A number of sites sold at Yelahanka and Devanahalli are not legitimate, says survey by the state government committee.

 

The government has found that there is a practice of issuing form-9 and form-11 for forming the layouts and when the plot is sold, the forms are nullified in the records. It has been found that so far at least 6,000 people have been cheated to the tune of ₹400 crore.

 

The committee led by retired IAS officer R B Agwani has submitted a report in this regard. The findings state that land developers have joined hands with the sub-registrars to cheat people who have bought sites here.

 

The findings also pointed out that agricultural lands were misused for non-agri activities.

 

Measures proposed against the guilty

1)    Criminal cases will be lodged against those who have prepared fake khatas and then cancelled them.

2)    Already the officers named in the report are under suspension. Further action will be initiated against them

3)    Executive Manager SR Babu has been suspended and is being interrogated

4)    Till the next order, the government has withheld issuing of 11B khata in the concerned gram panchayat premises, following complaints of cheating

5)    Kolar Zilla Panchayat CEO Cauvery and Retired Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax Department A K Chitaguppi have been appointed as investigation officers to look into the case