Even as the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) investigates the alleged scam in the BBMP’s Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) it has come to light that several important documents relating to TDR between companies and residents are missing from the BBMP’s possession.
These files are presumed to be either misplaced or destroyed as they allegedly show irregularities within the BBMP. However, the BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad rejected the allegations that the TDR files are missing and his office is ready to provide all the documents. The ACB had reportedly sought 19 files related to Bhattarahalli-TC Palya road widening works TDR but received only 11 files.The remaining eight files are currently missing. In another instance, out of two files sought in connection with another case, just one has been handed over to the ACB.
The TDR scheme was originally introduced by the BBMP to curb costs relating to land acquisition for various infrastructure projects but has now snowballed into a major scam involving multiple builders and officials.