Lokayukta displeased with govt ordering probe into land scam

Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the BJP government ordering a judicial probe into land scam allegations faced by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa even as the matter is before him.

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2010, 23:54 PM IST

Bangalore: Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde
on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the BJP government ordering a
judicial probe into land scam allegations faced by Chief
Minister B S Yeddyurappa even as the matter is before him.
"Under Lokayukta Act Rule 12 schedule(D), it is mandatory
for the state government to inform it whenever it orders such
an enquiry on an issue which is already before the agency," he
told reporters when asked for his reaction to the appointment
of High Court Judge B Padmaraj to head the judicial probe.

"So far the government has not communicated any decision
in this regard to us," Hegde said.
However the Lokayukta would continue its probe into the
complaint of the Janata Dal(S) about irregularities in land
denotification by BDA, he said.

JDS has filed a complaint seeking probe into 78 cases of
land denotification by Bangalore Development Authority ordered
by Yeddyurappa, including eight cases favouring his relatives.

PTI