BANGALORE: The denotification ghost, which haunted the earlier BJP government and became one prime reason for its destabilization is back; and this time veteran Congress leader and higher education minister RV Deshpande is in the list.
A complaint has been filed in the Lokayukta court on Friday against R V Deshpande, former chief minister Yeddyurappa and seven others for allegedly denotifying around 100 acres of land by illegal means in the IT corridor in Varthur-Whitefield, South East Bangalore.
The land in question is owned by Vridavan Tech Village which is home to many IT and BTeS companies. According to the latest market value, the land is over 100 acres and is worth over Rs 2,000 crores.
Complainant Vasudeva Reddy, agriculturist by profession, alleged in his statement saying Deshpande, during his tenure as Industries minister in 2004, illegally joined hands with some businessmen and denotified land near Devarabeesanahalli, Varthur.
Subsequently, Yeddyurappa had also denotified land to favour the same parties, he said.
The counsel for the complainant submitted that Deshpande misused his official position to allot land in excess of their requirement to owners of Supreme Build-Cap Private Limited, Vikas Telecom Pvt Ltd and another private company.