IT IS WIDELY EXPECTED THAT THE SPECIAL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER WILL RECOVER A VERY HIGHLY VALUABLE PROPERTY IN BANGALORE EAST (VARTHUR-WHITEFIELD-RAMAGONDANAHALLY-KADUGODI) VERY SOON. ILLEGAL OCCUPANTS WHO HAD WAGED IRRELEVANT LITIGATION TO LOOT THE GOVERNMENT/PUBLIC PROPERTY HAVE TO VACATE NOW. THE LOCAL PEOPLE ARE ALSO AGAINST THESE ILLEGAL LAYOUTS AND WANTED THAT THE GOVERNMENT RECOVER IT.
THE TIME HAS COME AND THE FRIVOLOUS LITIGATION BASED ON “NO EXISTING OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS” WILL HAVE TO GO AND GO FOREVER.
THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA HAS ISSUED NOTICES TO THE CENTER AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT ON A PIL FILED BY MR.HIREMUTT, ON THE RECOVERY OF THE GOVERNMENT LANDS AND ACTION PROPOSED TO BE TAKEN ON THE IRREGULARITIES.
THE PIL IS FILED ON THE BASIS OF THE A.T.RAMASWAMY COMMITTEE REPORT AND THE STF REPORT HEADED BY SRI.V.BALASUBRAMANIAN.I.A.S.(RETD).
THE NEW GOVERNMENT MIGHT TAKE SERIOUS NOTE OF THE ISSUE AND TAKE STRICT ACTION AGAINST THE OFFENDERS AND ENCROACHERS.
SOME ILLEGAL AND UNAUTHORISED (CLAIMED TO BE)GATED COMMUNITIES VALUED OVER RS500 TO RS800 CRORES AND APARTMENTS BUILT ON INDUSTRIAL LANDS IN PATTANDUR AGRAHARA WILL BE REEXAMINED AND ULTIMATELY THE GOVERNMENT WILL RECOVER SUCH PROPERTIES.
HAD THE BUYERS WERE DILIGENT AND CONDUCTED THOROUGH A ENQUIRY INTO THE TITLES AND THE COMPLIANCE, BEFORE THE PURCHASE, WOULD NOT HAVE LANDED IN THIS SITUATION?
A PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION WAS FILED IN THE HIGH COURT AND THE COURT MIGHT DIRECT THE GOVERNMENT TO INITIATE ACTION AS PER THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE A.T.RAMASWAMY COMMITTEE REPORT AND STF REPORT FILED BY SRI.V.BALASUBRAMANIAN.
The State Government appointed a Legislature Committee to study the land grabbing and encroachment of Government lands in the state and at Bangalore rural and urban districts and the committee submitted startling report that over 20,000 acres of Govt land had been encroached. The Govt formed a SPECIAL TASK FORCE FOR THE RECOVERY OF ENCROACHED LAND, headed by retired IAS officer Mr.V.Balasubramanian to verify and suggest various measures to stop such encroachments and the procedures to recover the same.
Based on the reports of the Joint Legislature Committee and STF reports, the Revenue Department conducted internal investigation and formed 60 teams to detect the encroachments. The team stumbled upon over 428 cases and found that over 2804 acres of Government land had been encroached by fraudsters by fabricating documents. Most of the cases are related to Inamthi lands, grant land and by the orders by the DC (who is under suspension).
The Revenue department has suggested that the lands must be recovered from the mafia, which is worth over few thousand crores and initiate criminal proceedings against the offenders.
Majority of such fake/fabricated documents and properties are found in Bangalore North District, which includes 41 villages, 609 alleged fraudsters and over 1204 acres of land only in VARTHUR,BIDARAHALLY,K.R.PURAM and 840 acres in Bangalore East Taluk.
It is also said that the discovery is just the tip off the iceberg, more land grabbing cases are yet to be detected.
Buyers in these areas are advised caution. Most of the grant lands appear to be Government Lands.