BENGALURU: The district administration has recommended to the government to take over five acres of land at Bilekhalli, where Apollo Group runs a hospital, and give it to Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, a regional cancer centre.
The move come after the AC of Bengaluru South taluk, L C Nagaraj, passed an order to reclaim the land over violation of land grant rules. One Dr Syed Nisar had approached the government and taken five acres of land on lease in 1991 for `10 lakh to run a cancer institute. The land was given based on certain terms, including a ‘no sub-lease’ clause. Dr Nisar started off with Imperial Cancer Hospital and Research Institute. “Now, in the five acres, Apollo Hospital has come up and only a small portion in a multi-storeyed building has a board of Imperial Cancer Hospital and Research Institute”, said Nagaraj.
He also said that one Isaac has petitioned the AC’s office saying that the land belongs to him and made BBMP as a party in a case. However, his plea fell flat during the hearing. During inquiry, it was found that the land belonged to government and even the V Balasubramanyam Committee had highlighted the issue of the government losing its land there. “A proposal was sent to the DC who, after examining the case, has forwarded the files to the government for further action,” Nagaraj said.