The Hindu today reports, and we quote “Suresh C. Angadi, MP, and chairman of the Suresh Angadi Education Foundation, Belgaum, has admitted, although belatedly, that his foundation did not get a No Objection Certificate or consent from the Defence Department to establish an engineering college in the danger zone of an Army weapons firing range in Savagaon, on the outskirts of the city. Speaking to presspersons here on Saturday, Mr. Angadi said he chose not to take the permissions on the advice of his lawyer.”
Yesterday a press meet was organised by MP Suresh Angadi in which noted social worker Nitin Khot and others also spoke.
In November 2009, when the college was already running, the MLIRC got up from its sleep and wrote a letter to the then DC J Ravishankar. It is believed that the DC had given conditional approval for the construction for the college, sighting permission from MLIRC would be essential.
In yesterdays press meet however MrAngadi after a lot of questioning did admit that he had not taken NOC from the MLIRC as per the instructions of his advocates.
The GoK has now canceled the land allotment to the MLIRC and Angadi and Sanjay Patil MLA Rural have welcomed this decision of the state government saying that this will now help the farmers.