Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah will go to jail? Court orders to file FIR against him in a 25 year old case!

After the Karnataka election results, the bad time for Mr Siddaramaiah has started. At one end, he is totally sidelined by the new government which is led by Mr HD Kumaraswamy and at other end Mr Siddaramaiah is leaving in a fear of going to jail.

A 25 year old case has gained moment after the Mysuru District Second Additional Sessions Court has issued an order to file First Information Report (FIR) against Siddaramaiah and others who are accused of illegal land grab.

25 year old land grab case haunts Mr Siddaramaiah!

Yes, the court has ordered to file an FIR against Siddaramaiah and three others for allegedly acquiring land through illicit means during his tenure as Deputy Chief Minister (DCM). The court has directed Lakshmipuram police to register cases under Sections 120B, 197, 166, 167, 169, 200, 417, 409, 420 and IPC Section 468.

Mr Siddaramaiah has once again hit the headlines after the complaint filed by N Gangaraju, an advocate. The complaint was directed at Siddaramaiah, former chairman of Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) C Basavegowda, MUDA chairman D Dhruvakumar and MUDA Commissioner P S Kantharaju on the 25 year old land grab case.

Why the court has ordered to file an FIR on Mr Siddaramaiah?

  • 2 decades ago, Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) had acquired a land of 535 acres; under Hinkal Gram Panchayat limits. But in the year 1997, 10 guntas in Hinkal Village Kasaba Hobli, belonging to one Sakamma was converted from agricultural to non-agricultural land at the Deputy Commissioner’s office.
  • Without any delay the MUDA issued a No Objection Certificate (NoC) to the property for construction of a dwelling house. The land said to belong to Sakamma and it is said that she secured permission for construction of the house by violating Town and Country Plan approval and without constructing the houses she illegally sold the property through registered sale deed.
  • The 10 guntas of land belonging to Sakamma was purchased by Mr Siddaramaiah, who was deputy Chief Minister and constructed a house on the site measuring 120 X 75 sq. Shockingly the MUDA had issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) and approved the house plan. Mr Siddaramaiah sold the house in the year 2013.
  • In December 2017, Sakamma, again applied to MUDA to sanction a 60 X 40 site to her, as a beneficiary had constructed his house on a part of her 30 guntas land.
  • MUDA had approved a site illegally and so the Court directed police to file cases against Dhruvakumar and Commissioner Kantharaju.

The complainant said,

  • “In all the above land deals Siddaramaiah and chairman of MUDA have been directly involved with the Government property and indirectly at the time of indirect de notification of property of 30 Guntas bearing Survey No 70/4 at Vijayanagar 2nd Stage in Mysuru”

A Twitterati expressed his disappointment on Indian judiciary and said,

  • This is a 25 year old case I believe. It shows that how our judiciary system works. What is the use if convicted now. He enjoyed all the benefits. Became CM of Karnataka. How long u drag it still?

Source and Credits: Mysurutoday.news
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Hansika Raj