Cheating case against Bengaluru DC
Sep 02, 2015
Source : Toi
BENGALURU: A city-based real estate developer has filed a case of cheating against the Bengaluru Urban deputy commissioner and four of his predecessors for allegedly selling him over 7 acres of government land through an open tender in 2007 by not revealing that the land consisted of a burial ground.

Yousuff Sharieff of Umra Developers in Vasanthnagar said he filed a complaint with Ulsoorgate police after he received a report from revenue department under-secretary Umadevi.

Umadevi said the 7-acre government property sold by the deputy commissioner (Urban) at Doddanagamangala near Begur off Hosur Road, southeast Bengaluru, consisted of 4 guntas of graveyard. Sharieff claimed the land was purchased for over Rs 5.12 crore on February 1, 2007, and even before the purchase, villagers were using a portion of the property sold as a graveyard.

Officials involved in the transaction, including former deputy commissioner MA Sadiq, allegedly avoided setting right the anomaly despite petitioning the revenue authorities repeatedly, Sharieff maintained.

On his complaint, a cheating case has been registered with police, DCP (central) Sandeep Patil said.


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