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Probe APIIC’s ‘illegal’ land allocation: TRS

Posted by on August 3, 2011 0 Comment

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on Tuesday gave a representation to the CBI urging it to probe the illegal allocation of prime land in IT park by officials of the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Limited (APIIC) to a company for constructing a car showroom.

Party politburo member Dasoju Sravan in a two-page letter alleged that the then APIIC MD had taken a unilateral decision to allot land to the car dealer at a throwaway price.

“We apprehend that huge amount of bribes were given to APIIC officials and the then leaders in the ruling government. We appeal to you to include this particular scandal in the list of various illegal transactions made by APIIC, which are already being probed by CBI on the directions of the high court,” he stated.

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti politburo member in a letter to APIIC managing director had already questioned why action was not being initiated against the car dealer, who was going ahead with the construction activity despite knowing that the matter was pending in court. TOI

Jagan wants state to take stand on pleas against him

YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday urged the A P High Court through his counsel to call upon the state to take a stand on the petitions against his alleged illegal assets case and convey the same to the court.

“Let them say whether they are supporting me or hunting me rather than lending credibility to nefarious elements through their silence,” Jagan said while defending himself and his entities in the cases filed against him by textiles minister P Shankar Rao, Yerran Naidu of the TDP and Sherwani, a lawyer from Kadapa.

Putting forward the case of Jagan, Supreme Court advocate and senior counsel K T S Tulsi urged the court to obtain the state version first. In response, the division bench comprising Chief Justice Nisar Ahmad Kakru and justice Vilas Afzalpurkar told him that “It seems they (the state) have chosen not to file the counter.”

Tulsi said Jagan was being hounded by the state. The court should protect him. The petitioners in the current cases are known adversaries of Jagan and this court should not allow them to reap political benefits through the courts, Tulsi said.

The political witch hunting started only after he left Congress Party and the process of maligning him and his late father YSR reached new heights, the counsel said and urged the court to stop maligning the image of the late CM, who cannot come alive now to defend himself.

Amicus Curaie N Subba Reddy described Jagathi Publications, the publishers of Sakshi, as a shell company for many investors which benefitted by the allotments, licenses, mining leases, etc, of YSR regime in return for investing at least Rs 4000 crore in Jagathi. The hearing would continue on Wednesday also. TOI

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