Former AG booked by ACB in Amaravati land scam

By Nehru.T Sep. 15, 2020, 05:07 pm IST
Former AG booked by ACB  in Amaravati land scam

The government of Andhrapradesh has intensified it's investigation to nab the culprits and who made big money bu purchasing lands with information from inside sources regarding the announcement of Amaravathi as state capital during TDP regime.
Anti-Corruption Bureau of Andhra Pradesh police on Tuesday filed criminal cases against 13 people in connection with the alleged insider trading in the capital region.

former Advocate General Dammalapati Srinivas who, the ACB had alleged, had bought illegal purchase of lands by misusing his authority when he was additional advocate general. "Srinivas gained huge in the form of landed properties for his father-in-law, brother-in-law and his associates between June 2014 to December 2014. Later in 2015 and 2016, he bought some of these lands in his name and that of his wife,” the ACB mentioned.

The ACB said those properties which were purchased during that period were located either in the Core Capital area or within the limits of CRDA but abutting the Core Capital Area.

“Based on the complaint received by the Director General, ACB, a prelinminary enquiry was conducted and based on the contents of the complaint and Enquiry report, the case was registered. Investigation is in progress,” the ACB report said.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) authorities had been camping in Amaravati villages for the last 15 days to inquire into land transactions, including the assigned lands. Based on the SIT report, the ACB authorities filed the cases. The ACB is suspecting more than 4000 acres of lands were purchased by the henchmen of Chandrababu naidu even before announcement of the capital. They purchased at lesser price from the farmers and later gave it to CRDA at higher price.Even the investigation agency found proofs that the TDP leaders have grabbed the D-patta lands from SC, STs and gained huge benefit.

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