Crime Bureau, Tolivelugu: What do we expect from a democratically elected leader in any state? The development trajectory of the state should be guided by treating all equally. But it seems like the exact opposite has been happening in Telangana state. On one hand, the government is consistently selling the public land to people who are close to them, while on the other hand, they are robbing people in the name of projects by taking massive debts. At this point, people are particularly concerned about the government’s attitude towards land and they are in fact angry at the contractors and benefactors as they are encroaching on litigation lands.
Opposition parties are lashing out at the KCR government for luring contractors and putting Benamis into litigation sites on the pretext of earning Rs 1,000 with an investment of Rs 100. They also allege that government bodies and corporate contractors of making mutually beneficial deals that are eventually looting common people. Inquiries into the business that has been going on for the past three years show that the government has dealt in favor of the Phoenix Company in 14 projects. It is also alleged that farmers’ lands’ were assigned over to the MyHome company and the government is doing further favors to the Megha company with no limits and boundaries. If this is not enough, news has it that the KNR Constructions is also trying to claim the disputed land in Cyberabad. Opposition groups alleged the company of trying to encroach on precious lands with the help of the political connections they have.
What is the issue with KNR?
The land is in Sherilingampally, Rangareddy district. This is the most expensive land. Central University on the one hand and world-class IT companies on the other. In 1961 alone, the government allocated 45 acres of land for the aluminum industry. In 1967, when the land was scarce, another eight acres were requested and the government purchased from private individuals a total of 53 acres and gave them to the Aldeev Company. Purchased in 99/1, 99/2, 100/1, 100/2, 101/1, 101/2, and 101/3, while giving the government the survey numbers 90 to 96. A total of 98 acres of land was encircled in the 1970s, and quarters were also built for workers and employees. They are now saying that they also bought 15 more acres of land over 52 years back.
Every company has its own way
There are various accusations against the TRS government based on the allocation of the lands to its own B team. Opposition leaders have criticized the government for clearing thousands of acres of land already given to such companies. It is alleged that starting from the Coca-Cola Company in Patan Cheruvu, lands were given to IDL and IDPL on a gold plate. Their value is estimated to be lakhs of crores of rupees now. A lot of things came out in the same order as the Tolivelugu crime bureau inquiries. Further details including evidence were found. All the lands in Sherilingampally are industrial which were once assigned by the government. Revenue officials confirmed that no one should sell the land. KNR, which claims to have bought the land over 52 years ago is now already claiming the land and heading into the area with bulldozers and trucks without even putting up a single lawsuit trying to claim the lands officially. All that is happening in these lands is pure factionalism. These illicit affairs are being handled with the help of a local TRS MLA and some government officials.
This is what Corporate encroachment looks like
Some of the quarters have been there for over 50 years. Now, after KNR’s attempt to seize the land, the residents drew fences covering their homes. Residents are not allowed to enter the house without a physical position. At night, the plaintiffs come and warned that the houses must be vacated. Electricity and water were shut off. Drainage pipelines were bursting and making it difficult to get out of there. Despite all this, the police and revenue officials were doing nothing humane except for milking out cash. This is a classic example of a corporate company harassing a common man for a small plot of land.