BENGALURU: The Lokayukta has registered a case against former Legislative Council chairman V R Sudarshan for allegedly encroaching government land in an authorised manner.
The State government has propsed his name to to head the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC).
The case was registered following a complaint from Lokesh who alleged that Sudarshan had occupied government land in Survey No 214/1 of Vemagal village in Kolar district.
The complainant further stated that Sudarshan had encroached about 10 guntas land from government land measuring 2 acres and 6 ghuntas. It was further alleged that he had constructed shops and rented it.
The Lokayukta had issued a notice to Sudarshan asking him to explain the allegations.
He had already filed a reply to the notice which the Lokayukta office is now scrutinising, it is learnt.
Meanwhile, the Lokayukta has further asked the Deputy Commissioner of Kolar, tahsildar, and special tahsildar to inspect the above mentioned survey lands and submit a report in this regard soon.
No Probe, Says Chief Minister
Meanwhile, speaking to mediapersons, CM Siddaramaiah said there would be no Lokayukta probe against Sudarshan . “He has been cleared of all charges of land encroachment and there is no need of any probe,” the Chief Minister said.
The Opposition BJP had recently accused Sudarshan of encroaching 10 guntas of government land at Vemagal village in Kolar district and building a commercial complex on it.