Bengaluru: Chief Secretary Mr Aravind Jadhav, who was involved in a controversy over his mother getting into the land business, got a clean chit from the Revenue Department, just 10 days before his three-month extension in service ends.
Speaking to reporters here on Monday, Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa said that his department did not find any deviations in the land deal. “We checked the old and original documents. Mr Jadhav had taken permission from the department, when his mother purchased the land. They sold the land and later purchased another piece of land. The land purchased did not belong to any SC/ST category and no rider was attached to the land,” he said.
On Mr Jadhav’s alleged attempt to amalgamate the land by tampering with the software, Mr Thimmappa said nothing of that sort had taken place.
Earlier, Mr Jadhav's land purchase had landed in a controversy after the revenue department refused to amalgamate the khatas. Mr Jadhav’s mother had purchased agricultural land, converted it into a layout and sold plots. Later, she purchased another chunk of agricultural land which had separate survey numbers. When the then Revenue Secretary reportedly refused to do the amalgamation, he was shunted out.