Hyderabad: Textiles and Handlooms Minister P Shankar Rao on Monday alleged that the Raheja Group, which was allotted 26 acres of land by the APIIC at Nacharam for setting up an IT Park, had misused the land and has constructed housing complexes for domestic purposes in the industrial area.
Dr Shankar Rao’s allegations came before media persons at the state Secretariat where he expressed concern over the said irregularities committed by the Raheja Group.
“The Raheja Group has violated the norms in the industrial area by constructing the housing complex and threatening the small and medium industries there,” the Minister said.
Dr Shankar Rao’s penchant for making startling statements and his habit of leaving the media persons puzzled time and again came to the fore again when he asserted that the said company was violating the industrial norms by misusing the land allotted to it.
He stated that he would not keep quiet when such irregularities were taking place.
“The issue has already been brought to the notice of Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy,” Dr Shankar Rao said, adding that he would take it up with the authorities concerned about the irregularities and ensure that no guilty is spared in this regard.
Legal opinion has already been taken over the irregularities and a detailed report is awaited further in a fortnight to take action against the culprits, the Minister disclosed.
The cited company was said to be in the black list for shady deals and also misused the land allotted to it in the Ranga Reddy district, near the Hi Tech city.
Clarifies on his tour
Responding to an allegation which appeared in a section of the press, the Minister clarified that his visit to Canada was a state sponsored programme.
The state government had also issued an order to the effect that the Minister and his team would visit the country at the cost of the government, he disclosed, releasing a copy of the order.
The order said that Rs 30 lakh was released for the Minister’s tour programme, and the funds were drawn from the funds earmarked for investment promotion under the Industries and Commerce Departments. (INN)