GUNTUR: Alleging that a few ruling TD leaders and some Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) officials have encroached valuable government lands in the capital area and offered the same to the AP Government under the Land Pooling System (LPS) to claim benefits, Mangalagiri MLA A Ramakrishna Reddy staged a protest outside the CRDA Competent Authority Office on Saturday.
The MLA alleged that there are unclaimed land running into several acres along the Kondaveedu stream that flows between Nidamarru and Neerukonda. Some TD leaders in collusion with the CRDA officials have managed to transfer these lands in their name and in turn offered the same land to the Government under the LPS. He alleged that there was a quid pro quo between the TD leaders and the CRDA officials.
He cited the case of Koteswara Rao, a TD leader from Neerukonda had illegally usurped 12 acres this way and handed the same under the LPS. He is now getting `30,000 as annuity. The MLA alleged that nearly one acre of this land has been given to Nidamarru CRDA special deputy collector B Sarada Devi’s daughter. Though, Sarada Devi refuted the allegations and maintained that her children purchased the lands genuinely, the MLA continued the protest till additional commissioner of CRDA Ch Sridhar assured over the phone that the issue will be probed.