The former CM allegedly built a house on more land than was allocated.

FIR filed against former CM Siddaramaiah and 4 others in Mysuru land grabbing case
news Crime Monday, June 18, 2018 - 17:32

An FIR has been filed at the Lakshmipuram station in Mysuru against former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and three others in a land encroachment case.

N Gangaraju, a native of Mysuru, filed the complaint with the Lakshmipuram station on the basis of which an FIR was filed. In addition to the former CM, three others from the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) have also been named in the petition, including former MUDA President C Basevegowda, current MUDA President Druva Kumar, and MUDA Commissioner PS Kantharaju.    

“During his tenure as Deputy Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah has built a house and sold it too. When looking at the property in question, he was allocated only 103 feet, but the space taken up amounts to 120 feet,” says Gangaraju, speaking to TNM.

He says he first started his probe into the matter in December 2017 which led him to take up the issue with the Governor.

“I met the Governor on April 23 and explained the details of my petition to him. In May, he gave me a letter telling me that I can approach the court directly with my petition. I went to the court on June 4 and on June 6 the court ordered for an FIR to be filed,” he added.

The case has been registered at the Lakshmipuram police station under sections 120b (criminal conspiracy),  197 (issuing or signing false certificate), 166 (public servant disobeying law), 167 (public servant framing an incorrect document), 169 (public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property), 200 (using as true such declaration knowing it to be false), 417 (punishment for cheating), 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.

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