Land scam case: Hearing adjourned to Dec 16
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Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011, 17:06
Bangalore: Lokayukta court on Monday granted four weeks time to Lokayukta Police to file its final report on a private complaint filed against Karnataka Home Minister R Ashoka alleging irregularities in denotification of governemnt land and adjourned the hearing to December 16.

Lokayukta Special Court Judge N K Sudhindra Rao rejected Lokayukta Police plea for six week time to submit its final report on the investigation ordered into the complaint and directed the police to complete the exercise by December 16.

RTI activist Jayakumar Hiremath had filed a complaint accusing Ashoka of being involved in illegal denotification of government land causing an estimated Rs 50 crore loss to the state exchequer.

In his complaint, Hiremath said the minister had allegedly denotified a total of 23.12 guntas (a gunta is 1/40 of an acre) of land belonging to Bangalore Development Authority when B S Yeddyurappa was the Chief Minister.

Earlier the Lokayukta police submitted a status report on its investigations into the complaint.


First Published: Monday, November 21, 2011, 17:06

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