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Illegal structure razed to the ground

BANGALORE Oct. 5. The Special Task Force of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) today demolished an incomplete, three-storey unauthorised structure in Koramangala.

The current market value of the property with the structure built on a 40' x 65' plot in 4th block, Koramangala, is estimated to be around Rs. 50 lakh. The site was in the name of Babita Roy, who allegedly fabricated documents, the BDA said.

After obtaining the possession certificate with a forged signature on November 6, 1992, Roy secured sanction for the building plan from the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike on December 8, 1992.

A BDA release said that Babita Roy after getting the possession certificate with a fake signature furnished her address as wife of Nirupendra Roy, No. 24, West Bengal. "However, in the writ petition submitted to the court in 2001, she has mentioned that she is the wife of the late Jatischandra Roy and furnished the address as Krishnanagar, Chhatribari, Guwahati, Kamrup District, Assam." The writ petition was subsequently withdrawn.

Though the construction of the building started in 1992, it stopped after the Mumbai blasts.

"From that time, the building has been in such a state as if it has no owner and during the demolition also nobody claimed its ownership," the BDA release said.

The BDA Commissioner, Jayakar Jerome, led the operation, which lasted for about 10 hours.

The Deputy Commissioner, R. Rameshappa, the Superintendent of Police, Revanna, the Superintending Engineer, Mrutyunjaya, and the local police personnel extended help for the demolition operation. A huge police posse accompanied the demolition squad as a precautionary measure.

Police are investigating whether the property had anything to do with the underworld as the property's construction was stopped immediately after the Mumbai blasts in 1993.

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