Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003
Front Page |
Southern States |
Other States |
Advts: Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |
By Our Staff Reporter
The toilet complex demolished at Byraveshwaranagar on Nagarbhavi Main Road in Bangalore.
The police have filed a case of trespass (section 448 of Indian Penal Code-IPC), damage to property (section 427 of IPC), and criminal intention (section 34 of IPC) against the three accused.
Ms. Shanthakumari told presspersons here on Tuesday that the accused, Lakshman Rao and Keshav, had said that the land on which the complex had come up belonged to them. But she questioned the authenticity of the documents furnished by them.
On Saturday, they and their advocate, P.K. Virupaksha, brought a JCB machine and demolished most parts of the building constructed under the Nirmala Bangalore programme with funds from the Infosys Foundation. The complex was ready for inauguration.
When the people protested against their action, Lakshman Rao and Keshav fled from the scene. Virupaksha was taken to the Chandra Layout Police Station.
The police told The Hindu that he was arrested and released on bail. The other accused were "absconding,'' they added.
However, the police said a counter complaint saying that the toilet had come up on their land had been received from the accused and its merits were being verified. The accused had submitted before a court that the land belonged to them, they added.
Ms. Shanthakumari circulated copies of the first information report registered at the Chandra Layout Police Station in this connection. She threatened to stage a demonstration in front of the office of the City Police Commissioner, if action was not taken against the accused within 10 days.
The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | Home |
Copyright © 2003, The
Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of
this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of