ILLEGAL AND UNAUTHORISED LAYOUTS IN BANGALORE NORTH CLEARED


ILLEGAL AND UNAUTHORISED LAYOUTS FORMED IN HURULICHIKKANAHALLY, KUMBARAHALLY, THARABANAHALLY AND SASIVEGATTA VILLAGES, HESSARGATTA HOBLI, BANGALORE NORTH TALUK, BANGALORE URBAN DISTRICT, HAVE BEEN CLEARED AND REMOVED AS PER THE KLR ACT BY THE THASILDAR OF BANGALORE NORTH DISTRICT.  THE LAYOUTS HAVE BEEN FORMED WITH PANCHAYAT KATHA AND WERE REGISTERED WITH FORM NO.9, 10 AND 11.  THE KATHAS WERE OBTAINED BY MISREPRESENTING THE FACTS AND ACTION HAD BEEN INITIATED AGAINST THE OFFENDERS AND THE OFFICIALS WHO HAD CONNIVED WITH THE DEVELOPERS.  THE SITE OWNERS HAVE LOST THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY AND PROPERTY.

IT IS SAID THAT THE LAYOUT HAD BEEN FORMED IN 50 ACRES AND OVER 1000 SITES WERE ALREADY SOLD TO UNSUSPECTING BUYERS IN THESE AREAS.

ENCROACHMENT OF RAJA KALUVE IN MUNNEKOLALA – VARTHUR HOBLI – BANGALORE EAST TALUK


THE BANGALORE METROPOLITAN TASK FORCE HAS DETECTED THE ENCROACHMENT OF 18 GUNTAS OF RAJA KALUVE IN SURVEY NO.111/2, MUNNEKOLALA ADJOINING THE PROPERTY OF MR.HEMA REDDY, HAVING AN EXTENT OF 1 ACRE AND 38 GUNTAS BY ONE OF THE BUILDERS IN COLLUSION WITH THE TOWN PLANNING DEPARTMENT OF MAHADEVPURA ZONE AND OBTAINED THE SANCTION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING  by MISREPRESENTING AND SUPPRESSING THE FACTS.  

SJR LUXURIA- SJR DEVELOPERS PROJECT AT BANNERGATTA ROAD (ARAKERE) IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE


A NEWS REPORT ON ALLEGED VIOLATION

THE LOKAUYKTA COURT HAS DIRECTED THE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE AND SUBMIT THE REPORT ON THE ALLEGED VIOLATION BY THE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT AND THE OFFICIALS IN DENOTIFYING AND SANCTIONING THE BUILDING PLAN FOR A 7 ACRES AND 29 GUNTAS,(1-17 ACRES FOR THE OWNERS/LANDLORDS RESIDENCES) RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX ENTERED INTO BETWEEN SJR DEVELOPERS AND THE SAID LAND LORDS IN  CLEAR VIOLATION OF THE CONDITIONS LAID DOWN IN THE DENOTIFICATION ORDER.  

THE PLAINT MR.LAKSHMINARAYAN, HAS SUBMITTED A COMPLAINT TO THE COURT WITH ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND THE COURT FELT THAT IT IS A FIT CASE AND MUST BE INVESTIGATED AS IT FOUND SOME PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE.

THE DEVELOPER AND THE BUYERS ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE AND A LONG DRAWN LEGAL BATTLE WILL ENSUE. 

THE SURVEY NUMBERS affected ARE:100,100/p AND 101, Arkere village, Bangalore South Taluk, Bangalore Urban District.

EXTENT: 7.29 ACRES.

INVESTIGATION AGAINST : 13 OFFICIALS.

REPORT TO BE SUBMITTED WITHIN, 30TH, MARCH,2012.

CASE: SUPPRESSION OF FACTS.

ISSUE:

THE AFORESAID SURVEY NUMBERS WERE NOTIFIED FOR THE CREATION OF BDA LAYOUT.  THE LAND LORDS CONTENTED THAT THEY HAD BEEN UTILISING THE SAID LANDS AS NURSERY(DEVELOPMENT OF NURSERY,PLANTS, SEEDS AND SEEDLING) BASED ON THEIR APPLICATION, THE GOVERNMENT DENOTIFIED THE SAID LAND ON THE CONDITION, IT MUST BE USED ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF GROWING PLANTS, DEVELOPING SEEDLINGS & NURSERY.  IF THE APPLICANTS DEVIATE OR VIOLATE, THE DENOTIFICATION ORDER STANDS AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED.  ANY DC CONVERSION AND SANCTION OF BUILDING PLAN OBTAINED BY  SUPPRESSING THE FACTS OR HIDING THE TRUTH OR THE CONTENTS OF THE OR THE CONDITIONS OF THE DENOTIFICATION ORDER OR MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS IS BAD IN THE EYES OF LAW OR ILLEGAL.

THE PETITIONER HAS CLEARLY STATED THAT IN CLEAR VIOLATION OF THE CONDITION LAID DOWN, ON WHICH IT HAD BEEN DENOTIFIED, THE LANDLORDS ILLEGALLY ENTERED INTO A JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENT WITH THE BUILDER TO DEVELOP THE PROPERTY AND HAS NAMED 13 OFFICIALS, WHO HAD CLEARED THIS PROJECT AND SANCTIONED THE BUILDING PLAN.   EVEN THOUGH, MANY COMPLAINTS WERE LODGED, THE OFFICIALS TURNED BLIND EYE, HENCE THIS PETITION AND INVESTIGATION.

 

WHAT IS DC CONVERSION AT BANGALORE ? CHANGE OF LAND USE !!


Generally the lands available in Karnataka are basically agriculture in nature, as the major occupation is agriculture and the Government has taken various measures to secure & preserve it.  The general use of all such lands is agriculture and if it has to be used for any other purpose other than agriculture, the property owner must obtain legal permission from the competent authority by following prescribed procedures.

Conversion is a legal process by which the property owner changes the use of the land from agriculture to non agriculture purpose. It is also called CHANGE OF LAND USE. The legal sanction/ conversion/ order/grant/permission is necessary to use the land for any other purpose otherwise, the Deputy Commissioner will initiate action and in sub-section (2-A) shall be liable to be demolished and brought back to their earlier use and expenses incurred thereon shall be collected from such persons/s as arrears of land revenue.

Change of land use or Conversion is not accorded or permitted to all the properties. Permission for the change of land use or diversion may be deferred or refused by the Deputy Commissioner under various conditions.  The DC Conversion may also be withdrawn or canceled.

DC Conversion is a legal process and is mandatory Under Section 95 of Karnataka Land Revenue Act, by which the occupant or the property owner makes an application to the Deputy Commissioner of the District seeking his assent/permission/sanction for the change of land use from agriculture to non-agriculture(Residential/Public Use/Semi Public Use/Industrial/Commercial) use. The Jurisdictional revenue authority will consider the application on the basis of rules and regulation formulated for this purpose and accordingly an order may be issued.  The Conversion fee/fine is levied and an official memorandum (OM) is issued to the applicant, directing the applicant to pay the same in the state treasury.  Upon the confirmation of such payment, the Deputy Commissioner will issue Conversion Order.  The Conversion order will have certain important conditions.  The Occupant or the owner must comply with all the conditions laid down in the conversion order, lest, the order becomes invalid or inoperational without any further notice to the applicant or the owner.

GUIDANCE VALUES IN BANGALORE URBAN DISTRICT REVISED FROM TODAY


THE REVENUE DEPARTMENT HAS REVISED THE GUIDANCE VALUE FOR BANGALORE URBAN DISTRICT PROPERTIES  WHICH COMPRISES, BANGALORE NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND ANEKAL TALUKS WITH EFFECTIVE FROM TODAY.  THE INCREASE OF THE PROPERTY VALUES IS IN THE RANGE OF A MINIMUM OF 20% TO 200%.  NATURALLY THE PROPERTY PRICES GOES UP BY 2% TO 5% DEPENDING UPON THE VALUE AND INCREASE.

SAFEGUARD YOUR PROPERTY FROM ENCROACHES AND FRAUDSTERS


THERE ARE MORE CASES REPORTED REGARDING ILLEGAL OCCUPATION, ENCROACHMENT AND POSSESSION OF ALL AND EVERY TYPE OF PROPERTIES IN AND AROUND BANGALORE.  THE PROPERTY OWNERS ARE ADVISED TO PUT UP COMPOUND WALLS OR FENCING AND MUST KEEP A WATCH ON REGULAR BASIS TO PROTECT THEIR INTERESTS.  DURING OUR INSPECTION TO IDENTIFY AND MEASURE BDA,BMRDA,SOCIETY,PRIVATE LAYOUT SITES AND DC CONVERTED SITES, HAVE NOTICED THAT ONCE THE LAYOUT IS FORMED AND SOLD, IT IS LEFT FOR THE BUYERS TO TAKE CARE AND SAFEGUARD THEIR PROPERTIES, BUT MAJORITY OF THESE PROPERTIES SEEMS LIKE ABANDONED, COULD NOT BE LOCATED AND IDENTIFIED.  IF LEFT AS IT IS, SOME ILLEGAL ELEMENTS WILL OCCUPY AND FABRICATE DOCUMENTS AND THE ORIGINAL OWNER WILL LOSE THE PROPERTY OR APPROACH THE COURTS AND IT WILL TAKE YEARS TO REPOSSESS THE SAME.

 

GUIDANCE VALUES REVISED AND EFFECTIVE FROM TODAY


THE DEPARTMENT OF STAMPS AND REGISTRATION HAS NOTIFIED THE REVISED VALUE FOR THE PROPERTY REGISTRATION IN BANGALORE RURAL DISTRICT AND RAMANAGARAM DISTRICTS FROM TODAY.  THE REVISION IS IN THE RANGE OF 30% TO 150%.  THE REVISED VALUES FOR THE BANGALORE URBAN DISTRICT HAS NOT YET BEEN FINALISED AND IS UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL SOON BE NOTIFIED.

Report of the Special Task Force on the Encroachment of Government lands, Statutory bodies and Local Bodies.


Encroachment of Government and public lands belonging to statutory and local bodies is rampant in Karnataka.  Especially in Bangalore Urban and rural Districts, due to the high value of lands, large areas of Government lands like Gomal, Gunduthopu, Tank-beds, Parks, Valleys, Raja Kaluve, Minor Streams, Roads and Civic Amenity sites, which have been extensively encroached upon and converted into buildings and sites, illegally.

Therefore, The Karnataka Legislature had constituted a Joint Legislature Committee in July,2005 for Bangalore Urban District under the Chairmanship of Shri.A.T.Ramaswamy to enquire into the matter and suggest solutions to prevent future encroachments.  The JLC made detailed enquiries and submitted two reports to the Legislature.  After the dissolution of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in 2007 no action was taken to implement the recommendations of the JLC.

In July, 2009, after discussions in the Legislature on the same issue of encroachments, Government constituted the TASK FORCE FOR THE RECOVERY AND PROTECTION OF PUBLIC LANDS IN SEPTEMBER 2009 with the jurisdiction of the entire state of Karnataka including all the government lands and lands belonging to the statutory bodies and local bodies.  The TASK FORCE  has no legal powers but has acted through the heads of departments, Deputy Commissioners and Chief Executive Officers of Statutory and local bodies who have been empowered under various Acts for removal of Encroachments.

In the past 20 months, the Task Force has been instrumental in identifying about 123 lakh acres as under encroachment and for the removal of about 47,000 acres.  This is hardly 4% of the total area identified.

The Bangalore Urban District consisting of five taluks of Bangalore North Additional, Bangalore East, Bangalore South and Anekal Taluks, some detailed figures are available according to which the total Government land including forests is 1,30,000 acres and the classification being:

1). Gomal and Waste (Kharab and Beedu)     :88,355 acres.

2). Tank Bed                                                      :26,468 acres.

3).Roads, Raja kaluve and water wiers        : 3,246 acres.

4). Graveyards                                                   :    599 acres.

5). Forests                                                          : 8,486 acres.

6). Others Stautory and local bodies            : 3,000 acres.

TOTAL:                                                               :1,30,154 Acres.

Of 1,30,154 acres, A Total Reported encroachments in 2006 was 27,336 acres or 21% valued conservatively even at Rs1.5 crores per acre on average, costing Rs40,000 crores.

ENCROACHMENT OF TANK BED IN BANGALORE URBAN DISTRICT:

TALUK                 TANKS       EXTENT    NUMBER OF                ACRES

                                                (acres)       ENCROACHERS

Blore South        248            4791                             297                      142

Blore North       159            2349                             170                        145

Blore NAddi       190            7164                             827                        474

Blore East          139            4682                             173                        437

Anekal                201            7482                             1021                       650

LAND REVENUE DOCUMENTS AND STF- K.R.PURAM, VARTHUR,WHITEFILED,JALA HOBLI,BIDRAHALLY, ANEKAL, BANGALORE SOUTH- 14000 CASES OF FAKE/FABRICATED/ DOCUMENTS ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION


THE SPECIAL TASK FORCE SET UP BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE AND REPORT THE ENCROACHMENT OF GOVERNMENT LANDS HAVE STUMBLED UPON A MAJOR RACKET AND REPORTED THE SAME TO THE GOVERNMENT.  IT IS SAID THAT MAJORITY OF THE DOCUMENTS IN BANGALORE NORTH, A PORTION OF BANGALORE SOUTH, BANGALORE EAST(K.R.PURAM, VARTHUR, BIDARAHALLY AND HOSKOTE) AND ANEKAL AND BANGALORE RURAL(DEVANAHALLY) THE GRANT CERTIFICATES ARE FABRICATED AND FAKE. THE PROPERTIES ARE SOLD TO INNOCENT BUYERS ON THE BASIS OF THE ENDORSEMENT ISSUED FROM THE OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF THE APPROPRIATE JURISDICTION STATING THAT DOCUMENTS OR GOVERNMENT COPIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

BUYERS OF PROPERTIES(OF ALL TYPES/KINDS) INCLUDING APARTMENTS IN THESE AREAS MUST NOT BUY ANY PROPERTY WHICH IS BASED ON GRANTS(GOVERNMENT GRANTS), NEAR LAKES AND 14000+ FILES ARE UNDER SCRUTINY FOR VIOLATIONS OF KMC ACT,KLR ACT, KTCP ACT etc MUST EXERCISE UTMOST CAUTION AND A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION MUST BE CONDUCTED BEFORE BUYING THE PROPERTIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS. 

BANGALORE NORTH.

BANGALORE EAST FROM RAMAMURTHY NAGAR(ITI NOTIFIED AREA), K.R.PURAM, WHITEFIELD, VARTHUR, BIDRAHALLY AND HOSKOTE.

BANGALORE SOUTH, BANNERGATTA ROAD, KANAKAPURA ROAD AND ANEKAL.

BANGALORE RURAL, A PORTION OF NELAMANGALA, DODDBALLAPUR AND DEVANAHALLY.

OF LATE, IT IS FOUND THAT LEADING DEVELOPERS HAVE ENCROACHED NALA, GOVT LANDS, RAJAKLUVE AND EVEN BUILT APARTMENT IN GREEN BELT.

BUILDING VIOLATION AND DEVIATION AT BANGALORE


THE PROPOSED LIMITS FOR THE REGULARISATION UNDER AKRAMA – SAKRAMA IS

50% IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

25% IN COMMERCIAL BUILDING

THIS INCLUDES FAR VIOLATION + SET BACK DEVIATION OR VIOLATION- 

CHECK OUT YOUR BUILDING, IF YOU ARE A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN AND GET IT REGULARISED AS AND WHEN THE HIGH COURT GIVES ITS VERDICT OR THE GOVERNMENT COMES UP WITH ANOTHER AMNESTY SCHEME.

 

OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE


SOME OF OUR READERS ELICITED THE DETAILS REGARDING THE OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE.  IT IS SAID THAT THE BUILDERS HAVE FURNISHED THE OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE AND HENCE IT IS A VALID DOCUMENT TO OCCUPY THE PREMISES. OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE OR OC IS A MUST DOCUMENT IN ANY GROUP/APARTMENT COMPLEX.  THE BESCOM AND BWSSB CANNOT SUPPLY ELECTRICITY AND WATER WITHOUT OC, BUT THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED FOR SANCTION WILL BE TOTALLY LEGAL, AND HENCE, THE SUPPLY IS SANCTIONED BY THESE DEPARTMENTS.

BUT, THE OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE MUST BE ISSUED BY THE CONCERNED MUNICIPALITY OR TOWN PLANNING DEPARTMENT.  IN CASE OF BANGALORE, BDA ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT WILL ISSUE THE OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE FOR THE BBMP AS WELL AS BDA JURISDICTION AS OF NOW. 

OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE DEVELOPER/BUILDER IS NOT A VALID/LEGAL DOCUMENT TO OCCUPY THE PREMISES.

DR.SHIVARAMA KARANTH LAYOUT – land acquisition at 17 villages


THE BDA HAS NOTIFIED 3546 ACRES OF LAND FOR DR.SHIVARAMAKARANTH LAYOUT IN BANGALORE NORTH, COMPRISING 17 VILLAGES IN BANGALORE URBAN DISTRICT.  THE NOTIFIED VILLAGES ARE:

A). YESHWANTHAPURA HOBLI, BANGALORE NORTH TALUK, BANGALORE URBAN DISTRICT:

1).SOMASHETTIHALLI                    :358 ACRES.

2). LAKSHIMIPURA                            :180 ACRES.

3). GANIGARAHALLI                        :291 ACRES.

B). HESARGHATTA HOBLI, BANGALORE NORTH (ADDITIONAL)TALUK, BANGALORE URBAN DISTRICT:

1). BYALAKERE                                     :372 ACRES.

2). KALATHAMMANAHALLI     :432 ACRES.

3). GUNIAGRAHARA                          :300 ACRES.

4). KEMPAPURA                                    :75 ACRES.

C). YELAHANKA HOBLI, BANGALORE NORTH(NORTH ADDITIONAL)TALUK, BANGALORE URBAN DISTRICT:

1). MEDIAGRAHARA                            :299 ACRES.

2). AVALAHALLI                                   :191 ACRES.

3). VADERAHALLI                                :108 ACRES.

4). RAMAGONDANAHALLI                     :252 ACRES.

5). KEMPANAHLLI                                :95  ACRES.

6). VEERASAGARA                                :173 ACRES.

7). DODDABETTAHALLI                  :223 ACRES.

8). HAROHALLI                                       :30  ACRES.

10).SHYAMRAJAPURA                       :119 ACRES.

11).JARAKABANDE KAVAL              :110 ACRES.

SARJAPUR ROAD – BANGALORE SOUTH – GRAMATHANA, VILLAGE PANCHAYATH, DC CONVERTED AND REVENUE SITES – A WARNING


THE BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY IS CONTEMPLATING TO NOTIFY ABOUT 1300 ACRES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF K.C.REDDY LAYOUT IN THIS AREA.  THIS AREA INCLUDES A PART OF BANGALORE EAST TALUK.  IT IS TO BE NOTED THAT SITES ARE BEING SOLD BY UNSUSPECTING BUYERS ON GPA AND ON PANCHAYAT KATHAS.

THE AGRICULTURE LAND AND DC CONVERTED LANDS MIGHT ALSO BE NOTIFIED AND THE AWARD/COMPENSATION IS PAID ONLY TO THE AGRICULTURISTS.

A REPORT ON ILLEGAL LAND GRABBING AND ENCROACHMENT – GOVERNMENT LANDS- FAKE GRANT CERTIFICATES AT BANGALORE – CHECK


HAVE YOU BOUGHT A LAND WHICH IS A GRANT LAND?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS A GRANT?

MANY DEVELOPERS AND HIGH PROFILE FRAUDS HAVE GOT SUCH FAKE RECORDS AND GOT THE DC CONVERSION ORDERS AND IN SOME CASES OBTAINED THE LAYOUT APPROVALS AND HAVE SOLD IT. THIS WILL COME TO LIGHT, ONCE, IF IT IS INVESTIGATED BY THE COD.  NOW THE BALL IS IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATKA AND THE LOKA AYUKTA. 

EXCERPTS FROM A NEWS REPORT:

Mr.V Balasubramanian, A No Nonsense and an upright I.A.S Officer and The Chairman of Task Force for Recovery of Public Land and its Protection dropped a bombshell by alleging that  the chief minister’s Principal Secretary I S N Prasad in a letter dated November 19, 2010 had directed Chikkamagalur Deputy Commissioner that no “precipitative action” should be taken against any forest land encroachments. The letter stated that the order had been issued as per the directions from the chief minister.

He further said that “This implies that no action should be taken against encroachers. The officials in the district have taken shelter under the order and have not taken any action to remove encroachments. It is only courts that have powers to issue stay orders like this and not the Chief Minister’s office,” and said  the government had been till recently directing the Special Deputy Commissioner of Bangalore Urban district to issue certified copies of Official Memorandum (OM) of land grants to certain people flouting all rules. Most of the cases of bogus OMs are in Jala hobli of Bangalore north additional taluk, close to Bangalore international airport. “This is the mother of all scams. About 11,800 such files (of land grants), covering 25,000 acres of land worth about Rs 25,000 crores, have been found,” he stated.

 Many such illegal grants in contravention to the Acts had been issued in Bidarahally hobli, Banglaore.

(BUYERS-BEWARE)

The 20-month tenure of the Task Force, which was set up in September 2009, came to an end on Monday.  Headed by retired IAS officer Balasubramanian, the Task Force has submitted a 300-page report on government land encroachments  titled, “Greed and Connivance”. The report mentions the controversial order by the chief minister’s office. The Task Force has identified 12 lakh acres of government land encroachments in the State.

Chikkamagalur district has highest number of forest land encroachments in the State. About 35,000 acres of forest land has been encroached, mainly by coffee planters. Even forest land coming under Tiger reserve has been encroached.

Though the apex court had ordered that forest offence cases should be filed against 7,846 encroachers, orders in this regard have been issued  in only 1,193 cases. None of the encroachment cases has been so far removed by the government, he said. The Task Force has recommended to the government to order a CID probe into the issue as the existing revenue officers will not be able to make satisfactory enquiry into these large number of cases, he said.

It is said that several private companies had grabbed valuable government land in Bangalore in the name of setting up IT and BT parks. Some of the properties had been bought by leading developers and high profile businessmen.

If public land is being encroached upon with impunity in Karnataka and little is being done to reclaim it, a large part of the blame rests on the shoulders of bureaucrats and top politicians, including Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who is abetting the process.

The report submitted on Monday by the Task Force for the Recovery of Public Land and Its Protection, headed by V. Balasubramanian, cites several instances of a nexus between the land mafia, bureaucracy and elected representatives.

‘Stay orders’

In the most shocking instance, a letter was sent from no less than the office of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa asking the Deputy Commissioner of Chikmagalur district not to take “precipitate action” against encroachers, most of whom are prosperous coffee planters owning hundreds of acres.

The report notes that “government has no powers to stay such ‘stay orders’ and only a court of law can issue such an order”. This letter, notes the report, resulted in officials “taking shelter under the letter” and not removing any encroachment despite reminders.

In Chikmagalur, 35,946 acres of forest land is encroached upon. “Most distressingly, no case of encroachment has been removed,” says the report.

Another instance involves encroachment in Kolar by a former Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly, where 60 acres of forest land was grabbed in Jagalakunte forest. Though an inspection was to be conducted by forest and revenue officials “on the days fixed for joint inspection, the minions of the encroacher did not allow the team to enter the area,” notes the report, and it was subsequently done with police protection.

After several bureaucratic hurdles, the case is now in the court.

The report cites several instances of encroached land being regularised by the bureaucracy, throwing all norms to the wind on verification of records.

In one instance in Holenarasipur in Hassan district, the regularisation committee, headed by non-officials, passed recommendations for regularisation even when there was no application, without the consent of the tahsildar, in some instances even forging his signature.

‘Record makers’

Regularisation is particularly big business in areas close to the Bengaluru International Airport, which has seen a real estate boom. The areas include Jala Hobli and Bidarahally Hobli.

The modus operandi for many such illegal regularisations is creation of records by officials under the guise of rebuilding “missing records” on land grants.

The report says: “What is missing is the entry relating to the claimant because no such grant was made.”

Official suspended

The task force has come across a large number of cases of the Special Deputy Commissioner passing orders conferring titles to claimants violating all norms on verifying original documents. He gave land to the tune of 1,042 acres in 428 cases without any verification. This case is now pending before the High Court and the Special Deputy Commissioner is under suspension.

  • Report cites several instances of encroached land being regularised by bureaucracy
  • In some instances, the tahsildar’s signature was forged

Allottees make huge profit by selling the land meant for IT, BT parks in and around Bangalore

The Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB), it appears, has turned out to be a paradise for land grabbers.

As per the report of the Task Force for Protection of Government Land submitted to the Government on Monday, hundreds of acres of valuable government land in and around Bangalore have been gobbled up on the pretext of setting up IT and BT parks and industries.

For instance, Task Force Chairman V Balasubramanian said, Joy Ice Creams got 3.23 acres land at Pattandur Agrahara in Bangalore East taluk for establishing a software technology park. The land was allotted to the company at 50 per cent of the market value (Rs 4.34 crore).

(THE BUILDERS TRIED TO OBTAIN PERMISSION FOR A RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX AT THE AFORESAID PROPERTY)

The KIADB, which was supposed to give lease-cum-sale deed, executed the sale deed in favour of the company in July 2006 without mentioning any condition. Instead of setting up the park, the company sold the property to Prestige Properties Group for Rs 6.97 crore within one month. Though directions were issued to take the land back, KIADB has not taken any action so far, he alleged.

In another instance, the Chairman said, one O G Rajulu claimed to have got 40 acres of land in Ramagondanahalli village near BIA from the government in 1966 for setting up a chicory plant. Instead of the chicory plant, luxury bungalows have come up on the land. Though the matter was brought to the notice of BDA and KIADB, no action was taken. The land is worth over Rs 400 crore, he added.

(LAUGHING WATERS) NOTICES HAD BEEN ISSUED BY THE THASILDAR, BANGALORE EAST TALUK, BANGALORE DIRECTING THE ENCORACHERS AND ILLEGAL OCCUPANTS TO EVICT THE PROPERTY

Balasubramanian, a retired IAS officer, also alleged that Prestige Group has encroached upon 6.5 acres of land at Karahalli near Devanahalli and built luxury villas. “Rampant and glaring irregularities have been found with respect to KIADB lands in Bangalore. One of the main reasons is that the High Level Clearance Committee headed by the Chief Minister, which clears investment proposals worth Rs 50 crore, gives approval without verifying the authenticity of project proposals,” he stated.

                                                                                          Bogus land owners

The Task Force has unearthed what it calls “mother of all scams” in Jala hobli of Bangalore North additional taluk, where hundreds of people have obtained bogus ownership records. The KIADB has, in turn, acquired a major portion of the land paying hefty compensation. The Board has been paying up to Rs 80 lakh per acre as compensation in Jala hobli.

Balasubramanian, who is a retired IAS officer and who had served as the Advisor to the Joint Legislature Committee on government land encroachment in Bangalore Urban district, said a majority of the 11,800 files related to land grants in Bangalore Urban district pertain to bogus ownership.

He said when Bangalore district was bifurcated into Bangalore Urban and Rural districts in 1984, about 34,000 files related to Bangalore Urban district had remained with the Bangalore Rural district office.

Of these, about 11,800 files related to land grants and they were recently handed over to Urban district. During this period, bogus land grant documents were inserted in these files after destroying the original records.

“In the last few months, a large number of people filed applications seeking certified copies of Office Memorandum (OM) of land grant. The Special Deputy Commissioner suspected foul play and informed the Task Force. When the Task Force verified the land grant files, it was found that OMs were issued flouting all rules,” he explained. 

It appears these Certified Grant Certificates on which the DC Conversions are issued and layout approvals are made, are illegal and will be confiscated by the Government.  The buyers of such properties will loose their properties.

DC order- Bangalore-400+ files are under review scrutiny and appeal


The State Government and the Special Task Force have scrutinised 400+ files and are in the process of filing appeal before KAT to quash the orders of the Special Deputy Commissioner, Bangalore Urban, Bangalore.  The Task Force has discovered and detected that all the orders are issued in contravention to the said Acts.

The lands bought or dealt or transacted between 2008-2011 based on these orders will be in for legal and judicial scrutiny and might be declared void.

We are glad, that we have rejected few files, offered to us for scrutiny, based on these orders,even before the task force discovered it.

The task force set up by the Government to recover Government lands have discovered that Rs1,500 crores worth of properties in Bangalore Urban District had been lost by the aforesaid illegal orders of the Special Deputy Commissioner, who was the SDC from 2008-2010, will be held responsible for the loss and will recover the properties soon.

LITIGATION-PUBLIC NOTIFICATION-AGAINST THE SALE IN FAVOUR OF XXXXXXXXX PROJECTS


AN HIGHLY ADVERTISED AND MARKETED WITH FANFARE PROJECT BY xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx PROJECTS IN KUDLU VILLAGE, SARJAPUR HOBLI, ANEKAL TALUK, HAS BEEN DRAWN INTO LITIGATION BY THE ORIGINAL OWNER, CLAIMS TO BE IN POSSESSION.  THE GPA SALE IS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN EXECUTED IS BEING CHALLENGED AND A PUBLIC NOTIFICATION HAD BEEN PUBLISHED for survey no.193/1 and 195, KUDLU VILLAGE, SARJAPUR HOBLI, ANEKAL TALUK  BANGALORE URBAN DISTRICT.

AN ENQUIRY IS UNDERWAY ON SOME OF THE SURVEY NUMBERS IN THIS VILLAGE AGAINST ILLEGAL DENOTIFICATION BY BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.