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Officer who ‘locked’ Mantri Mall is back in BBMP

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‘High-handed’ S Basavaraju had been shunted out less than a week ago

BENGALURU:

Within the span of a week, Karnataka-born Chhattisgarh cadre IAS officer S Basavaraju, who was shunted out of BBMP for ‘high-handedly’ blocking public access to Mantri Square Mall, is back in the civic agency.

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The state government’s DPAR has placed Basavaraju in concurrent charge as Special Commissioner (Revenue) until further orders in the existing vacancy.

Also Read: For the second time in 9 months, BBMP seals property tax-defaulting Mantri Mall

The 2007 Chhattisgarh cadre officer was on March 6 posted as MD, Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited.

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

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.

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/

Also Read: IAS officer who ‘locked’ Mantri Mall shunted out https://thebengalurulive.com/ias-officer-who-locked-mantri-mall-shunted-out/

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Also Read: Officer who ‘locked’ Mantri Mall is back in BBMP

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