Forcible land acquisition led to farmer’s death

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Visakhapatnam District committee of the CPI(M) has alleged that a farmer had died due to forcible acquisition of land by the government.

The government has initiated the acquisition of 900 acres of land in Gajuwaka and Sabbavaram mandals in the district for construction a satellite township, it alleged. The Revenue officials were resorting to forcible acquisition of land at Naniginaripadu, Vedulla Narava of Sabbavaram mandal and in Aganampudi of Gajuwaka mandal despite stiff opposition from farmers said CPI(M) district secretary K.Lokanadham.

He said that the officials had conducted a survey of the land belonging to Lanka Tata Rao (57) at Nanginaripadu village. While Tata Rao owned 7.5 acres of land, the officials had shown in the survey that he had only 1.7 acres. Seeing the wring survey report, he collapsed on the ground and died on the spot, he alleged.

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