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RTI ACTIVIST THREATENED in Bangalore

Dear Friends,

One of our Activist Mr. K Shivaramanna had been threatened for filing RTI application by one mr. Manjunatha Reddy, AEE of Chandra Layout.  Mr. Shivaramanna was also threatened by one M B Shivappa, husband of former Corporator of Ward No.40 Smt. Gayathri.  A copy of the complaint  is reproduced herebelow for information of all Activists.

MAHITHI HAKKU ADHYAYANA KENDRA ®

No. 72, 13th Cross, 9th Main, Wilson Garden, Bangalore 560 030.

 

Ref.No. 5:BMP:2007                                       Date ::  23  March, 2007

 

To

            The Commissioner

            Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike

            BANGALORE .

 

Sir,

 

SUB ::  THREATENING OF RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACTIVISTS

 

Mr. K Shivaramanna, a Social Worker and Right to Information Activist had filed an application  under the Right to Information Act before Mr. Manjunatha Reddy, Asst. Executive Engineer, Chandra Layout Sub-Division, Bangalore on 13th February 2007 .  A copy of the application is enclosed  for your ready reference.

 

A Commercial Complex has been constructed at property No.13 & 14, Ist Main Road , Income Tax Layout, Ward No.40, Bangalore , in violation of building bye-laws and Sanction Plan.  Two additional floors have been constructed besides converting basement earmarked for parking  as Commercial Shops.  Compounding charges to the extent of more than Rs.Ten Lakhs has been cheated to the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike due to connivance of corrupt officials. 

 

The Asst. Executive Engineer & Public Information Officer, instead of providing information to the applicant, threatened him with dire consequences if the application is not withdrawn immediately.  He also supplied the copy of application as well as first appeal petition to the owner of the building as well as to the former Corporator Smt. Gayathri Shivappa.  Mr. Shivappa, husband of former Corporator had also threatened the applicant with dire consequences if the application as well as appeal petition is not withdrawn immediately.  Mr. Shivaramanna had also been threatened  that he would be implicated in criminal case if the application and petition is not withdrawn immediately.

 

This is a third incident of threatening RTI Activists in Bangalore City  ever since the Act was implemented.  We strongly condemn the attitude of Public Information Officers in disclosing the identity as well as supplying copy of application forms to the third parties who in turn threaten the applicants with dire consequences including life threat if the application is not withdrawn.

 

We therefore request you to take cognizance of the above incident and initiate Departmental Enquiry in to the misconduct of  Mr. Manjunatha Reddy who criminally conspired with the owner of the building and brought pressure for withdrawal of the appliction.

 

We also request you to provide Police Protection to Sri. K Shivaramanna who is responsible for exposing  beaurocratic corruption in the public interest. We also request you to immediately keep  Mr. Manjunatha Reddy under suspension failing which we shall be forced to launch agitation before the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike for  intimidating the Right to Information Applicants by corrupt officials.

                       

                                                                                                Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                     TRUSTEE

 

Copy of Application filed by Mr. K Shivaramanna is reproduced below:

To

            The Asst. Executive Engineer

            Chandra Layout Sub-Division

            Bangalore Mahanagara Palike

            Corporation Building

            4th Cross, Magadi Road

            BANGALORE .

 

APPLICATION UNDER RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT,  2005

 

 

  1. Name & Address of the Applicant ::

          K Shivaramanna, Editor – Nudigannada, 74, BV Lankappa Road

          Ranasinghpet, Bangalore 560 053.

  

2. PARTICULARS OF INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

 

A)    Copy of Sanction Plan in respect of building constructed at No.13 & 14, Ist Main Road , Income Tax Layout, Ward No.40, Bangalore , owned by Jayaprasad Shetty.  Plan was sanctioned by the Asst. Director of Town Planning (South) on 17.3.2004.

B)     Copy of Provisional Order, Confirmation order and Orders issued u/s 462 of KMC Act.

C)    Compounding fine collected from the owner of the building.

D)    Basement earmarked for Parking has been illegally converted into Shopping Complex.  Please provide me copy of the notices issued to clear the basement.

E)     Calculation Sheet prepared for calculating Set Back Violation, Coverage and Floor Area Ratio.

F)     Copyof permission issued by BDA for effecting change of land use from  residential to Commercial.

G)    Name and Designation of the officers who are responsible for allowing Occupancy of the building before issue of Occupancy Certificate.

H)    Total Number of Car parking slots available for Occupants of the building.

I)       List of Occupants of the building.

 

3. Period of Information ::   2003-04 to 2006-07.

 

4. Particulars of Initial Fee Paid  ::  Indian Postal Order No.61E 313200

 

 

 

PLACE::  BANGALORE

DATE:    13 February 2007                            SIGNATURE OF THE APPLICANT

March 24, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll, KANNADA

5 Comments »

  1. It is time normal human human being in india join hands and help each other otherwise the goondas who are in control of our lives will finish us morally emotionally and physically, our generation will get effected, india will soon be a banana republic like any other c.american or african countries, do we wish this to happen, british always felt the asians or indian subcontinent are not fit to govern, they lack any culture or morals and no discipline, we have proved, other than materialistic wealth we do not think beyond, every human wants only money, every profession only money, money and money and this is crazy country with crazy people with crazy politician no quality at all.

    Comment by bangra | June 20, 2010 | Reply

  2. Dear Sir / Madam,
    Do send in your news articles regarding RTI Activist’s to us and we will highlight it on the National Level on our news website.

    Regards
    Editor

    Comment by Editor | March 26, 2011 | Reply

  3. Attacks or threats in any form to RTI Activist’s is condemned,we at http://rtiactivist.com, Condemn this.

    Comment by RTI Activist | March 26, 2011 | Reply

  4. even iam anRTi sctivist and face rhe same arrogance from BBMP officials if needed contact me on my mobile.
    9844765708
    imtiaz khan

    Comment by imtiaz khan | January 19, 2013 | Reply

  5. Ex corporator Mr. M B Shivappa is an extortionist just check his dealings. Put his name in Google search,You will know about him. Once a barber. He runs a real estate company Shivakrupa Properties Developers India Private Limited Bangalore
    Shivakrupa Properties Developers India Private Limited – Indian Non-Government Company with identification number U70100KA2012PTC063367. It was registered on 02 April 2012 and now is Active. Directors are Shivakumar, Sahana Shivappa, Vinay Shivappa. Registered address: INDIA, Karnataka 560002, Bangalore, Opposite to Kandhya Bhavan, Cubbonpet, No. 14, 13th Cross, Gante S Gopal Building. Corporate e-mail address:
    Sahana and vinay are shivappa’s children.
    He has constructed a huge over 5 floors building on No 137/138, 4th A main, Weavers layout. Attiguppe, vijayanagar. Bangalore 40. M. B. Shivappa pays a tax of RS 1498 to the corporation for this huge building and the BBMP is afraid to even touch him.
    Ex-corporator threatens rape victim
    TNN | Jan 18, 2003, 02.31 AM IST
    BANGALORE: The Chandra Layout police have registered a case against former corporator M.B. Shivappa following a complaint lodged by a rape victim who accused him of threatening her to hush up the case.

    The victim said she was raped on January 6 by constable Arun and his friend, who are now in judicial custody.

    On January 13, the corporator, along with his friends Narasimha and Paramesh and others, locked up the woman and her husband asking them to withdraw the case and even made an offer of Rs 10,000.
    The men allegedly threatened the complainant and forced her to sign on two blank sheets of bond paper. The former corporator and his friends are now absconding. He lives in chandra layout right under the nose of the Police Department, yet he is shown as absconding I wonder why

    Comment by Xyz | May 3, 2016 | Reply


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