High Court stays Telangana Government from resuming APNGOs land
July 7, 2014 - Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday stayed from moving ahead with the resuming of 189 acres and 14 guntas of land from Andhra Pradesh Non Gazetted Officers Association. The Court directed the government to file a counter within four weeks.
It may be recalled here that the Telangana Government has resumed 189 acres and 14 guntas of land allotted the APNGOs Union at Gopannapalli in Serilingampalli mandal of Hyderabad on the plea that the land was lying idle for decades.
Dr Marri Chenna Reddy the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh had allotted 426 acres of land to APNGOs Union, TNGOs Union, Secretariat and Ranga Reddy district employees. Out of this, the 189 acres of land that were allotted to APNGOs could not be utilized due legal tangles.
APNGOs Association president P Ashok Babu said on Thursday that out of 189 acres allotted to the Housing Society, 100 acres was involved in litigation. The case relating to 90 acres of land was pending in the Supreme Court that reserved its judgment. Another litigation of 10 acres of land was pending in the Division Bench of the High Court and a status quo was granted in 2013 and as a result the society could not go for construction of houses, he said.
Meanwhile, YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy faulted the action of Telangana Government and wanted the government to immediately handover the land allotted to them. He said that the NGOs have spent huge amounts in making roads, electricity and other amenities and added that the party would stand by them in the issue. He also wanted the Chief Minister Naidu to interfere.