Retd. IGP cries foul over land acquisition by DA for road widening

Karwar, 08 Mar 2018 [Fik/News Sources]: Retired inspector general of police (IGP) Jayaprakash Nayak has accused former deputy commissioner (DC) Ujjwal Kumar Ghosh and his colleagues of meting out injustice in land acquisition, while widening Kodibagh road in the city.

Speaking at a press conference, Nayak said a complaint had been lodged with sub-inspector seeking justice and action against wrong-doers.

“I retired as an IGP in the Police Department”, said Nayak, a native of Karwar, currently residing in Bangalore and alleged that the district administration had illegally encroached land measuring 3 cents in Kajubagh area for road widening purpose.

He demanded action against district administration officials by registering a First Information Report (FIR) under Indian Penal Code (IPC) for their wrong doing. It is unfortunate that people holding high offices are committing offenses, which are criminal in nature, he rued.

They should be punished as per law, Nayak said.

He demanded action against HESCOM officials for erecting an electric pole in his compound (3 cent land) , leaving aside an additional pole meant for the purpose. The electricity board officials should also be punished, Nayak said.

“I have fended my plot with barbed wire by erecting concrete poles to prevent the district administration and civic agencies from encroaching my land. In the complaint filed with the police, I have requested them to provide proper protection to the property in my absence. The police will be responsible in case of further damage to my property”, Nayak said.