Hyderabad HC Issues Notices To TS Govt On Miyapur Land Scam:- Seeking a CBI investigation into the Miyapur land scam, the Telangana state government, the Centre, the CBI and private respondents have been issued notices by the Hyderabad High Court. Moreover, the court directed them to file the counter affidavits on a PIL, filed by BJP spokesperson and advocate M. Raghu Nandan Rao.
The PIL was dealt by a division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice J.Uma Devi. An additional affidavit was filed by the petitioner, alleging that several bigwigs including the revenue minister was involved in the scam.
Mr. Rao also alleged that the police had failed in arresting the kingpin, P. Sanjiv Prasad behind the scam. It would cost the exchequer Rs 1,000 crore, if there was no unbiased probe.
The government itself had admitted that 1,509 registrations took place in with regard to Miyapur lands, alleged Rao. The case had been adjourned to September 13, by the bench.
HC doubts offer on Agri Gold
On Wednesday, the Hyderabad High Court suggested an unnamed company to deposit Rs 100 crore with the court to prove its bonafides. This unnamed company is proposing to take over the assets and liabilities of the scam-hit Agri Gold Group.
The Telangana Agri Gold Customers and Agents Welfare Association filed a PIL, which was heard by a division bench comprising Justice V. Rama-subramanian and Justice S.V. Bhatt. The bench said that the court would grant it time to do due diligence for taking over the company, once the deposit was made. On Wednesday, the bench was informed by senior counsel Sri Raghuram. Raghuram said that two teams of chartered accountants and lawyers had prepared a written account on Agri Gold assets and liabilities. The bench reacted with skepticism to it.
It said it could take six months or more for due diligence, and there was no guarantee that it would not get bogged down.
Counsel said at this stage it may be too much for the company and offered to file an intervention petition. The bench said that the successful bids will be confirmed on August 31, if the Agri Gold was not able to bring buyers for twice the rate fetched in the bid.
HC seeks date for debt panel
On Wednesday, the TS government was asked by the Hyderabad High Court asked to inform it by Monday, to constitute the debt relief commission for farmers, how much time it required.
A PIL was filed by BJP leader N Indrasena Reddy and a a division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranga-nathan and Justice J. Uma Devi was hearing the PIL. Mr. Reddy challenged the inactivity of the government in constituting the commission for debt relief for small farmers, farm labor and rural artisans.