October 20, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Telangana High Court comes down on State government for allowing construction on auctioned land in Kokapet in Hyderabad

 

The High Court of Telangana, on August 18, sought details of due diligence on inflow of drain water from buildings being planned on the 49.92 acres of land at Hyderabad’s Kokapet area that were recently auctioned by the government. A division bench of the Court comprising Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy also directed the State to place before the court all relevant records related to the auctioned lands.

In July, the K. Chandrashekhar Rao government, through the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), had carried out e-auctions netting Rs. 2,000 crore for the 49.92 acres of land. The Congress called the auction a scam, alleging that the lands were sold below market rates to cronies of the ruling dispensation. The State has so far collected Rs.700 crore out of the Rs. 2,000.

The court was hearing a petition seeking omission of a parcel of land in a village in Kokapet from the purview of GO 111,…

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