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Karnataka Chief Secretary faces land grab allegations

Karnataka’s CM has asked for a record of reports that accuse the officer of grabbing 8.2 acres of land

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Publish Date: Aug 26 2016 11:42AM | Updated Date: Aug 26 2016 11:42AM

Karnataka Chief Secretary faces land grab allegations

Photo: Arvind Jadhav, Karnataka's Chief Secretary

 

Karnataka’s Chief Secretary Arvind Jadhav is facing allegations of land grab in name of his mother. Jadhav’s mother Tarabai Marutiaro Jadhav is an 85 years old realtor who is developing a layout on 65 acres of land at Hegganahalli village in Bengaluru.

 

To respond, the chief secretary has said there is no illegality in the land purchased by his mother.

 

As it sparks controversy, Karnataka’s Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has asked for a record of various media reports that accuse the officer of grabbing 8.2 acres of land by wrong means. 

 

The land is registered in his mother’s name and the officer has defended himself by saying that his mother bought the land in South Bengaluru after selling their family property at Devanahalli. 

 

Interestingly, documents show the land of Devenahalli to be still in Tarabai’s name and no record of any kind of transaction is available.