BJP leader M Raghunandan Rao, who has made several allegations, was seeking a CBI probe into the scam.

Miyapur land scam Hyderabad HC asks BJP leader to submit proof of allegations to court
news News Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 10:40

The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday asked Telangana BJP leader M Raghunandan Rao to submit additional information in the form of an affidavit, with regard to the Miyapur land scam, within three weeks.

Rao, who has made several allegations, was seeking a CBI probe into the scam.

A two-member division bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice J. Uma Devi were hearing Rao’s petition.

Rao told the court that the scam was not confined to 682 acres in Miyapur alone, but another 700 acres of government owned land from 14 villages surrounding it, which were taken away unlawfully, DC reported.

He said that he had evidence to prove that this was done with the help of forged and fabricated documents and also misinterpretation of the orders of the court.

Following this, the court asked him to file the proof, in three weeks.

Meanwhile, Telangana advocate general D Prakash Reddy on Tuesday informed the court that the sub-registrars who had registered certain plots in favour of private parties,  did it without knowledge of the Supreme Court guidelines on the matter, TOI reported.

This comes days after the Telangana unit of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) registered a case against former Kukatpally sub-registrar Srinivasa Rao. 

In the last week of May, the Hyderabad police unearthed a massive land scam, following the arrest of Srinivasa Rao, which revealed the alleged illegal transfer of several hundred acres of government land to individuals.

Sub-registrar R Srinivasa Rao, along with PS Parthasarathi and PVS Sharma, directors of two firms, were the chief accused in the scam.

The police said that Srinivasa Rao had illegally aided the transfer of land, from the state government, to Sharma and Parthasarathi, which resulted in a loss of over Rs 500 crore to the state's exchequer.

Opposition leaders had also alleged that 50 acres of lands were purchased by TRS MP Keshav Rao's daughter and daughter-in-law at Ibrahimpatnam, allegedly from 'Goldstone' Prasad, who is one of the other main suspects in the case.

The Congress and the BJP have demanded a thorough CBI probe into the scam.