One more BJP MLA faces land scam charge in K’taka

One more ruling BJP legislator joined the list of party leaders facing land scam charges.

Haveri: One more ruling BJP legislator on Tuesday
joined the list of party leaders facing land scam charges with
a court here today directing Lokayukta police to probe a
private complaint against Nehru Olekar that he secured land to
two educational institutions allegedly in violation of rules.

Haveri District Lokayukta Court Judge KC Ramakrishnaiah
ordered the Davanagere Lokayukta police to investigate the
private complaint by one Eerappa Lamani alleging that Olekar,
representing Haveri, secured two pieces of land for the
educational institutions managed by his kin.

The court asked the Lokayukta police to submit its report
on December 20.

The complainant has alleged that Olekar using his position
as the ruling party MLA managed to secure allotment of 23
guntas of land (one gunta is about 1089 sq feet) to the Dr
Bhimarao Ambedkar Education Society in which his son Manjunath
is the secretary.

He also claimed that Olekar got allotment of 19 guntas of
land to the Ramabai Ambedkar Education Society, run by his
daughter Lakshmi.

Both the pieces of land were allotted by the Haveri Urban
Development Auhority and the complainant has cited the
authority Chirman and its Commissioner as co-accused.

Former chief minister BS Yeddyurpapa, Home Minister R
Ashoka, Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani, former ministers
SN Krishnaiah Setty and Katta Subramanya Naidu are already
facing court cases in connection with irregularities in land
allotment.

PTI