K`taka Governor submits report on land scam to Prez

Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj Tuesday submitted a report on alleged irregularities in payment of compensation to land owners by Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board to President Pratibha Patil.

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2010, 15:42 PM IST

Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj
Tuesday submitted a report on alleged irregularities in payment
of compensation to land owners by Karnataka Industrial Area
Development Board to President Pratibha Patil.

"I have taken note of the various controversies on the
KIADB scam. I have informed the Central government about it
and submitted a report to President Pratibha Patil, a copy of
which has also gone to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh," he told
reporters here.

Bhardwaj said he was not informed by the state government
about the scam.

"I came to know about it (scam) through media reports. I
sought information from the secretariat about it. On the basis
of the information furnished by the state secretariat and the
media reports, I have submitted the report," he said on the
sidelines of the 56th Wild Life Week Celebrations here.

In an embarrassment to the ruling BJP, one of its
Bangalore city corporators Jagadish, who is also the son of
state minister Katta Subramanya Naidu, was arrested by
Lokayukta sleuths last week for trying to influence a witness
by offering a bribe of Rs 1 lakh in the alleged KIADB scam.

Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde at a press conference had said
the minister`s other family members, including his wife, were
also involved in the alleged irregularities.

PTI