DLF & SAUDELA CONSTRUCTIONS AND BMTF


THE BMTF CHIEF HAS WRITTEN TO THE CHIEF SECRETARY,GOVT OF KARNATAKA, ON THE ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF THESE (3)(DLF, SAUDELA AND THE OTHER)BUILDERS AND HAVE REQUESTED THE CS TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION AGAINST 27 ERRING OFFICIALS INCLUDING THE FORMER BDA CHIEF, MR.BHARAT LAL MEENA. 

IT CAME AS A SURPRISE THAT THE TAINTED, THE ARRESTED AND THE  RELEASED TOWN PLANNING MEMBER HAS BEEN REINSTATED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT HAS SOUGHT THE CONCRETE DOCUMENTS AND EVIDENCE AGAINST THE OFFICERS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN DLF & SAUDELA ROAD WIDENING AND ENCROACHMENT SCAM, TO INITIATE ACTION.

THE CIVIC ACTION GROUP WHICH HAD ISSUED A PRESS PUBLICATION HAS STATED THAT THE GOVERNMENT MUST IMMEDIATELY TAKE STEPS AND STOP THE CONSTRUCTION.  BUT, INSPITE OF BMTF CRIMINAL CASE AND LOKAYUKTA INVESTIGATION, NONE OF THE ALLEGED CULPRITS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED. THE ALLEGED VIOLATORS ARE ROAMING FREE. 

IT IS ALSO SAID THAT THE VIOLATORS ARE WIELDING INFLUENCE ON THE OFFICERS NOT TO INITIATE ANY ACTION.  THE ALLEGED VIOLATORS HAVE MISREPRESENTED THE FACTS WITH A CLEAR INTENT OF DECEPTION TO OBTAIN FINANCIAL GAINS AND HAVE NOT BEEN ARRESTED TILL DATE.

IT IS A MIRACLE THAT THEY ARE COLLECTING MONEY BY GETTING THE SALE AGREEMENTS SIGNED BY THE BUYERS.  THE BUYERS, WHO ARE ALSO THE BENEFICIARIES OF THESE VIOLATIONS ARE TRIGGER HAPPY TO SIGN THE SALE AGREEMENT AS THEY ARE GETTING THE PROPERTY FOR A LESSER PRICE.

IN SOME CASES, THE ALLEGED VIOLATORS ARE MISLEADING THE BUYERS, ARE COMPELLING THEM TO SIGN THE SALE AGREEMENT, WHICH IS TOTALLY UNFAIR AND ONE SIDED AND ARE DEMANDING PAYMENT.  MANY UNSUSPECTING BUYERS, WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE AND THE INTENSITY OF THE LEGAL BATTLE GOING ON IN THE CMM COURT(CRIMINAL CASE), LOAKYUKTA COURT AND HIGH COURT ARE SIGNING THE AGREEMENTS.

THE ALLEGED VIOLATORS ARE GOING AHEAD WITH ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION WITH AN INTERIM STAY ORDER FROM THE HIGH COURT.  ONE OF THE BUILDER DOES NOT EVEN HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT CLEARANCE FROM THE BBMP. 

THE MARKETING TEAM FROM THE ALLEGED VIOLATORS/BUILDERS ARE NOT EVEN AWARE OF THE CRIMINAL CASES AGAINST THE COMPANY AND THE PROJECT AND ARE COLLECTING HUGE SUMS OF MONEY AND GOD ONLY KNOWS WHETHER THESE PROJECTS FINALLY FINDS THE SUNSHINE OR GROPE IN DARKNESS WITH FULL FLEDGED LITIGATION.

THE CIVIC ACTION GROUP HAS WRITTEN A LETTER TO BESCOM NOT TO SUPPLY POWER BASED ON THE CRIMINAL CHARGES IN CMM COURT, LOKAYUKTA COURT AND HIGH COURT.  THEY HAVE REQUESTED THE AUTHORITIES NOT TO SUPPLY POWER.

IT HAS ALSO COME TO LIGHT, THEY HAVE APPROACHED THE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA, TO INITIATE AND TAKE SUITABLE ACTION AGAINST SOME OF THE BANKS WHO ARE SANCTIONING HOME LOANS TO THESE PROJECTS AND HAS REQUESTED THE RBI TO RECALL THE LOAN SANCTIONED, FROM THE BORROWERS.

ONE OF THE ALLEGED VIOLATORS AND BUILDERS DOES NOT PRODUCE OR SUBMIT ANY DOCUMENT TO THE BUYERS FOR LEGAL VERIFICATION AS IF, IT CONTAINS THE ATOM BOMB FORMULA, IN A BID TO CONCEAL AND HIDE THE FACTS ABOUT THE PROJECT. 

Fake BBMP NOC for power connection- under investigation – A news report- BUYERS OF APARTMNET-BEWARE !!!! NO POWER CONNECTION


The BESCOM`s vigilance wing noticed a blatant contradiction in a BBMP ‘NOC’ and sought a clarification. The BBMP’s technical vigilance cell immediately spotted the forgery – the letterhead was fake and the signature did not tally with that of the engineer concerned

 The Bescom`s vigilance wing which alerted the BBMP commissioner to the fraud and asked for a verification of the letter and the signature, and the civic authorities realised that the BBMP letterhead had been fabricated, the work order was fake and the signature of the engineer concerned was forged.

 The issue pertains to a power connection to an apartment on Benson Cross Road in Jayamahal ward. While looking into the approvals, the vigilance wing found something amiss about the BBMP letter dated January 10, 2012. The letter, purportedly issued by the superintending engineer of TVCC (technical vigilance cell under the commissioner), S Prabhakar, said: “The building plan pertaining to number XXXX, Benson Town has been approved by the BBMP. This plan is okay, it has violated the byelaws, and we have no objections if power connection is given to the building.’’ The obvious contradiction in the letter did not go unnoticed by the Bescom vigilance wing.

 Enclosing a copy of the letter, the vigilance wing wrote to the BBMP commissioner on November 24 asking about its veracity. “The issue pertains to the NoC issued to the apartment XXX, Benson Cross Road by the BBMP. While inquiring into the power connection issue, we found this letter. We want to verify its credibility. Please look into it, verify if it is issued by the said office, the signature of the official and furnish us the details,’’ the vigilance wing’s communication said.

 According to a senior official of TVCC, a couple of times in the past, Bescom officials had come to them to cross-check similar letters but nothing had been sought in writing till now. “There has always been a turf war between BBMP and Bescom engineers over road-cutting approvals. Bescom engineers have started this unhealthy trend of fabricating the letters and forging the signatures of BBMP engineers for power connections and road-cutting sanctions. One look at the NoC letter, and we could make out that it was not issued by TVCC,’’ the official said.

 The commissioner forwarded the letter to TVCC for verification. And the truth was out in a jiffy — first of all, BBMP does not have a letterhead to the effect: “BBMP, Office of the Superintending Engineer (TVCC), NR Square, Bangalore”. Secondly, the letter number is fake and TVCC doesn’t write official letters in such a format. Lastly, the contents are contradictory and the signature is not that of the engineer concerned. 

 TVCC superintending engineer S Prabhakar, under whose signature and seal the NoC was fabricated, has written to his higher-ups about the forgery.

 

OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE AND Section 310 of the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act makes it mandatory for building owners to obtain completion or occupancy certificates within a month of completion of the construction.


Buildings which do not get completion or occupancy certificates from local authorities will be denied electricity connection in nine districts, including Bangalore city.

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom), acting on a directive from the Karnataka High Court in a case related to the construction of a building in violation of sanctioned plan in the posh HSR Layout in Bangalore, on April 28 issued a circular making building completion or occupancy certificate mandatory for securing electricity connection.

The circular states that “all the field officers are hereby directed to insist for occupancy certificate in addition to the existing formalities from the applicant availing power supply to their buildings.”

Bescom, according to the circular, will issue an endorsement indicating that it cannot supply power if the building owner fails to produce the certificate while applying for electricity connections.

“The above directions are to be followed scrupulously while arranging power supply to commercial/multi-storied buildings/residential buildings/complexes,” the circular adds.

The circular will now come in handy for the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and municipal bodies in Bangalore urban, Bangalore Rural, Ramanagara, Chikballapur, Kolar, Tumkur, Davangere and Chitradurga districts (to which electricity is being supplied by Bescom) to check whether buildings have been constructed in violation of the sanctioned plan or without obtaining permission from the authorities concerned.

The High Court had directed Bescom not to supply electricity to a building bearing number 1085, 6th main, 19th cross, Sector 7, HSR Layout till the building owner, L. Dhanalakshmi, obtained the occupancy certificate from the BBMP.

The Court’s directive was a result of a petition filed by Sreekala Kadidal, owner of the neighbouring property. The BBMP, on a complaint by Ms. Kadidal, had found that Ms. Dhanalakshmi was constructing flats in violation of a plan sanctioned for constructing a residential building with six rooms.

Ms. Dhanalakshmi moved the Karnataka Appellate Tribunal (KAT) against the BBMP’s decision to demolish the illegally constructed portions of the building. The building owner contended before the KAT that there was no violation. The tribunal issued an interim order directing that status quo be maintained and further construction be stopped.

Meanwhile, Ms. Kadilal moved the High Court complaining that attempts were being made to provide water and electricity supply to the building for which the BBMP had not issued occupancy certificate.

After hearing the arguments, the High Court directed Bescom and the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) not to provide electricity and water connections to the building until the KAT finally decided whether there was any violation and until the building owner produced the occupancy certificate.

Armed with the High Court order, the BBMP requested Bescom to instruct all its officials not to provide power supply to all building owners who fail to produce occupancy certificates while seeking electricity connections.

Section 310 of the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act makes it mandatory for building owners to obtain completion or occupancy certificates within a month of completion of the construction.