BANGALORE: Former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar and former Deputy Chief Minister K. S. Eshwarappa failed to appear before the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) here on Wednesday. They have been asked to appear for questioning on Monday.
Mr. Shettar was summoned by the BMTF for his alleged involvement in allotting four acres of prime land in Sirigandadakaval inside the city limits at a mere Rs 6 crore. Instead of making a personal appearance, he sent two of his advocates citing that he was held up officially, and sought two weeks’ time.
However, the BMTF officials turned down the request and directed Mr. Shettar to appear before the Investigating Officer on Monday without fail. The Investigating Officer said Mr. Eshwarappa did not even received the first notice. He said Mr. Eshwarappa was on tour in Bellary, Dharwad and New Delhi, and BMTF officials even tried tracking him there to serve the notice, but failed.
“We are going to issue a second notice to both of them asking them to appear on Monday without fail,” a senior police officer said.