Revanna gave govt land illegally: Puttaswamy

Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa`s camp alleged JDS leader HD Revanna alloted government land to private persons in Hassan district while he was minister in 2007.

Updated: May 09, 2011, 20:51 PM IST

Bangalore: Chief Minister BS
Yeddyurappa`s camp on Monday alleged JDS leader HD Revanna
alloted government land to private persons in Hassan district
while he was minister in 2007.

Yeddyurappa`s camp claim the minister indulged in
favoritism, corruption and misuse of powers by allotting
Government "gomala" (grassland), graveyard and forest reserve
lands totalling 656.27 acre to 290 persons in a taluk in
Hassan district in 2007.

The Chief Minister`s Political Secretary BJ
Puttaswamy, who released copy of an enquiry report on the
complaint given by N Krishnaswamy of Holenarasipura taluk to
Upalokayukta regarding irregularities, said a panel headed by
Revanna had decided to allot lands in favour of 290 members
who had not even filed application in prescribed form as
required under rules.

As per the directions of the Upalokayukta, an
Inspection Team headed by GN Nayak, Special Officer,
Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL), Bangalore, was
constituted last year and it has submitted its report.

As per law, Revanna has no right to head the
"bagar-hukum" (unauthorised cultivated land) panel since he
was a minister, he said.

Stating that he would write to the Chief Minister on
the issue to take stern action, Puttaswamy said lands should
be allotted again to eligible families. He also asked the
Forest Department to take steps to recover the land allotted
to families by the panel headed by Revanna.

PTI