Lokayukata orders probe into land grab by Sreeramulu

Lokayukata orders probe into land grab by Sreeramulu

A court here has ordered a Lokayukta police probe into alleged land grab by former Minister B Sreeramulu in 2011.

Principal District and Sessions Judge Vishveswar Bhat, in his recent order on a private complaint, directed the agency to submit its investigation report by August 28.

In his complaint, filed on April 29, G Krishnamurthy has accusing BSR Congress Chief Sreeramulu of encroaching 27.25 acres belonging to 350 families, including that of himself, on Belagal road on the outskirts of the city.

He sought action against Sreeramulu, former Deputy Commissioner of Bellary B Shivappa, then Assistant Commissioner Venkateshalu, Tahsildar Shishidhar Bagali, Revenue Inspector Veeresh Babu and DDLR Narayanaswamy under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

According to the complaint, Akula Lakshmamma owned 27.25 acres on the western side of the high-level canal. Of this, 10 acres was acquired by the government to construct a high-level canal for the Tungabhadra project and the remaining 17.25 acres was sold to Parameshwar Reddy, father-in-law of former minister G Janardhan Reddy on October 24, 2002.

On the same day, Sreeramulu also entered a sale deed with Lakshmamma to purchase 27.25 acres, he alleged.

Sreeramulu encroached the eastern side of the high-level canal which belonged to 350 families with the support of officials in 2011, the complaint stated.

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