Unlawful allotment of websites: Bengaluru Improvement Authority Commissioner requested to not report back to obligation


The Supreme Courtroom had reprimanded Rajesh Gowda for disobeying orders by illegally allotting various websites in developed layouts to a number of individuals together with House Minister Araga Jnanendra

The Supreme Courtroom had reprimanded Rajesh Gowda for disobeying orders by illegally allotting various websites in developed layouts to a number of individuals together with House Minister Araga Jnanendra

After the Supreme Courtroom severely reprimanded the Commissioner of Bangalore Improvement Authority (BDA) Rajesh Gowda for disobeying the Courtroom’s order by illegally allotting various websites in developed layouts to a number of individuals, the City Improvement Division (UDD) has requested the IAS officer to not report back to obligation and signal any paperwork.

Sources mentioned that “sooner or later” the official shall be shifted from the BDA. UDD has requested the BDA to submit the recordsdata pertaining to allotment of other websites.

House Minister amongst beneficiaries

House Minister Araga Jnanendra. File
| Photograph Credit score: Arun Kulkarni

The BDA had allotted various websites to some individuals, together with House Minister Araga Jnanendra, within the developed structure. The Courtroom had beforehand dominated that BDA can allot websites in developed layouts solely by way of auctions.

On Thursday, the Courtroom got here down closely on Mr. Gowda for illegally allotting various websites within the developed RMV II Stage extension to people who had beforehand acquired ‘G’ class websites. The Courtroom had noticed that websites have been valued ₹9 crore to ₹10 crore in RMV Structure and the act of the Commissioner and his subordinates resulted in extreme monetary loss to the BDA. The Courtroom mentioned that as per the earlier order of the Excessive Courtroom, the State authorities or the BDA has no energy to allot ‘G’ class websites and individuals who had acquired ‘G’ class websites with various websites in developed structure.

‘Don’t signal vital recordsdata’

A view of a part of the Dr. Shivarama Karantha Layout near Medi Agrahar village in Bengaluru. File

A view of part of the Dr. Shivarama Karantha Structure close to Medi Agrahar village in Bengaluru. File
| Photograph Credit score: Sudhakara Jain

The bench of Justices S Abdul and Sanjiv Khanna, whereas listening to a case pertaining to Shivaram Karanth Structure, directed that the commissioner who has no respect for the Supreme Courtroom orders ought to be instantly shifted and barred from signing vital recordsdata and taking selections.

The Courtroom additionally mentioned that the official has proven the ‘audacity’ to file an IA (interculatory software) looking for modification of the order. The Courtroom has directed taking vital motion in opposition to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary who’re liable for allotment of the choice websites.

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