Mangaluru: September 3, 2015: A builder, who is close to a Union Minister, has been accused of sporting a pistol and threatening a group that was surveying land adjoining his property.
The builder in turn has accused the group of venturing into his property and assaulting him.
The incident occurred in Padushedde village in Bondel on Wednesday.
According to a complaint filed by Vijayprasad Alva, the Executive Director of Human Rights Federation of India, he had joined Surveyor Prashant in the survey of land belonging to Thukaram Shetty.
This land measuring 2.2 acres was adjoining to the property of Shankar Shetty, who had agreed to sell the land to Rai Estate and Builders owned by Ashok Kumar Rai.
While carrying out the survey procedures, Mr. Rai came with a few men and reportedly objected to the work.
When Mr. Alva questioned Mr. Rai, he allegedly hit him and then threatened him of his life by pointing a pistol.
Countering this complaint, Mr. Rai has filed a compliant accusing Mr. Alva and his men of assaulting him when he had questioned the ingression of Mr. Rai and the surveyor into the land owned by Shankar Shetty.