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Bangalore: A private complaint was on Monday filed before the Lokayukta court against Health and Family Welfare Minister Arvind Limbavali and 10 others for alleged violation of rules to favour a private builder ‘for pecuniary gain.’
Complainant N Nagaraj alleged that Mr. Limbavalli as education minister in 2009 had favoured builder DLF putting up an unauthorised construction in Hulimavu area by directing Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (city corporation) to widen the road there in violation of the Revised Master Plan, 2015.
The letter was issued by Mr. Limbavali on Oct 21, 2009 in violation of Karnataka Town Planning Act and Karnataka Municipal Act to the firm for pecuniary gain, he said.
Nagaraj, owner of the adjacent land, said he had executed a Joint Development Agreement with one Kiran, since deceased, for construction of six floors. After her death on Oct 23, 1998, her mother Kasturi came forward to complete project and so the Power of Attorney was executed in her name.
Ms. Kasturi, the eighth accused, executed a relinquishment deed of his property without any authority to favour DLF again for pecuniary gain, following which Mr. Limbavali issued direction to widen the road from 18 metres to 24 meters, he alleged.
Mr. Nagaraj prayed the court initiate a probe under Section 13 of Prevention of Corruption Act and Sections 464, 467, 471 and 420, read with with Section 120(b) of IPC.
The other accused include former Commissioner of Bangalore Development Authority, Bharat Lal Meena, K M Shivakumar, former administrator BBMP, Laksmeesh, Executive Engineer BBMP and K P Singh, Chairman of DLF Company.
Judge N K Sudhindra Rao adjourned the matter for further hearing to October 31.