The district administration has vacated and taken possession of 23 acres of government land valued at Rs 321 crores encroached by the Swamy Vivekananda Yoga University, VYASA Varsity, at J Bingipura, Anekal taluk, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hostel Prashanthi Nilaya, a sister concern of Vyasa Varisty, had constructed 13 rooms and was using an open area adjacent to the hostel as parking and playground.

All these have been seized and locked up by the district administration, with a stern warning by DC V Shankar that stringent action would be taken if encroached again, reported Kannada Prabha.

Meanwhile, another university Alliance Varsity had encroached 4.14 acres of government land at Anekal taluk Karpur village. That has also been vacated and taken possession by the district administration. It was a Gomala land in survey number 73.

The varsity had put up a gate on the main road not allowing public to commute. The Varsity had also encroached another 35 Guntas at survey number 52 at Kavalahosahalli, Gomala Land. The varsity had converted that into play ground and canteen. The district administration vacated that land also and has instructed the tahsildar to put a fence.

Other encroachments of government land at Bilwaradahalli of 7.03 acres, 2.33 acres at Narayanaghatta village, Sarjapura hobli, 3.07 acres at Haragadde village, JIgani hobli, totally valued at Rs 321 crore have been vacated from encroachers.