By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: Reportedly despite a number of measures in place to make the khata certification process transparent, scamsters continue to find ways to hoodwink the system.Khata is a document that assures a property owner that his or her property is recorded in the property register maintained by the local body. Such a property is assigned a number, assessed for tax and records the person primarily responsible for paying the tax. While it is true that any titleholder of a property within the Palike's jurisdiction can apply for a khata, the same should be backed by relevant documents and validated by the assistant revenue officer. "As per norms, those applying for a khata for the first time should first file a return of property tax, available in the property tax self-assessment book. Then they should pay improvement charges. Once this is done, the ARO should be contacted to ascertain property details and after that pay the khata transfer fee, which is 2% of the value of stamp duty of the sale deed. The tax and fees should be paid through a demand draft in favour of the commissioner, BBMP, along with an application for the issue of khata,”.I have requested BBMP ARO Uttarhalli Sub-Divisionto provide me information the reasons under section 4(I) (d) RTI Act as under what provision of law ARO Uttrhalli Sub-Division BBMP providedTwo Khatha and Two PID to one property as it has provided Khata to site number 91 Survey number as 7.3 New PID number: 184-w0292-36-1 and Khata to site number 43Survey number 7.2 of uattarhalli villagePID Number 901 525 7.2 43 . Whereaas site number 43Survey number 7.2 of uattarhalli villageis based on a fake plan and BBMP has given fake khata to site number 43. . Mr Gopialleged owner of site number 43 created fabricated forged concocted the Layout plan allegedly showing to own site (30x40) No 43 in S.No 7.2 Uattarhalli Village registered in 2006. The DC Conversion was allegedly made for 1 acre and 25 guntas in S.No 7.2 Uattarhalli Village and the Layout Plan used by Gopi is showing 57 sites in it and few are even not numbered. In 1 acre 25 guntas 57 sites of 30x40 Dimensionis next to impossible .In one acre about maximum 18 site can be made .And 57 sites are next to impossible and site number 43 cannot exists .Let Mr gopi and his associates show 57 sites on ground and 57 registered documents.Wherefore it is conclusive proof that Gopi is showing 57 sites layout plan is actually a fabricated and forged document.The BBMP is THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY under obligation to provide information "PUBLICLY” under section 4(I) (a) (b) (c) (d) RTI Act.
For property owners in Bangalore, Khata is an important document that they must obtain in order to carry out legal proceedings involving their property details. The municipal corporation of Bangalore, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) issues khata for properties that are within its jurisdiction. The term 'Khata' literally means an account. This term has a long history. Kingdoms levied land revenue on citizens to raise the bulk of their resources. For this purpose, they developed systems for measuring of land and appointed collectors to estimate and collect the taxes. Each land owner was assigned a 'Khata' in the records of the tax collectors, in which details of the estimated tax payable and the collections made from year to year was recorded. This system is still in vogue in the country, both in urban and rural areas.In cities, the 'Khata' still means the 'account' of the house owner in the records of the Corporation/ Municipality. Obviously, the Khata register of the Corporation becomes an important document that contains brief details of the property, the estimated property tax and other cesses payable on the property and the property tax and cesses collected every year.Khata is therefore an account of a person who has property in the city, as also an account of assessment of property owners within the Corporation's jurisdiction. It contains important details of properties concerned, such as the name of owner, the size of buildings etc., its location and the tax to which it is assessed. Strictly speaking, a Khata certificate or Khata extract is only evidence that property tax has been paid on the said property. It does not confer any ownership of property on the person in whose name it stands.There are several judgments of the High Court of Karnataka on the issue of the Khata. The latest one, and therefore the most contemporary pronouncement of the law, is in Writ Petition No. 16738 of 2005; Jayamma vs. Assistant Revenue Officer, Hombegowda Nagar Range and others.Complaint is filedagainst Mr Gopi s/o Nagappa Sy Number 37/1 K R.Hospital Road Uttarahalli Bengaluru-560061 and his associates and his henchman and agents created fabricated forged concocted the Layout plan allegedly showing to own site (30x40) No 43 in S.No 7.2 Uattarhalli Village registered in 2006 and who made criminal tress pass on the strength of forged document in site number 91 (30x40) in S No 7.3 Uttarhalli Village which belongs to Smt Lakshami Yammal w/o G Pandurangan as per sale deed registered in 1990 . The DC Conversion was allegedly made for 1 acre and 25 guntas in S.No 7.2 Uattarhalli Village and the Layout Plan used by Gopi is showing 57 sites in it and few are even not numbered. In 1 acre 25 guntas 57 sites of 30x40 demission is next to impossible .In one acre about maximum 18 site can be made .And 57 sites are next to impossible and site number 43 cannot exists .Let Mr gopi and his associates show 57 sites on ground and 57 registered documents.Wherefore it is conclusive proof that Gopi is showing 57 sites layout plan is actually a fabricated and forged document .Police can investigate the matter and file charge sheet on him .Police is requestedstop the tress pass and file an FIR against Mr Gopi s/o Nagappa and his henchman and associates and agents under section 448468 420 506 and Read with section 120 B and 34 and other relevant sections of IPC for tress pass criminal intimidation and forging and fabricating document . The complainant shall fight both criminal and civil case until heget justice and equity. he will fight the civil case in Civil court and high court but for fabrication and forging the layout plan in S.No 7.2 Uattarhalli Village policeneed to file FIR immediately as he is acting on the basis of fabricate layout plan of S.No 7.2 Uattarhalli Villageand he is defrauding even the civil courts..Humble Request is made to Bangalore Police to act on complaint of G Pandurangan senior citizen to stop the tress pass and file an FIR against Mr Gopi s/o Nagappa and his henchman and agents under section 448468 420 504 506 and Read with other relevant sections of IPC for tress pass criminal intimidation and fabricating documents . Policeneed to protect G Pandurangan senior citizen under The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 (Act No. 56 of 2007) Cognizance of offences: (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, (2 of 1974) every offence under this Act shall be cognizable and boilable. The G Pandurangans wife and senior citizen purchased the property site number 91 measuring 30x40 feet in 1990 under registered sale deed and paying corporation taxes and is in possession since than for more than 16 years and onwards and he/she has established his possession clearly and as Mr Gopi s/o Nagappa allegedly purchased the fake property in 2006 and he claims the possession property is absolutely and logically false and fake and he is rank tress passer. Oral and documentary evidence available on record has come to a clear and categorical conclusion that the Mr Gopi s/o Nagappa has no right in theproperty and resultantly, He should search his property in Survey No.7/2 and not in No.7/3 of Uttarhalli Village as he has fake layout plan..