The Madikeri Assistant Commissioner’s Court has ordered reclamation of government land worth crores of rupees in Kushalnagar Town, which was illegally transferred to private parties by revenue officials.
Senior Assistant Commissioner Dr. M.R. Ravi in his order while annulling the land’s RTC registered in the name of private parties, has directed that the said land stand in the name of the government as before. He has also directed for initiating disciplinary action against Revenue Department officials who faked documents to register the RTC in the name of private parties.
The case: The said government land located in the heart of Kushalnagar Town was registered in the name of one Vijaykumar of Bangalore, who in turn had reportedly sold a portion of the land to one K.B. Gopalakrishna on Nov. 5, 2011.
But Kushalnagar residents D.C. Arun Kumar and D.C. Jagadish, questioning this transaction, petitioned the Assistant Commissioner’s court. The court which heard the petition, directed that the land be reclaimed by the government.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that the documents pertaining to 0.5 acres of land and 1.90 acres of land coming under Survey No. 165/3 P2 of Mullasoge village in Kushalnagar Town was faked, mentioning the date as 21.06.1925.
Dr. Ravi who thoroughly scrutinised the documents discovered that the Somwarpet Tahasildar and Revenue Inspector had illegally transferred government land worth crores of rupees to a private party, and has now ordered that the said government land be reclaimed.