In an Interview with K.B. Koliwad, chairman of lake encroachment committee and Assembly Speaker, He Said: “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”.
But, It must be equally applicable to both the citizens and the Government.
Finally, three years after its constitution, the legislative committee headed by Assembly Speaker K.B. Koliwad submitted a 247-page report on encroachments of lakebeds in and around Bengaluru. It has recommended a wide range of measures to save the city’s green areas and lakes.
He further states that it is for the Government to TAKE ACTION and regarding the properties bought on raja kaluves, he stated that “They (families) should have inquired before purchasing such properties built illegally. The burden lies upon the purchasers. Ignorance of the law is no excuse”.
THERE IS MORE TO THE LAKE BEDS AND RAJA KALUVE ISSUE.
The Recent NGT order regarding the buffer zone has a major impact on all the properties surrounding/in and around the lakes and raja kaluve.
THE WORST AFFECTED ARE THE OWNERS OF REVENUE SITES AND DC CONVERTED LAYOUTS, WHEREVER THERE ARE LAKES AND RAJA KALUVE. IN MANY CASES THE KAALU DAARI, BANDI DAARI, AND KARAB had been sold. As the price skyrockets, all these issues gathers momentum and the buyers land in misery and lifelong trouble.