Did housing society forge BDA official's signature to get possession of site?
The reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has pointed to the possibility that the officials of the Aircraft Employees' House Building Cooperative Societies (AEHBCS) might have resorted to forging the signature of a Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) official in order to get possession of additional sites.
The reply to the application, given by the BDA, states that the plots with numbers 90/B, 108/E, 1633, 1642/B, 1643/B, 1993, 2060 and 2224/A were not released to the housing society and alleges that the society officials, who mainly are employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), might have fabricated the documents. The government had acquired around 325 acres of land in Singasandra village for AEHBCS in 1986 and had approved the layout plan in 1992. But, later in 2011 a modified plan was approved by the BDA for the same layout according to which sites were to be released based on the relinquishment deed of civic amenity (CA) sites executed by the society.
The BDA had released 36 sites for the society in February, 2012 after a request for the same was made by the society. It has been alleged that the office-bearers of the society forged the signature of one of BDA officials and affixed the official seal to show that additional eight sites were also released by the BDA. The BDA records still show that the additional sites have not been released.
BDA commissioner, as well as the president of the society, have said that inquiry will be conducted into the matter and the violators will be acted upon.