Kamakshipalya traffic police were forced to prove that the police station land belonged to the government after a man along with some construction workers, said he would build a shed in the compound of the station on Magadi road in Bengaluru, claiming that it was his land.
BM reports that on October 11, B Shivakumar Shetty asked his workers to start construction next to the station and allegedly threatened to have the station demolished claiming the land to be his.
According to the newspaper report, when the police further questioned Shetty, they realised that he had sold the land to D Nagendra Kamath with fake ownership documents.
West division police confirmed that a case against Shetty had been registered for cheating, house-trespass, using as genuine a forged document, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, and forgery for purpose of cheating of the IPC.
BM quoted a senior police officer saying, ‚ÄúPlot number 25, located on survey 691 in Ashtagrama Layout, Magadi main road, has officially been the Kamakshipalya traffic police station since August 13, 2003. Before that, it was an octroi tollgate belonging to the department of commercial taxes for nearly half a century. Everything from the electricity bills to the water bills have been paid by the government all these years. Suddenly, along comes this man claiming the land has always belonged to him ¬≠ and he even produced fake documents in court claiming he currently resides on this land, meaning in the police station.‚ÄĚ
Shivakumar reportedly used fake papers to show that he had bought the land from a lady named Kamala and with those papers he sold the plot to Nagendra Kamath a few years ago.
BM reported that, Kamath, who was a real estate agent himself, filed a case against Shetty for not having the plot registered in Kamath‚Äôs name.
‚ÄúThere is already an ongoing court case regarding the land ¬≠ but the court had no idea that the plot contained a police station, as Shivakumar had lied he was living in it. On October 16, we submitted an affidavit to the court with all the necessary documentation proving that the land has belonged to the government for so long. We have also filed a complaint against the accused with our law-and-order counterparts,‚ÄĚ the senior officer said.
Sources told Bangalore Mirror that Shivakumar faced similar cases in court for forging land documents and cheating people.
This is an aggregated report from Bangalore Mirror
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