'I was against denotification of prime land’

HYDERABAD: Senior IAS officer BP Acharya on Monday told the ACB court that the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority had issued orders for denotification of land located at Ameerpet onl

Published: 24th January 2012 03:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:21 PM   |  A+A-

24govt01

Former APIIC chairman BP Acharya coming out of the City Civil court in Hyderabad on Monday. | Express Photo

HYDERABAD: Senior IAS officer BP Acharya on Monday told the ACB court that the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority had issued orders for denotification of land located at Ameerpet only after taking the suggestion of legal experts. Then commissioner of HMDA, Acharya along with principal secretary, Industries and Commerce, T Sanyasi Rao, appeared before the ACB court, while another HMDA senior officer Narayana Reddy, who was also part of the denotification process, did not appear.

A few days ago, the court issued summons to them to appear as witnesses in the case pertaining to denotification of 9.14 acres of prime land at Ameerpet in the city.

Former chief minister and Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah's controversial decision to denotify the land came under the scanner.

Besides Acharya, Sanyasi Rao and Narayana Reddy were summoned by the court.

Sanyasi Rao was a witness as he was the then principal secretary (MA&UD) department, who issued GO 288 denotifying the HMDA land.

Acharya, presently posted as principal secretary (Home), told the court that they implemented the High Court directions in denotifying the land for the purpose of new projects under the names Maitrivanam and Maitri Vihar.

Acharya, during his tenure as HMDA commissioner, had written to the MA&UD department not to denotify the 9.14 acre land located in survey numbers 26, 30, 41, 44 at Ameerpet, which was acquired by HMDA several decades ago.

Stay up to date on all the latest Hyderabad news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp