BANGALORE: KIADB officials who acquired about 3,266.10 acres of government and private land in and around Bangalore International Airport, have paid over `21.30 crore as compensation for land that was not even acquired, the Karnataka Assembly was informed here on Monday.
During Question Hour, Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani informed that land was acquired by the KIADB for the proposed Hardware, IT and Aerospace park.
One land acquisition officer attached to KIADB, who has retired, paid `16.30 crore for land that was not acquired. Another officer, who has been transferred, had allegedly paid `5 crore to two individuals for four acres though only two acres were acquired.
The government has recovered about `1.24 crore in these cases, he said.