Deputy Commissioner Dr. Ramegowda held a closed door meeting of Revenue officials at his office here this morning to convey the decision taken at the meeting convened by Revenue Principal Secretary in Bangalore recently regarding the row over the land at the foot of Chamundi Hill here.

The meeting in Bangalore was said to be a sequel to the report sent by the Regional Commissioner to the government regarding the lands in Survey No. 4 of Kurubarahalli, Survey No. 39 of Chowdahalli and Survey No. 41 of Alanahalli, Kasaba Hobli, Mysore taluk.

As per the decision taken by the Principal Secretary, the DC is said to have instructed the Revenue officials at the meeting here to protect all the documents and not to entertain any transaction or transfer of property under the aforementioned survey numbers till further instructions.

The meeting was attended by Additional DC Naga Nayak, Assistant Commissioner Basavaraj, SP R. Dilip, DCP Basavaraj Malagathi, Information Dy. Director A.R. Prakash, Tahasildar Naveen Joseph and MUDA Commissioner Dr. C.G. Betsurmath to which media persons were not allowed.

It may be recalled that the June 20, 2012 order by the then DC P.S. Vastrad of delisting about 2,000 acres of lands at the foot of Chamundi Hill had created a furore in political circles. Following this, Vastrad had withdrawn the June 20 order under immense pressure from Dy.CM K.S. Eshwarappa and others in August, 2012.

It may also be recalled that MLC G. Madhusudan had urged for a Lokayukta or CBI enquiry into the alleged land scam following a 134-page report submitted by Regional Commissioner M.V. Jayanthi in which she had reportedly indicted Vastrad in the said illegal order.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore