Court discharges K'taka CM Kumaraswamy in land de-notification case
A special Lokayukta court acquitted Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today in a case of alleged illegal de-notification of a government land in 2007 when he headed the JD(S)-BJP coalition government. In his order, judge DB Patil said he did not find any proof to establish Kumaraswamy's guilt in the case. The court has also discharged three others.
Kumaraswamy had filed a petition seeking dismissal of the case
Kumaraswamy had filed a petition earlier seeking dismissal of the case contending that there was no proof to establish that he had de-notified the land. Complainant Mahadevswamy had alleged that Kumaraswamy as the CM in October 2007 de-notified 3.8 acres of land in Thanisandra village, which had been acquired by the Bangalore Development Authority for the formation of residential sites in Arkavathy Layout.
Kumaraswamy's action was in violation of rules: Mahadevswamy
Kumaraswamy's action was in violation of rules, the complainant had alleged and sought action against the accused under the Prevention of Corruption Act.