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Fraud in Bangalore Development Authority Exposed

Published: 26th February 2014 09:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2014 09:17 AM   |  A+A-

Granting unauthorised permission for developing a golf course on 53.65 acres of prime land worth `72.43 crore in Dakshina Kannada, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) donated `10.19 crore  in violation of the BDA Act and  many such irregularities in various departments and government agencies causing hundreds of crores of financial loss for the exchequer have been exposed in the report of Comptroller and Auditor General(CAG) of India report on Social Sector for the year 2012-13. The report was placed in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. The government had approved the establishment of an Armed Police Training School. After incurring expenditure of `5.32 crore, the work was stopped midway and the use of buildings constructed using this amount has not yet been decided, the report said.

The DC has unauthorisedly given permission to a private institution to develop a golf course on 53.65 acres of government land valued at `72 crore, the report stated. BDA has also come under CAG fire for its donations of `10.19 crore for various purposes by violating BDA Act. The BDA has also been found to have awarded advertising rights of five flyovers to two agencies for `7.29 crore for a period of five years. 

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