HC extends stay on Padmaraj Commission

Bangalore, Jan 14 (PTI) Karnataka High Court today extendedby four weeks the stay on the functioning of the one-manCommission of inquiry appointed to probe alleged land scams.

A Division Bench comprising Chief J S Khehar and Justice AS Bopanna issued notice to the B Padmaraj Commission to fileits objections within three weeks.

The bench ordered the Commission not to record any evidenceor submit any report to the government on the issue till itgives its verdict.

The bench was hearing a petition filed by JDS leader Y S VDatta, who had sought a direction that only Lokayukta shouldinvestigate into the allegations of irregularities in theallotment and denotification of land by Karnataka IndustrialArea Development Board and Bangalore Development Authority.

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