SIT To Probe Into Vizag Land Scam
Visakhapatnam: A Special Investigation Team comprising revenue, police and law officials would look into the major land scam that came to light recently. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, at a review meeting late on Monday at Amaravathi, gave his nod to set up an SIT.
Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishna Murthy while briefing the details of the meeting at Amaravathi said, the SIT would complete its investigation before a cut-off date. The Team would examine all the land transactions that took place in Kommadi, Madhurawada and other areas and ascertain what went wrong and who were involved in the alleged scam.
Records pertaining to lands worth about ₹ 2, 000 crore were tampered with allegedly by the revenue employees in Visakhapatnam (Rural) mandal. The Records of Rights (RoR) 1 B records and the field measurement books (FMB) which contain the details of ownership were reportedly tampered with by a few revenue employees. The Anti-Corruption Bureau registered a case against one M.Sankara Rao leveling charges that he possessed assets disproportionate to his rightful income.
Of the lands whose records were tampered with, major chunk belongs to the state government. Officials heaved a sigh of relief when they realized the lands did not practically go into the hands of others as yet.
The review meeting was attended by the Home Minister N.China Rajappa, the district collector Pravin Kumar and the district revenue officials.