Land acquisition: AG tells court grama sabhas will be held

By Author  |  Legal Correspondent  |  Published: 10th Oct 2017  12:41 am
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Hyderabad High Court (Source: Internet)

Hyderabad: Justice A Ramalingeswar Rao of the High Court at Hyderabad on Monday adjourned the matter relating to acquisition of land at Vemulaghat village for the Mallannasagar Project. The judge was dealing with a petitioner Tirupathi and 29 others. The petitioners complained that the government had failed to conduct grama sabhas for the land acquisition and also said that though the government of Telangana insisted on all notifications being in Telugu, the government had failed to do so in this instance. They wanted the relevant material in Telugu language. Appearing for the Telangana government, Advocate General D Prakash Reddy informed the court that steps would be taken for the conduct of the grama sabhas. He requested the court not to stall the process based on technicalities. The judge adjourned the case to October 25 and the Advocate General informed the court that the government would place the steps taken for the conduct of the grama sabhas by that time.

Notices ordered on charges of illegal land acquisition

Justice Challa Kodandaram of the High Court ordered notice on allegations of illegal land acquisition at Dhullipalla, Sattenapalle mandal, Guntur district. The judge was dealing with a petition filed by Godugula Subba Rao. The petitioner complained that Kodela Shivarama Krishna, son of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker, and his supporters had illegally occupied around 11 acres belonging to him. He complained that women were dragged out and rowdy elements created panic by torching poultry sheds. He further complained that the local police were refusing to take action though a written complaint was filed. The petitioner requested the case to be transferred to the CBI. The judge ordered notices to all the respondents, including police officers and CBI director, and asked them to respond and adjourned the matter by three weeks.