A private complaint accusing Congress MLA from Shivajinagar R. Roshan Baig of land grab and fraud was filed before the Special Lokayukta Court here on Thursday.
The complainant, 78-year-old Abdul Haq Surathi, has alleged that Mr. Baig was allotted 1.103 acres of land in Begur hobli by Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KEONICS) on February 19, 2006 for Rs. 19.47 lakh.
The land was granted after Mr. Baig applied under the pretext that he wanted to start a small-scale industry. But instead, he entered into a joint development agreement with the Prestige Group just on April 27, 2006 for the construction of a commercial complex.
Senior counsel T.V. Vijay Raghavan told the court that since there was a non-alienable clause preventing sale of the land, Mr. Baig adopted another route to secure the sale consideration from Prestige Group.
This he allegedly did by collecting Rs. 2.66 crore as non-interest bearing deposits from the Prestige Group.
He finally executed a sale deed in favour of the Prestige Group on December 14, 2010 when the commercial complex was completed.
In return, he also got 30,217 sq ft of built-up area in the complex.
The second complaint is that Mr. Baig and his family members indulged in fraud by propping up three firms. Judge N.K. Sudhindra Rao posted the case for June 19.