'Action Against Forest Land Encroachers'

Published: 29th September 2015 04:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2015 04:18 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Monday gave a ten-day ultimatum to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to initiate action to recover 177 acres of forest land allegedly encroached by builders and politicians including Heavy Industries Minister R V Deshpande at Jakkur Plantations in the city.

“If the government does not initiate action to recover the encroached land, I will approach the green bench of the Supreme Court seeking direction to the state government,” Kumaraswamy told reporters.

He also demanded the Chief Minister to seek the resignation of Deshpande stating that being a minister he should be aware that purchasing forest land was an offence.

Stating that he had decided to take the issue to a logical conclusion, Kumaraswamy said he would soon write letters to all eminent people in the society who have been fighting against corruption and maladministration to support him.

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