A small section of Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) property owners have been facing issues while paying taxes for their sites or houses online.
The superintendent of the BDA Task Force submitted its inquiry report to the BDA secretary and commissioner recently.
According to a senior BDA official, “Red soil measuring up to two feet on a 50x80 plot of land in Kommaghatta village of the 4th Block of KG Layout was stolen from our land.
A few Bangalore Development Authority officials have given away sites in Arkavathy Layout for a throwaway price of Rs 59 per sqft, it has emerged.
The scam was unearthed a week back where it was learnt three of its employees were selling land for a lesser value than the original cost.
Anyone who wishes to use agricultural land for residential, commercial or industrial purposes needs to get an NOC from BDA before going ahead with any construction.
People later met BBMP forest cell officials to file a complaint as they suspect the hand of Bangalore Development Authority.
The property tax charged by BDA depends on the prevailing Guidance Value fixed by the Stamps and Registrations Department.
A BDA official said that each zonal officer will be asked to report on vacant spaces, which will then be handed over to the traffic police department afterall the formalities.
People living around the area claimed to be anguished by the loud music played by the pubs in the area which disturbs their sleep.
Another protest was held on Saturday under the leadership of local leader Channappa, against alleged harassment of farmers by BDA officials.
Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara met landowners who had been staging a two-day dharna outside the BDA head office at Gutehalli late on Wednesday night.
A total of 936 BDA flats out of 3,235 flats comprising 1, 2 and 3-BHK units have been sold as of February 22.
Apart from this, Friday’s state budget announced that all new houses would need to install two waste water pipes.
Forum members met top BDA officials twice this week, requesting they be charged as per the the rates charged for 30x40 sqft sites.