VISAKHAPATNAM:The city police have arrested two persons on land grabbing charges at Bheemili here Tuesday. The arrested were identified as brothers Marupalli Rama Rao and Marupalli Rajendar Prasad, both natives of Bheemili.
Addressing a press conference, DCP (Zone-I) CM Trivikrama Varma informed that N Pudi Veera Venkata Satyanarayana and Boppanna Veera Venkata Nagewara Rao obtained general power of attorney (GPA) from eight families for a piece of land measuring about 10.76 cents in Somanapalem village in Kapuluppada in 1993. They later split the land into 170 plots and sold them to various persons under the real estate venture ‘Viswa Sowjanya Real Estates’.
Out of the total 10.76 cents, the realtors got a GPA for the extent of 5.18 cents from the Marupalli family. Many of the purchasers obtained bank loans and about 20 plots were regularised by VUDA during 2004 and 2010. A few even defaulted the banks, resulting in the banks reselling the plots to some other persons.
Apart from all these situations, in 2013, one M Rama Rao tried to trespass the land and a case was booked against him in Bheemunipatnam police station. In 2015, after the death of their ancestors, Rama Rao and his brother created fake GPA and trespassed the land. The duo also levelled the land and destroyed roads and drains and constructed a new fencing around 5.90 cents, and erected a new board, declaring themselves as owners of the land.
After coming to know about the development, a few of the land owners lodged a complaint at the Bheemili PS. After investigation, police arrested the duo and booked a case for criminal trespassing and land grabbing.
In another case, PM Palem Police Tuesday arrested three persons T Uma Maheswara Rao, his wife T Venkat Ramana and one Kondeti Rama Krishna for grabbing about 90 sq yds of land at Vikalangula Colony in Madhurwada. The DCP said that the trio occupied the land which was allotted to K Srinivas, a physically challenged person.
Police said that Srinivas went missing in 1995 and has not been traced yet. Taking advantage of this, the trio obtained a fake GPA in 2012. The accused have been arrested after the family members of Srinivas intimated the police. As the trio created a GPA illegally while the concerned person was missing, they were arrested Tuesday.