Dadi Veerabhadra Rao questions the inaction of State government on land scam

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Former Minister Dadi Veerabhadra Rao today accused the State government’s in action on the failure of SIT that probed into the alleged land scams including encroachments, tampering of revenue records and other irregularities.

He demanded the State government to post the report on public domain. He expressed fears of people pertaining to encroachments of private land too. He wanted an IAS officer to be appointed exclusively to prevent encroachments, inquire into pending complaints, undertake field survey of government, endowment and waqf land.

Dadi Veerabhadra Rao said that the SIT probed into only 344 complaints and 2,531 more are still pending with the Collector’s office. The SIT report has been gathering dust in the Secretariat for more than eight months and the same is at the fate of the 12 trunk roads of documents submitted in the District Treasury Office. He said that the DGP, who was the Chairman of the SIT had said that 32 private persons, political leaders in power now and in the past were involved in the various irregularities. In 101 cases, departmental inquiries were recommended. He also made it clear that many of the NoCs issued to ex-servicemen’s lands were bogus and 3000 acres at Madhurawada worth Rs.3,000 crore was mired in several lapses, he said.

He said that it is very clear that the people’s representatives were involved in the land scam and not making the SIT report public is giving scope for doubts as to whether the Chief Minister was afraid or trying to protect his party men. On land poling scheme, he said that it was a big scam as there was no sanctity to the implementation of the Land Acquisition Act, 2013, he said.

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