It is a case of fence eating up a plot

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Bangalore: Blame it on skyrocketing land prices or a local corporator’s diabolic plan to allegedly knock off a plush property with a park view. A man simply can’t find his site measuring 5,400 square feet after a park came up overnight at Nagarbhavi.

Site owner Ganesh has all documents to prove he owns the site with survey number 1/6 in Teachers’ Layout. He has a No Objection Certificate from Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). He has paid taxes for the residential site. He has even obtained information under the RTI Act showing no civic amenity site exists in survey number 1/6. But he simply cannot find his site.

According to sources, the reason for mess is a local corporator who allegedly influenced BBMP officials to fence the park to include Ganesh’s site with the intention of knocking off the plot — which has a current market value of Rs 2.7 crore.

Virupaksha B G, an advocate and brother of Ganesh, told Bangalore Mirror, “A few days after we bought the site, Da Ra Bendre park came up overnight. Documents clearly show that our site doesn’t come inside the park. Yet, we are left searching for our site. Though we purchased the plot, we are not in a position to take possession of it. No land records, including tax receipts, BDA plan and BBMP records, show the park’s existence on our survey number. The park’s survey number is 1/7. When we question officials on how the park came up all of a sudden, they point fingers at a local corporator.”

Ganesh bought it from a couple – Krishnamurthy and Kaveramma — in October 2010. The couple was allotted the site in the BDA-approved layout by Kendriya Upadhyakara Sangha in 2005.

Even former BBMP commissioner Siddaiah visited the site to ascertain facts. However, Ganesh is awaiting a no objection certificate from the civic body. “We will not back off. We will fight for the site we bought legally,” added Virupaksha.

Praveen L, assistant executive engineer who took charge three days ago, told Bangalore Mirror , “I’m not aware of this particular case but will look into it. However, if BBMP has fenced the area it must have done so after a proper survey.”

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