The YSRCP, alleged that the case involved land, spread over 80 acres in Daspalla Hills.

YSRCP files CBI complaint against Andhra Minister Nara Lokesh for alleged land grabbing
news Politics Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 09:26

A complaint was filed with the CBI on Tuesday, against Andhra IT Minister Nara Lokesh, by leaders of the YSRCP from Visakhapatnam district.

The YSRCP delegation was led by district president Gudivada Amarnath, who alleged that Lokesh, and several other influential people grabbed land in Daspalla Hills. 

The YSRCP alleged that the case involved land, spread over 80 acres, under survey numbers 1196, 1197,1027, and 1028.

"The registrations of these stretches were done in the name of some private persons at the behest of Lokesh. Then district collector N Yuvraj notified these lands as government lands, but he was transferred soon," Amarnath told the media.

He also alleged that Lokesh was offered around 2,000 square feet of land for a TDP office in the same locality, by these 'benamies'.

The New Indian Express reported that the CBI accepted the complaint, but asked them to get a directive from the High Court or Supreme Court that asked the investigating agency to initiate a probe. 

The CBI said this, as the property being disputed, belonged to the Revenue Department under the State Government.

This development came even as YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy sought imposition of President's Rule in the state on Monday. 

Jagan met Governor ESL Narasimhan and submitted a memorandum, urging him to dismiss the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government.

The Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly told the Governor that the law and order situation was going from bad to worse as evident from the broad daylight murder of a YSRCP leader and his follower in Kurnool district on Sunday.

He said C. Narayan Reddy, in charge of YSRCP affairs Pattikonda constituency in Kurnool district, was killed as he was exposing illegal sand mining by TDP leaders, particularly family members of Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishna Murthy.

Terming it a pre-planned murder, Jagan said the opposition party functionaries were eliminated at the instance of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

He also demanded probe by the CBI.


IANS inputs


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