E-KATHA – SCAM – FORM NO.9 AND FORM – 11B       Rs 400crore scam of selling same site to many buyers in Bangalore – Officials suspended – Enquiry is on – 6510 sites impacted – Gramathana Sites – Going Cheap – Scam tainted sites


 

       Investigations unearth scam worth Rs.400 crores in Bangalore North Taluk

      Around 6,400 sites are sold to multiple buyers with fake or manipulated

      E-Katha.

Bureaucrats, builders and politicians colluded to falsify documents and sell the same site to multiple buyers, investigations by the rural development and panchayat raj department have found. Officials in five village panchayats are responsible for the scam running into Rs 400 crore.

The investigation uncovered the falsification of Form 9 and Form 11(B), documents mandatory for registration of non-agricultural properties in village panchayats,  to enable re-selling of the same site.

 

While Form 9 certifies that the site is located within the village, Form 11(B)  is a register that determines who is responsible for payment of tax. Both forms are issued  by the panchayat development officer (PDO) and gram panchayat secretary .

The forms have to be obtained by the sellers and furnished during property registration.

“This process has been blatantly violated in five gram panchayats in Bengaluru North  Taluk.  We had received 6510 complaints to this effect and the magnitude  of the fraud is to the tune of over Rs 400 crore,“ rural development and panchayat  raj (RDPR) minister HK Patil told reporters here on Thursday .

Most of the victims are working professionals and retired employees who bought `gramathana’ sites (residential plots in villages) in newly formed layouts in Arekere village panchayat, Marenahalli village panchayat, Bagalur village panchayat,   Hessarghattta village panchayat and Hurulichikkanahalli village panchayat.  “The land transaction was made to look genuine and the buyers had no doubts till  they realized that there were other claimants for the same property ,“ Patil  pointed out.

Explaining the modus op erandi, RDPR officials said: “Usually, the PDO will Issue  Form 9 and Form 11(B) after making entry of the application in the  register and processing it through the government’s E-Swathu portal.

But in these cases, the PDOs have colluded with land developers and  issued the forms without making any official entries.

The developer, in turn, sold the properties  and registered them with the sub-registrar. While the buyer believed he was  the owner of the property , the developer clandestinely approached senior officials, including the tahsildar, and got Form 9 and Form 11(B) cancelled.  The developer would go on to sell the same land to another buyer.

A committee headed by retired IAS officer R B Agwane, which probedthe scam,  pointed to the involvement of the gram panchayat chair man, PDO, gram panchayat secretary , data entry operators and land developers.

Based on the committee’s report, the government has initiated action against 14 gram panchayat officials and ordered suspension of Bengaluru north talukexecutive officer S R Babu.

The government has also ordered for staying issuance of Form 9 and Form 11(B) in the five gram panchayats till the probe is completed.

 

HIGH COURT PERMITS THE REGISTRATION OF REVENUE SITES AND GRAMATHANA SITES


Revenue Sites Registration cannot be rejected or refused by the Sub-Registrars

       A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice B.V. Nagarathna passed the order while allowing petitions filed by C. Ramachar and others, who had questioned the circulars issued by the government on April 9, 2009 and April 3, 2012 banning registration of certain types of properties,(Revenue Sites) including revenue sites and gramathana sites, and imposing conditions for registration.

       The Karnataka High Court on Friday declared that a sub-registrar cannot assume the powers of a court or an authority to come to the conclusion that a transaction is prohibited under a particular enactment and thereby prohibit its registration.  Terming that the government has no power to deny registration of documents listed under Registration Act as the apex court in 2005 had set aside such laws enacted by many States, including Karnataka, the Bench said that there is machinery for invalidating the transfer of immovable properties in violation of the law, including penal provisions under different laws.

DEMOLITION, RECOVERY, ENCROACHMENT, A KATHA, B KATHA, E KATHA, NO KATHA ETC


WAY BACK IN 1960`S TO 1980`S, THE PROPERTY PURCHASE WAS USUALLY DONE THROUGH KNOWN PERSONS OR CHANNELS OR NEIGHBOURS AND THERE WAS NOT MUCH OF “HOME LOANS” AT BANGALORE AND DUE TO THE SUDDEN DEVELOPMENT, THE PRICES SPIRALLED AND THE TOUTS STARTED THE MISCHIEF WITH MANIPULATED-FAKE-BOGUS-WRONG REPRESENTATIONS-FACTS OF THE PROPERTY CONCEALED- TO MAKE MORE MONEY.

THE RESULT OF THIS FAKE DOCUMENTATION IS : DEMOLITION & LITIGATION.

IT IS A WELL KNOWN FACT EVEN DURING 1960`S AND 1970`S, THAT NOBODY USE TO BUILD ANYTHING NEAR THE LAKES, UNDER ELECTRICITY LINES,NEAR RAJA KALUVE AND EVEN ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES.

THE SPROUTING OF DEVELOPERS AND BUILDERS, LAND MAFIA, TOUTS AND FRAUDSTERS PAVED THE WAY FOR ALL THE ILLEGALITIES.

IN 2012/13, DUE TO ABNORMAL DEMAND `B`KATHA CREATED, MOST OF THE PROPERTIES UNDER THIS CATEGORY HAS ITS OWN FLAWS, THE GOVERNMENT, EVOLVED A FOOLPROOF SYSTEM TO ISSUE `E` KATHA – ELECTRONIC MODE KATHA IN FORM NO.9 AND 11A AS PER THE DIRECTIVES OF HIGH COURT, THUS PUTTING AN END TO THE AGE OLD MANUAL KATHA.

EVEN, KATHA`S ARE NOT FOOLPROOF, AS IT IS ISSUED BY THE REVENUE AUTHORITY, BY SCRUTINISING THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO THEM AND IN SOME OF THE CASES, FAKE DOCUMENTS, BOGUS DOCUMENTS, FALSE STATEMENTS, CONTENTS TWISTED DOCUMENTS, FABRICATED DOCUMENTS ARE SUBMITTED, WHICH CANNOT BE OR COULD NOT BE VERIFIED NOT AUTHENTICATED AND KATHA IS ISSUED ON THE BASIS OF MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS.

MANY BUYERS ARE UNDER THE CONCEPT AND IMPRESSION THAT A KATHA DELIVERS THEM GOOD AND MARKETABLE TITLES. IT IS NOT SO. IT HAS TO BE EXAMINED- HOW THE KATHA IS OBTAINED? WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED? WHETHER APPROPRIATE AND APPLICABLE TAXES, CHARGES AND LEVIES ARE PAID OR NOT? WHETHER, ALL STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLIED WITH IT OR NOT?

IN A CASE, AT BELLANDUR(CLOSE TO RING ROAD), IN A TOP END APARTMENT OF A FAMOUS BUILDER, THE RESIDENTS OR THE OWNERS(PRESENT), NOW, ARE PAYING BETTERMENT CHARGES TO GET THE KATHA OF THE PROPERTIES, AS SOME OF THE BANKS ARE DEMANDING THE KATHA AND SOME ARE IN THE PROCESS OF SALES.  THEY CANNOT WAIT FOR THE BUILDER TO PAY –  ARE IN A HURRTY – FORCED TO SHELL DOWN THEIR MONEY TO GET THE KATHA.

`A` KATHA, EC, BANK LOAN, BESCOM CONNECTION, BWSSB CONNECTION,PAYMENT OF TAXES AND TOP BUILDER`S NAME OR GOODWILL DOES NOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST.

SOME OF OUR READERS WERE VERY ANGRY AND VENT OUT THEIR FEELINGS AND VIEWS STATING THAT THEY HAVE REGISTERED SALE DEED, THE TITLES WERE GOOD AND  LEGAL 15 YEARS BACK AND HOW IT IS NOT LEGAL TODAY. IT WAS NEVER LEGAL. EVEN THE SUB-REGISTRAR CANNOT REGISTER SUCH PROPERTIES, WHICH ARE IN REVENUE LANDS. IT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT AGRICULTURE LAND CANNOT BE BIFURCATED AND SOLD AND IT IS ILLEGAL.  EVEN THE DC CONVERTED SITE DOES NOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST WITHOUT PROPER APPROVALS FROM THE CONCERNED TOWN PLANNING AUTHORITY.  THE DC CONVERSION ORDERS ISSUED WAY BACK IN 1970`S AND 1980`S HAD CONDITIONS LAID IN ITS ORDERS THAT THE PROPERTIES WHICH ARE CONVERTED MUST OBTAIN CLEARANCE AND APPROVALS FROM THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES AND ONLY AFTER OBTAINING SUCH CLEARANCE AND APPROVALS, THE MARKETABLE TITLES ARE CONFERRED.  THE MOST IMPORTANT CONDITION IN EVERY ORDER IS THAT IN THE EVENT OF “NON-COMPLIANCE” OF ANY OF THE CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN THE AUTOMATIC CANCELLATION OF DC CONVERSION ORDER AND ACTION WILL BE INITIATED TO DEMOLISH ANY BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES WHICH HAVE COME UP ON SUCH PROPERTIES AND THE EXPENDITURE INCURRED TOWARDS SUCH DEMOLITION WILL BE RECOVERED FROM THE OWNER AS REVENUE ARREARS.  THE USE OF SUCH LAND REVERT TO THE ORIGINAL USE, IN CASE OF NON-COMPLIANCE OF ANY OF THE CONDITIONS.  THE GOVERNMENT HAS THE POWERS TO DEMOLISH SUCH STRUCTURES WITHOUT INTIMATION.

BUT, THE BUYERS IN A BID TO ACQUIRE THE PROPERTY, HAS MISREPRESENTED THE FACTS BEFORE THE SUB-REGISTRAR AND GET THE DOCUMENTS REGISTERED.  IN THE SAME MANNER, THE KATHA IS ALSO OBTAINED.

NOW THE BUYERS ASK THE QUESTION? HOW DID SUB-REGISTRAR REGISTERED THE DOCUMENT? FACTS ARE TWISTED AND MISREPRESENTED AND THE BUYER/SELLER PAID XXXXX TO THE TOUT/AGENT TO GET THE SALE DEED REGISTERED AND AGAIN GETS THE KATHA IN THE SAME MANNER, GET THE POWER AND WATER CONNECTION AND PAY THE TAXES, FINALLY, WHEN IT IS DEMOLISHED, THE PROPERTY OWNER GRUMBLES AND CRIES.  

TITLES MUST BE CLEAR WITH MARKETABLE TITLES, ALONG WITH AUTHENTIC KATHA AND ALL STATUTORY APPROVALS, LICENSES, CC,OC AND POSSESSION.

IT IS SAD TO NOTE THAT MANY POOR PEOPLE LOST THEIR HOUSES IN THE RECENT DEMOLITION, WERE COMPLAINING THAT THEY HAVE `A` OR `B` KATHA, TAX PAID RECEIPTS, BESCOM CONNECTION, BWSSB CONNECTION AND REGISTERED SALE DEED. 

IT IS VERY SAD THAT THE HOUSES OF POOR ARE DEMOLISHED AND THE RICH GO SCOT FREE WITH LITIGATION FOR COUPLE OF YEARS AND THE NOTORIOUS BUILDER WHO STOLE THE GOVERNMENT LAND AND ROAD IS HAPPILY ROAMING AROUND AND SELLING HIS PROPERTIES.

THE COMMON STATEMENT MADE BY THE TOUTS, AGENTS AND THE BUILDERS IS THAT “THERE IS 90% DEVIATION EVERYWHERE, HAS THE GOVERNMENT GOT THE GUTS TO DEMOLISH? NO CHANCE” YOU CAN HAPPILY BUY AND IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG, WE WILL BE THERE- BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT YOU(THE BUYERS) WILL NOT BE THERE.

HENCE, CONDUCT DUE DILIGENT ENQUIRY AND EXAMINATION INTO ALL THE ASPECTS AND THEN PROCEED TO BUY. NO HURRY. IF YOU HURRY, WORRY WILL TAKE OVER.

BUILDING PLANS MUST BE SANCTIONED BY THE PDO WITHIN THE GRAMA/VILLAGE LIMITS – ORDER


THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOTIFIED THAT local authority PDO, in case of grama/village panchayat`s sanction of building plan must be obtained as per the circular issued.

The Gazatte is in PDF format can be downloaded from our site for submitting the objections to the Government.

gram panchayat-rdpr-building sanction-gazatte-letter- dated 18-3-15

SANCTION OF BUILDING PLAN WITHIN GRAMA/VILLAGE MUST BE APPROVED BY THE CONCERNED AUTHORITY-GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION
SANCTION OF BUILDING PLAN WITHIN GRAMA/VILLAGE MUST BE APPROVED BY THE CONCERNED AUTHORITY-GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION

MORE DETAILS IN PDF FORMAT –

gram panchayat-rdpr-building sanction-gazatte-letter- dated 18-3-15

ENCROACHMENT IN BANGALORE SOUTH AND ANEKAL THALUK ON BANNERGATTA ROAD CLEARED AND SITES FORMED IN GREEN BELT DEMOLISHED


WE HAD PUBLISHED A “WARNING ARTICLE” IN OUR BLOG FEW WEEKS AGO WARNING THE BUYERS ABOUT THE ENCROACHMENT, DISCREPANCY AND ILLEGALITIES.

FEW DAYS AGO, THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION HAS RECOVERED AND CLEARED THE ENCROCHAMENT IN BANNERGATTA ROAD OF AROUND 35 ACRES AND CLEARED/DEMOLISHED THE ILLEGAL AND UNAUTHORISED LAYOUT FORMED BY LAND MAFIA/GOONS.

THIS RECOVERY AND THE DEMOLITION OF ILLEGAL AND UNAUTHORISED LAYOUTS WILL CONTINUE.

BEWARE AND THOROUGHLY CHECK ALL THE DOCUMENTS OF THE PROPERTY BEFORE THE PURCHASE.

VILLAGE PANCHAYAT SITES – GRAMATHANA SITES – IN BANGALORE NORTH AND BANNERGATTA ROAD – BANGALORE RURAL

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LAND MAFIA AND CRIMINAL DEVELOPERS ARE TEMPTING THE POOR AND UNEDUCATEDS BY OFFERING THEM THESE SITES AT LOW PRICES AND THE LOCAL POLITICIANS ENCOURAGE THEM TO SELL IN THEIR AREAS AND EVEN THE WELL EDUCATED ARE FALLING PREY FOR SUCH PROPERTIES BECAUSE OF THE TEMPTING PRICES.

WATCH OUT – 


SITES FORMED IN GOVERNMENT LANDS RECOVERED AT KOMMAGATTA


FRAUD DEVELOPER – FAKE DOCUMENTS – SALE OF SITES IN ILLEGAL LAYOUT –  GOVERNMENT RECOVERS LAND – KOMMAGATTA – BANGALORE NORTH – BANGALORE SOUTH – OVER 77 ACRES RECOVERED AND APPROXIMATELY 1000 SITES – ILLEGAL – GONE AND GONE FOREVER –

FEW DEVELOPERS WHO ARE ABSCONDING AND FEW OTHERS WHO ARE CAUGHT MIGHT APPROACH THE COURT TO SATISFY THE SITE OWNERS THAT THE SUBJECT IS IN THE COURT, ULTIMATELY, THESE SITE (ILLEGAL) OWNERS WILL GET `NOTHING`, ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE TOWARDS LEGAL EXPENSES.

THE BEST PART OF THIS DEAL IS SOME OF THE PROPERTIES HAVE THE NOTORIOUS `A`KATHA, OBTAINED BY MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS.

A KATHA OBTAINED BY MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS WILL AUTOMATICALLY GETS CANCELLED, IF IT IS FOUND. CHECK BEFORE THE PURCHASE.

recovery of govt lands on 25-10-2014

 

encroachment cleared on 25-10-2014-VK report

GRAMATHANA SITES – VILLAGE (GENUINE) PANCHAYAT SITES – KATHA


THE REVENUE DEPARTMENT AND PANCHAYAT RAJ DEPARTMENT HAVE DECIDED TO ENTRUST THE ISSUE OF SKETCHES TO ORIGINAL AND GENUINE GRAMATHANA SITE SKETCHES TO SURVEY DEPARTMENT THUS ENDING THE YEAR LONG CONFUSION/PROBLEM.