Bangalore: A.T. Ramaswamy, who headed the Joint Legislature Committee on Encroachment of Government Land in Bangalore Urban district, has alleged that former Bangalore Police Commissioner H.T. Sangliana and his family members forged documents to acquire six acres of gomala land in Jadevahalli of Jaala hobli in Bangalore North taluk.
Releasing documents at a press conference here on Saturday, Mr. Ramaswamy alleged that they “forged” documents to change the title deeds to the land in 1979–1980.
“As per the revenue records, while two acres have been registered in the name of his wife, Elizabeth, two acres each have been registered in the names of his daughter Jonah Pinto and son-in-law John Adil Thomas Pinto in the same vicinity,” Mr. Ramaswamy alleged.
He said that though the documents showed that the land deal was sealed in 1979–1980, the Pahani changes were made only after 1988–1989. “Although the records show that Elizabeth was eligible for the gomala land as she was a resident of Jadevahalli, she never resided in the area,” he said and added that the land was worth nearly Rs. 5 crore now.
Mr. Ramaswamy also alleged that Mr. Sangliana and his family misused the judiciary by stating that there was a stay order on the land. But actually the stay order was pertaining to another case.
“This has happened in collusion with the Revenue Department and the former police official has to clarify this,” he said.
Releasing another set of documents, Mr. Ramaswamy alleged that the Shanthinagar House Building Co-operative Society that was allotted 66.22 acres of land in Begur hobli in 1984 for distributing sites to people belonging to SC/ST communities had indulged in irregularities by allotting the land to “influential people”.