Lokayukta Court directs register case against Karnataka Home Minister R Ashok Loss to Indian Citizens Rs.50 Crore
Lokayukta Court directs register case against Karnataka Home Minister R Ashok
Loss to Indian Citizens Rs.50 Crore
Jayakumar Hiremath, an RTI activist had filed a complaint against Karnataka Home Minister R Ashok.
Yeddyurappa is the second accused in the complaint.
Land owners G Shamanna and Ramaswamy are accused 3 and 4 respectively.
In his complaint he said that Karnataka Home Minister R Ashok had allegedly denotified 9.12 guntas and 14 guntas of land belonging to Bangalore Development Authority in Lottegollahalli when B S Yeddyurappa was the Chief Minister.
Former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa allegedly detonified illegally the lands acquired by BDA, 14 guntas at survey number 10/11F and 9.73 guntas on survey number 10/1 at Lottegollahalli in Bangalore north taluk on December 31, 2009, to benefit Ashok against officials' advice.
In his complaint he accused that Karnataka Home Minister R Ashok was involved in illegal denotification of government land causing an estimated loss of Rs 50 crore to the state exchequer.
State exchequer means you and me that is Every Indian Citizen.
A gunta is 1/40 of an acre
On Thursday Lokayukta Special Court Judge N K Sudhindra Rao directed Lokayukta SP to register a case under section 156 (3) of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) against Karnataka Home Minister R Ashok and directed to investigate the matter and submit a report on the alleged illegal denotification of government land on November 5.
The complainant has stated that Ashok had committed an offence under
1. section 9 of the Karnataka Land (Restriction on Transfer) Act 1991
2. section 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant) of the IPC
3. 120 B (punishment for criminal conspiracy) of the IPC
4. section 13 (1) c and (D) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (criminal misconduct by a public servant)
The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPc)
156. Police officer's power to investigate cognizable cases.
(1) Any officer in charge of a police station may, without the order of a Magistrate, investigate any cognizable case which a court having jurisdiction over the local area within the limits of such station would have power to inquire into or try under the provisions of Chapter XIII.
(2) No proceeding of a police officer in any such case shall at any stage be called in question on the ground that the case was one, which such officer was not empowered under this section to investigate.
(3) Any Magistrate empowered under section 190 may order such an investigation as above mentioned.
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Friday, October 21, 2011
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