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JDS accuses CM of purchase of Rs 1000 Cr worth lands

Last Updated: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 00:04

Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa`s offer of cash award to the extent of Rs five
crore to whistle blowers who would give information on benami
lands owned by politicians in and around the city got a
response from the JDS leader H D Revanna.
Revanna, son of former Prime Minister H D Devegowda,
today claimed that he had documents regarding benami land
purchases done by Yeddyurappa and his family members and
wanted the Chief Minister to sanction him the reward amount.

"I will donate this reward amount to some trust,"
Revanna told reporters here.

Revanna, who was irked after Yeddyurappa ordered probe
into lands held by Devegowda family in Hassan district and
also by his brother H D Kumarswamy on the city outskirts,
charged that the Chief Minister was indulging in vindictive
Revanna, claimed that Yeddyurappa and his family
members have purchased lands worth Rs 1,000 crore in benami
names in Shimoga district and in and around the city and
claimed "I have those documents. I am ready to give it to the
Chief Minister".

He wanted the Chief Seceretary and Revenue Secretary
to probe into the land purchases.

Yeddyurappa had announced that he will unearth the
land scams involving Devegowda family and other opposition
leaders and said he would earmark Rs five crore in the coming
budget as a reward to those who furnish information on benami
lands of politicians.


First Published: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 00:04

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