urst"re6 stru8ture "n the <l"t2 J Naveen I:rahim S"n "7 SI Ja77ar Ali, I+S =retd> #LAT NOS: AI I$ MO$A++AIR DATE: ,/ MAR! %**' SI.E: NA +RI!E: Rs2 D&2') LA4 !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: Rs2 ,2%) !RORE 5IOLATIONS All"tted 7lat under the S"8ial J"rFer 8ateg"r62 !erti7i8ate issued relates t" /'-,, 9hen he 9as a student2 The 8"llege <rin8i<al sa6s he a8tivel6 <arti8i<ated in Kman6 s"8ial a8tivities 8"ndu8ted :6 us2 e 8"ntinues t" evin8e interest in s"8ial servi8e a8tivitiesL2 !uri"usl6, the EMI "7 Rs2 3&,*** is alm"st d"u:le his m"nthl6 salar62 Durga SanFar S"n "7 Ra;amaniFFam, IAS, Se8retar6 t" !hie7 Minister

#LAT NOS: ),-, T IRU5ANMIBUR, 4AMARAJ NA$AR =+LOT ADJOININ$ SAIT?S AND S AN4AR?S> DATE: %- MAR! %**SI.E: %,&)* S0 #T +RI!E: Rs2 /2/% !RORE !URRENT MAR4ET +RI!E: NA 5IOLATIONS e is a :usinessman, :ut all"tted the <l"t under the S"8ial J"rFer 8ateg"r62 e als" su:mitted an a77idavit that the <l"t 9"uld :e used 7"r residential <ur<"ses2 But he vi"lated the 8"nditi"ns and devel"<ed the <r"<ert6 7"r 8"mmer8ial <ur<"ses2 The Others M IlamuFil IT Manager, DM4 0, !hennai 5IOLATIONS All"tted 7lat under the S"8ial J"rFer 8ateg"r6 "n a 8erti7i8ate issued :6 the Li"ns !lu:2 The 8erti7i8ate states that he Kis <arti8i<ating in s"8ial servi8e a8tivities "7 Li"ns !lu: at :l""d d"nati"n 8am<, 7ree health 8am<s 7"r the <ast several 6earsL2 Ilanthendral IlamuFil?s sister 5IOLATIONS All"tted I$ 7lat under the S"8ial J"rFer 8ateg"r6 "n the :asis "7 a 8erti7i8ate issued :6 a <an8ha6at, 9hi8h is n"t valid2 N 4anna:iran Juni"r attendant at the Su<reme !"urt 5IOLATIONS All"tted 7lat under the S"8ial J"rFer 8ateg"r62 4anna:iran, a Delhi resident, 9as issued a salar6 8erti7i8ate :6 the S! registrar 7"r <ur8hasing land in Tamil Nadu2 e 9as all"tted "n the re8"mmendati"n "7 his su<eri"r, 9h" has 8l"se linFs 9ith the DM42 ! $aneshan and ! 5in"than +SOs, !M?s Se8urit6 5IOLATIONS All"tted 7lats under the Hun:lemished? g"vernment servants 8ateg"r62 D"8uments reveal the Su<erintendent "7 +"li8e, Se8urit6 Bran8h, !hennai, issued vague 8"ndu8t 8erti7i8ates a7ter the du" 9ere all"tted the 7lats <r"visi"nall62 + Meena JAO + +andian, +SO, !M?s Se8urit6 5IOLATIONS All"tted 7lat under the S"8ial J"rFer 8ateg"r62 She <r"du8ed a letter 7r"m MS 5elu "7 the Li"ns !lu:, 9h" li:erall6 issued 8erti7i8ates 7"r s"ns and daughters "7 :ureau8rats t"

hel< them avail "7 <rime <l"ts all"tted :6 the TN "using B"ard "ut "7 the g"vernment dis8reti"nar6 @u"ta2 + OTOS: T E INDU, JEEMON JA!OB Rea8ti"ns t" Land S8am ,2* D Bash"da, !"ngress MLA, 4an8hee<uram KI have d"ne a l"t "7 9"rF 7"r Dalits thr"ugh"ut Tamil Nadu, es<e8iall6 in Sri<erum:udur and !hennai2 I have hel<ed them in getting <attas 7"r their land, re8"mmending their names 7"r l"ans 7r"m :anFs, distri:uting 868les t" Dalits "n the :irthda6s "7 Ja9aharlal Nehru and Indira $andhi2L Ja77ar Sait, I+S, I$(Intelligen8e K$"vernment agen8ies have alread6 <r":ed the matter2 I am :eing g"verned :6 the 8"ndu8t rules, s" I sh"uld n"t talF t" 6"u a:"ut the issue2 It is advisa:le that 6"u seeF a res<"nse 7r"m the Tamil Nadu g"vernment2 I 9"uld liFe t" add that i7 an6 de7amati"n "r lia:ilit6 arises "ut "7 6"ur arti8le, ne8essar6 legal a8ti"n 9"uld :e taFen2L + M""rth6, Madurai MLA KI d"n?t Fn"9 mu8h a:"ut the 8erti7i8ate, I thinF I g"t the <l"t :e8ause I?m an MLA2 I have d"ne a l"t "7 9"rF in u<li7ting the <e"<le in villages "7 m6 8"nstituen862 That am"unts t" s"8ial 9"rF2 I d"n?t need a s"8ial 9"rF 8erti7i8ate 7r"m the Li"ns !lu: :ut m6 7riends, <artners and I t""F the 8erti7i8ate an69a62 K

Q&,T is a way of making you part of the syndicate

! UmashanFer + OTO: JEEMON JA!OB


F; K00CGN K15GF 1+??B batch 41E officer, 5 3mashanker shot to fame during the 141,C' regime when he e>posed a scam in the construction of sheds in a cremation ground under the Kawahar

Ro(gar ;oDana when he was additional collector in Cadurai. !is brush with 141,C' supremo K Kayalalithaa s partymen resulted in his transfer out of the district. #ater, when the ,C' came to power, he was appointed managing director of the state-run 0lectronic 5orporation of Tamil Nadu and put in charge of procuring colour television sets for free distribution to the poor in the state, in keeping with an election promise of the ,C'. !e was transferred with immediate effect after he e>posed corporate fraud committed by the Doint venture promoter 0#N0T Technologies #td. #ater, he was posted as managing director of the state-run 1rasu 5able T: 5orporation. 4n this capacity, he opposed the monopoly of Eumangali 5orporation run by 'alanidhi Caran. !e also took steps to nationalise Eumangali 5able :ision. Fy that time, Caran had a patchup with the 'arunanidhi family and 3mashanker was transferred with immediate effect. #ater, the anti-corruption and vigilance department registered a case against him for disproportionate assets. The government suspended him for claiming fake caste certificate

+l"ts are all"tted even 9ith"ut an6 7"rmal a<<li8ati"ns2 There is n" trans<aren86 at all
as a ,alit when he is a practising 5hristian. !e lodged a complaint with the National Fackward 5ommission against his suspension and got a favourable order from the !igh 5ourt. 1t present, he is managing director of Tamil Nadu Emall 4ndustries 5orporation. 3mashanker was allotted a plot (under government order %, $%/) on $ 1pril %BB@ at Thiruvanmiyur 0>tension when he was in charge of the free colour television for the poor programme. 2or this, he would have had to pay //.+% lakh. !e wrote to the chief minister that he could not afford to pay such a huge amount. #ater, his allotment was cancelled without stating any reason. 3mashanker revealed he had an C4& flat in his name when the plot was allotted and he was not aware about the rule of Tamil Nadu !ousing Foard (TN!F) that he can t claim a plot when he has another flat in his name. 4t certainly seems commendable that 3mashanker turned down a chance to own a plot in Thiruvanmiyur 0>tension, one of the poshest areas of the city. The plot is Dust $BB metres from the beach. Though the entire colony has been parcelled out to those close to the ruling establishment, it is the nouveau riche and the industrialists who dream of owning a house in Thiruvanmiyur, where they can rub shoulders with former Dudges, bureaucrats and political power brokers. 4f and when the allottees decide to sell their plots, they can demand e>tremely high prices.

4n a frank chat, 3mashanker talks about how the government discretionary Ouota has been misused. 0>cerpts*

=hy are bureaucrats, Dudges, former Dudges and politicians given housing plots in posh localities under government discretionary Ouota7 =ho can refuse a good piece of land in 5hennai city7 4t s a way of rewarding people for good work done. No inOuiry has been conducted in this matter so far. ,iscretionary Ouota is the prerogative of the government. 1fter RT4 came into e>istence, several activists are taking up the matter in court. Fasically, there is no control mechanism or checks and balances. There is little transparency while awarding the &,T M the plots are allotted without formal applications. ;ou were also allotted a plot in %BB@ under the Qunblemished government servant category. =hat happened to the allotment7 ;es, 4 was allotted a plot in Thiruvanmiyur 0>tension. 4nitial payment for the plot was Rs. %/ lakh. 4 never had that much money. Eo 4 reOuested the government to reduce the price. Fut there was no response. 4 did not want a house to compromise my integrity. Eo 4 never took possession. #ater, in %BB?, the government ordered a vigilance inOuiry against me and cancelled the allotment. 2rankly, 4 was not aware about the TN!F rules that bars a person having a plot, a flat or a house from claiming another plot. ,o you think the &,T Ouota is a way of silencing people, buying them out7 ;es, it is a way of making you a part of the syndicate. )lots or flats are given to those civil servants, Dudges or relatives of the bureaucrats or politicians for complying with certain reOuirements. There is no procedure for 41E or 4)E officers to get a land or plot or flat in a transparent manner. Eo everybody uses short cuts.

Cinister s ,T proves Dudges are more corrupt than civil servant

N0= ,0#!46F!3F1N0E=1R* 1n investigation by 5obra post and 4FN Network has revealed how former and sitting Dudges of Grissa, police officers and bureaucrats have received flats from the ,iscretionaryTuota (,T) of ministers. 1s a matter of fact, successive 3rban ,evelopment Cinisters in the Naveen )atnaik government have misused the discretionary housing Ouota. 1ccording to the revelation, the Dudges have got the Qminister Ouota flats out of turn and at cheaper rates. The 4FN Network accessed letters of Dudges written to the government asking for prime property in 5uttack and Fhubaneswar.

)rime properties were acOuired in 5uttack at concession rates, bypassing the 5uttack ,evelopment 1uthority. 4n fact, Eectors +B, ++ and +$ of 5uttack s 1bhinav Fidanasi proDect has practically become a Dudges residential colony. 2ormer 5hief Kustice & F. )atnaik is a resident of flat +F6%% in Eector ++ while former Grissa !igh 5ourtKudge Radhakrishna )atra has flat +F6%$ in the same sector, given out on lease. Eupreme 5ourt Dudge ,eba )riya Cohapatra, Grissa !igh 5ourt Dudges EanDu )anda, Cadan Cohan ,as, Nityanand )rastuti also own flats in Eector +B and ++.)apers for the flats were prepared Ouickly and some Dudges even got preferred plots. Cost of the allotments took place between %BBB and %BBH, under the FK) cadre 3rban and !ousing ,evelopment Cinister Eameer ,e who was Etate ,evelopment Cinister from %BBB-%BB. and then 'anak :ardhan Eingh ,eo who called the shots from %BB. to %BBH. 1ll that the Dudges had to do was written to the Cinister. The 5NN-4FN has a letter written by Kustice Cadan Cohan ,as to the 5,1 5hairman and to Cinister 'anak :ardhan Einghdeo, asking for a F-5ategory 2lat in Eector +B, saying he would ensure a third party transfer of a 5-5ategory 2lat already owned by his wife.Kustice ,as was allotted the flat in Dust si> days.

=hen asked why the discretionary Ouota was used to make the allotments, Eameer ,ey, former Grissa urban development minister, said, IThe Grissa act does not have any such rule. There is / per cent and +B per cent allocation in discretionary Ouota. 1part from that we don t have any rule.J 'anak :ardhan Eingh ,eo, former Grissa urban development minister, said, IThe rule is that only those who apply for the proDect can be allotted land via ,iscretionary Tuota. Eo if any such person does not apply what can we do7J 5NN-4FN has also found that many of the Dudges who were allotted land through the discretionary Ouota already own ancestral property in 5uttack. ;et the ministers were allotted the land they asked for.

M0sore &% indicted for ille2all0 delistin2 $s E4 crore land

*A")AL!$ : A major land scam 8ort. nearl0 $s E,DDD crore, in5ol5in2 about G,DDD acres at t.e foot.ills of %.amundi Hills in M0sore, .as been uneart.ed7 M0sore deput0 commissioner P S +astrad is in t.e spotli2.t for ille2all0 delistin2 in /une nearl0 G,DDD acres of prime 2o5ernment land in fa5our of t.e M0sore ro0al

famil07 T.e land in >uestion is H,MLH acres in 'urubaralli, GMF acres in %.o8da.alli and HKI acres in Alana.alli7 T.e mar4et 5alue of an acre in t.ese areas is bet8een $s H crore and $s I crore7 Some top state */P leaders and influential reli2ious leaders are said be be.ind t.e ille2al con5ersion of t.e land from B*B 4.arab to BAB 4.arab7 Accordin2 to t.e 'arnata4a Land $e5enue Act, HFEL, B*B 4.arab land is propert0 reser5ed for a public purpose7 An0 con5ersion of t.is to BAB 4.arab - ma4in2 it pri5ate propert0 - needs 2o5ernment aut.ori:ation7 *ut +astrad passed t.e order 8it.out brin2in2 it to t.e notice of t.e 2o5ernment7 CT.is .appened 8.en &+ Sadananda )o8da as c.ief minister .eld more t.an GD portfolios, includin2 re5enue7 Lac4 of monitorin2 in t.e re5enue department enabled t.e deput0 commissioner to c.an2e t.e format,C 2o5ernment sources said7 Follo8in2 complaints a2ainst t.e c.an2e in land use, deput0 c.ief minister in c.ar2e of re5enue ' S s.8arappa ordered a probe b0 c.ief secretar0 S + $an2anat., 8.o .as 2i5en a report indictin2 +astrad of bein2 C2uilt0 of misconductC7 T.e land 8as mentioned as 4.arab in sur5e0 records datin2 bac4 to HNEH7 Later, durin2 a resur5e0 bet8een HFGD and HFID, t.e same land 8as s.o8n as B*B 4.arab7 CIt appears t.e &% e=ecuted t.e order in undue .aste7 An0 decision 8it. respect to suc. land can onl0 be ta4en b0 t.e 2o5ernment under Section of NE of t.e 'arnata4a Land $e5enue Act7 T.e delistin2 of land from B*B 4.arab to BAB 4.arab 8it.out considerin2 t.e ori2inal sur5e0 records of HNEH is ille2al,C t.e c.ief secretar0 said in .is report7 Sources in t.e 2o5ernment said t.e M0sore ro0al famil0 .ad been claimin2 ri2.t o5er t.e land after t.e deat. of t.e M0sore Ma.araja in HFKL, but se5eral orders of t.e department of personal and administrati5e reforms clearl0 state t.e land belon2s to t.e 2o5ernment7 CT.e .eir of t.e last Ma.araja .ad been raisin2 disputes7 &ue to t.is and multiple liti2ation, unscrupulous elements are tr0in2 to falsif0 records to 2ain control o5er t.is precious land,C t.e0 added7 Interestin2l0, t.e &% 8it.dre8 .is /une order on Au2ust HN on bein2 indicted7 Mean8.ile, t.e 'arnata4a Hi2. %ourt ordered t.e status >uo7 %.ief minister /a2adis. S.ettar, 8.o 8anted to suspend +astrad, is said to .a5e dropped t.e idea follo8in2 pressure from top */P leaders7 T.e 2o5ernment feels t.at s.untin2 .im out at a time 8.en &asara preparations are under 8a0 8ould mar t.e festi5ities7 CI 8ill ur2e t.e %M to con5ene a meetin2 and ta4e action a2ainst t.e &%,C s.8arappa told T!I7

&% +astrad 0ielded to real estate lobb0: ML%

M0sore: */P ML% ) Mad.usudan on Frida0 accused M0sore &% P S +astrad of succumbin2 to t.e real estate lobb0 in a case related to some G,DDD-acre land at t.e foot.ills of %.amundi Hills7 He .as complained to %M /a2adis. S.ettar in t.is re2ard7 T.e */P leader .as also as4ed for a sta0 on t.e proceedin2s follo8in2 t.e order b0 +astrad7 In .is complaint to S.ettar, t.e ML% said: CT.e land at t.e foot.ills is >uite precious and costs se5eral t.ousand crores as per t.e present mar4et777 #ou are re>uested to 2o t.rou2. t.e documents and ta4e up in5esti2ation into t.e matter7C In t.e stron2l08orded letter, .e .as told t.e %M t.at Cpeople are alle2in2 t.at t.e &% .as succumbed to t.e real estate lobb07C $eleasin2 t.e copies of .is petition, and t.at of related documents to t.e media on Frida0, Mad.usudan as4ed t.e %M to inter5ene7 Accordin2 to .im, t.e court of t.e deput0 commissioner .as declared it as *-4.arab land and .as directed t.e aut.orities concerned to issue 4.at.as in t.e name of Sri4antadatta "arasim.araaja Wadi0ar, t.e scion of M0sore ro0al famil0 and ot.er respondents7 In HFIM -- 8.en Ma.araja 8as rulin2 t.e state -- t.e said land 8as declared as *-4.arab, 8.ic. remained t.e same all t.ese 0ears7 In fact, Ma.arajas "al8adi 'ris.naraja Wadi0ar and /a0ac.amaraja Wadi0ar 8anted t.at to be maintained as a 2reen belt to 2uard t.e sanctit0 of t.e sacred site7 CTo ensure t.is, ma.araja /a0ac.amaraja Wadi0ar did not ma4e an0 attempt to re2ister t.e propert0 in .is name till .is deat.,C .e contended, addin2 t.at .e didnBt e5en 2o in for partition of t.e land in 'urbur.alli7 %laimin2 t.at it is a public propert0, t.e ML% accused t.e &% of ta4in2 arbitrar0 decisions7 CFirst of all, .e canBt re5ie8 an0 decisions made in t.e district ma2istrate court7 Secondl0, .e .as to call public objections or .a5e to see4 opinion of public prosecutor before con5ersion of land from *-4.arab @unusable landA to A-4.arab, 8.ic. .e .as not done7C CT.ere real estate lobb0 is be.ind it to usurp t.e propert0 8.ic. needs to be probed,C t.e */P leader said7 He, .o8e5er, 8as e5asi5e 8.en as4ed to name t.ose in5ol5ed7 W.en as4ed 8.et.er district minister S A $amdas is a8are of it, .e accused .im of bein2 ne2li2ent on t.e issue7 Mean8.ile, deput0 %M ' S s.8arappa, 8.o also .olds t.e re5enue portfolio, said t.at .e .as con5ened a .i2.-le5el meetin2, and directed bot. t.e &% and t.e ML% to attend t.e same7

*MI% b0 "I% 6 land scams in 'arnata4a - an appeal to .onourable supreme court of India 6 H7 7Honourable )o5ernor !f 'arnata4a

W.en a crime is noticed , it is t.e dut0 of t.e 2o5ernment to in5esti2ate 8.o did it 1 and to le2all0 prosecute t.em in court 6 pro5ide justice 7 if t.ousands of criminals , la4.s of criminals 2ot to2et.er 6 did t.e same t0pe of crimes , all of t.em must be

le2all0 prosecuted7 /ust for t.e o5er8.elmin2 numbers of criminals la8 of t.e land cannBt be c.an2ed7 Ho8e5er in t.e 'arnata4a state , man0 political bi28i2s , ric. croo4s .a5e done t.e same crime , LA"& )$A**I") - ille2al possession of 2o5ernment land 6 ille2al constructions o5er it7 Important land records of t.ose 2o5ernment lands , lands belon2in2 to poor are lost in record rooms of ci5ic bodies @ cunnin2l0 destro0ed b0 corrupt officials A "o8, t.eir political masters are le2ali:in2 t.e crimes 7 8.at a s.ame to t.e 2o5ernment of 'arnata4a 1

T.e s.ri7A7T7 $AMA SWAM# , @M7L7AA standin2 committee in t.e Pre5ious le2islati5e assembl0 probed t.e land 2rabbin2s in 'arnata4a 6 2a5e itBs report to t.e 2o5ernment 7 Ho8e5er t.e 2o5ernment in a .urr0 , is auctionin2 - off t.ose 2o5ernment lands 8it.out proper publicit0 to t.e auction process , sufficient time for bidderBs e=pression of interest7 In some cases , a pittance is le5ied as penalt0 for t.e ille2al occupation to 2et it le2ali:ed7 T.e 2o5ernment is not bot.ered about le2all0 prosecutin2 t.e ille2al occupier of t.ose lands7 In man0 ci5ic bodies , important propert0 documents belon2in2 to t.e 2o5ernment 6 poor are missin2 from t.e record rooms7 All t.ese point to8ards t.e 2o5ernment intention , to le2alise t.e crimes of ille2al land occupiers 8.o are not.in2 but t.eir o8n political cronies7

T.e recent ordinance b0 2o5ernment of 'arnata4a to re2ulari:e land deals is en5isa2in2 to le2ali:e t.e crimes of ric.7 T.e ille2al land con5ersions , land encroac.ments , encroac.ment of ci5ic amenities made b0 t.e ric. are bein2 le2ali:ed 8it. le50in2 a pittance as penalt0 in t.e name of public 8elfare 7 W.ereas t.e land 8ort. at toda0Bs mar4et prices are HDBs of t.ousands of crore it is onl0 8efare of t.e ric. 6 mi2.t0 7 IT IS )!I") T! * M!TH $ !F ALL S%AMS7 T.e aut.orities e5ict poor tribal people from t.eir ancestral forest area in t.e name of conser5ation , e5ict tribal people from 5illa2es in t.e name of de5elopment 8it.out proper re.abilitation measures7 T.e 2o5ernment is not 2i5in2 land ri2.ts to slum d8ellers , poor , dalits o5er t.e land t.e0 are d8ellin2 , t.e 2o5ernment is deaf to appeals of dalits for land ri2.ts7 Ho8e5er t.e same 2o5ernment is s0mpat.etic to ric. 8.o .a5e encroac.ed land 6 built .u2e commercial comple=es 8ort. crores 5iolatin2 all norms 8it. total disre2ard to ci5ic amenit0 or safet07

Puestions *an2alore &% , **MP %ommissioner , *&A %ommissioner 6 'IA&* %.airman are not ans8erin2 6 HI&I") T$UTH , %!+ $I")-UP %$IM S http*66sites.google.com6site6sosevoiceforDustice6rti---bda-bbmp-kiadb ,http*66crimesofbda.blogspot.com6 , http*66bdacrimes.wordpress.com6 , Puestions M0sore &% , M%% %ommissioner 6 MU&A %ommissioner are not ans8erin2 6 HI&I") T$UTH , %!+ $I")-UP %$IM S

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Hereb0 , e-5oice ur2es t.e concerned aut.orities , to ans8er t.e follo8in2 >uestionnaire about *MI% project b0 "I% .ttp:((88875ija04arnata4aepaper7com(s588T:oomart7p.p1 ArtnameUGDHDDGHLaTDDFHDHDDH6ileftUMD6itopUME6:oom$atioUHID6A"UGDHDDGHLaTD DFHDHDDH

Hereb0 ,e-5oice appeals to .onourable supreme court of India , to annul t.e bid process of 2o5ernment of 'arnata4a 8it. respect to ille2all0 occupied 2o5ernment lands 6 to annul t.is ordinance of 2o5ernment of 'arnata4a 8.ic. see4s to le2ali:e land crimes7 /ai .ind 7 5ande mataram7 #ourBs sincerel0, "a2araj7M7$7

TH %L!UT !F LA"& MAFIA I" I"&IA -t.e 2o5ernments darin2 to b0-pass judiciar0 An appeal @ PIL A to t.e .onourable supreme court of India

T.e recent attempts b0 2o5ernment of India 6 ot.er state 2o5ernments to le2alise land 2rabbin2s b0 enactin2 ne8 land la8s in t.e name of public 8elfare is farce 7 8.ile crores of people are 8it.out s.elter 6 are li5in2 on streets , people in slums , tribal lands are stru22lin2 for land ri2.ts since decades t.e 2o5ernments 8ere mum 6 deaf7 "o8 , as t.e rulers t.emsel5es 6 t.eir cronies .a5e built ille2al constructions runnin2 into crores t.e0 are s.eddin2 crocodile tears in t.e name of public 8elfare7 In india, 5arious state 2o5ernments .a5e enacted C to8n municipal ( cit0 corporation la8s 6 buildin2 la8sC , to ensure orderl0 2ro8t. of cities 6 to8ns , to ensure t.e safet0 of buildin2s 6 itBs occupants , to ensure t.e safet0 of pedestrians 6 road users7

"umerous educated people , rulin2 elite - ministers , police , 2o5ernment officials , M7Ps , M7L7As , etc 4no8in2 full0 8ell about t.e la8s .a5e ille2all0 built bun2alo8s , commercial comple=es , t.ro8in2 to 8ind all la8s7 In t.eir 2reed t.e0 .a5e s.o8n

utter contempt to8ards la87 T.e0 .a5e encroac.ed dried -up la4es , ri5ulets , rain flo8 pat.s , draina2es , foot pat.s , ci5ic amenit0 sites7 In t.eir buildin2 t.ere are 5iolations of- lac4 of fire safet0 e=its , lac4 of par4in2 space , encroac.ment of foot pat.s , conser5anc0 line , draina2es , etc7

T.ere is 8ide spread corruption in t.e corporation ( municipal aut.orities7 For a price officials .a5e con5erted %A sites to commercial purposes , aut.orised de5iations ( encroac.ments of public lands li4e foot pat.s , draina2es , par4in2 space , set-off , etc7 T.e corporation officials t.emsel5es are 5iolatin2 cit0 master plans7 5en before aut.orisin2 t.e con5ersions 6 encroac.ments of lands , t.e corporation officials are not ma4in2 alternate arran2ements7 *0 all t.ese corrupt deeds man0 of t.e corporation officilas .a5e become millionaires 7 .o8e5er more 6 more road accidents are ta4in2 place , buildin2 collapses 6 fire tra2edies are occurrin2 , durin2 .ea50 rainfalls 8ater is 2ettin2 clo22ed - ALL TH S $ SULTI") I" L!SS !F HUMA" LI+ 6 P$!P $TI S7 In recent da0s numerous murders .a5e ta4en place o5er t.e real estate issues 7 TH %$IMI"AL LA"& )$A** $S MA& & ATH TH$ ATS 6 F!$% & TH PIL APPLI%A"T I" TH 'A$"ATA'A HI)H %!U$T A*!UT LA"& )$A**I")S I" '!$AMA")ALA LA#!UT *A")AL!$ 7 T.e 2o5ernment of 4arnata4a instead of protectin2 t.e PIL applicant 6 up.oldin2 t.e la8 .as ta4en sides 8it. t.e land 2rabbers7

T.e state 2o5ernments of 4arnata4a 6 del.i .as 2ot M7L7As 6 officials 8.o .a5e t.emsel5es 5iolated buildin2 la8s 6 2rabbed 2o5t lands7 "o8 , t.e t8o 2o5ts are contemplatin2 to brin2 in la8s re2ularisin2 t.ese land 2rabbin2 crimes for a pittance as penalt07 All to b0-pass judiciar07 T.e 2o5ernments are least bot.ered about t.e li5es of poor 6 onl0 too carin2 to8ards t.e land 2rabbin2 criminals7 T.e same 2o5ernments .a5e not 0et 2i5en land ri2.ts to poor slum d8ellers ( dalits , land ri2.ts to tribals li5in2 in forest since centuries , land ri2.ts to poor a2ricultural labourers, 8.ere as it is full of concern to8ards ric. 6 mi2.t0 land 2rabbers - criminals7 *ottom line - 8.ate5er be t.e ma2nitude of crime if 0ou are ric. 6 mi2.t0 la8 8ill be bended to suit 0ou , b0 bad luc4 if 0ou are a poor fol4 0ou are bound to suffer bein2 on t.e ri2.t side of la8 also7 Hereb0 , e-5oice ur2es re>uests t.e .onourable supreme court of india , to re2ister t.is as a PIL , to pro5ide protection to t.e PIL applicant in ban2alore 6 to ta4e appropriate actions a2ainst t.e )!' 6 )!& nippin2 at bud t.eir ille2al moti5es to re2ularise land 2rabbin2s7

ILL )ALITI S I" AU%TI!" !F M(S I& AL /AWA LT& M#S!$

&urin2 t.e auction of abo5e sic4 industr0 t.e land usa2e 8as for industrial purpose onl07 so, people 8it. ot.er commercial objecti5es 8ere not allo8ed to participate in t.e auction7 T.ereb0, t.e final auctioned amount 8as 5er0 muc. less t.an t.e mar4et 5alue7 T.is .as a direct bearin2 on emplo0ees of t.at industr0 , lendin2 ban4s , 2o5t dept , etc 8.o .a5e all put for8ard t.eir claims for dues from t.at industr07 noW, all of t.em are 2ettin2 5er0 muc. less t.an 8.at is due from t.e closed compan07 A loss of crores of rupees to ban4s , 2o5ernment , emplo0ees .as been made b0 t.e cunnin2ness of ci5ic bodies7 "o8 in a bac4door mo5e t.e M7U7&7A , '7I7A7&7* , M7%7% are mo5in2 to 2i5e land usa2e con5ersion to t.e ne8 occupier, 8.o is buildin2 pos. 5illas 6 resorts .ere7 Is it ri2.t 6 justified 1 s.ould not t.e0 conduct auction once a2ain or c.ar2e mar4et 5alue to t.e ne8 o8ner7

LA"& MAFIA I" 'A$"ATA'A

T.e land mafia 8.ic. .as lin4s 8it. political leaders.ip 6 top 2o5t ser5ants in t.e state, is runnin2 business 8idel0 in 6 around ban2alore,m0sore 6 ot.er major to8ns7 T.e aut.orities li4e cit0 corporation , *7&7A, M7U7&7A , '7I7A7&7* , etc are denotif0in2 t.e lands meant for public 8elfare in fa5our of land mafia7 T.e aut.orities .a5e earmar4ed t.ese lands for public 8elfare ie par4s , sc.ools , .ospitals at t.e plannin2 sta2e itself for current 6 future needs of t.e people7 In most cases t.e land mafia .as ille2all0 occupied t.e lands , built commercial comple=es 6 sold it for crores of rupees7

H7 t.e aut.orities are not demolis.in2 t.ese ille2al structures 6 prosecutin2 t.e occupiers7

G7 In some cases t.e aut.orities are denotif0in2 , re2ulari:in2 t.ose ille2al occupations b0 le50in2 a pittance as penalt0 8.ic. is 5er0 muc. less t.an t.e mar4et 5alue7

I7 In some cases for e=ample a notified site for sc.ool is alloted to an educational trust7 T.e0 build G rooms in GMV of t.e site 6 state t.at t.is is free sc.ool meant for 8ea4er sections7 After a 0ear or t8o , t.e0 state before t.e aut.orit0 t.at to run t.is sc.ool t.e0 need funds7 So t.e0 are plannin2 to build commercial comple=es around

t.e sc.ool site 6 b0 t.e rent collected from s.ops t.e0 8ill run t.e sc.ool7 In t.is manner sites meant for sc.ools , .ospitals , temples 6 ot.er social or2anisations appl0 for con5ersion of land usa2e 6 use major portion of t.e land for commercial purposes7

Hereb0 , e-5oice ur2es t.e 2o5t of 4arnata4a 6 ot.er aut.orities ,

H7 to clearl0 demarcate t.e 2o5t lands 6 announce it boldl0 to t.e public7

G7 To clearl0 demarcate lands meant for public amenities bot. for current 6 future usa2e7

I7 To clearl0 demarcate lands re>uired for to8n plannin2 sa0 GD 0ears do8n t.e line7

L7 To clearl0 mention in suc. plans t.e purpose it is reser5ed for ie par4s , .ospitals , sc.ools , etc7

M7 To impartiall0 act a2ainst ille2al occupiers - ric. or poor7

E7 Sa0 8.ile denotif0in2 a land meant for sc.ool an alternate land for sc.ool must be incorporated in t.e ori2inal plan7

K7 *efore denotification public objections must be called for 6 considered responsibl07

N7 After denotification t.e land must be sold at t.e mar4et rate not t.e 2o5t rate7

F7 In case of land usa2e con5ersion also t.e objections from t.e public must be called for 6 considered responsibl07

HD7 After land usa2e con5ersion an alternate land must be incorporated in t.e plan for t.e ori2inal use7

HH7 In case of land usa2e con5ersion also t.e occupier must be c.ar2ed at t.e mar4et 5alue7

HG7 To declare annuall0 t.e propert0 details of all officials 8it. denotif0in2 ( land usa2e con5ersion aut.orities to2et.er 8it. details of t.eir famil0 memberBs properties 8it. pro5ision for public scrutin0, cross c.ec4in27

HI7 To rut.lessl0 prosecute t.e corrupt officials 6 ministers7

HL7 To ma4e public t.e report of past district ma2istrate m0sore mr7 T7M7 +I/A#A *HAS'A$ about ille2al land dealin2s in 6 around m0sore7 Also t.e action ta4en report7

ILL )ALITI S I" *A")AL!$ -M#S!$

<P$ SSWA# P$!/ %T *MI% b0 "I%

&ifferent political parties are tradin2 c.ar2es a2ainst eac. ot.er about ille2alities in t.e m0sore-ban2alore e=press8a0 project7 )ra5e mista4es .a5e been committed b0 t.e pre5ious state 2o5ernments7 T.e sa5in2 2race is judiciar0 .as ta4en note of it7 T.e fundamental principle be.ind land ac>uisitions b0 t.e 2o5ernments is to use t.at ac>uired lands for public 8elfare7 As t.e 2o5t ac>uires t.e land 8it. t.is noble intentions e5en t.e land looser contents .imself 8it. compensation at 2o5t rate7 Al8a0s t.e 2o5t rate is muc. belo8 mar4et 5alue7 If at all t.e 2o5t 8ants to 2i5e out t.at ac>uired land to a pri5ate part0 for pri5ate use or for t.e use of a selected fe8, t.e 2o5t must 2i5e pre5ailin2 mar4et rate to t.e land looser7 In suc. cases t.e 2o5t does not .a5e aut.orit0 to force t.e land o8ner to sell .is propert07

In t.is m0sore-ban2alore L lane e=press8a0 project, follo8in2 inconsistencies are t.ere,

H7 t.is road is not for free public use, but onl0 for t.ose 8.o pa0s t.e toll fees7

G7 T.e lu=urious resorts , to8ns.ips , etc 8.ic. are to be built alon2side t.is road are not open for free public usa2e but onl0 for t.e ric. 8.o can afford it7

I7 T.e 2o5t .as concluded t.is deal in a .us.-.us. manner7

L7 An0 disputes raised b0 t.is project s.ould be addressed to international arbiter at london 8.ic. a poor land o8ner or 2eneral public can ill-afford7

M7 T.e 2o5t .as not paid t.e pre5ailin2 mar4et 5alue to t.e land loosers7

E7 T.e 2o5t .as not 2i5en t.e option to land o8ners not to sell t.eir propert07

K7 T.is 8.ole project is for ric. , built b0 t.e ric. for t.e ric. 6 not meant for public 8elfare7

T.e 2o5t must 2i5e bac4 t.e lands to t.e o8ners 8.o 8ants it bac4 6 must pa0 t.e mar4et 5alue to t.ose 8illin2 to sell7 As t.is project is built b0 8ealt.0 people for 8ealt.0 people 8.0 cannBt t.e0 cou2.- up mar4et 5alue1

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T.e *7&7A flouts itBs o8n rules 6 spreads red carpet for bi2 land de5elopers 6 land 2rabbers7 *7&7A postin2 is a .u2e mone0 spinner for corrupt officials7 T.e corrupt *7&7A officials 8or4 .and in 2lo5e 8it. criminal elements 6 ro8dies7 T.e0 ille2all0 e5ict 2enuine allottees 8.o are poor 6 8it.out an0 connections from allotted prime lands 6 sell-off t.ose prime land to t.e .i2.est bidder of bribe7 T.e poor fello8 is realloted lands in bac48ard areas 6 in some cases left in t.e lurc.7

"o8 , ta4e t.e follo8in2 case7 Mr7 S7&7 c.andras.e4araia. a poor old man a2ed around ND 0ears 8as allotted 8it. .ouse no7HNM, 4umaras8am0 la0-out, first bloc4, ban2alore in HFKN 5ide letter no7 IHD(GEK(*&A(A&M('M$SL@HA(KN-KF dt HH(DN(HFKN7

T.e c.airman of *7&7A .as allotted t.e built .ouse on lease cum sale basis7 T.e poor old man mr7 S7&7c.andras.e4araia. complied 8it. all t.e rules 6 in accordance 8it. it e5en deposited GMV of t.e .ouse cost in *7&7ABS account7 Ho8e5er 8.en .e 8ent o5er to .is allotted .ouse for residin2 in it, .e found out some ro8d0 elements 8ere alread0 residin2 t.ere7 He complained about t.is matter to t.e le2al o8ner of t.e .ouse ie *7&7A 7 t.e *7&7A officials didnBt ta4e steps to e5ict t.e ille2al encroac.ers nor did t.e0 ma4e an0 complaint to t.e police7 His appeals to *7&7A, c.ief minister of 4arnata4a , etc fell on deaf ears7 Hurt b0 t.is 2ross injustice 6 mountin2 financial burdens t.e poor old man died7

Subse>uentl0, t.e poor manBs dau2.ter smt7 "a2ala4s.mi 8.o 8as also 5er0 poor , appealed to t.e *7&7A aut.orities once a2ain , to e5ict ille2al encroac.ers from .er fat.erBs allotted .ouse7 T.is time t.e corrupt *7&7A officials pla0ed a different 2ame7 T.e0 s.o8ed .er a 5acant .ouse, 2a5e .er oral instructions to li5e in t.at 5acant .ouse 6 told .er t.at t.e0 8ill re2ularise it in due course7 T.e .apless poor 8oman too4 .u2e loans 6 repaired t.e .ouse fit for occupation7 /ust before s.e 8as to occup0 t.at .ouse , corrupt *7&7A officials once a2ain planted ro8d0 elements in t.at .ouse7 !nce a2ain t.e poor 8oman 8as c.eated7 S.e lost .er .ouse, on top of it .er loan burden mounted7

Till date, t.at poor 8oman is sufferin2 from t.ese 2ross injustices of *7&7A 7 SHAM L SS *7&7A !FFI%IALS 8.o ta4e t.ousands of rupees salar0 6 per4s e5er0 mont., all at t.e e=pense of ta=-pa0er .as not e5en cared to rectif0 t.e injustice7 T.ereb0, t.e0 are 5iolatin2 t.e poor 8omanBs fundamental 6 .uman ri2.ts7

Hereb0, e-5oice ur2es t.e .onourable c.ief minister of 4arnata4a, .onourable lo4a0u4t.a for 4arnata4a , .onourable c.airman national .uman ri2.ts commission , .onourable c.airman national commission for 8omen 6 .onourable c.airman state commission for 8omen 4arnata4a, to ta4e t.e appropriate action 6 to speedil0 pro5ide justice to t.is poor 8oman7

MLC alleges encroachment of 15,000 acres of forest land in Chamarajanagar District


A7ter eI<"sing alleged en8r"a8hment "7 large areas "7 land in Surve6 N"2 & "7 4uru:arahalli in M6s"re, BJ+ ML! $2 Madhusudhan has 8"me u< 9ith an"ther eI<"sure "7 a:"ut /),*** a8res "7 7"rest land en8r"a8hment in !hamara;anagar Distri8t2 These lands 9ere en8r"a8hed :6 <rivate <arties "9ing t" an "rder <assed :6 a 7"rmer De<ut6 !"mmissi"ner2 This 9as dis8l"sed :6 ML! $2 Madhusudan at a <ress meet at +athraFarthara Bhavan here t"da62 Ela:"rating "n the issue, Madhusudan said KThe /),*** a8res "7 land 8"vers Surve6 N"2 / in +al6a ":li "7 4"llegal taluF and Surve6 N"2 /3& in Shivanasamudra 7"rest area in !hamara;anagar distri8t2 In 7a8t, 4"llegal Assistant !"mmissi"ner, in an "rder <assed thr"ugh the D! !"urt "n De82 /,, %*//, had reiterated that the said area 9as a g"vernment 7"rest land2 "9ever the then D! M252 Savithri :"9ing t" the <ressure "7 a 7e9 vested interests had issued an "rder "n Jul6 - stating that the said land 9as n"t a g"vernment <r"<ert6 9hi8h su:se@uentl6 let in man6 <rivate <arties t" en8r"a8h u<"n the land threatening the ri8h 7l"ra and 7auna "7 the 7"rest regi"n2 !"ntinuing, Madhusudan said that an6 su8h im<"rtant "rder sh"uld have 8"me 7r"m the igh !"urt2 en8e he urged the g"vernment t" initiate a !BI in@uir6 int" the 8ase :6 8an8elling the 7"rmer D!?s "rder and :""Fing her 7"r 8riminal "77en8e2 EI<ressing a<<rehensi"n that the 7"rest land 9"uld :e8"me a haven 7"r land ma7ia, he alleged that 7"rmer Seni"r +"li8e "77i8ials, ri8h industrialists and in7luential <"liti8ians 9ere inv"lved in the deal2 e, h"9ever, did n"t menti"n names2 Madhusudan said that he 9"uld su:mit a detailed letter t" the !hie7 Minister en8l"sing the relevant d"8uments t" initiate immediate a8ti"n2

Re7erring t" the s8am "7 land at the 7""t "7 !hamundi ill, Madhusudan said that he 9as ha<<6 that a de<artmental en@uir6 9"uld :egin s""n "n the 7"rmer De<ut6 !"mmissi"ner 5astrad 9h" 9as inv"lved in the issue2

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TH %L!UT !F LA"& MAFIA I" I"&IA -t.e 2o5ernments darin2 to b0-pass judiciar0 An appeal @ PIL A to t.e .onourable supreme court of India

T.e recent attempts b0 2o5ernment of India 6 ot.er state 2o5ernments to le2alise land 2rabbin2s b0 enactin2 ne8 land la8s in t.e name of public 8elfare is farce 7 8.ile crores of people are 8it.out s.elter 6 are li5in2 on streets , people in slums , tribal lands are stru22lin2 for land ri2.ts since decades t.e 2o5ernments 8ere mum 6 deaf7 "o8 , as t.e rulers t.emsel5es 6 t.eir cronies .a5e built ille2al constructions runnin2 into crores t.e0 are s.eddin2 crocodile tears in t.e name of public 8elfare7 In india, 5arious state 2o5ernments .a5e enacted C to8n municipal ( cit0 corporation la8s 6 buildin2 la8sC , to ensure orderl0 2ro8t. of cities 6 to8ns , to ensure t.e safet0 of buildin2s 6 itBs occupants , to ensure t.e safet0 of pedestrians 6 road users7

"umerous educated people , rulin2 elite - ministers , police , 2o5ernment officials , M7Ps , M7L7As , etc 4no8in2 full0 8ell about t.e la8s .a5e ille2all0 built bun2alo8s , commercial comple=es , t.ro8in2 to 8ind all la8s7 In t.eir 2reed t.e0 .a5e s.o8n utter contempt to8ards la87 T.e0 .a5e encroac.ed dried -up la4es , ri5ulets , rain flo8 pat.s , draina2es , foot pat.s , ci5ic amenit0 sites7 In t.eir buildin2 t.ere are 5iolations of- lac4 of fire safet0 e=its , lac4 of par4in2 space , encroac.ment of foot pat.s , conser5anc0 line , draina2es , etc7

T.ere is 8ide spread corruption in t.e corporation ( municipal aut.orities7 For a price officials .a5e con5erted %A sites to commercial purposes , aut.orised de5iations ( encroac.ments of public

lands li4e foot pat.s , draina2es , par4in2 space , set-off , etc7 T.e corporation officials t.emsel5es are 5iolatin2 cit0 master plans7 5en before aut.orisin2 t.e con5ersions 6 encroac.ments of lands , t.e corporation officials are not ma4in2 alternate arran2ements7 *0 all t.ese corrupt deeds man0 of t.e corporation officilas .a5e become millionaires 7 .o8e5er more 6 more road accidents are ta4in2 place , buildin2 collapses 6 fire tra2edies are occurrin2 , durin2 .ea50 rainfalls 8ater is 2ettin2 clo22ed - ALL TH S $ SULTI") I" L!SS !F HUMA" LI+ 6 P$!P $TI S7 In recent da0s numerous murders .a5e ta4en place o5er t.e real estate issues 7 TH %$IMI"AL LA"& )$A** $S MA& & ATH TH$ ATS 6 F!$% & TH PIL APPLI%A"T I" TH 'A$"ATA'A HI)H %!U$T A*!UT LA"& )$A**I")S I" '!$AMA")ALA LA#!UT *A")AL!$ 7 T.e 2o5ernment of 4arnata4a instead of protectin2 t.e PIL applicant 6 up.oldin2 t.e la8 .as ta4en sides 8it. t.e land 2rabbers7

T.e state 2o5ernments of 4arnata4a 6 del.i .as 2ot M7L7As 6 officials 8.o .a5e t.emsel5es 5iolated buildin2 la8s 6 2rabbed 2o5t lands7 "o8 , t.e t8o 2o5ts are contemplatin2 to brin2 in la8s re2ularisin2 t.ese land 2rabbin2 crimes for a pittance as penalt07 All to b0-pass judiciar07 T.e 2o5ernments are least bot.ered about t.e li5es of poor 6 onl0 too carin2 to8ards t.e land 2rabbin2 criminals7 T.e same 2o5ernments .a5e not 0et 2i5en land ri2.ts to poor slum d8ellers ( dalits , land ri2.ts to tribals li5in2 in forest since centuries , land ri2.ts to poor a2ricultural labourers, 8.ere as it is full of concern to8ards ric. 6 mi2.t0 land 2rabbers - criminals7 *ottom line - 8.ate5er be t.e ma2nitude of crime if 0ou are ric. 6 mi2.t0 la8 8ill be bended to suit 0ou , b0 bad luc4 if 0ou are a poor fol4 0ou are bound to suffer bein2 on t.e ri2.t side of la8 also7 Hereb0 , e-5oice ur2es re>uests t.e .onourable supreme court of india , to re2ister t.is as a PIL , to pro5ide protection to t.e PIL applicant in ban2alore 6 to ta4e appropriate actions a2ainst t.e )!' 6 )!& nippin2 at bud t.eir ille2al moti5es to re2ularise land 2rabbin2s7

Hereb0 , e-5oice ur2es t.e concerned aut.orities , to ans8er t.e follo8in2 >uestionnaire about *MI% project b0 "I%

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Hereb0 ,e-5oice appeals to .onourable supreme court of India , to annul t.e bid process of 2o5ernment of 'arnata4a 8it. respect to ille2all0 occupied 2o5ernment lands 6 to annul t.is ordinance of 2o5ernment of 'arnata4a 8.ic. see4s to le2ali:e land crimes7 /ai .ind 7 5ande mataram7

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1uthor* QF,1 a ,en of 5orruption

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Fangalore ,evelopment 1uthority (F,1) has become a den of corruption and the government needs to take steps to check large scale irregularities in the authority, said ,eputy #eader of 5ongress in the 1ssembly T F Kayachandra. Epeaking on the demands on departments in the 1ssembly, the 5ongress leader on 2riday urged the government to constitute a !ouse 5ommittee to look into the irregularities. IThe F,1 has unlawfully de-notified hundreds of acres of land to help builders to form private layouts. 4t is a big business involving hundreds of crore of rupees,J he alleged. !e added that many people whose lands were acOuired for developing layouts were made to run from pillar to post to get compensation. ICany allottees have to run around seeking alternate site as in many instances after allotting sites to people the F,1 de-notifies land,J he said. Kayachandra said that during a recent visit to F,1 s 1rkavathy layout, he found a big building in the land meant for developing a park.

I4t is a +B-year-old proDect. Now all that has come up there are buildings in the site meant for park and an 41E Gfficers !ouse Fuilding 5ooperative Eociety. F,1 has allotted sites in bulk to the society. =hy is F,1 selectively helping officers and not common people7J he Ouestioned. Kayachandra said that former chief minister , : Eadananda &owda had assured the !ouse of ordering a probe by 5orps of ,etectives (5o,). I=hy the 5o, inOuiry was not ordered7 4s the government trying to protect the corrupt7 0veryone knows no work can be done in F,1 without paying bribe,J he added. 1ccording to him, will get V% lakh crore if it regularises the illegal F,1 layouts. ICany real estate agents are entering into politics and want to contest elections. This is a big lobby and they can spend crores. 4t is a scary trend and we need to stop it,J he added.

W%%T+ cameras in *&A are co5ered 8it. co8 dun2?


The government will cancel alternative land and sites allotted by the Fangalore ,evelopment 1uthority (F,1) in Iprestigious e>tensionsJ in lieu of private land acOuired for the development of Eir. C. :isvesvaraya, 'empe &owda, Knanabharathi and Fanashankari e>tensions. Caking an announcement in this regard in the #egislative 1ssembly, 5hief Cinister Eiddaramaiah promised to order a probe into alleged violation of norms and irregularities committed by F,1 and punish the guilty. Responding to a calling attention notice moved by E.T. Eomashekar, '.N. RaDanna and '. Ehadakshari of the 5ongress, Cr. Eiddaramaiah admitted that there were illegalities and irregularities in allocation of sites and land for the land acOuired in F,1. The government would order a probe into the scam and action would be initiated against those involved in it. !e would direct the senior officials to inOuire into the misuse of incentive

scheme of allotting land for land losers. 4rregularities in revenue land scam would also be probed and all allotments made under this category would be cancelled forthwith, Cr. Eiddaramaiah said. ,etailing the allotment made by F,1 since %BB@, Cr. Eiddaramaiah said that $,$+. sites had been allotted under the categories of alternative sites, incentive schemes, land to land and revenue sites. IThe government will not spare anybody who has misused the schemes in connivance with the officialsJ, he said. 4nitiating the debate, Cr. Eomashekar alleged that F,1 had flouted norms while allotting sites and land for acOuisition of land without notification. IF,1 officials used the scheme to their convenience, which are meant for helping the poor farmers and land ownersJ, he lamented. 1ccusing F,1 of generously giving sites and land to &)1 holders in posh localities, Cr. RaDanna, alleged that the authority had not followed guidelines and officials allotted sites and land at their whims and fancies. IThe close circuit cameras installed in F,1 are being covered with cow dung to gloss the murky dealings. 4t is scam worth Rs. +,BBB crore and needs comprehensive investigationJ, he said. +iolation of order )ointing at the violation of Cr. Eiddaramaiah s order, Cr. RaDanna said that, through the 5hief Cinister issued order against allotting sites and land under the category on Kuly ++, F,1 allotted si> sites on the same evening and issued possession certificates on Kuly +$. This clearly e>hibits the uncanny knack of F,1 officials to circumvent the directions of the 5hief Cinister and shows that F,1 was above government, he observed.

$eclaim IDN ) cate2or0 sites, sa0s Padmaraj panel


F1N&1#GR0* 4n a big blow to allottees of & category sites, the Kustice F )admaraD 5ommittee recommended to the state government it cancel and reclaim $B@ sites allotted under the chief ministerPs discretionary Ouota. These sites in prime localities were allotted between %BB. and %B++. Three beneficiaries, who have already constructed houses, have been asked to cough up twice the current market price of the sites if they want to retain them.

The panel has reserved its decision on two sites allotted to former 5C ,: Eadananda &owda and FK) C#1 ,N KeevaraD as their cases are pending before the Eupreme 5ourt. 4n all, $+$ sites6plots were allotted under & category of F,1 rules by previous 5Cs N ,haram Eingh, !, 'umaraswamy and FE ;eddyurappa. The beneficiaries included a present minister, C)s, C#1s, C#5s, political party leaders, bureaucrats, police officers, doctors, Dournalists and even personal assistants, cooks, drivers and peons of powerful politicians. 4n Cysore on Eaturday, chief minister Eiddaramaiah said he would study the report and take necessary action. Fased on a petition filed in %B+B by advocate :asudev Curthy, the 'arnataka !igh 5ourt directed the state government to form a committee to look into the matter and submit a report. 1ccordingly, the government constituted the Kustice F )admaraD 5ommittee. Fy then, many allottees who bagged these prime sites worth crores of rupees had sold their plots in the open market for +B times that amount. Though the panel submitted its report on 1ugust %A, %B+$, the government has dithered taking action. Though the issue was part of the agenda in cabinet meetings, it was kept aside reportedly under pressure from the beneficiaries. There are even allegations of beneficiaries influencing chief minister Eiddaramaiah to bring an amendment to the Fangalore ,evelopment 1uthority (F,1) 1ct, +?HA so that they can hold on to their sites. 1ccording to F,1 rules, a person who owns a site or a house in Fangalore is not eligible for allotment under the & category. Fut, the maDority of beneficiaries owned a site or house in the city. The committee report has pointed out that persons who gave a false declaration on this count should forfeit their sites. Eome prominent allottees :isveshwar 1nantha !egde 'ageri (FK)) Curugesh R Nirani (FK)) C) Renukacharya (FK)) )rahalad Koshi (FK)) R Roshan Faig (5ong) R 1shoka (FK)) Eharan )rakash )atil (5ong) Ehakuntala Ehetty (FK))

CT 'rishnappa (K,E) C Erinivas (K,E) & category site Rule / of F,1 (1llotment of Eites) Rules, +?@., lays out various categories under which it can dispose of stray sites. There are seven categories* 1 (via auction), F (for sportspersons), 5 (for those who e>cel in arts, science, literature, education, medicine and public administration), , (for e>-servicemen)N 2 (for dependents of government servants who die in the line of duty) and & (for persons in public life as may be directed by the government). =hile 1, F 5, ,, 0 " 2 category sites are allotted on the recommendation of a F1 sub-committee, & category site allotments are the prerogative and discretion of the chief minister. =ho is eligible W ,omiciled in 'arnataka for not less than +B years

W Neither allottee nor family should own a site or house in Fangalore metropolitan area W 1llottee or family should not have been allotted a site or house by the F,1, or any other authority within Fangalore metropolitan area. 1llottee has to submit affidavit to this effect

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=-MU&A c.airmen feel .eat o5er site scam


2ormer chairmen of Candya 3rban ,evelopment 1uthority (C3,1) are in a state of panic as the 3rban ,evelopment ,epartment has sent a proposal to the !ome ,epartment seeking a 5F4 probe into illegal financial transactions and distribution of sites.

Ten days ago, the 3rban ,evelopment ,epartment had sent a letter to the !ome ,epartment seeking it to hand over the investigation of the irregularities in C3,1 and Ramanagaram-5hannapatana 3rban ,evelopment 1uthority to the 5entral Fureau of 4nvestigation (5F4). The )olice ,epartment has already submitted the preliminary report to the court. 1s money was invested in foreign banks, huge irregularities had taken place in the site allotment. 3rban ,evelopment Cinister :inay 'umar Eorake had provided details of the irregularities to the !ome Cinistry and reOuested them to hand over the case to the 5F4. 4n +??@, the then irrigation minister ' N Nagegowda had closed a lake (.$% acres, +B guntas) belonging to the department and handed over %$% acres and +B guntas to C3,1 and %BB acres to the !ousing Foard for construction of houses for the poor and middle classes. The then C3,1 chairman ) C Eomashekar took a loan of V/ crore from Etate Fank of Cysore, Candya branch, and through a contractor from 1ndhra )radesh developed :ivekananda Nagar layout with %,ABB sites in the %$% acres. #ater, when 1sadulla 'han was C3,1 chairman, %,%BB sites were distributed through lots. =hen !ansiyabanu was C3,1 chairman, under the QNimma 1ayke scheme, %BB sites were distributed. ,uring the FK) government, C3,1 chairman :idya Nagendra had distributed +BH sites even be fore the final date for the submission of applications. This illegal distribution of sites was also discussed at the :idhana Eoudha. 1dvocate T E Eatyananda had lodged a case against three members of the #egislative 1ssembly and several others in the Candya #okayukta Epecial 5ourt for illegal distribution of sites. The government had directed the authorities to withhold the distribution. Recently, financial irregularities of Rs / crore in C3,1 and Rs +A.?B crore by the Ramanagaram-5hannapatna 3rban ,evelopment 1uthority have come to light. The local police investigated the case and filed a chargesheet. The minister said* I=e have sent a proposal to hand over the case to the 5F4. 4n a few days, with the 5C s approval, the case will be handed over.J

Probe panel 0et to scratc. surface of MU&A Wirre2ularities?


4t s been a month since a high-level committee was formed to probe allegations of irregularities in land acOuired by Cangalore 3rban ,evelopment 1uthority (C3,1) for 5helyar #ayout. 4t is operational only on paper. The grandiose plan of C3,1 to form a layout and distribute sites to applicants at 5helyar and Cadya villages near Eurathkal comes at a cost* Rs. H/,BBB monthly outgo to service a Rs. +% crore loan taken for it. 4n an order sent by the 3rban ,evelopment ,epartment, on 1ugust /, a committee was to deliver a report on the legality of the proDect within +/ days. The committee is headed by Regional 5ommissioner (Cysore) C.:. Kayanthi, with ,eputy 5ommissioner N. )rakash and ,eputy ,irector of #and Records F.'. 'usumadhara as members. 1fter allegations that the price paid for the land in %BB@ was too high and favourable to private players, Cinister for 3rban ,evelopment :inay 'umar Eorake promised a probe in Kune. The proDect envisaged buying %BB acres of private land at an agreed rate of Rs. %/,/BB a cent. 1fter the approval of the erstwhile FK)-led government, nearly H$ acres of land had been bought.

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=hile most C3,1 officials who talked to The Hindu claimed to have been transferred to the 1uthority only after site formation, one senior official said* IThe entire proDect was approved by the Etate government. 1nd so, in this respect, the papers are clean. !owever, there is a need to ask why the ambitious layout was formed when the 1uthority was reeling under debt.J 1lready burdened with a Rs. . crore loan, in %BB@, C3,1 took an additional Rs. +% crore. Cany officials view the inOuiry as a political witch-hunt* aimed at the now-out-of-power party, rather than the 1uthority itself.

W$eport soon?
=ith not one meeting called so far, Cr. 'usumadhara said there was little clarity on the scope of inOuiry.

!owever, the ,eputy 5ommissioner said, I=e only have to clear the suspicions. =e will collect the reOuired documents, and present it before the Regional 5ommissioner during her visit on Eeptember +%.J

MU&A emplo0ees boo4ed for for2er0, c.eatin2


C;EGR0* Cysore 3rban ,evelopment 1uthorities (C3,1) have filed a police complaint against one ) NagaraD son of )uttaswamygowda and two employees of C3,1 staff who supported the accused in creating fake documents at #akshmipuram police station. C3,1 commissioner 5 & Fetsurmath said a site in &okulam 444 stage was allotted to one C ' Ranganayaki in +?H$ through auction and she had obtained title deed in %BB%. Fut in the meantime, the accused NagaraD has created fake documents about the site and made the authorities believe that he had purchased the said land in +?H? in an auction. #ater he has taken title deed for it and then sold it to another party.

Fut the crime has come to light after the actual owner approached the authorities only recently. =hen the documents were verified, C3,1 authorities found that site number has been forged from $H to H$. The commissioner said the title deed of the said site obtained by NagaraD has been cancelled and we are investigating on this score. 'rishnaraDa subdivision 15) 1 N )rakashgowd said C3,1 has given against three persons and we are investigating it.

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Probe into bo2us bill scam 8ill co5er lar2er picture: *MTF
Fangalore* 1ttempting to clear the air on speculations regarding the alleged multi-crore bogus bill scam in three assembly constituencies, Fangalore Cetropolitan Task 2orce (FCT2) inspector general of police R) Eharma said the investigation will not be restricted to RaDaraDeshwarinagar, &andhinagar and Calleswaram constituencies. The probe will also include other areas, he clarified. Epeaking at the FFC) head office on =ednesday, Eharma said even though the 24R filed on November . by the additional commissioner (administration) pertains to only three constituencies, sleuths will look into other areas if necessary. LThe 5(T:55) had mentioned only three constituencies in its report pertaining to irregularities from %BB@ to %B++. The 24R was only an instrument to take up investigation, but it does not restrict us from taking up the investigation in other areas,L he said.

To8n plannersB .elp to be sou2.t !e said even though there is a delay in filing a case, FCT2 is trying to clear all hurdles and e>pose those involved in the scam. The FCT2 has sei(ed +/$ files pertaining to the irregularities from the three constituencies. 0leven persons and T:55 officials were interrogated and +/$ files verified by sleuths in %B days, Eharma said. Reacting to a Ouestion raised on FCT2Ps ability to investigate financial crimes and demand to hand over the probe to the #okayukta, Eharma said the sleuths would seek help from town planners. 5urrently, there are only two town planners of the +/ sanctioned posts. The investigation team will also include a superintendent of police, deputy superintendent of police (who will Doin the team shortly), two inspectors, four sub-inspectors and +/ head

constables. 1 fair and impartial investigation would be conducted by the investigation team, he assured. L=e can ascertain the Ouantum of money that is involved in the scam only after the investigation,L Eharma said. FFC) commissioner Eiddaiah entrusted the FCT2 to carry out inOuiry into the V+,/$? crore scam after it was unearthed by the T:55. The FCT2 is an autonomous agency under the state government. 4t is alleged that bills were sanctioned even though works were not completed in the three assembly constituencies. The irregularities took place during the administrative period when FFC) remained without peoplePs representation. =ith no corporators, C#1s looked after proDect works in the wards. The elections to FFC) were held in %B+B after a gap of three years. #ast 2riday, leaders of the ruling and opposition parties and civic officials participated in a two-hour meeting called by FFC) mayor R Ehardamma to discuss the probe. 4t was decided to set up a house committee, consisting of five ruling party corporators, two from the opposition and two officials, to investigate the scam, before FCT2 took up the case. The move was seen as a delaying tactic by the ruling party in the FFC) council.R' Eharma, 4&), Fangalore Cetropolitan Task 2orce, after a press conference at Fruhat Fangalore Cahanagara )alike headOuarters on =ednesday.

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The Fangalore Cetropolitan Task 2orce has registered an 24R against Cinister for 3rban ,evelopment Euresh 'umar, former !ousing Cinister C 'rishnaiah Eetty and senior 41E officer : ) Faligar for allegedly returning four acres %B guntas of land, which was acOuired by the government under the 'arnataka 3rban #and 5eiling 1ct to construct houses for the slum dwellers at #aggere, to the original owner. The case was lodged based on a complaint by ,inesh 'allalli, a social worker, who stated that 'umar, in his capacity as 3rban ,evelopment Cinister, granted permission to return the land to the original owner, while then !ousing Cinister 'rishnaiah Eetty halted the process of constructing houses for the urban poor. The FCT2 has registered a case against the trio under Eections +$ (+) and +$ (%) of the )revention of 5orruption 1ct, +?@@ and Eection +/H of the 5r)5 on Eaturday. 'allalli told ,eccan !erald that in +?@%, the government acOuired ..% acres of e>cess land in survey number +?6%, which belonged to ' &opinath to build houses for the financially weaker and downtrodden people. 4n %BB$, the 'arnataka Elum ,evelopment Foard ('E,F) started the process of constructing houses.

=hen the process reached the stage of inviting tenders, the ;eddyurappa government took the decision to return the land to the original owner. 4t is learnt that under the 'arnataka 3rban #and 5eiling 1ct, no one can hold more than /? acres of land and the e>cess land should be confiscated. &opinath had reportedly possessed ..% acres in e>cess, which the government took it in its custody in +?@%. Gnce the land is in government s custody, it cannot be returned to its original owner, although the government has the power to allot it to other individuals. 'allalli alleged that the decision was taken to help &opinath, who is the brother of senior REE functionary ' Narahari. !e claimed that the 'E,F had obDected to the decision, reminding that it was not only illegal, but would also affect the weaker sections of the society. The board also said that the tender process was almost over. !owever, the government set aside the obDections of the 'E,F and the tender process to construct houses. =hen contacted, 'umar said he had no information about the case since he was away in Fellary. !e said he would find out once he returned to Fangalore. 1 few months ago, 'umar had tendered his resignation after it was alleged that his family was the beneficiary of a Q& category site. !owever, the chief minister refused to accept the resignation as no substance was found in the allegation. Eetty, who was in Dail over a land denotification case, is out on bail. Faligar is the Canaging ,irector of !ousing 3rban ,evelopment 5ompany (!3,5G) in New ,elhi. =hen contacted ,r R ) Eharma, 1dditional ,irector &eneral of )olice, FCT2 was not available for comments.

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