The BBMP wants Bengaluru DC to take further action.

Report confirms actor Darshans house on encroached land BBMP avoids direct actionImage for representation
news Encroachment Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:53

While the final report on encroachment in Raj Rajeshwari Nagar in Bengaluru has revealed that Kannada actor Darshan’s house and Shamanur Shivashankarappa Hospital are among the 63 encroachments, the BBMP has decided not to raze them immediately.

According to the Deccan Herald report, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will send the documents to Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner Shankar for further action.

Joint Director of Land Records K Jayaprakash in his report to the BBMP commissioner Manjunath Prasad stated that seven acres and 31 guntas of stormwater drain have been encroached upon in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, which included Ideal Homes layout that houses Dashan’s property too, reported DH.

Prasad said that the layout and Shamanur Shivashankarappa Hospital were approved in 1969 by the then Bangalore City Improvement Trust Board (CITB). Twenty years later, the revised plan was approved by Bangalore Development Authority (BDA).

However, in 2003, the Rajarajeshwari Pratisthapana Samithi filed a PIL in the Karnataka High Court asking for cancellation of the layout as it encroached on government land, and the court ordered a probe, Prasad told TOI.

“The investigation revealed that seven acres and six guntas of government land has been encroached upon. The BDA submitted in the court that there were 63 sites including Shamanur Shivashankarappa Hospital on the encroached land. In 2007, the developers of Ideal Homes layout approached the High Court. It is not known what has happened thereafter,” said Prasad.

The demolition drive, which was paused because of a series of bandhs, will resume next week.

“A string of holidays and bandhs hampered the marking exercise. On Thursday, we recovered a vacant plot in Dasarahalli zone that had come up on a SWD. The drive will resume in all zones next week,” Prasad added.


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