CS land row: ACB starts probe

Published: 30th August 2016 04:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2016 04:55 AM   |  A+A-


BENGALURU: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials probing the alleged illegalities in purchase of land by Chief Secretary Arvind Jadhav’s mother Tara Bai, visited Vidhana Soudha Records Room on Monday looking for documents related to the land deal.

In the Records Room that comes under the direct administrative control of the Chief Secretary, the officials sifted through several documents, sources said.

The officials had also visited the Revenue Department office in Kandaya Bhavan on Race Course Road to look into the documents related to lands that Tara Bai Jadhav purchased in Ramanayakanahalli near Anekal in 2002.

The ACB is probing the case after an RTI activist filed a complaint seeking probe into the alleged illegalities in the land deal. Eight acres were purchased from nine different individuals to whom the state government had allotted.

Based on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s direction, the Revenue Department officials had also conducted a probe that gave clean chit to the top bureaucrat.

The CS had earlier stated that there was no wrongdoing in the deal as his mother sold her land  near Devanahalli to buy parcels of land near Anekal.

He had also made it clear that when they purchased the land, it was not a government land. The officer had also rubbished the allegations that the land in Devanahalli was not sold as claimed by him.

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