Land grab: Panel to serve notice on Sri Sri Ravishankar

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 18, 2015, 8:57 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 2:03 am IST
Allegations of land encroachment has come back to haunt Sri Sri Ravishankar of Art of Living
Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Photo: PTI)
 Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Photo: PTI)

Bengaluru: Allegations of land encroachment has come back to haunt Sri Sri Ravishankar of Art of Living. Based on a petition filed by ex-army man, Krishna, the petitions committee of the Legislative Council has decided to serve notice on Sri Sri Ravishankar.

“The committee has decided to serve notice asking him to appear before the committee for a hearing on December 8,” committee chairman, Marithibbe Gowda said.

 

Mr Krishna, son of former minister, Begane Ramaiah, petitioned to the committee claiming that he had 17 acres of land situated adjacent to Art of Living campus on Kanakapura road. According to sources in the committee, Mr Krishna took loan from KSFC for some other purpose and when he failed to return, the KSFC decided to recover the money through auctioning a piece of land.

In the petition, he claimed that five acres of his land was auctioned and a person who bought it registered the land in the name of Art of Living trust. Later, the petition alleged, the revenue department while carrying out survey to identify the boundary, marked the entire 17 acres of land registered in the name of AoL.

 

Sources said that if the allegations were to be true, there were many violations committed by the AoL.

 

 

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Location: Karnataka




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