KCR Behind Miyapur Scam, Will Approach PM, CBI: TDP
TDP leaders alleged that the Telangana CM was extending support to the land sharks in the state, and that the Chief Secretary and Governor were helping the CM.
Hyderabad | 8th June 2017
Telangana TDP leaders today alleged that CM K Chandrashekar Rao was extending support to the land sharks in the state, and that the Chief Secretary and Governor were cooperating with the Chief Minister in this regard
Speaking to the media at NTR Trust Bhavan on Thursday, TTDP president and working president L Ramana and A Revanth Reddy respectively alleged that the main culprit in the Miyapur land scam was the Chief Minister's Office itself, and that they would lodge a complaint with the CBI and the Prime Minister on this issue.
They claimed that the Chief Minister was directly extending his support to the culprits to water down Rs. 15,000 crore case, and warned that they would not remain silent spectators and would go to Delhi to lodge a complaint with the CBI director and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ramana alleged that the land encroachments were increasing on par with the land prices in Rangareddy district, and that the Miyapur land encroachment scam was the pinnacle of the encroachments happening in the state. The culprits also tried to loot Rs 180 crores from the Metro Rail firm with fake registration documents, he said. He said that the state government was making the lower level employees scapegoats and leaving the main culprits after the scam came to light thanks to the audit department.
Ramana also said that the Chief Secretary had not given him time to meet to explain the facts behind the scam. "The Chief Secretary has not even given me an appointment though I have been trying for three days. We then submitted a memorandum to the Chief Secretary by giving it in his office. But he has not yet responded on the issue," he said.
Ramana also said that the TTDP had tried to meet the Governor, too, but he had not given an appointment, either. The TTDP then lodged a complaint with the Governor online on the scam, he said.
Ramana alleged that the main culprit in Miyapur land scam was Goldstone Prasad and his company Trinity Infra, who were being protected by the CM. The CM was trying to push the scam under the carpet by handing over it to CID like in the cases of the Indiramma houses, the Bodhan scam and the Nayeem case. He demanded that the state government order a CBI inquiry into the scam.
He sardonically said that Telangana was a peculiar state where the police were handcuffing farmers and leaving land encroachers.
Revanth Reddy demanded that the state government explain clearly who was inquiring into the Miyapur land scam - the Cyberabad police or the CBCID. He alleged that the state government was not handing over the case to the CBCID, and was also obstructing the Cyberabad police from interrogating in it. He asked the state government, which was stating that 8 teams were searching for Goldstone Prasad, whether it was the police or the CBCID officials that were part of those teams.
He also asked how, when all those teams were searching for Goldstone Prasad, his name was not yet included in the FIR. He said that after Parthasarathi, Sharma and Srinivasa Rao, who were arrested in the case, filed a petition in the Supreme Court urging it direct the state government not take up interrogation against them, the state government had assigned the job of arguing the case to a normal advocate instead of to the Advocate General or Additional Advocate General or Solicitor General. He alleged that this was the state government's attempt to ensure that weak arguments were made to protect Goldstone Prasad in the case.
He pointed out that that the Chief Minister's Office was not issuing any statement on the issue, and the Chief Minister too was avoiding it. The Governor, who was supposed to protect the government lands as per Section 8 of the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act, was not even giving the TDP leaders an appointment in regard to this case, he lamented.
He warned that the TDP would lodge a complaint with the CBI in case the government tried to protect the culprits.
TTDP senior leaders A Narsa Reddy, Aravind Kumar Goud, Ravula Chandrashekar Reddy, Ramavathi Laxman Naik and others participated in the press meet.
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