Hubli: The state government has
decided to enlarge the scope of the judicial probe into denotification of lands from 10 to 16 years, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said here today.
The inquiry would now include denotification of lands
by Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) and
Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) from 1994 till date, the
Chief Minister, who is enmeshed in an alleged land scam, told
The move is seen as an attempt to bring under the
scanner, the regime of former chief minister and JD (S) chief
H D Deve Gowda, who, along with his two sons, has been
targeting the BJP government.
The cabinet had yesterday decided to order a judicial
probe into lands denotified by KIADB and BDA in the last 10
The announcement for the probe is apparently aimed at
blunting the opposition attack on Yeddyurappa who is mired in
controversy over allotment of KIADB lands to his daughter and
denotifying BDA lands to his son-in-law Sohan Kumar and sons
B Y Raghavendra and B Y Vijendra.
An aggressive JDS yesterday filed a complaint against
Yeddyurappa with the Lokayukta for denotifying lands, claiming
it was a Rs 5,000 crore scam.
The Chief Minister has, however, countered the attack,
saying his predecessors had also denotified lands and allotted
prime urban plots to their relatives.