Mayor knocks on High Court door

Published: 05th September 2012 08:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2012 08:52 AM   |  A+A-

Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy and his wife on Tuesday filed criminal petitions in the High Court seeking quashing of a case filed by Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) against them for alleged illegal allotment of ‘Bagair Hukum’ (government) land to them.

In 2004, they were allotted eight acres of land in Somanahalli village by the present Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok, who headed the Bagair Hukum Land Grant Committee as an MLA.

BMTF has registered a case against the couple and served a notice on Ashok to appear before it in person to clarify as to why they had given a false declaration as ‘landless labourers’ to get land.


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