Lokayukta files case against Kumaraswamy, Yeddyurappa in land de-notification case

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Bengaluru, May 7: The Lokayukta police has filed a fresh FIR against former Chief Ministers of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa and H D Kumaraswamy in connection with a land de-notification case.

The land in question is at the Gangenhalli and was in the year 1976 acquired by the Bangalore Development Authority.

Yeddyurappa and Kumaraswamy

The case is now being investigated afresh and it is the case of the Lokayukta that the process of de-notification which began when Kumaraswamy was the CM took shape when Yeddyurappa became the Chief Minister.

The case in question:

The land bearing the survey nos. 7/1B, 7/1C and 7/1D, of 17 guntas each at Gangenahalli village owned by Thimma Reddy, T. Nagappa and Muniswamappa was in the year 1976 acquired by the BDA.

In the year 2007, a person by the name Rajashekharaiah claimed that he was in possession of the land. He even applied for the land to be de-notified.

The de-notification application was made before the then CM of the state Kumaraswamy who decided to go ahead despite being advised not to.

The land was however not de-notified under Kumaraswamy. B S Yeddyurappa who became the CM next however de-notified the land in 2010.

The allegation was that the land in question was allegedly being held by Vimla who is the mother in law of Kumaraswamy.

It was alleged that Vimla had claimed to have held the power of attorney of the land. She is said to have obtained the power of attorney from the original land holders.

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