Ashoka moves HC seeking quashing of lower court order

Karnataka Home Minister R Ashoka has moved the High Court seeking quashing of a lower court order which took cognisance of an offence mentioned in a private complaint filed against him.

Updated: Mar 30, 2011, 20:54 PM IST

Bangalore: Karnataka Home Minister R Ashoka
has moved the High Court seeking quashing of a lower court
order which took cognisance of an offence mentioned in a
private complaint filed against him.

Ashoka yesterday filed an application seeking quashing of
the 23rd Additional Civil and Sessions court order directing
the Lokayukta police to probe the complaint against him for
alleged illegal acquisition of land causing a loss of Rs 26
crore to the state exchequer.

RTI activist, M Manjunath, who filed the complaint in his
sworn statement, had submitted that Ashoka "illegally
denotified" 23 guntas (a gunta is 1/40th of an acre) of land
in Lottegollahalli which was earlier acquired by Bangalore
Development Authority for formation of Raj Mahal Vilas Layout
and registered it in his favour.

Ashoka has also sought quashing of the reference to an
enquiry under section 202 (1) of Criminal Procedure Code
in the order by the lower court.

On March 24,the Special Court ordered the Lokayukta police
to probe the complaint and submit its report by May 4.

PTI