KSRTC association in the dock

Faces charge of cheating 900 employees of sites and money

February 08, 2018 07:38 pm | Updated February 09, 2018 06:22 pm IST

The Wilson Garden police have registered a cheating case against 10 office-bearers of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Employees Housing Board Association for allegedly duping over 900 employees after promising residential plots.

According to the police, the Association had collected around ₹44 crore from employees of KSRTC for residential plots at Sarige Nagar Layout in Nelamangala, but failed to deliver even after 18 years.

The housing scheme was launched in 2007, and the association promised to develop the layout with the State housing board in 2010. They had promised to hand over the developed site and documents by the end of 2010, but are yet to deliver.

“Many employees who paid for the plots have retired. As many as 25 members have died, but the association is yet to initiate the process of handing over the sites,” said Hanumanthappa, a 62-year-old retired driver who filed a complaint with the police.

At the last annual meeting with employees, members of the association admitted to irregularities and couldn’t account for ₹12 crore, employees alleged.

“KSRTC officials have promised to conduct a probe, but have failed to take any action. Hence, we have approached the police seeking justice,” Mr. Hanumanthappa added.

Based on the complaint, the Wilson Garden police have registered a case against the president, vice president, secretary and seven members of the association for criminal breach of trust and cheating.

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