In Bengaluru, five officials of BBMP [Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike] are going forward to a departmental inquiry for issuing Khata documents to 60 flats in Uttarahalli ward, Bommanahalli, that too without obtaining all the necessary documents.
Apart from sending the repatriation order to Yelahanka zone joint commissioner VN Veerabhadraswami to go back to his parent department of commerce and industries, three suspension orders were also sent to the revenue inspector BN Shashidhar, Uttarahalli sub-division in-charge assistant revenue officer Padmavathi and revenue officer Muniyappa respectively.
But, the order against all the four officials got a stay from the court as the officials made a legal move against these notices.
Due to the imposition of a code of conduct, N Manjunatha Prasad, BBMP commissioner did not give any post to Shashidhar, Padmavathi and Muniyappa.
Gangadhar, the fifth official and deputy commissioner of Bommanahalli zone, was also repatriated to go back to his parent department.
On the basis of a finding of the preliminary inquired conducted by joint commissioner (revenue) M Venkatachalapathy the departmental inquiry was directed against the five officers, who were posted in Bommanahalli zone when the incident took place.
On the basis of fake Occupancy Certificate, the khatas were issued to the 60-flat apartment complex that also had a basement and ground floor plus three storeys.
The scam came to the light when Venkatachalapathy carried out an inspection and recommended cancellation of all the khatas issued during the tenure of all above-mentioned officials. He was also in fear that the property owners or builders could move court and obtain stay orders on the issued khata.