Andhra Pradesh: CBI Arrests Five People In Connection With Amaravati Assigned Lands Scam Case

Andhra Pradesh: Five Arrested In Amaravati Assigned Lands Scam Case - Sakshi Post

Vijayawada: Five people have been arrested on Tuesday related to the Amaravati assigned land scam in the state of Andhra Pradesh. AP Crime Investigation Department (CID) sleuths arrested Kolli Sivaram, Gattem Venkatesh, Chikkala Vijayasaradhi, Bade Anjaneyulu, and Kotti Dorababu in this case where there are allegations of irregularities over the purchase of 1,100 acres of assigned land in Amaravati capital region. These five people who were arrested were said to be arrested in connection with 169.27 acres of land.

TDP leader and ex-minister P Narayana is said to be the main accused, and it is alleged that he had made illegal transactions in the name of his relatives and acquaintances. Kolli Sivaram is said to be a close aide of P Narayana and TDP MLC Nara Lokesh.

It is alleged that Narayana illegally purchased 89.8 acres of land in Ananthavaram, Krishnayapalem, Kuragallu, Lingayapalem, Mandadam, Nekkallu, Thulluru, Rayapudi, Uddandarayapalem, and Venkatapalem with different survey numbers. The CID confirmed that transactions of up to Rs 15 Crore were done through the accounts of the Director of Ramakrishna Housing. It was also revealed that another 79.45 acres of assigned land were purchased illegally by the accused through Benami accounts.

The AP CID  last year had registered cases under Section 120 B (conspiracy) and Sections 166, 167 and 217 of the IPC, read with the Prohibition of Assigned Lands Alienation Act of 1977 and the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, under which it issued notices to Narayana along with N Chandrababu Naidu in the Amaravati Assigned Lands scam.

Also Read: AP CID Raids TDP Minister P Narayana's Residence, Issues Notices In Amaravati Land Scam

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