Bengaluru: Former Deputy Chief Minister R. Ashok on Thursday moved the High Court questioning legality of registration of a first information report (FIR) against him by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on alleged irregularities in regularisation of unauthorised occupation of government land during 1998–2007.
He claimed in his petition that the allegations in the complaint, filed by A. Anand on January 3, 2018, were false and vexatious, and were “engineered by the ruling Congress party in the State with ulterior motives and for extraneous considerations”.
Pointing out he had discharged his duties as the chairman of the Committee on Regularisation of Unauthorised Occupation of Government Lands for Bangalore South taluk in his capacity as an MLA, Ashok also said that decisions were taken by the committee based on the records furnished by officials and not by the petitioner.
Ashok also pointed out that M.A Saleem, member of the Pradesh Youth Congress Committee, had lodged a complaint on the issue before the ACB on November 9, 2017 and the said complaint was also singled by the present complainant.
The petition is likely to come up for hearing before the court next week.
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