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Land scam case: Hearing adjourned to Dec 16

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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