The HC ordered directed the Rangareddy Collector to probe the case, and submit a report by August 8.

As records of Rs 300-cr land go missing Hyderabad HC asks Collector to initiate probe
news News Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:39

The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday directed the District Collector of Rangareddy, to probe into the alleged disappearance of land records pertaining to assigned lands of Bachupally.

The court was hearing a petition by one Malleswara Rao, who had challenged his private land, along with others, being declared as government land.

The petitioner said that he had bought the assigned land from a housing company, which had in turn, purchased a large area of assigned land and divided it into several plots.

According to Deccan Chronicle, the petitioner also pointed out that documents pertaining to assigned land worth Rs 300 crore, had disappeared from the Qutbullapur mandal revenue office. 

The Times of India reported that the Telangana government claimed to have resumed the land on the ground that assigned land could be sold to third parties, but failed to produce the record pertaining to the purported assignment of land, when several aggrieved plot buyers moved court.

After seeking several adjournments, the stateā€™s counsel informed the court that the documents were missing.

Following this, the HC ordered the inquiry, posted the case to August 8.

In the last week of May, the Hyderabad police unearthed a massive land scam, following the arrest of the Kukatpally sub-registrar, which revealed the alleged illegal transfer of several hundred acres of government land to private 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.

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