FIR against Kumaraswamy, Chennigappa, two others

Last Updated: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 22:51

Bangalore: An FIR was registered against
former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, former
minister C Chennigappa, and two others, by Lokayukta police on
a private complaint alleging illegalities in denotification of
government land in 2007 during their tenure.

The Lokayukta police filed an FIR against Kumaraswamy and
three others under Prevention of Corruption Act, IPC and Land
Restriction and Transfer Act, Lokayukta ADGP Satyanarayana Rao
told PTI here.

The FIR was registered following the Lokayukta court`s
order to investigate into a private complaint against them
alleging illegalities in denotification of government land.
The court had directed Lokayukta SP to probe it under
Section 156/3 CrPC (investigation of cognisable case) and
submit a report by February 6.

Complainant Madhuswamy has alleged that Kumaraswamy
denotified 3.8 acres in Thanisandra village, which had been
acquired by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) for
formation of residential sites in Arkavathy Layout.

Kumaraswamy`s action in October 2007 was in violation of
rules, the complainant had alleged and named Chennigappa as
one of the co-accused seeking action against them under the
provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Kumaraswamy, son of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda,
is the second former chief minister in the state after B S
Yeddyurappa to face allegations of irregularities in
denotifying land acquired by the BDA.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 22:51

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