Encroachment of Pattandur Agrahara Lake, State govt moves HC

08:38 AM Jul 04, 2018 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: The state government appealed to the Karnataka High court that 11 acres of land and 20 guntas of land arranged in Pattandur Agrahara Lake (Survey Number 54 region) in Whitefield had been fraudulently occupied by Late Munivenkatappa and his family. 


The issue of the ownership went to the fore when the unlawful dumping issue picked up force in 2017. The legislature had never tested the private property assert on the land up to this point. 

The High Court appropriately acknowledged state government’s request of blaming Late Munivekatappa for illicitly encroaching the lake by converting the public property into a private one. 

Ongoing verifiable discoveries demonstrate that the Pattandur Agrahara Lake was built by Rajendra Chola in 1043 AD to celebrate the anniversary of his empire. An engraving inscription from the territory recently specifies the inceptions of the lake 900 years back. 

Munivekatappa’s has been guaranteeing that he had purchased the land under an registered sale deed in December 1960. After his demise in 2001, the land was distributed among the surviving individuals from his family and they are currently battling a fight in court for the land. 


The land being referred to has gone under examination as far back as the inhabitants and activists began complaining in September 2017 about civic bodies including the BBMP and BMRCL of dumping waste in the territory bordering the lake. The activists and inhabitants guaranteed that the land was a part of the lake bed territory. The authentic maps of the Revenue Department additionally demonstrate the territory as a lake bed. 

Exhausted by the official indifference, the occupants and activists protested for sparing the Pattandur Agrahara Lake and its environment, recorded a different request of under the aegis of the Pattandur Agrahara Residents Welfare Association looking for evacuation of encroachment. They guaranteed that the lake would never be revived if dumping proceeded. 

Just a day after this, the legislature recorded another request of on June 19 accusing Munivenkatappa for fraudulently encroaching Pattandur Agrahara Lake.


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