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Land disputes keep them on their toes

DNBAN3129 | 2/3/2009 | Author : Shwetha S | WC :451 | Crime & Law

From hooch to communal tension to land disputes, KG Halli police always have their plates full

The KG Halli locality was once notorious for illicit liquor and was ruled over by hooch queen Marimuthu, who turned politician and got elected to the BBMP.
From hooch to impoverished slums like Kushalnagar, Govindapura and Old Bagalur Layout, it has now become a vibrant area, with flourishing business and the land prices moving north.
Most of the poverty-stricken people have now become haves rather than have-nots two decades ago. The slums in the area had contributed to crimes that occurred elsewhere in the city. But things have changed over the years.
However, there are still traces of communal ill-feelings and lack of mutual trust among all classes of people here. It was once in news for communal tension; now it has becom
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