BENGALURU: Chief Secretary Aravind Jadhav has drawn the ire of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for a land row that has surfaced. Siddaramaiah has instructed the Revenue department to probe the issue and submit a report at the earliest.
Siddaramaiah is said to have taken Jadhav to task on Tuesday when the latter met him and tried to convince him that no irregularities had been committed in the sale of 8 acres and 30 guntas of government land to his mother Tarabai Jadhav at Ramanayakana Halli in Anekal taluk.
Later, Siddaramaiah told reporters that Jadhav had not submitted any report on the alleged irregularity in land transfer. “I have asked Revenue officials to examine the allegations and submit a report at the earliest,” he said.
Jadhav has been accused of exerting pressure on officials to create a new file on the sale of 76 acres of government land at Ramanayakana Halli after it was found that the original file was lost. The land is said to have been purchased by Jadhav’s mother over 15 years ago.
The transaction has raised several questions, including the one as to what purpose was the government land given to Jadhav’s mother.
Jadhav, is said to have alleged that the entire controversy has been created by a section of IAS officers at a time when the state government is considering to give him one more extention as the Chief Secretary. Jadhav, who was to retire in June, was given a three-month extension.