Without any response for three months after the first letter, the MP again wrote to the Chief Secretary on Wednesday.

Prosecute guilty BBMP officials MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar shoots off letter to SiddaramaiahPTI
news Politics Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 10:29

In mid August, when the BBMP resumed its demolition drive on buildings that were encroaching storm water drains, many came forward with documents proving that their plans had been legally sanctioned, with some even having possession certificates.

Following this, the Karnataka High Court in a ruling on August 23, ordered the BBMP to submit to it a list of all "erring officials" who had issued the documents to the residents.

On the same day, MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar had written to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah asking him to prosecute guilty officials and also compensate victims who were displaced during the demolition drive.

"The factum of rampant illegalities in and around Bengaluru, is itself demonstrative of the fact that certain government officials are complicit in the illegal designs of the real estate lobby. I am to understand that certain departmental inquiries have been initiated against certain junior officers of various departments... these facts beg a thorough investigation as to how government servants could turn a blind eye and be complicit in such extensive violations of the law. In interest of the citizenry, I urge you to initiate urgent inquiry into this matter," the letter stated.

With no response even after a month, the MP wrote a similar letter to the Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Kuntia, dated September 27, urging him to take action against the errant officials and also enclosed the HC order issued for a writ petition filed by Namma Bengaluru Foundation.

Following this, the MP wrote another letter on October 1.

Without any response for three months after the first letter, the MP again wrote to the Chief Secretary on Wednesday, asking him to respond.

"In continuation to my letter dated October 1, I would like to draw attention that I am yet to receive a response from your office for the same," he said. 

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