BENGALURU: State Chief Secretary Arvind Jadhav, who is mired in allegations of a land scam, is likely to be asked to go on leave until a probe is completed in the case.
While the revenue department has said there are no irregularities in purchase of over 8 acres of land in Ramanayakanahalli, Anekal, in the name of Jadhav’s mother Tarabai, the question mark over purchase of 16 acres of agricultural land in Devanahalli in her name has made the government wary. The land was converted into commercial land in 1996. The probe by the Anti-Corruption Bureau into the land dealings is yet to gain momentum.
With the Opposition leaders accusing Siddaramaiah of trying to shield corrupt bureaucrats and expressing apprehensions that Jadhav may destroy evidence if he is allowed to continue in his post, Siddaramaiah is under pressure to crack the whip.
A senior minister close to Siddaramaiah told Express said that the CM is likely to ask Jadhav to go on leave till the ACB submits its interim report. Jadhav received a three-month extension in June. His term is set to end on September 30.