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Kempe Gowda Layout: Contractor submitted forged document to get contract

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. File Photo.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. File Photo.  

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Full-fledged works will be taken up after harvesting standing crops on the land: CM

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday told the Legislative Assembly that a contractor had submitted forged documents to get the contract for building the Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda Layout of the Bengaluru Development Authority in Bengaluru.

Replying to Janata Dal(S) member H.D. Revanna during the Question Hour, the chief minister said the contract for three packages, which had been awarded to the above contractor, had been cancelled.

He said presently the preliminary works such as survey were being taken up in the proposed layout. Pointing out that some of the land owners had grown crops on the land where the Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda Layout was being developed, he said the full-fledged works on the layout would be taken up after the harvest of the standing crops.

Later, Mr. Revanna told reporters that irregularities to the tune of Rs. 100 crore had taken place in awarding of the contract. He demanded a CBI probe into the episode to bring the guilty to book.

Re-exam for police constables

Replying to BSR Congress member Rajiv P., Home Minister K. J. George said the Government had decided to cancel the written exams for the recruitment of police constables held on November 16 in the wake of question paper leak. Re-examination would be held to fill up 6,609 posts of constables for which 83,166 candidates had applied.

So far 14 persons had been arrested in connection with the question paper leak episode, he noted.

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