Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is stuck in an unfortunate situation after a court coordinated to enroll criminal case and an FIR against him and four others over a 25-year-old land case here on Monday June 18.
Mysuru second additional district and sessions court on Monday ordered to record FIR against Siddaramaiah and others for professedly possessing a land illegally amid his tenure as deputy Chief Minister.
The complaint was documented 25 years ago by a promoter named N Gangaraju in which he expressed that Siddaramaiah, former chairman of Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) V Basabegowda, MUDA chairman D Dhruvakumar and MUDA commissioner P S Kantharaju had snatched a land illegally.
The complainant asserted that the MUDA had procured 535 acres of land under Hinkal gram panchayat limits, to build up a layout in Vijayanagar II stage in 1988. In 1997, after finishing of site appropriation, the then gram panchayat president Papanna, his relatives Sakamma, Annaiah and Sunanda had connected to the MUDA to denotify 30 guntas of land having a place with them and MUDA had denotified the land. Siddaramaiah who was deputy chief minister at that point had obtained 10 guntas having a place with Sakamma and built a house on the site estimating 120 X 75 sqft.
Basavegowda who was filling in as MUDA chairman issued a no objection certificate (NOC) and endorsed the house plan. The house was sold by Siddaramaiah in 2013. In December 2017, Sakkamma again applied to MUDA to endorse a 60 X 40 site to her, as a beneficiary had built his home on a part of her 30 guntas land. MUDA had affirmed a site illegally thus the court guided police to record case against Dhruvakumar and Commissioner Kantharaju.
At the point when Siddaramaiah was the Chief Minisetr, the complainants Gangaraju and Sangamesh had looked for the minister’s approval to make a move. But, the governor denied permission to record an FIR against the former Chief Minister.
The court has ordered to record an FIR under IPC areas 120B, 197, 166, 167, 169, 200, 417, 409, 420 and 468 at Laxmipuram police station.