Bengaluru: BWSSB station wall razed; businessman booked | Bengaluru News – Times of India
Officials from Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board alleged miscreants barged into their pumping station at Bhuvaneshwarinagar, near Byappanahalli, on Thursday morning and demolished a compound wall.
BENGALURU: Officials from Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board alleged miscreants barged into their pumping station at Bhuvaneshwarinagar, near Byappanahalli, on Thursday morning and demolished a compound wall.
The troublemakers also built a temporary shed in an hour on the BWSSB premises. Byappanahalli police have taken up a criminal case based on a complaint filed by Raghu R, assistant executive engineer of Koramangala Valley sub-division. Raghu told police BWSSB had deployed a security guard, Raju, at the station, who informed him about the incident over phone in the morning.
The alleged incident took place around 8.30am, when a group of people gathered at the station and started demolishing the wall with the help of an earthmover.
When BWSSB officials rushed to the spot, the miscreants claimed the property belonged to them and they were occupying it. When the officials asked them to show property documents, they said their lawyers had them. Byappanahalli police were informed and they cleared the crowd from the spot.
A case was registered against resident Anand, a landlord and water businessman, and his associates Tejendra, Suraj, Krishnappa, Santosh, Kushal and others for causing damage to the government property, trespassing and unlawful assembly. Preliminary probe revealed Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) had allotted the land to BWSSB and a pumping station was set up there 20 years ago. The station is defunct now and a sewage treatment plant is coming up.
He was misguided: Cops
Police said Anand was misguided by someone, which is why he took the law into his own hands. He was told the property where BWSSB had constructed the pumping station was his ancestral property. BWSSB officials told police because of Anand and the others, the board had incurred a loss over Rs 2 lakh.