I Paid the Price for confronting Land Mafia
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I Paid the Price for confronting Land Mafia

June 7, 2021

Rohini Sindhuri speaks as she leaves Mysuru with a ‘heavy heart’

I had tried to clear encroachments of Kergalli Lake and rejuvenate it. I wanted to save 1,500 acres of Survey Number 4 (Kurubarahalli) by assigning a good lawyer to fight the case in the SC. I would have continued as DC if I had not taken on the land mafia.

Thank You Mysuru, I am leaving with a heavy heart, as a daughter leaves her parental home.

Mysore/Mysuru: Breaking her silence for the first time after being transferred from Mysuru as Deputy Commissioner, Rohini Sindhuri said that Mysuru is like her parents’ home (thavaru mane) and she was grateful for the love showered on her by the people of this district, who have treated her like their own daughter.

She was speaking to reporters at Government Guest House in city this morning before leaving to Bengaluru to take charge as Commissioner for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments. 

“I did not expect this transfer and I was asked to leave the district at a time when I was doing good work. What happened and how it happened is known to everyone. It is wrong to think that ‘a mission is accomplished’ after abruptly transferring an IAS Officer. It is difficult to run a system if these kinds of developments take place, be it a district or any institution and I will not react much on the issue,” she said.

Though she refused to elaborate, Rohini Sindhuri spoke about land mafia in Mysuru and the involvement of certain political leaders in land dealings. “I was not allowed to work. Some people unnecessarily troubled me as I had tried to clear encroachments of Government lands. As a DC, my prime responsibility is to save Government land, Lakes and other public properties. I was doing this work from the day I took over as DC and I got into the wrong books of a few. I was a victim of  conspiracy,” she said. 

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“I had tried to clear encroachments of Kergalli

Lake and fill clean water into it for rejuvenation. I wanted to save 1,500 acres of Survey Number 4 (Kurubarahalli) and wanted to assign a good lawyer to fight out the case in the Supreme Court. I would have continued as DC if I had not taken on the land mafia,” she said cryptically indicating the extent of work her office was doing in the last eight months.

 ‘I pity Shilpa Nag’

On former MCC Commissioner and fellow IAS Officer Shilpa Nag whose outburst was the genesis of the whole issue that ended in abrupt transfers, Rohini Sindhuri said, “I have pity on her. It is quite clear from her words that she faces insecurity and she has vented her ire at me out of this frustration and insecurity. I can only say that I feel sad for her. I cannot say anything beyond this. There is a particular procedure for all IAS Officers and I have not violated these procedures.” 

With her voice breaking, Rohini Sindhuri said that she was leading exemplary work in Mysuru’s COVID control. “We are Numero Uno in vaccination in the State and I had set a target of a COVID-free Mysuru by July 1. This would have been achieved but now I have to leave,” she said. 

“Thank You Mysuru,” she said as a word of praise for Mysureans for treating her like a daughter. “I had come to Government Guest House to meet the new DC and I have explained in detail about the COVID work in both city and district and I am leaving with a heavy heart, as a daughter leaves her parental home,” Rohini said before boarding her vehicle.

13 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “I Paid the Price for confronting Land Mafia”

  1. Questo says:

    Shouldn’t we Mysoreans feel enraged at this callous act? Rohini was setting an example in covid handling and was quite honest in taking up other responsibilities and facing the corrupt in many issues too. If only the laymen, in such real-life situations, felt 1/10th as enraged as they do feel when their favorite heroes playing honest officers are heckled in the movies, things would have been different in India.

  2. A V Prasanna says:

    Madam, what is the use of this land mafia projections? If you had proof you should have brought them to press. If you had proof , you should have filed a case. No point beating round the bush. If you were a upright officer why did you allow a swimming pool in DC residence, why a gym in DC residence? Is’nt’ it a taxpayer money to be used for private pleasure? We agree every person has a weakness, unfortunately your case came in open. Now as you are incharge of temple endowments, clean up the encroachment around all temples coming in your juristriction.

  3. Beena Vijayan says:

    Your comments do not stand to logic and are short-sighted. If as DC, Madam wanted a swimming pool and a gym all to herself, she would have had it in her private palacial home. She probably has all that already. She was the district’s executive magistrate, and she could have got whatever she desired, just for asking. The corrupted land mafia in the district must be breathing easy now.

  4. VILASLATTHE says:

    note manava nirmita>????????

    • VILASLATTHE says:

      adhikarigala viruddha rajekeeyavagi dabbalike nadedaddantu katu satya>!?<

  5. Manjunath Mahadeva Prabhu says:

    Hi ,One should not talk without knowing the truth. Do you think that, who is working and fighting for the people can be so selfish.. come on.. If she wanted to have the luxury of her own Swimming pool or gym, then she would not go aganist the big politicians or mafia people . Instead she would be like Shilpa nag.. just node her head for all criminal activities.

  6. swamy says:

    I cannot talk about Rohini Sinduri fiasco, but I can assure that Shilpa Nag is richer by atleast 25 crores and stress free new job to enjoy her life and land sharks already creating blue prints for apartment complexes and layouts..
    Mysoreans don’t have spine to protest… At least make sure to defeat MP and few MLAs in the next elections.

  7. deepak lm says:

    Yes true , swimming pool would have been made for Govt office and not her private residence. Mysoreans should raise their voice in these matters. Please don’t be mute spectators.

  8. Rohini Sindhuri’s much touted efficiency is mired in controversies and cannot be of much help to Mysuru district. Her browbeating the drug controller threatening him with even his dismissal for supplies to oxygen starved and neighbouring Chamarajanagar district is only one instance of her whimsical, inhuman and dictatorial functioning.She did not do anything to expose the land mafia during the last eight months and after being eased out now considers it dreadful.It cannot be that most of the people’s representatives in Mysuru district were corrupt and that only she singlehandedly tried to checkmate them like an angel.

  9. Sundar says:

    Seems no hope for India! At a national level Modi is building a huge mansion for himself for his personal use as a part of Central Vista project in spite of all the honest politicians like Rahul, Sonia, Kejrival, Gowdas, Lalu, Sharad Pawar, Shiv sena gang and the farmer leaders are protesting! While NDTV, India Today tried to this awareness multiple times. foreign media and Twitter did their best to save our democracy. Modi is also stopping the free ration Kejrival was providing from the savings he achieved by managing Delhi efficiently without even mentioning on the TV and media! He is like an ‘Ele mareya Kaayi’ as they say in Kannada
    Now, this lady is building a swimming pool for herself at government expense!! Thank god, Mysore administration is so honest and clean, they jumped in to action right away before it was too late! My fellow Mysoreans, let us learn from this episode! let us not vote for either Modi or his supporters! We want the honesty and clean handedness of our PWD and MUDA restored back to Pre-Modi Era!

  10. Harish says:

    Thanks to all the honest people in Mysore administration and in Karnataka government who exposed the crime that DC was building a private swimming pool at the government expense the money could be wee spent on serving the poor and honest people in our government. We need all these honest people to make sure they watch the swimming pool 24/7 so that Rohini Sindhuri wont take it home to her personal residence ! like in the movie ‘Well done Abba’

  11. Dr Govinda Narayan says:

    Nice comments by many. I congratulate all those who were responsible for the transfer of Sinduri and they must have been extremely happy for the same. Shameless creatures indeed. So, now they can freely swim. God bless you all.

  12. chandrashekhar says:

    SA RA Mahesh declared asset worth 60 crores. His Asset grows every year many times the growth of GDP of India. Even after working 24/7 PM Modi could not able to achieve double digit growth of GDP. SA RA Mahesh net assets grows in Triple digit in every 5 years. I think SA RA Mahesh and his gang worthy of leading this country for prosperity Or at least serve as a GDP growth advisors to PM Modi. Jai Shriram !

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