Miyapur Land scam: TJAC threatens to hold public trial
By Express News Service | Published: 18th June 2017 01:36 AM |
HYDERABAD: Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) chairman M Kodandaram has decided to undertake another novel campaign to corner the state government to expose the Miyapur land scam.
The former professor has decided to ruffle some feathers in the ruling party leadership by undertaking a campaign against the land scam by distributing pamphlets among people, asking them to inform the facts they already knew about the land scams in the state to the TJAC.
Kodandaram on Saturday warned the government that if it failed to order a proper enquiry into the Miyapur land scam, the TJAC would hold a public trial before people with all the relevant land documents.
During a round-table meet conducted with advocates, he ridiculed chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s statement that not an inch of government land was grabbed by private persons.
“The CM is making false claims. Local people tell us that villas and high-rise buildings have come up on these (Miyapur) lands owned by the government. That means, these lands are already in the hands of private persons. Hence, we have decided to distribute pamphlets among people to attend the public trial and disclose the facts with regard to these lands,” he said.
He alleged that the government is itself handing out the valuable government lands in the state capital to private persons through illegal means. “The government is unable to implement its poll promise of distributing three acres of land to each Dalit family. But, it is generously giving hundreds of acres of precise lands to the rich at a throwaway prices,” he criticised.
Kodandaram demanded that the crucial report of the SK Sinha Committee with regard to irregularities in land registrations be made public. “The government should disclose all details about sarkari lands identified across the state. It should order a judicial probe into Miyapur scam,” he said.
Supreme Court advocate Damodar, while taking part in the debate, suggested that the government set up an independent commission to gather details about government lands, which are in the hands of private persons, across the State. High Court advocate Gopala Sharma, who presided over the meeting, attacked the government for allotting valuable lands to the rich at a cheaper prices.