Bangalore Mirror had published a story – Not a good site to see – on August 17, narrating that Venkatrangan, development officer of Mandur Panchayat, had lodged a police complaint against realtor Rajeev Gowda realtor for allegedly forging his signature and office seal to showcase that the layout he was trying to sell had approval of the authorities concerned.
Pashupathi Prasad, revenue inspector, Bidarahalli hobli, said: “A complaint has been lodged against Gowda of ABD Legacy project and 11 others for building a plot on agricultural land that falls in the ambit of so-called green zones. They have not availed the permission from the competent authorities.’’
Prasad said that many people bought the residential sites from Rajeev Gowda without knowing whether the latter had availed permission from the authorities. “The realtor and others produced fabricated documents at the sub-registrar office to get the sites registered in favour of the buyers. We have to verify those documents,’’ he added.
GN Sreenivas Gowda, state president, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Simha Simha Sainya appreciated the Avalahalli police and the revenue inspector for lodging an FIR against the builder. He told Bangalore Mirror, “I have been trying to explain to the authorities concerned about the illegal layout for more than six months. Now, the police have registered a case. The probe will save hundreds of people who want to buy sites at AB Legacy layout.’’