SANGAREDDY: Stating that officials flouted rules in allotting the Dharmasagar lands in Kandi mandal headquarters, the inquiry report prepared by the district administration found fault with two senior officials in allotting five acres of land to ineligible.
It was confirmed in the inquiry that five acres of land were illegally allotted in the name of former military personnel at Kandi mandal headquarters on Bangalore Highway by the officials and also 30 acres of land was illegally allotted in Dharmasagar to few persons.
The government had ordered vigilance inquiry into the land allotment during the tenure of former Congress Sangareddy MLA Jayaprakash Reddy, a leader who was vocal in criticising TRS and the chief minister.
During the inquiry, the officials found no proof against Jayaprakash in the irregularities but two senior officials had flouted the rules in land allotments.
It is learnt that the district collector Manik Raj Kannan had sent a report to the government in this regard recently.
A landlord from Kandi had submitted an affidavit before the Land Ceiling Act authorities that Dharmasagar lands doesn’t belong to him. In his affidavit, he mentioned that those lands belong to 16 poor people to escape from the Land Ceiling Act. In 2010, after the Act was implemented, the same landlord claimed that those land belong to him and had applied for the allotment of survey numbers to the officials and asked to issue occupation rights certificate.
Then joint collector had ordered survey and lands records department officials to conduct an inquiry and submit the report on the issue. It is learnt that officials in the inquiry report told that the land is not in the possession of landlord. Then, JC keeping aside the report had directed the officials to issue survey numbers to 16 people, which district collector had mentioned in his report to the government. The landlord had tried a lot to take possession of the lands in Dharmasagar and also there are allegations that he tried to build pressure from former advocate general on the officials.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that officials had allotted five acres of land flouting the rules to an armymen Syed Shamshoddin and issue was mentioned by the district collector in a report to the government.
Recently, officials had placed a sign board mentioned that the land belongs to the government. However, Shamshoddin complaint was rejected by then collector, but deputy tahsildar had issued certificate allotting the land. Officials in the report had mentioned that the revenue officials had taken the certificate issued by then deputy tahsildar into consideration in 2010 and kept aside the rejection of complaint by then collector. Officials also had vacated the assignee from the lands in 2010 and gave possession. District collector Manik Raj Kannan said details cannot be disclosed.