Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (MS)
Bantwal, Mar 22: Lokayukta SP Simon got flared up in the public programme that was held on March 21 as a person complained that his files at the taluk office are missing.
Around 15 people submitted their appeals to Lokayukta in the programme. Victor Veigas, a resident of Karopadi village, complained that taluk office is not guiding him properly when he approaches them for his files. Every time they are sending him back saying that file is not available. Simon called manager Vishu Kumar and questioned him on the matter. Tahsildar S P Koodalagi responded and said that within 10 days the issue will be resolved. Complainant Victor Veigas said, “Even if you take two months I do not mind. But please give me the file.” SP Simon asked Victor to complain again if he does not get the files within promised period.
Many cases of similar nature were put forward by general public. One person said that he has not got title deed. Local Ramanna Shetty said that he has not yet received compensation for the land he gave to government during building of Shamboor AMR dam.
A group of locals said that there is a small canal on highway work area near Panemangaluru town municipality building and Narikombu gram panchayat, through which water flows to Netravati river. Now the width is reduced as some individual has encroached the land. Now the local agriculturists are facing problems as the water does not flow properly. The encroached land near Melkar should be reclaimed. Now silt has accumulated in the canal. Action should be taken against the individual.
Subramanya Bhat, Sudesh Mayya and other leaders of protesters said, “During Tumbay dam building, local farmers who lost land have not got proper compensation. Though we have appealed several times to officials and people representatives no action is taken. Please look into this and give proper direction.”
Henry D’Souza, Vishwanatha Chandtimar and many other locals submitted their appleal, petitions and complaints to Lokayukta.
Tahsildar S P Koodalagi, Lokayukta inspectors Vinayaka Billava, staff Mahesh Kumar, Vinayak, deputy tahsildar Narendranatha Mittur and heads of various departments were present.