BENGALURU: The state government will soon set up a special court to try and expedite cases related to public land encroachment as identified by the A T Ramaswamy and V Balasuramanian committees.
Speaking to reporters, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said that the court would have the jurisdiction over both the revenue and forest lands. “All cases related to encroachment of government lands identified by the two committees will be transferred to the special court,” he said.
The Minister said that care would be taken while appointing public prosecutors as the government was keen on recovering its lands.
Earlier, the minister met H S Doreswamy and Ramaswamy, who held a protest in front of his official chamber in the Vidhana Soudha. They were demanding the removal of Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao.
Jayachandra said that the ball was in the Raj Bhavan’s court. “Once the governor gives his assent to the Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill 2015, the legislature can initiate the process to remove the Lokayukta,” he said.