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IAS officer who ‘locked’ Mantri Mall shunted out

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Chhattisgarh cadre officer Basavaraju blocked public access to mall over property tax default

BENGALURU:

In a major development, the state government has transferred Karnataka-born Chhattisgarh cadre IAS officer S Basavaraj out of BBMP.

Basavaraju has been posted as MD, Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited, relieving UP cadre IAS officer Chaitra V. Both Basavaraju and Chaitra are on inter-state deputation in Karnataka.

Recently, Basavaraju had come in the line of fire after he blocked public entry to the country’s largest shopping mall — Mantri Square Mall — for purported default of Rs 32 crore in property tax payments for the last three years.

Also Read: Babu raj: BBMP officer blocks entry to Mantri Mall over property tax dues https://thebengalurulive.com/babu-raj-bbmp-officer-blocks-entry-to-mantri-mall-over-property-tax-dues/

Basavaraju’s high-handedness had not gone unnoticed in official circles, as no provision of the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act gives such unilateral powers to any BBMP official.

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