BENGALURU: Bangalore University officials are taking action to remove encroachments on the university’s land. As a first step, they are looking for documents of the land adjacent to Central College where a private petrol pump was established a few years ago.
The issue was raised in the Academic Council meeting recently. Some members expressed concern over the encroachments and particularly mentioned the place where the petrol pump is situated.
Vice-Chancellor B Thimme Gowda said, “The officials of the university are saying the land belongs to us. But we have no document on that land as it was occupied by them when it was with Mysore University. We are trying to get the documents from Mysore University.”
The varsity authorities are also searching for documents of land allegedly occupied by the public. “There are some cases pending before the court. Apart from these, we need to remove other encroachments,” said Gowda.
Some real estate developers are trying to apply pressure on BU about some land near Nagadevanahalli. “We are planning to construct a compound near Nagadevanahalli to prevent public from entering the campus. There is pressure on us not to construct it, but we will not yield,” Gowda said.