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Monday, July 29, 2013
Lokayukta police arrest four for encroaching government land
Express News Service – BANGALORE | 26th July 2013 12:24 PM
Lokayukta Police on Thursday conducted searches at the
Doddagattiganabbe Gram Panchayat in Hoskote in connection with a case
of encroachment of government land and creation of 40 sites. The
police had taken up a case based on credible information and
registered an FIR against three officials of the GP and a private
accused named in the FIR are Panchayat Development Officer Ayub Khan,
secretary Anke Gowda, Bill Collector Krishnappa and a private
individual Marappa. The Lokayukta Police said the accused had entered
into a conspiracy in the year 2008-09 to encroach ‘gomala’ land
at survey number 28 in Chikkagattigabbe village, Doddagattiganabbe
GP. Accordingly, they created false documents to transfer it in
Marappa’s name. The Lokayukta police scrutinised the information
they received and registered an FIR after finding prima facie
evidence against the accused.
Thursday, a team of Lokayukta officials searched the houses of the
accused and seized incriminating documents pertaining to the scam.
the registrar of the Minor Irrigation Department in Jayanagar was
caught red-handed and arrested by Lokayukta police while allegedly
accepting a bribe of `3,000 on Wednesday.
cop hid details of assets’
corporator Laxminarayana, who had earlier filed a private complaint
against ADGP-Lokayukta H N S Rao, submitted additional documents on
Thursday pertaining to a property owned by Rao’s wife at Maravante
in Udupi district.
official also did not reveal about this property in the returns filed
before the government, the petitioner said.
Rao said the complaint was baseless. ”My wife purchased the
property with her own resources. I have shown my part as help
rendered to her in buying the property. There was no violation of any
rules,” he said.