HYDERABAD: A dispute over a housing plot between a buyer and a seller led to demolition of a small temple, which was constructed at the place deliberately. Tension gripped Medipally in Cyberabad commissionerate limits when plot owner armed with demolition orders issued by panchayat raj officials broke down the temple wall.
Giving details Malkajgiri ACP, Radha Kishan, said that Paramdhama Reddy had purchased the plot with a plinth area of 416 yards from Coastal Audit Cooperative Housing Society in 1980, in Medipally. A few years ago, forest department conducted a survey of the land and it was revealed that the plot belonged to forest department. As the buyer lost his plot, the society allotted him another plot, No. 374, in the same society.
When Paramdhama Reddy tried to take over the land, society president, aided by locals, created trouble for him as the land is located on the main road and carries a market value of more than `1 cr. As prices were shooting up, society representatives found a way out to grab the land by building a temple at the plot with four pillars and walls recently.
The owner of the plot, in turn, approached the panchayat raj fficials and obtained an order to demolish the temple. Having acquired the order Reddy demolished the temple walls. On Tuesday locals noticed that the temple was demolished. They approached police, seeking action against the owner, said the ACP. The ACP said that they would verify all documents related to the housing plot, orders issued by Panchayat Raj department and take further action.