MYSURU: Upa Lokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi on Friday disclosed that they have received 27 complaints, including four from Pramoda Devi Wadiyar of the royal family, alleging land grabbing at the foot of Chamundi Hills.
Speaking to reporters after meeting the revenue authorities on the matter, he said preliminary investigations have begun.
Deputy Commissioner C Shikha, Mysore City Corporation Commissioner C G Betsurmath, Mysore Urban Development Authority Commissioner Palaiah and other district officials were present at the meeting held at the Government Guest House in the city.
Justice Adi said the revenue authorities will verify the records of Survey No 4 belonging to the royal family. FIRs will be filed against the accused once the preliminary inquiry concludes, and an inquiry would be initiated into the role of officials in selling Wadiyar’s property. The tainted will be held responsible if found guilty, he said.
The four cases filed by Pramoda Devi Wadiyar relate to grabbing of 15 acres, 7.20 acres, five acres, and a site measuring 200x250 ft on MG Road, all in Survey No.4.
On the ongoing investigation into the KHB scam in Yelwal, Justice Adi said Lokayukta SP M Narayan has been asked to probe the matter further based on the preliminary investigation report submitted on October 31.
On Gold Leafing Scam
As the government failed to act against Palace Board deputy director T S Subrahmanya and eight others even after six months of filing an FIR against the officials in connection with the gold leafing scam, Mysuru Lokayukta police shot one more letter to the government demanding the transfer of Subrahmanya to ensure an impartial probe.
The Lokayukta police have invited experts from Nagpur to get a final opinion on the gold leafing works. A team of experts will soon arrive to check the quality of works carried out at cost of `3.65 crore.